Cannabis in Armenia

Cannabis in Armenia is illegal for all uses.

Armenia cultivates some small amounts of cannabis, mostly for local consumption. Some indigenous strains of cannabis grow in the wild in Armenia, but a large degree of those blooms have been subject to state sponsored eradication. [1]Armenia also serves as a transit route for hashish coming from Central Asia, headed for Europe and the United States.[2]

Cannabis and hashish comprises the majority of recreational illicit drug usage in Armenia. Nevertheless, lifetime drug use among teenagers is among the lowest in all of Europe (4-7%) [3]. Consumption is more prevalent among men in Armenia [4]. While prior cannabis use has been decriminalized as of 2009, those caught possessing are subject to heavy fines and an average jail sentence of two months [5].

In 2019, there were rumors that cannabis would become decriminalized in Armenia, however the Ministry of Health of Armenia confirmed that there were no such plans for the time being.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Department of State
  2. ^ Guy Arnold (29 March 2005). International Drugs Trade. Routledge. pp. 174–. ISBN 1-135-45516-3.
  3. ^ Plant, Martin. Drug Nation: Patterns, Problems, Panics & Policies. Oxford University Press, 2011.
  4. ^ https://jam-news.net/?p=90340
  5. ^ https://iwpr.net/global-voices/armenia-goes-soft-drugs
  6. ^ [1]