Cannabis in the Solomon Islands is illegal for the production, sale, and possession of marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes.[1] Offenders receive a fine of up to $100,000 or imprisonment of ten years.[2][3] A 2011 survey of young people, found that 16.1% of males and 11.1% of females had ever used cannabis.[4]

The Solomon Islands, like other island nations in the West Pacific is utilised as a staging point in the illicit drug trade, between South East Asia and Australasia. Cannabis is also illicitly cultivated in the Solomon Islands.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Legal status of cannabis on the Solomon Islands - Cannaconnection.com". www.cannaconnection.com. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  2. ^ "Marijuana Haul Worth Close to SBD$1 Million - Solomon Times Online". SolomonTimes.com. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  3. ^ "Facts About Cannabis | Royal Solomon Islands Police Force". www.rsipf.gov.sb. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  4. ^ Howard, John; Ali, Hammad (2014). "Cannabis use among young people in Pacific Island Countries and Territories". Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 38 (1): 89–90. doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12136. ISSN 1753-6405.
  5. ^ Cranston, Frank. "Tourism Flaws Jewels of the Pacific" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-04-28.