Cannabis in East Timor is illegal.
Cannabis was believed to be grown locally, usually bought and smoked in a pre-rolled joint, while hashish (smoked mixed with tobacco in a cigarette or sometimes a bong) was believed to be smuggled from Indonesia.
On September 15, 2022, the president of East Timor, José Ramos-Horta, gave a speech calling for a more progressive drug policy that would distinguish cannabis from narcotics. He cited the benefits of cannabis on crime, health, and the economy in other countries.
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