Marijuana in Latvia is cultivated mostly for personal use or for selling in small amounts

Ever since criminal liability was introduced for circulation of new psychoactive substances, marijuana has been on stable first place in the illegal narcotics market, according to a report on narcotics trade combating measures for 2016.

The number of cases involving confiscation of dried marijuana has increased significantly this year – State Police has performed a total of 647 confiscations in the first nine months of 2016. Marijuana is mostly cultivated for either personal use or selling in small amounts.

Marijuana was confiscated by authorities a total of 664 times, which is one-third more in comparison with the same period of 2015. It is notable that the increase in the number of marijuana confiscation cases is noticed in addition to the decrease in the number of confiscation cases of new psychoactive substances.

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