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European Legal Database on Drugs: penalties for drug law offences country in Europe

 

Penalties for drug law offences in Europe at a glance

Penalties at a glance [beta]

This tool lets you examine and compare the penalties or rehabilitative responses for the core offences of drug use, possession for personal use, and supply-related offences, across countries in Europe. It also allows you to see how the laws vary those penalties according to the type or quantity of the drug, and the addiction or recidivism of the offender.

Date of last update: 22 September 2015.

The data is largely based on data submitted to the EMCDDA by the Reitox network of focal points.

To compare penalties or other responses, first select a type of drug law offence.

Use

About half the countries in Europe specify drug use or consumption as a specific offence.

Possession of drugs for personal use

All countries in Europe specify possession of drugs for personal use as an offence – though it may be defined in different ways.

Supply

All countries in Europe have offences of production, trafficking, offering, selling, or possession with intent to distribute or supply.

Technical notes

Please note that this is a beta version. The following browsers are supported: Chrome 9 and later, Firefox 4 and later, Internet Explorer 9 and later, Safari 5 and later. Other browsers may also work but haven't been tested. Because of the quantity of data, the data is currently only available as an interactive product (i.e. you must have JavaScript enabled, which is the case by default on most browsers).

Our aim is to make this data available to as many users as possible so, if you have specific needs or encounter technical difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact us at online@emcdda.europa.eu.

 

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Use

About half the countries in Europe specify drug use or consumption as a specific offence.

Select at least one question and one or more countries to view associated laws.

 

 

Select up to 4 countries.

 

Select questions:

 

Possession of drugs for personal use

All countries in Europe specify possession of drugs for personal use as an offence – though it may be defined in different ways.

Select at least one question and one or more countries to view associated laws.

 

 

Select up to 4 countries.

 

Select questions:

 

Supply

All countries in Europe have offences of production, trafficking, offering, selling, or possession with intent to distribute or supply.

Select at least one question and one or more countries to view associated laws.

 

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Page last updated: Tuesday, 22 September 2015