Cannabis in Samoa

Cannabis is illegal in Samoa.

Law[edit]

The possession, sale, disposition, cultivation, production, and prescribing of cannabis is regulated by the Narcotics Act 1967. Cannabis is a Class B narcotic under the Act.[1] The Act has only been amended twice since its creation in 1967, in 2006 and 2009 respectively.[2]

Cultivation[edit]

It is illegal to cultivate cannabis or have a cannabis seed in your possession under Section 6 of the Act.[1] If found guilty, the maximum penalty is imprisonment of 14 years.[1]

Possession[edit]

It is illegal to possess or attempt to possess cannabis under Section 7 of the Act.[1] If found guilty, the maximum penalty is imprisonment of 14 years.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e “Narcotics Act 1967”. paclii.org. Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  2. ^ Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu, Joyetter (February 19, 2018). “Narcotics Act outdated, Law Commission says”. samoaobserver.com. Samoa Observer. Retrieved May 8, 2019.