Legality of Cannabis by U.S. Jurisdiction

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Cannabis in Bahrain is illegal. Bahrain's laws forbid the cultivation, sale, and possession of cannabis for recreational purposes. Additionally, the production, sale and possession of any form of medicinal marijuana products is also criminalized, with heavy penalties.[1]


A 2000 report by UNODC estimated the prevalence of adult use of cannabis in Bahrain to be between .1-.4%.[2]


In 2014 a Bahraini citizen was arrested for growing cannabis plants at his house, and possessing 767 grams of hashish. He was convicted of possessing and growing cannabis, though not of trafficking it since no evidence of sale was found, and sentenced to 12 months in jail and fined BD1,000.[3]


  1. ^ "Cannabis in Bahrain". Canna Connection. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  2. ^ James Hawdon (January 2005). Drug and Alcohol Consumption as Functions of Social Structures: A Cross-cultural Sociology. Edwin Mellen Press. p. 65. ISBN 978-0-7734-6187-1.
  3. ^ "Marijuana plant grower jailed in Bahrain". 2014-06-10. Retrieved 2016-11-30.