Possession of Cannabis carries a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison and a fine; supplying others – even if you give it away for free – has a maximum 14 years imprisonment and an unlimited fine.

Cannabis facts

  • it is also known by many other names: marijuana, hash, pot, weed, blow, gear, black, draw, herb, skunk, soap, bhang, bud, dope, ganja, grass, hashish, puff, resin, sensi, sinsemilla
  • it is a Class B drug, which is illegal

Source: NORCAS

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  • Cannabis @ FRANK

    Excerpt: If the Police catch you with cannabis, they’ll always take some action. This could be a warning, a reprimand, a formal caution, a fixed penalty or an arrest and possible conviction. A conviction for a drug-related offence could have a pretty serious impact. It can stop you visiting certain countries – for example the United States – and limit the types of jobs you can apply for.