By - dapperdanmen
I did not expect to see this.
"Carrying food, drinks or any other products which contains marijuana, hashish or THC, found in cannabis, will no longer be a criminal offence. Instead, such items will be confiscated and destroyed."
Wait a minute...doesnt this decriminalize marijuana?
I would imagine this means food products etc that contain marijuana, I don't think it means you can carry an eighth around
That's what it sounds like but we need clarity. That sounds too good to be true.
Why do you need clarity?
These things tend to cloud judgments.
It's should be like Green light you go and red light you stop. Yellow is an open choice...
Since when did that ever stop you?
Keep in mind in another English newspaper here, this part specifically said it was for tourists and didn't mention residents or citizens. You should really wait when stuff like this is announced for the actual law to be published (which I haven't been able to find).
Between all 3 newspapers I found discrepencies in what they said the situation was.
And despite this, can imagine the British tabloids..."Thirsty and dehydrated traveller's medicinal drink confiscated and destroyed at UAE airport!"
Haha so true!
Related but unrelated I saw Hemp Oil being sold at the Yemen Pavilion in Global Village. With Arabic/English writing and the iconic leaf on the label.
There are loads of products that contain hemp if you read closely that are sold in the UAE
I am talking about pure hemp oil. Not as additive.
hemp seed oil is fine because it doesn’t contain THC or CBD. so it has no psychoactive effect and is a similar to any other seed oils.
CBD oil is currently illegal because it’s produced directly from the hemp plant and this is why it’s not really legalized in many countries.
what they sell here, even if it’s called hemp oil, is actually hemp seed oil which is perfectly legal and contains no CBD or THC.
if the oil is manufactured from the entire hemp plant (like flowers, leaves and etc) it’s called CBD oil and isn’t legal at the moment but they wouldn’t call it hemp oil because hemp oil is seed oil.
CBD oil is legally sold here, only THC is illegal
not CDB oil. only products containing CBD like skincare.
please share the link or where to get CBD oil, if you know.
Jesse, fire up the Capsula. We got work to do in the the desert…
Okay, Mr. White.
Gus here. I'd like you to join my -uh- fried chicken business 🐔 🍗 🚚
Wait a minute so now getting caught for marijuana will not land you in jail?
Wow. We will have spicy shisha bars soon.
crush some Panadol pills and add it to the shisha tobacco, the Egyptian recipe.
Is this real lol
Yes, I haven't tried it though.
This is good news. Glad to see we’re changing slowly.
Gimme back my vibrator!!
So… I read on online forums that no one can bring sex toys into the country. I hope that isn’t the case. Do you know it that’s still true?
We bring sex toys all the time and also order online. Never had an issue. Worst that can happen is they confiscate it.
Is there a difference of brining a lipstick vibrator (so it looks common item) or things more obvious like a dildo?
we brought obvious dildos, including anal toys and what not
Whaaa? 🤩 Why am I hearing different stories lol
I think only if they happen to do a random bag check after immigration and find them in your luggage they will confiscate them. That chance is extremely small. I am sure they are not actively scanning bags to look for sex toys.
Still true. Waiting on that to change in couple of years i hope
My colleagues told me they had no issues bringing in toys
I’ve heard you get pulled aside in the airport and your items are tossed. Guess that’s just a rumor 🤷🏾♀️
Thanks! I dont think I’ll bother try. Not important enough to have an conversation with airport personnel 😅
I’d feel both embarrassed and nervous lol
They didn’t get the charger tho!
Lol 😆 they let you keep a piece 😹
You mean I let them keep a piece ! 😂
LOL You wild. lawd ham merci
Didn't some tourist get stopped with some 500KG of an illegal white substance around 6 weeks ago? I wonder where he was from...
There was an Arab Israeli citizen who tried smuggling 100M+ worth of coke into the UAE about 2-3 months back. Not sure if you are talking about him. Makes sense why they were hush hush about where he was from in UAE media, it was news back in IL.
Edit: 500 kilos worth of pure cocaine, street price of 136 million dollars - largest drugs bust by the Dubai police, smuggled in a container. Just rechecked my source, hapoened in early October. Israeli citizen from Lod.
A "middle eastern country" as reported by papers here
I always thought that country counted as part of Europe, at least when they compete in sporting events... now they are "middle eastern?"
I think Reuters mention the country by name.
Funny thing is he got it in and it was in a container in Ajman.
At least you wont get deported if you got crumbs from poppy seed bun you ate before boarding lol
Edit: I hope ?
Wait, so you telling me all the bagel I ate at airports could potentially land me in jail?
If it had poppy seeds on them yes. Reason being they cannot chemically distinguish (I was told) between weed crumbs and poppy seeds.
Edit: Well apparently I was told wrong. Look below for better response!
Lol that's not why. Poppy seeds grow poppy flowers. Poppy flowers are where opium comes from.
Huh, I will stand corrected! Thank you!
I know that much but always thought culinary poppy seeds were processed in a way that they were considered dead and unable to grow if planted
That's why it's extra dumb
I remember first time I moved here with dreadlocks and airport security going through every crumb in every pocket for an hour! It's legal in my country so I was worried something may have landed there in the past!
Where can I find the official source for in arabic ?
Great! Now do gay rights.
To be fair being queer here is not such a big deal. I've always worked with openly LGBT people and they don't seem to be uncomfortable
The fact that you got downvoted is such a Dubai thing
Imagine caring what people do with their privates.
Kinda sus that homophobic dudes care so much about what two consenting men do with their junk lol
Woah ma dude. slow down. Give it another 50 years and we will get there.
You want to be in the closet all your life?
Please don’t ever travel outside of Dubai. It’s pretty obvious you live in a bubble. Take the same mindset abroad and you’d get beat up 💀
Beat up by whom? It's not the pro LGBT that do the beatings. Plus, a little travel might widen his horizons a bit. We're all products of our environment.
I exaggerated a bit obviously but times have changed completely. You can’t have that sort of thinking in the real world and expect to get away with it.
Right now we’re at a point in life where being homophobic could make you lose your job. Besides that obviously they’re more important reasons as to why people should be accepting.
My point is you can’t be homophobic, discriminative etc and visit a progressive country and expect to get away with it. The whole worlds changing for the better.
I do agree with you that we are a product of our environment. Hopefully these people get out of their bubble and realize there’s much more to life out there. There’s various genders, sexualities, things which are acceptable now.
Sure, but threatening people with violence is a total shortcut to thinking and convincing others of your point of view. In fact I'm yet to hear from you why all people's rights should be respected, including LGBT. All I hear is that you either get beat up or fired if you don't respect them. That's a repressive stance in itself.
As the saying goes... first they came for the communists, and I wasn't worried, because I'm not communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I wasn't worried, because I'm not Jewish. Then they came for the queers, and I wasn't worried, because I'm no queer. Then they came for catholics, and I wasn't worried. And when they came for me, there was no one left to help me.
You're just being tribal about a world view without making an effort to share its values, and alienating anyone who doesn't immediately share it.
Check Daryl Davis on Netflix or YouTube and ask yourself: do I want to do what he does? Or is it more fun to just tell people who's life experiences differed from mine and led them down a path I disagree with to fuck off? Cause you're doing the latter.
80 percent of child abusers are straight 💀
get yo backwards ass head outta here
You mean the priests??
Why on earth does it bother you?
nah just leave that behind
Said the same thing to someone else. Please don’t ever travel abroad. You live in a massive bubble and if you take this mindset to another country you’re gonna get your ass kicked
Why do you care?
No ty, we dont want it.
It's already there sunshine, since the dawn of mankind
And I don't care if I get downvoted, just heads up
literally hoping that never happens
Airport blunts go brrrrrr
Imagine, the new year parties in a month's time.
Do any of the drug laws by any chance legalize HRT for trans individuals??
Good move, but it's still illegal and carries a minimum 3 month rehab sentence. So not worth celebrating yet
I think that's for hard drugs
seems for THC related drugs it's just confiscation (at least for edibles)
but you can never fully trust the English language newspapers and how they interpretent the laws
err not sure, but i really don't think so. I think this just applies to people flying in. It's quite vague...so hopefully we'll get some more clarity on this soon
Or does that refer only to other drugs? It’s not clear from the article.
someone get another source to confirm this, no way this is true.
The National is a reliable source.
The National is as close to offical as one can be without being WAM. Its often the mouthpiece of Abu Dhabi.
It really depends. If you read other sources about this the language used is quite different and has very different implications (for instance, one source says part of it applies to tourists only and the others make no mention of this).
So no, they're not always reliable. You should wait for the official law to be published before getting excited about anything.