The debate surrounding the possible legalisation of cannabis is growing (pardon the pun).
Judging by the evidence and data collected from all over the world regarding the potential medical benefits and not to mention the economic benefit that some countries have recorded, it would seem that opinion is tending to lean in favour of cannabis legalisation
A growing number of politicians and celebrities are coming out in favour of legalisation of cannabis. Many countries are now relaxing their strict drug laws as public opinion shifts.
However, as specialist Scottish drug lawyers here to advise you 24/7/365 we are primarily concerned with the drug laws of Scotland.
The law concerning cannabis is common throughout the UK and is regulated by The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
CANNABIS IS ILLEGAL THROUGHOUT THE UK
Across the UK, there are three classes of illicit substances. Class A, B and C. Cannabis is a Class B category in Scotland, alongside other substances such as speed, ketamine, and some versions of codeine which all also sit in the Class B category.
If you are charged with possession or possession with intent to supply or being concerned in the supply of Cannabis or cultivation of cannabis, then do not delay in contacting our specialist team of cannabis lawyers. We have a great wealth of experience in drug cases in Scotland and will help you achieve the best possible result in your case.
Cannabis is Scotland’s most widely used illegal drug. Polls have shown that around 47% of people living in Scotland supported cannabis legalization, 37% were against legalization and the remaining 17% were uncertain.
It would seem by the crime recording figures that recently the Police have a more relaxed approach to cannabis in Scotland with around five hundred people a month found to be in possession of cannabis and who face no consequences. Where quantities are larger and other factors come into play and supply is suspected, then prosecution is more likely.
Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Scotland?
Medicinal marijuana was made legal in November 2018.
The legalization occurred in November 2018 after several high profile cases involving children with medical issues.
Only in exceptional circumstances will cannabis be prescribed by doctors in Scotland and stating that you take cannabis for medical reasons without a prescription will not be a defence.
Is CBD Legal in Scotland?
CBD is a compound found within cannabis plants (Cannabidiol), and due to the low quantity of THC in it, it is legal in Scotland provided it has been derived from an industrial hemp strain that is EU-approved. If you’re in Scotland, you can buy CBD products provided the level of THC is below 0.2 per cent.