The Question: If Something Is Banned for Importation, Can It Still Be Sold in the UAE?

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This is kind of like the law in the Netherlands with Marijuana, where it is illegal to trade and import or export, but its ok to be sold.

Answer: As per the UAE criminal penal code, consumption of illegal drugs such as marijuana is a criminal offence, punishable by jail sentence and/or deportation and in some cases even the death penalty. Drugs that may be legal in other countries may not necessarily be legal in UAE. Therefore it is strongly recommended to not to consume, sell or illegally trade in narcotics in UAE.

Author: Hassan Elhais

Date Updated: February 12, 2017