Producing, importing, and selling recreational cannabis is prohibited in Portugal. However, it is not considered a crime to possess plants, substances, or preparations in quantities which do not exceed that required for average individual consumption during a 10-day period. Thus, cannabis in Portugal is decriminalized, as a result of the decriminalization of all drugs in Portugal in 2001. Amounts for personal use are considered to be up to 25 grams of plant material or 5 grams of hashish. In a 10-day supply these are not subject to any penalties for a first-time offense. Subsequent offenses may be subject to civil penalties or mandated treatment
Medical use of cannabis was legalized in 2018. Under the Portuguese Law, the use of cannabis for medical purposes is admissible, provided the necessary requirements and the mandatory licenses are obtained.