Russia Will Allow World Cup Fans to Bring Medical Marijuana, Cocaine, or Heroin Into the Country – News

Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia; photo These regulations technically allow World Cup fans to bring marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, or heroin into Russia, but in order to do so, travelers must have supporting medical documents filled out in Russian. Attendees of the events will be allowed to carry illegal drugs on their person into stadiums, but only if they have a medical prescription.

Of course, actually getting these drugs out of one’s home country is another story altogether. “Whether or not marijuana is considered legal under local law is not relevant to TSA screening because TSA is governed by federal law,” the agency’s website says. “Federal law provides no basis to treat medical marijuana any differently than non-medical marijuana. Russian law prohibits any cultivation, production, sale, or use of cannabis, punishable by fines and prison time. The country’s prohibition laws are not likely to change anytime soon, as President Putin has said that he is “strongly against the legalization of marijuana,”

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