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
  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.