Anti- Marijuana Laws in Different Countries

The rate at which marijuana is being consumed recently is very alarming and this is posing a very great danger to it user, not only it user, to his family, friends, neighbor, his immediate environment and finally the country he or she resides at large because whenever the marijuana starts to have an opposite effect on his body system, his immediate environment will be the first to bear the consequence.

This article is just to educate you on the anti-marijuana laws and the different countries that made them.

Here are the laws and punishment binding the smuggling of this health deteriorating drug.


Different countries have made anti-marijuana laws for their respective countries but prison-term is first on our list here. If found with marijuana in one of these countries; Indonesia, United Arab Emirate, United States, North America and other developed countries, traffickers will be faced with at least 12 years prison term depending on the weight of the marijuana he or she possesses. If it were to be discovered that it is above 1kg of marijuana, trafficker will typically receive life imprisonment. Trafficker might even be sentenced to death in countries like Indonesia. Make sure to get a reliable and best federal drug trafficking lawyer Dallas if something like this will happen to you.

Fine or Death Sentence

Some countries such as France, Japan, India and Indonesia have made anti-marijuana laws binding the use of marijuana in their respective countries, and they made anti-marijuana laws for users that; whenever they are found guilty of the possession or the use of marijuana, they will be faced with fines ranging from $25,000 – $200,000 or death sentence depending on the law of the country. These penalties and laws are not just targeted at only users; it is also targeted at growers and distributors.

Loss Of Rights And Benefits.

The anti-marijuana law binding the trafficker and user of marijuana in some countries are targeted at users losing their right and benefits when finding guilty of marijuana trafficking or use. Some of the rights you are bound to loss include the right to carry firearm, loss access to federal school loans. Landlords that are found guilty of giving rent to marijuana users and traffickers might be faced with forfeiture of their house i.e. the house will be seized by the government.

Countries with this law include the United State of America, North America, France, Indonesia, India and other developed countries.

Immigration Actions

Anti-marijuana laws made in some countries subject marijuana users to immediate departure or deportation. They will deport any marijuana trafficker back to his or her country if he or she is an alien and this might prevent the entry of that alien to that country. Countries that practice this law include the United State of America, Indonesia, France, North America, Singapore, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and some other developed country.

Marijuana is one of the most prohibited and the most rated drug all over the world, this has made developed countries impose strict laws on the use of this drug and not only its use but all other related jobs relating to its production or providing service to the growers. The above listed are the anti-marijuana laws and punishment if found guilty of it use and possession.

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Top 10 Most Illegal Drugs in the US.

Drug abuse is a global menace that has been there since the dawn of civilization. Human beings have always sought various methods of altering their perceptions, experiences, and consciousness. The mediums and techniques of doing this are almost endless. From smoking, snorting and injecting a mixture of drugs like cocaine and heroin.

The number of illegal substances abused out there is virtually innumerable. The cultural zeitgeist in most nations has always been to outlaw these substances in order to favor a much sober and stoic approach to life. Most of these substances have reached epidemic proportions globally and cannot be tolerated anymore.

If you find yourself in trouble with drugs, make sure to contact an drug lawyer in IOWA as soon a possible.

The following are the top 10 most illegal drugs in the US:

  •  Cocaine.
  •  Heroine.
  •  Methamphetamine.
  •  Ecstasy.
  •  Benzodiazepines.
  •  LSD.
  •  Marijuana.
  •  Ketamine.
  •  Speed.
  •  Opioids.

1.  Cocaine.

Cocaine is among the top 10 most illegal drugs in the US. It is among the biggest killers. Like other drugs, it affects the dopamine levels in a person’s brain. It has a quick appeal and causes intense cravings for more since its high is quite short-lived. Long-term use of cocaine leads to hallucinations and psychosis. Cocaine users risk stroke, heart attacks, seizures and respiratory failure.

2.  Heroin.

Heroin is an opium extract which makes its users get an instant rush upon smoking or injecting it. It can lead to serious health problems like Hepatitis C or B, HIV, overdose, and death. Heroin users can’t experience good feelings if they don’t use it. Its addictive properties and health risks factors make it be among the top 10 most illegal drugs in the US.

3.  Methamphetamine.

The use of methamphetamine- also known as crystal meth or meth has been responsible for causing serious injuries, changing people’s behavior, crimes, and death. These are just some of the reasons why it is among the top 10 most illegal drugs in the US. It is among the most addictive drugs that are currently in circulation. As a psychostimulant drug, it can induce euphoric feelings, enhance people’s sex drive, increase alertness and energy levels. These side effects increase its addiction rate.

4.  Ecstasy.

Also known as the ‘love drug,’ ecstasy is among the top 10 most illegal drugs in the US. It makes users feel focused, alert, happy and loving. Some users can go without sleep for 1-3 days under its influence. Its side effects include hallucinations, muscle cramps, increased heart rate, and blurred vision.

5.  LSD.

LSD is among the top 10 most illegal drugs in the US. It severely reduces appetite, causes pupil dilation, hypothermia, nausea, numbness, sleeplessness, tremors, hyperreflexia and an increases heart rate. Users experience drastic changes in their thought process which can cause extreme paranoia and cause depression.

6.  Marijuana.

While some states are pushing for its legalization, marijuana still remains among the top 10 most illegal drugs in the US. Although it has the least harmful effects to users, it still produces changes to the brain. Marijuana use has been linked to serious medical conditions such as schizophrenia.

7.  Ketamine.

Ketamine sparks recreational use because it induces a state called dissociative anesthesia.’ It causes a feeling of detachment from the external world and one’s physical being. Its side effects include elevated blood pressure and hallucinations. Its psychological effects are similar to those of DXM or PCP. Other side effects such as euphoria, double-vision, slurred speech, and sedation are among the reason why it is among the top 10 most illegal drugs in the US.

8.  Speed.

As an amphetamine, speed is a psychostimulant drug. It is known as a party drug for it enhances performance. Users report a heightened sense of awareness. Its side effects include hypertension, convulsions, repetitive, obsessive behaviors, moods swings, severe agitation, and paranoia.

9.  Benzodiazepines.

Benzos make users feel relaxed and calm. Common types of benzodiazepines include Klonopin, Xanax, and Valium. Their wide variety of side effects notoriously makes them among the top 10 most illegal drugs the US. Their side effects include altered vision, seizures, cognition impairment, depression and much more. They cause thousands of death annually for it is easy to overdose on them.

10.  Opioids.

Among the top 10 most illegal drugs in the US are opioids. They are among the largest illicitly used substances. Most opiates come as painkillers and are easily obtained if one has a legal prescription. Most users abuse them because of their side effects. In 2015, opioids killed more than 33,000 people in the U.S.


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Litigation and Dispute Resolution Services

In the commercially and financially precarious arena of litigation, success can only be measured by obtaining the best possible outcome for the client. In order to achieve this, our commercial litigation solicitors regards the needs of the client as the benchmark of our operations. With this in mind, our experienced and diverse team accredit our success to our case-by-case development of an effective and precise strategy that addresses the following:


  • The exact nature of the dispute;
  • The client’s position in relation to the dispute;
  • The client’s claims and concessions to the dispute;
  • Alternate methods of resolution available to the client;
  • Potential fees and outlays associated with the dispute;
  • Any preliminary and transitional issues that can be expected to arise in regards to the dispute;
  • The correct judicial processes available to the client in absence of resolution; and
  • Aiming to achieve the best possible outcome by strenuously countering the worst.

Contract Disputes

Contracts are a regular and integral part of our day to day lives, ranging from buying milk at a supermarket to complex employment agreements.
Contracts are generally regulated by the contract itself, which should set out how the contract should operate, and what should happen in certain circumstances.


Property – Commercial

Along with offering conveyancing and other property assistance, Ramsden Lawyers are experts in commercial property matters.
The rapid development of property on the Gold Coast, and in Queensland in general, has shown the need for sound legal advice. Sound legal advice is particularly important for those involved in commercial property.


Business Disputes

Obtaining legal advice prior to entering into a business structure is generally the best advice to help avoid disputes. However, sometimes disputes arise. Where disputes arise it is important that you are aware of your legal position.


Joint Venture Disputes

A ‘Joint Venture’ is a business structure in which two or more businesses combine resources, knowledge and skills for a finite time, generally for a specified project. Joint venture agreements are commonly used in property development, mining, and other large scale projects.
Although there are many advantages in using a joint venture business structure there are also disadvantages.


Partnership Disputes

A partnership is a business structure in which two or more people operate a business as co-owners and share income.

Partnerships are a common business structure within Australia and are generally regulated by agreement between the parties. Additionally, the partnership may be regulated by both Commonwealth and/ or state/ territory legislation such as the Partnership Act.


Company Disputes

A company business structure establishes a company as a legal entity in its own right, separate from its officers and shareholders. The most common types of businesses are either public or proprietary limited.
All companies are directly regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (‘ASIC’), the Corporations Act and other legislation.



Shareholder Disputes

A shareholder is someone who owns shares of stock in a company and is an integral part of a company.

While not required, it is generally good practice for a company to have a shareholder agreement. A shareholder agreement will be the first point of information to shareholders. Additionally, the company’s constitution should set out how disputes are to be resolved. If the company does not have a constitution the ‘replaceable rules’ apply. Failing this, the Corporations Act imposes fiduciary duties on the directors of companies and other obligations.



Trust Disputes

Basically, trusts are a means of controlling the distribution of property. There are various forms of trusts including:

  • fixed
  • unit
  • discretionary
  • testamentary
  • charitable
  • bare
  • hybrid
  • superannuation



Debt Recovery

Chasing debts is an unfortunate and often unavoidable part of operating a business. It is often associated with stress and negative feelings. No matter what type of industry you are in, bad debts are always a possibility.
Debts can eventuate from a number of practices including:

  • business credit
  • loan agreements
  • contracts
  • leases
  • guarantees
  • a range of other situations

It is important that you are aware that there are time limitations on recovery proceedings.


Lease Disputes

With most businesses operating out of leased premises, it is vitally important that you know your legal position in respect of your lease.

Without proper guidance lease disputes can result in excessive and costly outcomes. It is important that when you have an issue related to a lease that you seek proper legal advice. Here at Ramsden Lawyers we are experts in lease disputes.



Building and Construction

With the large scale domestic and commercial building work that is occurring on the Gold Coast, there is the potential for dispute. Where a dispute occurs, it is important that you obtain legal advice to resolve the dispute in a timely fashion so that you can move in or open your building on time and on budget. 

There are many issues that can arise in regard to building and construction including disputes between:

  • owners
  • contractors including electricians
  • professionals including architects and engineers
  • surveyors including quality surveyors
  • suppliers and manufacturers

PPSA Litigation

Securing personal property for credit is an integral part of Australian business and is now nationally regulated by the Personal Property Securities Act (‘PPSA’). 
The PPSA provides for the obtaining of a ‘security interest’ over most tangible and intangible non-land property and is accessible online at any time. Generally, a security interest is given as security under a:
•lease which secures payment 
•performance of an obligation

Consumer and Trader Disputes

The supply of goods or services in trade or commerce by a business is regulated under various laws. 
Often, consumers are unaware of their rights and businesses are unaware of their obligations. 
Examples of common consumer and trader disputes include:

  • defective goods such as appliances, furniture, clothes or food
  • defective work/ services such as car maintenance or a haircut
  • unpaid invoices
  • unpaid wages



Defamation, Media and Reputation Management

Defamation is the publication of a statement to a third person about a person or corporation.
An action for defamation usually has three elements including:

  1. the matter must be published to a third person other than the plaintiff;
  2. the matter must be of and concerning the plaintiff; and
  3. the matter must be defamatory of the plaintiff.

In establishing these elements, the first two elements are a question of fact, while the third element is determined by considering whether an ordinary, reasonable person would on hearing, seeing or reading the material, think less of the person about whom the material is published. 
Both individuals and corporations can be defamed.


Professional Negligence Disputes

In the provision of professional services, professionals are required to be reasonably competent and diligent. There are various laws to ensure that this standard of professionalism is maintained. 
Examples of who these standards apply to include:

  • land and property valuers
  • some business advisors
  • legal advisors including lawyers and solicitors
  • financial advisors including financial planners
  • accountants
  • fund managers
  • certain managers including managers of managed investment schemes
  • company directors and secretaries
  • many other professionals



Product Liability Disputes

We are experts in both plaintiff and defendant product liability disputes.
Not all products operate as intended. When a product does not operate as intended it can cause harm. 
There are various laws ensuring that manufacturers produce products that are safe and suitable. 
This duty covers most products offered for sale with the most common disputes arising due to:

  • consumer goods such as appliances, furniture, clothes and foods
  • machinery such as motor vehicles
  • technology products
  • chemicals
  • aviation
  • pharmaceuticals