Legality of Cannabis by U.S. Jurisdiction

Cannabis in Kyrgyzstan is illegal, but has a long history in the nation, which has been posited as the ancestral homeland of the cannabis plant.[1][2]


In the 1990s, Felix Kulov, Vice President and later Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, proposed state control of cannabis fields in Kyrgyzstan to control the drug trade.[3]

In 2014, narcologist and former presidential candidate Jenishbek Nazaraliev proposed legalizing cannabis to reduce drug addiction, gain tax revenue, and undercut organized crime.[3]

In 2017, Deputy Prime Minister Tolkunbek Abdygulov suggested legalizing cannabis to improve tourism in the country.[4]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ Geoffrey William Guy; Brian Anthony Whittle; Philip Robson (2004). The Medicinal Uses of Cannabis and Cannabinoids. Pharmaceutical Press. p. 75. ISBN 978-0-85369-517-2.
  2. ^ Chris Bennett (1 September 2010). Cannabis and the Soma Solution. Trine Day. pp. 208–. ISBN 978-1-936296-32-3.
  3. ^ a b Addiction Doctor Wants Kyrgyzstan To Legalize Pot. RFE/RL
  4. ^ Kyrgyzstan Could Bring Legal Cannabis To Central Asia · High Times