How the punishment for drugs possession in Norway is changing

Norway's Attorney General recently issued new guidelines for how the authorities should handle drug possession charges
The Local (Norway)
Monday, May 23, 2022

decrimThe Attorney General announced updated guidelines for how the police should work with drug possession charges. The Attorney General has said that drug addicts should not be prosecuted for having drugs for personal use. The Supreme Court has said that this advice applies to those found with up to five grams of heroin, amphetamine or cocaine. Lawmakers also say that those caught with “modest exceedance” of this limit should receive a reduced sentence or punishment. The Attorney General has advised that fair exceedance would be a quantity of narcotics of up to ten grams. Three recent rulings in the Supreme Court, which saw three drug addicts handed reduced sentences or no punishment at all for being in possession of drugs, prompted the new guidelines.