Russian Federation: penalties eased for possession of illegal drugs.

  • Published 2004 in Canadian HIV/AIDS policy & law review

Abstract

In November 2003, after long deliberations, the Russian Parliament passed a bill amending the national Criminal Code to differentiate between the liability for possession of illegal drugs for drug users and for drug traffickers. The reforms involved redefining the terms "large" and "extra-large" with respect to the quantities for possession and trafficking of illegal substances. (There is no criminal liability for possession of less than a large amount.) On 16 December 2003, the new bill was enacted into law.

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@article{2004RussianFP, title={Russian Federation: penalties eased for possession of illegal drugs.}, author={}, journal={Canadian HIV/AIDS policy & law review}, year={2004}, volume={9 1}, pages={32-3} }