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Legal Status

Cannabis is a Class B Schedule 1 drug. It is illegal to possess, supply or produce this drug.

Special police guidelines exist in relation to arrest for possession of cannabis.

Possession of Class B drugs carries a maximum sentence of 5 years imprisonment and a fine. Trafficking offences carry maximum sentences of 14 years imprisonment and a fine. There is no medical defence currently observed by the law.

IACM Conference 2020

The IACM will hold its 11th Conference on Cannabinoids in Medicine from 7 to 9 November 2020 in Mexico City.

IACM Conference 2021

The 12th IACM Conference on Cannabinoids in Medicine will be held in Basel, Switzerland, from 14 to 16 October 2021.

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