Home > Cannabis legislation in Europe: an overview.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2017) Cannabis legislation in Europe: an overview. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

[img]
Preview
PDF (Cannabis legislation overview) - Published Version
689kB

At a time of increased debate on the laws controlling the use of cannabis in the European Union, this report answers some of the questions most often asked about cannabis legislation. Using a question and answer format, basic definitions and the obligations of countries under international law are set out in a section on ‘What is cannabis and what are countries’ obligations to control it?‘ Two following sections examine the links and disparities between the content of the laws and their guidelines on the one hand and the actual implementation of the laws on the other. The final question and answer section considers whether changes in law have affected cannabis use and how much public support for legal change exists, as it looks at the future direction of cannabis legislation in Europe.

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is cannabis and what are countries’ obligations to control it?
  • Part 2: What do the laws and associated guidelines say?
  • Part 3: What happens to cannabis offenders in practice?
  • Part 4: Where is cannabis legislation going?
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Resources
  • Acknowledgements
Date:March 2017
Pages:32 p.
Publisher:Publications Office of the European Union
Corporate Creators:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Luxembourg
EndNote:View
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Related URLs:
Subjects:B Substances > Cannabis / Marijuana
L Social psychology and related concepts > Legal availability or accessibility
MM-MO Crime and law > Substance use laws > Drug laws
VA Geographic area > Europe

Repository Staff Only: item control page