Cannabis in Gibraltar

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Cannabis in Gibraltar is illegal, but due to its proximity to North Africa and to mainland Europe, Gibraltar has frequently been used for cannabis trafficking.


Prior to 1957, cannabis trafficking in Gibraltar was limited to small personal amounts by tourists, but with the arrival of the Hippie Trail, larger amounts began to be commercially smuggled, leading Gibraltar to become one of the main entry points to Europe for Moroccan hashish.[1] In the mid-1990s the market began to shift, with decreasing focus on trafficking cannabis and illegal cigarettes, and more on trafficking heroin and cocaine.[2]

Medical cannabis[edit]

In 2017, Gibraltar legalized Sativex oral spray to treat Multiple Sclerosis.[3]


  1. ^ Martin Booth (16 June 2015). Cannabis: A History. St. Martin's Press. pp. 282–&#91, full citation needed&#93, . ISBN 978-1-250-08219-0.
  2. ^ Peter Gold (2 August 2004). Gibraltar: British or Spanish?. Routledge. pp. 187–&#91, full citation needed&#93, . ISBN 978-1-134-27674-5.
  3. ^ "Green light for cannabis-based MS medicine – Gibraltar Chronicle".