Cannabis in the United Arab Emirates is illegal. Even the smallest amounts of the drug can lead to a mandatory four-year prison sentence.
The UAE is not a significant cannabis producer or consumer, but is a major transshipment point for cannabis from Pakistan and Afghanistan, due to its free ports and heterogeneous population.
- "UAE Drug Laws". BBC News. 8 February 2008. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
- Sebastian Maisel. Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab States Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Arab States. Greenwood Press. pp. 124–. ISBN 978-0-313-34442-8.