Are drugs legal in Ecuador?

Cannabis in Ecuador is legal for personal consumption in quantities of up to 10 grams. The sale of marijuana is illegal. According to the 2008 Constitution of Ecuador in its Article 364 the Ecuadorian state does not see drug consumption as a crime but only as a health concern.

How big is the illegal drug trade?

“With estimates of $100 billion to $110 billion for heroin, $110 billion to $130 billion for cocaine, $75 billion for cannabis and $60 billion for synthetic drugs, the probable global figure for the total illicit drug industry would be approximately $360 billion.

Is drugs legal in Colombia?

Drug use is prohibited by the constitution, and there are laws banning it in certain specific circumstances, but it is not a criminal offence. Possession of the quantity of a drug permitted for personal use is not a crime.

What is the biggest drug cartel in Colombia today?

Sinaloa Cartel

How did La Quica die?

Galán was murdered by an unknown gunman as he took the stage at a political rally to deliver a campaign speech in Soacha.

What makes drugs federal?

As mentioned above, drug charges will become more severe if the crime committed involved crossing state lines or international borders. For example, if you cross state lines with a large quantity of a controlled substance, you may be charged with the federal offense of drug trafficking.

How much time does it take to sell drugs?

Sentences for drug distribution and trafficking can generally range from 3-5 years to life in prison but can be substantially higher when larger quantities are involved. Drug trafficking/distribution is a felony and is a more serious crime than drug possession.

Is Colonel Carrillo a real person?

Horatio Carrillo, the leader of the Colombian forces tasked to bring down Escobar, didn’t actually exist. He’s believed to be inspired by Colonel Hugo Martinez, who was tasked with hunting down Escobar. Even Escobar’s wife is somewhat fictionalized. In real life, Escobar was married to Maria Victoria Henao Vallejos.

Are all drugs legal in Uruguay?

Uruguay. Uruguay is one of a few countries that never criminalized the possession of drugs for personal use. Since 1974, the law establishes no quantity limits, leaving it to the judge’s discretion to determine whether the intent was personal use.

What is drug smuggling?

Drug smuggling also involves moving drugs from one state to another or even one country to another. It must be an illegal substance, or if it is a legal drug, then the smugglers must actively avoid paying customs duties and taxes to face charges for drug smuggling.

Why is legalizing weed important?

Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana say it will add billions to the economy, create hundreds of thousands of jobs, free up scarce police resources, and stop the huge racial disparities in marijuana enforcement.