Bahrain

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Location of Bahrain within the Middle East

Bahrain, officially the Kingdom of Bahrain, is a small island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. It is an archipelago with Bahrain Island, the largest land mass, at 55 km long by 18 km wide. Saudi Arabia lies to the west and is connected to Bahrain by the King Fahd Causeway while Iran lies 200 km to the north across the Persian Gulf. The peninsula of Qatar is to the southeast across the Gulf of Bahrain.

Legislation

Cannabis and all activities associated with it are illegal in Bahrain and the country deals out harsh penalties for offenders. If caught in possession of the plant expect an intense interrogation, 2-4 weeks of a jail time and a fine before the case is brought to trial. If found guilty, prison sentences range from 6 months to 2 years.[1]

Additional Resources

References

  1. Laws and legal news about marijuana in Bahrain (2014), marijuanatravels.com


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