1. Austria

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As of January 2016, possession and purchase of up to 5 grams of cannabis for personal use is decriminalized and offenders will not be punished, given that they cooperate with the health authority and undergo therapy. Cultivation, sale and transport of small quantities (<200g) are punishable by up to 1 year imprisonment. Sale is punishable by up to 3 years imprisonment, or up to 1 year if the perpetrator is addicted. Sale, transport and cultivation of larger quantities (>200g) are punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment, or up to 3 years if the perpetrator is addicted. Regardless of a criminal conviction, anyone caught with cannabis by the police may have their driving license revoked unless they show prolonged abstinence from cannabis in several supervised urine tests. Cannabis is considered a drug if it contains more than 0.3% of THC, if less, it's legal. In Austria, Nabilone (synthetic cannabinoid) is marketed as Canemes and got its approval for CINV in 2013.

 

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