Threshold quantities for drug offences (topic overview)


This Topic overview aims to summarise the information and simplify comparison between quantity limits for possession and supply offences involving the four most common drugs. Separate tables are given: quantities established for personal possession offences and quantities established for supply offences.  Where available, weights are given as Total Weight (TW) or Active Principle (AP), thus the latter will be adjusted for purity or potency.

Regarding EU legislation, Article 4 of the Council Framework Decision 2004/757/JHA of 25 October 2004 laying down minimum provisions on the constituent elements of criminal acts and penalties in the field of illicit drug trafficking requires that maximum penalties for trafficking etc should be more than a defined minimum 'if the offence involves large quantities of drugs'.