Legality of Cannabis by U.S. Jurisdiction

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Cannabis in Iraq is illegal. Possession of even the smallest amounts can lead to 3 to 15 years in prison.[1]


Cannabis was allegedly introduced to Iraq in 1230 CE during the reign of Caliph Al-Mustansir Bi'llah by the entourage of Bahraini rulers visiting Iraq.[2] However, it was likely used by the people of Mesopotamia as early as the late Bronze Age.


  1. ^ "Cannabis in Iraq – Laws, Use, Attitudes, and Other Info". Sensi Seeds. Retrieved 2020-12-02.
  2. ^ Franz Rosenthal (1971). زهر العريش في احكام الحشيش: Haschish Versus Medieval Muslim Society. Brill Archive. pp. 53–. GGKEY:PXU3DXJBE76.