There are a lot of plants that only grow in certain places around the world, but thankfully, cannabis is not one of them. Certain strains thrive in particular climates and we often recognize it in the name, for example, Durban Poison or Afghan Kush. They call it weed for a reason; basically, this plant can grow all over the globe. Unfortunately, can doesn’t always mean should, especially when it could lead to serious consequences. Being able to cultivate cannabis and having the legal right to do so are two completely different things. Depending on where you are in the world, getting caught illegally cultivating cannabis can mean exorbitant fines, corporal punishment, jail time, and/or even the death penalty. 

Cannabis Consequences Crossword

There’s a legal principle derived from old Roman law that is still in practice today: ignorantia juris non excusat (ignorance of the law excuses not). Regardless of where you are in the world, you are expected to obey the laws of that land. When it comes to respecting a country’s rules and regulations, you can get through most situations by practicing basic common sense. However, there are major exceptions to this rule, especially when it comes to weed. The consequences for cannabis cultivation vary significantly around the globe. From non-existent to unforgiving and severe, each government is free to punish as they see fit. Basically, if you are going to grow cannabis illegally, you had better know what to expect if you are busted.

With all of this in mind, let’s play a game! What do you know about getting busted growing weed around the world? Test your knowledge with the consequences of cannabis cultivation crossword puzzle! 


1. In Canada, you can legally grow up to BLANK plants per household.
2. The South Asian country of BLANK believes in using corporal punishment. Starts with 'S'
3. If you are caught with five hundred grams or more, it results in a mandatory death sentence. In addition, the punishment includes getting whipped with a BLANK.
4. Drug laws are strict in BLANK. You can be in prison for having traces of cannabis in your system from before coming to the country. If you are caught growing and it's deemed as trafficking, you can receive the death penalty.
5. Along with a fine of ten billion Rupiah, if you're caught growing cannabis in BLANK, the maximum penalty is 15 years in jail.
6. Surprisingly, cannabis is legal to grow, buy and sell in the hermit country of BLANK. Two words, no space between them.
7. In BLANK, growing cannabis is classified as sale and supply. It carries a maximum penalty of up to ten years in jail. Starts with ‘T’.
8. In the past, The Philippines, Indonesia and Blank have used the death penalty to punish cannabis offenses.
9. Although it's never been used, BLANK federal law allows for the death penalty for those caught with extraordinary amounts of cannabis 60,000 plants.
10. Unless you have a license, it's illegal to grow cannabis in BLANK. However, it's widely grown across the country and has been for generations. The punishment for illegal cultivation is destroying your crops for real. Failure to destroy said crop can lead to fines and ninety days in jail.

How did you do with this crossword? Which country’s laws surprised you the most? If you had fun with this game and want to keep on playing, click here for an outdoor cannabis crossword!

Footnote(s)

https://www.asc.ohio-state.edu
https://hightimes.com/news/world/can-killed-weed-countries/
https://web.archive.org/web/20110307065548/http://www.cannabisculture.com/articles/4092.html
https://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle-old/192/chinakillings.shtml
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v05.n006.a08.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_punishment_for_cannabis_trafficking