Cannabis in Iceland
Cannabis in Iceland is illegal; consumption is illegal even in small amounts. Possession, sale, transportation and cultivation could result in jail time. Possession is not strictly enforced; heavy fines are given.
Cannabis was first banned on 14 October 1969, when a regulation was set to ban cannabis. The regulation added cannabis to an existing anti-opium regulation, due to concerns about rising popularity among youth. In 1974 the ban was added to the Icelandic legislation.
- Lög um ávana- og fíkniefni 1974 nr. 65 21. maí, www.althingi.is, retrieved 2009-02-09
- “Marihuana og LSD loks bannað hér!” (in Icelandic) (235). Tíminn. 25 October 1969. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
- Helgi Gunnlaugsson; John F. Galliher (January 2000). Wayward Icelanders: Punishment, Boundary Maintenance, and the Creation of Crime. Univ of Wisconsin Press. pp. 92–. ISBN 978-0-299-16534-5.