Finland policy on drugs

Chapter 50 - Narcotics offences (1304/1993) Section 1 – Narcotics offence (374/2008) A person who unlawfully (1) produces or attempts to produce a narcotic substance or cultivates or attempts to cultivate a coca plant, khat (Catha edulis) or Psilosybe mushrooms, (2) cultivates or attempts to cultivate opium poppy, hemp or cactus plants containing mescaline for use as a narcotic substance or the raw material for a narcotic substance or for use in the production or manufacture of a narcotic substance, (3) imports or attempts to import or exports or attempts to export a narcotic substance, or transports it or has it transported or attempts to transport or attempts to have it transported, (4) sells, supplies, conveys or otherwise distributes or attempts to distribute a narcotic substance, or (5) possesses or attempts to obtain a narcotic substance, shall be sentenced for a narcotics offence to a fine or to imprisonment for at most two years. Section 2 - Aggravated narcotics offence (1304/1993) If in the narcotics offence (1) the object of the offence is a very dangerous narcotic substance or a large quantity of narcotic substance, (2) considerable financial benefit is sought, (3) the offence is committed as part of the activity of an organized criminal group referred to in Chapter 6, section 5, subsection 2, particularly organized for the extensive commission of narcotics offences, (564/2015) (4) a serious danger is caused to the life or health of several people or (5) the narcotic substance is distributed to minors or in an otherwise unscrupulous manner and the narcotics offence is aggravated also when assessed as a whole, the offender shall be sentenced for an aggravated narcotics offence to imprisonment for at least one and at most ten years. Section 2(a) - Unlawful use of narcotics (654/2001) A person who unlawfully uses or for personal use possesses or attempts to obtain a small amount of a narcotic substance shall be sentenced for unlawful use of narcotics to a fine or to imprisonment for at most six months. . Section 3 - Preparation of a narcotics offence (1304/1993) (1) A person who, in order to commit an offence referred to in section 1, paragraphs (1)-(4), produces, imports, obtains or receives an implement, equipment or material suitable for the commission of such an offence, shall be sentenced for

preparation of a narcotics offence to a fine or to imprisonment for at most two years. (374/2008) (2) An attempt is punishable. (928/2006) Section 4 - Abetting a narcotics offence (1304/1993) (1) A person who (1) for the unlawful production, cultivation, import or export of a narcotic substance produces, transports, conveys or supplies implements, equipment or materials with the knowledge that they will be so used, or (2) by lending assets or by another means of financing abets a narcotics offence or the preparation thereof or the activity referred to in paragraph (1) with the knowledge that the financing will be so used, shall be sentenced, unless the act is punishable as complicity to a narcotics offence or an aggravated narcotics offence, for abetting a narcotics offence to a fine or to imprisonment for at most two years. (2) An attempt to abet a narcotics offence referred to above in subsection 1(1) is punishable. (928/2006) Section 4(a) – Abetting an aggravated narcotics offence (928/2006) (1) If the abetting of the narcotics offence is committed as part of the activity of an organized criminal group referred to in Chapter 6, section 5, subsection 2, particularly organized for the extensive commission of narcotics offences, and (1) the instrument, supply or substance that is the object of the offence is intended for the production, cultivation, import or export of a very dangerous narcotic or of a considerable amount of narcotics or (2) considerable financial benefit is sought in the abetting of an aggravated narcotics offence or in the offence being abetted and the abetting of the narcotics offences is aggravated also when assessed as a whole, the offender shall be sentenced for abetting an aggravated narcotics offence to imprisonment for at least four months and at most six years. (564/2015) (2) An attempt to abet an aggravated narcotics offences committed in the manner referred to above in section 4, subsection 1(1) is punishable
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