Legality of Cannabis by U.S. Jurisdiction

Cannabis in Tuvalu is illegal with severe punishments for the production, sale, and possession of marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes.[1][2] Due to the nation's high development index, illegal substance abuse effectively does not exist in Tuvalu[3] and there were no reports of drug-related crimes on Tuvalu in 2019 or 2020.[4][5]

Tuvalu, like other island nations in the West Pacific is utilised as a staging point in the illicit drug trade, between South East Asia and Australasia.[6]


  1. ^ "Legal status of cannabis in Tuvalu -". Retrieved 2020-07-21.
  2. ^ "DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT" (PDF). Tuvalu Legislation. 2008-12-31. Retrieved 2020-07-21.
  3. ^ "International Labour Organization" (PDF). Decent Work Country Programme for Tuvalu. May 2010. p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 January 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Tuvalu 2019 Crime & Safety Report". Retrieved 2020-07-21.
  5. ^ "Tuvalu 2020 Crime & Safety Report". Retrieved 2020-07-21.
  6. ^ Cranston, Frank. "Tourism Flaws Jewels of the Pacific" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-04-28.