Notorious for banning gum, Singapore isn’t a surprise guest on this list of the countries with the strictest weed laws. Singapore’s Misuse of Drugs Act, which classifies drugs into three categories, is punitive by most standards.
The court assumes that you are trafficking weed if you possess more than one ounce. This is less than the 100 gram threshold for opium. This act also presumes that if the police find drugs at your house, then the drugs are yours.
Not only are the standards for trafficking and possession severe in Singapore, but the country has a mandatory death penalty. For marijuana, you will receive the mandatory death penalty for 500 grams.
Punishments for less than this amount are also cruel and severe: prison sentences range from 10 years to life, and caning is another commonly used punishment.
Additionally, Singaporean police can drug test you at any moment without warning. Tony Tan, convicted of drug charges, says of Singapore’s drug laws, “Consumption just means that your urine has tested positive.”