The Marshall Islands, officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands is an island country located in the northern Pacific Ocean. Geographically, the country is part of the larger island group of Micronesia, with the population of 68,480 people spread out over 24 low-lying coral atolls, comprising 1,156 individual islands and islets. The islands share maritime boundaries with the Federated States of Micronesia to the west, Wake Island to the north, Kiribati to the south-east, and Nauru to the south.
Cannabis and all activities associated with it are illegal in the Marshall Islands in accordance with the Narcotic Drugs (Prohibition and Control) Act 1987 [7 MIRC Ch 9]. However, exemption from prosecution is made for those prescribed the plant for medicinal purposes. According to a 2011 United Nations report 5.5% of the country's population consumed cannabis in 2007.