Is medical marijuana really a thing?
How illegal is marijuana in Indonesia?
A police officer shows marijuana during a press conference in Jakarta on Nov. 5, 2019. West Jakarta Police precinct destroyed drugs seized during raids over the past three month raids. (AFP/ADEK BERRY)
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Unauthorized handling of marijuana is a criminal offense. According to Article 111 of the law, marijuana possession can result in a sentence of up to 12 years’ imprisonment and a Rp 8 billion (US$581,782) fine.
According to the BNN, marijuana users make up 63 percent of the country’s 3.6 million illegal drug users aged 15 to 65 years old.
Every now and then you might come across headlines about those who are arrested in Indonesia for smuggling marijuana, while some are nabbed for growing cannabis for medicinal use or producing marijuana-laced cake, and you might wonder: How illegal is cannabis in the country?
In general, there are three classifications of narcotics, and according to Article 7 of the law, they all can be used only for medical and research purposes, except for type-1 narcotics, which are also forbidden for medicinal use.
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If you’re not sure what does and doesn’t qualify under the classification of illegal drugs and narcotics in Indonesia, the Bali Spirit website has a comprehensive list and a lot more information on the subject here .
And then some, CBD is one of many derivatives of illegal drugs that are banned in the country under punishment of imprisonment, to say the least. We say that, because trafficking in Indonesia can result in life in prison or the death penalty. So, seriously, leave everything at home.
Drug Law in Indonesia
Indonesia, specifically (but not exclusively) Bali is a properly popular spot with these travelling folk, but not necessarily for the same reasons as other countries close by.
Class 1 – Drugs with No Therapeutic Value – In the eyes of Indonesia law, this includes opium, heroin, cocaine, MDMA, hashish, and marijuana, and these drugs are classified as one level, so the punishments are the same across the board.
We are simply bringing you the information needed to make an informed decision on what you want to use CBD for, and what you are comfortable using our products for.
Class 3 – Therapeutic Drugs with Less Addictive Properties – This includes codeine and dihydrocodeine