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Drug laws in Esquarium

This list describes he varying degrees of legality of recreational drugs and their use among countries in Esquarium.

Varied Status: Affirmative (Green check.svg) indicates legality varies based on subject or administrative division.
Regulated: Affirmative (Green check.svg) indicates some degree of government or public oversight, regulation, or restriction.
Country Alcohol
(<15% ABV)
Alcohol
(>15% ABV)
Amphetamine
(Meth- & Meth-P)
Caffeine Cannabis Cocaine/Crack Dextromethorphan Ketamine LSD MDMA
(Ecstasy/Molly)
Nicotine Opioids
(Heroin & Morphine)
Phencyclidine Psilocybin
 Ainin Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal
Varied Status? No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Regulated? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Subsequent to the Supreme Court of Ainin ruling in Victor v. Ministry of Justice striking down most recreational drug prohibitions as contrary to the Aininian Charter of Civil Rights in 1997, the Parliament of Ainin has not reintroduced legislation to enact drug bans. Ainin is one of the only countries in Esquarium where recreation drugs are not limited by criminal law. However, most are regulated as "controlled substances" under food inspection legislation.
 Lecia Legal Legal Illegal Legal Illegal Illegal Illegal Illegal Illegal Illegal Illegal Illegal Illegal Illegal
Varied Status? No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Regulated? Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No
Lecia has one of the most strictest laws regarding drugs, but those that are not illegal are not regulated, leading to rampant alcohol abuse in the country.
 Luziyca Legal Legal Illegal Legal Varies Illegal Illegal Illegal Illegal Illegal Legal Medicinal Illegal Illegal
Varied Status? No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No
Regulated? Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No Yes No No No
Luziyca's drug policy is one of the strictest, due to a War on Drugs going on since the late 1980s. It is typically viewed as a criminal issue, with mandatory sentencing for possession being common. In recent years, some regions have legalized marijuana (though heavily regulate it), or decriminalized it, much to the chagrin of the federal government.
 Montecara Legal Legal Medicinal Legal Legal Medicinal Medicinal Medicinal Illegal Illegal Legal Medicinal Illegal Illegal
Varied Status? No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Regulated? Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No
Despite the illegality of hard drugs, substance abuse is treated as a public health matter rather than a crime in Montecara. Users are rehabilitated rather than imprisoned, though the sale of "fraudulent medicines" (as illegal drugs are technically categorized) is a crime. Cannabis is legal and can be bought in tobacco shops, and can also be prescribed by a physician to treat medical conditions, in which case it is provided free of charge under the national health insurance program.
 Tuthina Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal
Varied Status? No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Regulated? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Xiaodong Legal Legal Illegal Legal Illegal Illegal Illegal Illegal Illegal Illegal Illegal Legal1 Illegal Illegal
Varied Status? No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Regulated? Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No Yes No No
1Opium smoking only
Most drugs are illegal under Xiaodongese law which enforces mandatory sentencing if one is caught in possession of illegal drugs. Recreational use is limited to alcohol, caffeine and opium smoking which is seen as a cultural tradition in Xiaodong. Although laws regarding illegal drug use and possession are seen as harsh, enforcement is often weak especially in rural areas.