Press Report: UAE eases drug laws: UAE eases drug laws: No more jail for those bringing in cannabis ingredient

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As reported by Gulf Today. So… what does “UAE eases drug laws: No more jail for those bringing in cannabis ingredient” actually mean? If you ever travel through Dubai etc it really is worth reading this as UAE rules have meant some dreadful outcomes for some people   The UAE has eased some of its strict drug laws and lessened penalties for travellers, who arrive in the country with products containing Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main active chemical in cannabis (hashish). The new law, which was published in the Official Gazette of the UAE, states that people who are caught bringing food, drinks and items containing cannabis into the country will not go to prison, if it is proven that they were carrying those items for the first time. Instead, these items will be confiscated by authorities and later destroyed, the new law states. The new law represents a significant change in one of the world’s most restrictive countries concerning the import of common medicines for personal use, from cannabis to non-prescription drugs such as narcotics, sedatives, and amphetamines. The UAE strictly prohibits drugs peddling or trafficking of drugs. The changes include lessening the minimum penalty from two years to three months for those who commit drug offences for the first time and admitting them to addicts’ rehabilitation centres to ensure their separation from other offenders. Foreign drug users who are arrested on charges relating to drug abuse are usually deported to their home countries after serving the imprisonment terms, but the new law has left the decision of deportation up to the judge who looks into the case. These amendments come as part of a broader legal amending announced in conjunction with the UAE’s celebrations of its golden jubilee, as it seeks to reinforce its image as a global hub…

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