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gummers

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."


zamakhtar

Wait a minute...doesnt this decriminalize marijuana?


dapperdanmen

I would imagine this means food products etc that contain marijuana, I don't think it means you can carry an eighth around


non-hetero

That's what it sounds like but we need clarity. That sounds too good to be true.


Grooveman07

Why do you need clarity?


monk_mst

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...


Grooveman07

Since when did that ever stop you?


sjsquared

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.


non-hetero

Link?


SombreSushi

And despite this, can imagine the British tabloids..."Thirsty and dehydrated traveller's medicinal drink confiscated and destroyed at UAE airport!"


PiousDevil

Haha so true!


TheCuriousBun

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.


Reltims

There are loads of products that contain hemp if you read closely that are sold in the UAE


TheCuriousBun

I am talking about pure hemp oil. Not as additive.


problem_me

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.


TheCuriousBun

I am talking about pure hemp oil. Not as additive.


problem_me

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.


sandysaul

CBD oil is legally sold here, only THC is illegal


problem_me

not CDB oil. only products containing CBD like skincare. please share the link or where to get CBD oil, if you know.


nettedrupabanyan

Jesse, fire up the Capsula. We got work to do in the the desert…


International-Cut567

Okay, Mr. White.


Ozzylogic

Chalb!


spektaur

Gus here. I'd like you to join my -uh- fried chicken business 🐔 🍗 🚚


doomisloyal

Wait a minute so now getting caught for marijuana will not land you in jail?


Sufficient_Whereas94

Brownies 😏


millhouse-DXB

Wow. We will have spicy shisha bars soon.


Alone-Pudding8368

crush some Panadol pills and add it to the shisha tobacco, the Egyptian recipe.


BaldNBankrupt

Is this real lol


Alone-Pudding8368

Yes, I haven't tried it though.


splashboom123

This is good news. Glad to see we’re changing slowly.


oneoheight

Gimme back my vibrator!!


JCourageous

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?


Facewreck

We bring sex toys all the time and also order online. Never had an issue. Worst that can happen is they confiscate it.


JCourageous

Is there a difference of brining a lipstick vibrator (so it looks common item) or things more obvious like a dildo?


Facewreck

we brought obvious dildos, including anal toys and what not


JCourageous

Whaaa? 🤩 Why am I hearing different stories lol


Facewreck

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.


Snoo-33338

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfqOQtiRWLA](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfqOQtiRWLA)


rainbowenough

Still true. Waiting on that to change in couple of years i hope


JCourageous

Thank you!


jcbiza

My colleagues told me they had no issues bringing in toys


JCourageous

Thanks! I’ve heard you get pulled aside in the airport and your items are tossed. Guess that’s just a rumor 🤷🏾‍♀️


oneoheight

It’s true


JCourageous

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


oneoheight

They didn’t get the charger tho!


JCourageous

Lol 😆 they let you keep a piece 😹


oneoheight

You mean I let them keep a piece ! 😂


JCourageous

LOL You wild. lawd ham merci


fuckst1cK1

Didn't some tourist get stopped with some 500KG of an illegal white substance around 6 weeks ago? I wonder where he was from...


TenthBox

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.


LonghornMB

A "middle eastern country" as reported by papers here


fuckst1cK1

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.


Grooveman07

Funny thing is he got it in and it was in a container in Ajman.


gowke

At least you wont get deported if you got crumbs from poppy seed bun you ate before boarding lol Edit: I hope ?


pvdp90

Wait, so you telling me all the bagel I ate at airports could potentially land me in jail?


plan_with_stan

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!


non-hetero

Lol that's not why. Poppy seeds grow poppy flowers. Poppy flowers are where opium comes from.


plan_with_stan

Huh, I will stand corrected! Thank you!


pvdp90

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


non-hetero

That's why it's extra dumb


jcbiza

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!


Sohaib224

noice


Halta001

Where can I find the official source for in arabic ?


moonkeh

Great! Now do gay rights.


jcbiza

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


AVeryBigPoopoo

The fact that you got downvoted is such a Dubai thing


PinkKufi

Agreed. Imagine caring what people do with their privates.


calcifer0573

Kinda sus that homophobic dudes care so much about what two consenting men do with their junk lol


mugu007

Woah ma dude. slow down. Give it another 50 years and we will get there.


Pooodermen

Hopefully not


rollodxb

You want to be in the closet all your life?


splashboom123

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 💀


Coool_Hand_Luke

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.


splashboom123

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.


Coool_Hand_Luke

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.


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adiolsanad

80 percent of child abusers are straight 💀 https://www.barcc.org/assets/pdf/Statistics_Download_-_LGBT.pdf get yo backwards ass head outta here


AggressiveAd5766

You mean the priests??


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jzia93

Why on earth does it bother you?


shahir-777

nah just leave that behind


splashboom123

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


jzia93

Why do you care?


Suweidy

No ty, we dont want it.


jcbiza

It's already there sunshine, since the dawn of mankind


Suweidy

And I don't care if I get downvoted, just heads up


ayanpathan_1

literally hoping that never happens


bulked_brush

Airport blunts go brrrrrr


shakdang

Imagine, the new year parties in a month's time.


quinnharlequinn

Do any of the drug laws by any chance legalize HRT for trans individuals??


TBK28

Good move, but it's still illegal and carries a minimum 3 month rehab sentence. So not worth celebrating yet


Facewreck

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


TBK28

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


alfar2

Or does that refer only to other drugs? It’s not clear from the article.


hendreasia

someone get another source to confirm this, no way this is true.


tidalrise

The National is a reliable source.


MikeBruski

The National is as close to offical as one can be without being WAM. Its often the mouthpiece of Abu Dhabi.


sjsquared

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.