Indonesia has over 7,000 km of coastline, which makes it almost impossible to stop smugglers from importing heroin, ecstasy, and amphetamines. This does not mean, however, that their drug laws are lax.
Indonesian law divides drugs into three groups, the first comprising most recreational drugs. Unfortunately, marijuana and hashish are lumped into the same category as cocaine, meth, and heroin.
Sentences for possession of these drugs range from four to twelve years in prison. And fines are tens of thousands of US dollars.
If you have over 1kg of marijuana or over 5 grams of cocaine or heroin, you typically receive life imprisonment. Jail time for trafficking any of these substances ranges from 5 to 15 years in prison. The Indonesian Anti-Narcotics Agency can sentence you to death if you traffic more than the above-described quantities.
Though the United States Embassy will help you out if you’re arrested, know that Indonesia has a complicated history when it comes to foreigners and drugs.
In 2005, the Indonesian court sentenced nine foreigners of various origins, known as the Bali Nine, to life in prison and death after they attempted to smuggle 18 lbs of heroin to Australia.
There’s nothing mind opening about marijuana use unless you mean making the mind one large vacuous space that causes it to cease reasonable functioning and consideration for others. I was laid back about others’ pot smoking until the increasingly lenient laws in the U.S. meant that there’s hardly any enforcement of the pot smoking in my NONSMOKING apartment building. I’ve heard similar complaints from others in their apartment buildings. Sorry pot smokers, but as long as you force me to inhale your noxious fumes in my apartment building, parking lots, any public public venue whatsoever, I will be firmly against the use of marijuana and will seek greater enforcement and punishments. It’s your selfishness and lack of consideration that has made it this way.
Laura you ignorant slut! Your inane diatribe on how this medicinal and spiritual plant that has been mankind friend for thousands of years is both ill informed and ignorant. Not sure if you have any facts at your disposal, as there are none listed , but your little baby annoyance is as amusing as it is ignorant. I will enjoy watching the world wake up and change around the close minded retardation that is your voice and that of your “kind”. Fade away oh mouse squeak of activism, scurry off to your creatively bereft and humorless hole of self unawaness and get buried in the rubbish of “no one cares”
Hahahaha thank you for that comment. Laura needs to lighten up or light one up