Legality of Cannabis by U.S. Jurisdiction

Cannabis in Kuwait is illegal for all purposes, and possession of even small amounts of the drug is a criminal offence and can result in hefty prison time and significant fines.


Possession or personal use of cannabis can result in two years in prison plus fines.[1] Punishment for drug-related crimes can be severe,[2] up to and including the death penalty.[3]

International smuggling[edit]

Cannabis and other drugs are transshipped from Afghanistan through Iran, to Kuwait, then to Europe.[4]


  1. ^ Fajer Ahmed (April 3, 2016), "Marijuana and the law in Kuwait", Kuwait Times
  2. ^ Travel to Kuwait, U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs, retrieved 2018-01-12
  3. ^ Indian Embassy in Kuwait (July 26, 2015), "Embassy releases advisory regarding drugs for Indian community in Kuwait", Kuwait Times, archived from the original on October 4, 2018, retrieved January 13, 2018
  4. ^ Ulrichsen, K.C. (2014). Insecure Gulf: The End of Certainty and the Transition to the Post-oil Era. Oxford University Press. p. 44. ISBN 978-0-19-025744-6. Retrieved 2018-01-13.