POT LUCK Where is cannabis legal, which countries have the harshest penalties for smoking weed and will it be legalised in the UK?

Via-The Sun news UK

Prison time, hard labour and DEATH are among the most severe penalties

WHETHER or not cannabis should be legalised is a debate that has raged on for decades.

Many countries and states in the US have decriminalised the drug in some way but those caught dealing the drug still face harsh punishments and in some countries they could face THE DEATH PENALTY.

Rolling a spliff might not attract any attention in some countries, but it can lead to serious consequences in others

Rolling a spliff might not attract any attention in some countries, but it can lead to serious consequences in others

So are there any places that marijuana use is decriminalised and where can smoking a spliff lead to the death penalty?

Here’s everything you need to know about cannabis and the law…

Where is marijuana legal?

Even though the majority of nations have banned it, a significant number will not prosecute for the personal use of cannabis.

In Australia, Puerto Rico, Poland, Czech Republic, Canada, Croatia and Macedonia it is legal for medicinal purposes in some form, and in Turkey for the cultivation for the same purpose.

In Uruguay, Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts,Minnesota, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York,  North Carolina, Ohio Oregon and Washington, Rhode Island, Vermont in the US, Spain, Slovenia, Netherlands, Jamaica, Columbia and Chile it is legal or decriminalised in some form.

While marijuana is categorised as a Class B drug in Britain, this isn’t the case in other countries

While marijuana is categorised as a Class B drug in Britain, this isn’t the case in other countries

Where are the harshest marijuana laws in the world?

In Japan, the Cannabis Control Law can dish out a five year prison sentence for smoking a single joint… along with hard labour.

Similar sentences are dished out for possession in Malaysia and Indonesia.

While weed smokers in the Philippines aren’t immediately thrown in jail, if you’re caught with the drug you are sent to rehab for at least six months.

Repeat offenders can face a prison sentence for between six and twelve years.

On Weed Day in London, protesters have lit up in order to fight for the legalisation of cannabis

On Weed Day in London, protesters have lit up in order to fight for the legalisation of cannabis

If you thought these punishments were harsh, they’re nothing compared to the penalty given to those who deal the drug.

Those caught trafficking or selling marijuana (even in small quantities) can be sentenced to DEATH in the UAE, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

In 2012, an unnamed Brit, 21, faced capital punishment in Abu Dhabi for dealing 20g of the weed worth £262.

Will cannabis be legalised in the UK?

Senior MPs have called on Theresa May to legalise cannabis in order to make more money for the treasury kitty.

The marijuana trade in Britain is currently worth £6.8bn a year and could be quite a money maker, as well as helping people with varying conditions.

When California went green last year, experts predicted that the US state could take in BILLIONS in tax revenues from weed sales.

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