Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence

Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence
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ISSN: 2329-6488

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Omaymah Radwan

Omaymah Radwan


  • Mini Review
    Illegality of Hashish Usage in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Author(s): LaVelle Hendricks and Omaymah RadwanLaVelle Hendricks and Omaymah Radwan

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is one of the Islamic countries that forbid narcotics as well as any harmful substances. KSA does impose harsh punishment to anyone involved with narcotics, whether they are dealers, smugglers, or users. Although Saudis know that these substances are forbidden by Saudi and Islamic laws, there are individuals that do use them regardless of the laws. In 2006, Statistics of the United Nations noted that the quantity seized from narcotics in the KSA alone exceeded the amount seized around the world. Based on the Statistics of General Directorate of Narcotics Control in the KSA, the narcotics most used in the country are hashish, khat, captagon and heroin. However, hashish usage in the kingdom has become the biggest issue that has faced Saudi Government. Statistics of Ministry of Interior in the KSA proved that 70 percent of hashish users were school stude.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-6488.1000296

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