Fiji

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Location of Fiji

Fiji, officially the Republic of Fiji, is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 2000 km northeast of New Zealand's North Island. Its closest neighbours are Vanuatu to the west, New Caledonia to the southwest, New Zealand's Kermadec Islands to the southeast, Tonga to the east, the Samoas and France's Wallis and Futuna to the northeast, and Tuvalu to the north.

Cannabis Legislation

Cannabis and all activities associated with it are illegal in Fiji with offenders expected to pay a fine or face arrest with sentences ranging from 3 months up to several years of imprisonment.[1]

According to a report in Dutch Passion consumption is high in the country, and police are waging a prohibition style war against the plant. In one instance they boasted a $50 million seizure from one popular growing region over the past five years. Recently Hassan Khan, the head of the Fiji Council of Social Services, a non-governmental organization, called for the government to discuss legalizing cannabis as the sales could provide revenue for Fiji, he said.[2]

Additional Resources

References

  1. Laws and legal news about marijuana in Fiji Islands (2014), Marijuana Travels
  2. Pacific Islands: Head of Fiji NGO Calls for Debate on Marijuana Legalization (October 12, 2009), Dutch Passion


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Australia and Oceania

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