Singapore's Anti-Drug Laws on Cannabis

Singapore’s comprehensive approach to tackling both drug supply and demand has allowed us to remain relatively drug-free. Our drug control policies are also underpinned by evidence and research.

Cannabis is clearly addictive and harmful, and there is no scientific evidence of the safety and efficacy of raw cannabis use. This supports our position that cannabis should remain an illicit drug. Decriminalisation and legalisation of cannabis is not the way to go, especially when our drug situation is well under control. Examples of other countries have clearly shown that a permissive attitude towards the use of cannabis exacts a high cost on society. Therefore, we have strict laws against the trafficking, possession, consumption, and import or export of illicit drugs, including cannabis and cannabis products.

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