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Schedule I
Both Cannabis and Tetrahydrocannabinols, the active chemicals contained in Cannabis plants, are Schedule I in the United States. This means they are federally illegal to cultivate, buy, possess, or distribute (sell, trade or give) in all forms (cannabis plants, extracts, hash, hash oil, thc, etc) except synthetic THC (Marinol) which is Schedule III.

Practically, simple possession of small amounts is almost never prosecuted federally.

The federal scheduling of Cannabis was disputed in 1988 by Judge Francis Young, an administrative law judge for the DEA, who recommended that marijuana be reclassified as schedule II on the grounds that if a respectable minority of doctors endorse it, then it has a "currently accepted medical use".
[Full text of Judge Young's ruling].

Historical Laws
U.S. State Unpassed Cannabis Bills
Text of the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937
The history of the Marihuana Tax Act

Cannabis has many reported medical uses and its active component is an approved drug in the US. The US government has, in the last 20 years, been forced to provide medical cannabis to 8 patients in the form of cannabis cigarettes although as a top level, federal policy has opposed any change in the status of cannabis to move it to a lower schedule. Over a dozen states now allow some provision for the medical use of cannabis, although only around 8 have effective protection (AK, CA, CO, HI, ME, NV, OR, WA). See Medical Marijuana: Review and Analysis of Federal and State Policies, Congressional Research Service, by Mark Eddy, 2010, for a review of the legal history of medical cannabis in the United States.

Alaska #
In November 2014, Alaska passed a voter initiative legalizing the recreational use of cannabis for those 21 and older. The new law allows possession up to one ounce of cannabis and grow up to six plants. It creates a legal market and legalizes cannabis-related paraphernalia. See http://ballotpedia.org/Alaska_Marijuana_Legalization,_Ballot_Measure_2_%282014%29. Previously, the Alaska Supreme Court and lower courts had ruled that personal possession of cannabis was protected by state constitution's privacy clause. As recently as Sep 14, 2004, the AK Supreme Court refused to overturn a unanimous Appellate Court decision that police were not allowed to enter a home simply based on smelling cannabis smoke outside. See Pot vs Privacy, Oct 2003 and Alaska Supreme Court chooses privacy over pot, Sep 2004 and Eric Sterling's Response. The Alaska Legislature passed a law banning cannabis, but a judge struck down the law in July 2006: Judge rules against Alaska marijuana ban law, Jul 2006, AP. ACLU Press Release July 11, 2006 (last updated Nov 9 2014)
California #
Penalty for possession reduced to a non-arrestable $100 ticket for under 1 ounce (28.5 grams) on Oct 1, 2010. Previously, possession of one ounce (28.5 grams) or less was treated as a misdeameanor; the new law reduces the penalty for simple possession of an ounce or less of cannabis to an infraction, with a maximum fine of $100. 2010 SB 1449. Possession of "Concentrated cannabis" products are still subject to penalties including imprisonment.

The California Supreme Court has upheld the California Medical Marijuana law (state Prop 215, July 19, 2002). In January 2008, a San Francisco Appeals court ruled that police may not enter and search a home without a warrant simply because they see someone inside smoking cannabis.
"The possession and cultivation of marijuana is no more criminal -- so long as (the law's) conditions are satisfied -- than the possession and acquisition of any prescription drug with a physician's prescription." CA Chief Justice Ronald George.
The city of West Hollywood adopted a policy in June 2006 that suggests police make "investigations, citations, arrests, property seizures, and prosecutions for adult marihuana [sic] offenses the lowest law enforcement priority in West Hollywood". See Council Agenda Entry and LA Times Story.

Berkeley passed two city ordinances "BMI I" and "BMI II" that tells police to make marijuana-law enforcement its lowest priority. See Legal Limbo for Pot Users.

San Francisco : Extremely tolerant of cannabis use. In November 2006, the SF Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance (8-3) making cannabis-related offenses the city police's lowest priority. See SF Eases Pot Enforcement, Nov 22 2006, Stop the Drugwar. See Chapter 12x of the SF Municipal Code, added by Ord. 297-06, File No. 061295, App. 11/29/2006.

Santa Barbara (Prop P, Nov 2006) and Santa Cruz (Measure K) have passed rules making possession of cannabis the lowest enforcement priority for local police. (thanks SR) California appellate courts have ruled that the smell of marijuana alone is not cause for warrantless search because simple possession under an ounce is an infraction, not a crime: the smell of fresh or burning cannabis does not create "exigent circumstances" for a police officer to violate a space protected by an expectation of privacy without a judge's order. See http://ca.findacase.com/research/wfrmDocViewer.aspx/xq/fac.20120502_0003391.CA.htm/qx (last updated Apr 14, 2013)
Colorado #
On Nov 6, 2012, the state of Colorado passed a voter initiative that legalized growing, distribution, and possession, while still outlawing public use. See http://www.regulatemarijuana.org/. City of Denver votes to legalize possession of up to an ounce of cannabis. Although police will still enforce Colorado state law, the city population has clearly expressed that they are disatisfied with the state laws. See Denver Voters OK Marijuana Possession - Nov 2, 2005, AP and Mile High City Legalizes Pot Possession - Nov 2, 2005, AOL News. (last updated Nov 7 2012)
Guam #
In November 2014, Guam passed a medical cannabis initiative requiring the government to draw up rules for how to allow for the sale and possession of cannabis for medical purposes. See http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/11/04/medical-marijuana-advocates-notch-an-early-victory-in-guam/. (Last updated Nov 9 2014)
Illinois #
As of Jan 1, 2014, the medical use of cannabis will be legal in Illinois. In 2013, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a medical cannabis law, allowing the legal use, cultivation, and distribution of cannabis for specific medical purposes. The law is restrictive, limiting the number of grow sites, dispensaries, and ailments. See http://www.mpp.org/states/illinois/. For non-medical possession, The non-medical use of cannabis in Illinois is still a crime. Illinois has steep fines and harsh jail sentences, with penalties up to 30 days in jail and up to $1,500 in fines for simple possession of less than 2.5 grams, less than an eight ounce. (last updated Oct 4 2013)
Massachusetts #
In Nov 2008 voters overwhelmingly passed a ballot measure to deciminalize possession of up to 1 oz. of cannabis, making such offenses subject to a civil fine of $100. Minors face a $1000 fine and/or a mandatory drug awareness program. This is expected to become law sometime in December or January, but is subject to amendment or repealment by the legislature. (see Boston Globe, Boston Herald)
Michigan #
In Nov 2008 a ballot measure passed legalizing the medical use of cannabis, which will remove state penalties for registered patients possessing cananbis. It will not create legal dispensaries or affect federal controls on cannabis in the state. (see Kalamazoo Gazette article)
Montana #
In Nov 2006, a local ballot measure in Missoula County was passed that tells law enforcement to make "citations, arrests, property seizures and prosecutions for adult marijuana offenses Missoula County's lowest law enforcement priority." See Helena ir.com. As of 2010, the police are said to be ignoring this rule and have not substantially changed how they handle simple cannabis possession cases. (thanks p) (last updated Oct 1 2010)
New Mexico #
New Mexico has the "Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act" allowing medical use of cannabis regulated under the New Mexico Department of Health. See NMDoH: Medical Cannabis Program and Drug Policy Alliance's Page on New Mexico's Law. (last updated may 20 2010)
New York #
New York decrminalized private possession of up to 25 grams of cannabis to be a civil citation punishable up to $250 + $100 court surcharge. However, posession in public (including hidden in a pocket) is a misdemeanor crime punishable by $500 and 3 months of incarceration. See http://norml.org/laws/penalties/item/new-york-penalties-2. (last updated Jul 19 2012)
North Carolina #
Dronabinol is Schedule II in N. Carolina. [reference]
Oregon #
Cannabis is now legal for recreational use in Oregon. Oregon voters passed a cannabis legalization initiative in November 2014 which will allow possession and growing of cannabis and create a legal market for sale and purchase. Households are allowed to have up to four live plants. The law took effect on July 1, 2015. See www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/11/marijuana_legalization_oregon.html and http://ballotpedia.org/Oregon_Legalized_Marijuana_Initiative,_Measure_91_%282014%29. Curiously, the federal TSA (airline security agency) announced that carrying up to an ounce of cannabis for in state flights. (last updated July 15, 2015)
Rhode Island #
Rhode Island legalized the medical use of cannabis in Jan 2006, overriding a veto of the legislation by Governor Don Carcieri (house vote 59-13). The law allows people with certain illnesses such as cancer to register with the state, receive a special ID card, and then grow up to 12 plants or buy/possess up to 2.5 ounces of dried cannabis. AP story by ML Johnson, Jan 3, 2006.
Washington D.C. #
In November 2014, DC voters passed initiative 71, legalizing recreational use for those 21 and older. POsession of up to two ounces of cannabis, growing up to six plants, giving up to an ounce, and use of cannabis pipes and paraphernalia. The US Congress can invalidate the initiative because of strange rules regarding the governance of the DC area. See http://ballotpedia.org/Washington_D.C._Marijuana_Legalization,_Initiative_71_%28November_2014%29. (last updated Nov 9 2014)
Washington State #
Washington State passed a voter referendum on November 6, 2012, that created a legal structure for cannabis to be produced, distributed, sold, and used recreationally. The exact rules for how this legalization will be implemented have not yet been finalized. See http://sensiblewashington.org/blog/. In December, 2012, the Seattle Police stated that they would not arrest or cite people for smoking cannabis in public for a month or so: http://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2012/11/09/marijwhatnow-a-guide-to-legal-marijuana-use-in-seattle/ (last updated Dec 7 2012)
Argentina #
Cannabis is controlled and illegal in Argentina, but a ruling by the Supreme Court in August 2009 declared the prosecution of the private use of cannabis to be unconstitutional. See BBC News Aug 26, 2009. (last updated Aug 26, 2009)
Australia #
Cannabis laws state by state. Decriminalized in Western Australia & South Australia. Tasmania, Victoria, & Queensland policies involve ticketing for below 50 grams.
Belgium #
No amount of cannabis is legal to possess in Belgium, however possession of up to 3g of cannabis by adults, for personal use, is tolerated. It is also said that 1 female plant is tolerated. We have been told that if the possession meets the informal 'personal use' criteria, the police most often register the offense anonymously (do not record the individual's name) and the state will not prosecute. The criteria for this include: possession of an amount that is consumable in 24 hours (usually 3 grams or less), possession of leaf or bud and not oil or other processed product which are less tolerated; that the use is not around minors or while driving; and other factors that might indicate 'problematic use'. In practice, almost all non-problematic personal users will be registered anonymously. The criteria are described in Het Staatsblad published on June 2, 2003: http://www.staatsbladclip.be/wetten/2003/06/02/wet-2003009496.html and http://www.staatsbladclip.be/wetten/2003/06/02/wet-2003009479.html. Erowid has also been told that a new law to allow for medical use of cannabis has lead the police to be more forgiving about possession of small amounts of non-medicinal cannabis. We have been told that there is no legal way to buy or import cannabis or its seeds. See ejustice.just.fgov.be (French only). (thanks Cholo, CG, FA.) (last updated Aug 2006)
Brazil #
Cannabis sativa is listed as a controlled substance, making the plant and all of its parts illegal to cultivate, distribute, or possess. Other cannabis species do not appear to be listed, though THC is separately scheduled. Presumably any THC-containing plant is illegal by extension. We have been told that as of 2007 cannabis prohibition is not vigorously enforced. (thanks P)
Bulgaria #
Cannabis is included in Schedule no. 1 of Bulgaria's Drugs and Precursors Control Act. Plants in the genus Cannabis containing greater than .2% tetrahydrocannabinol by weight are illegal to grow, possess, or sell. (thanks GD)
Canada #
The legal status of recreational and medicinal cannabis are in flux in Canada in 2016. Cannabis is schedule II in Canada (for more than 3 kg), but medical cannabis is legally allowed and regulated by the federal Health Canada. A ruling by a judge in April 2011 has invalidated the law if the ruling is not overturned. See http://www.vancouversun.com/health/ruling%20expected%20face%20federal%20appeal/4613580/story.html. As of April 2011, Cannabis is still controlled in Canada, but the specifics of the control could shift quickly in the coming months. Canada's cannabis control laws are spottily enforced, with the west coast (British Columbia) being well known for its high quality cannabis and low levels of enforcement. In 2002, Canada's federal government made several findings in favor of cannabis legalization and medical use approval. Although the status of medical cannabis is still in flux, the Canadian government has several times voiced its intention to support full medical use. Non-viable Cannabis seeds and Cannabis stalks (that do not include leaves, flowers, seeds or branches) are exempted. British Columbia and Vancouver are shifting policies to officially approve medical cannabis.

On June 24th, 2015, Vancouver's city council voted to license approximately 100 medical marijuana retailers, the first city in Canada to do so. (last updated Jul 15 2015)
Croatia #
Possession of small amounts of cannabis can result in fines ($500-1000 US), mandatory rehab, and condtional sentencing (probation). Cultivation and sale of cannabis are punishable by imprisonment (3 or more years). Driving under the influence of cannabis (as detected by saliva field tests) may lead to fine, rehab, and loss of license. (unconfirmed) (thanks H)
Czech Republic #
In March, 2008 the Czech Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a medical cannabis grower, finding that growing cannabis is not necessarily "illegal production". While cannabis is still illegal to possess, use, and produce under Czech law, this ruling is expected to influence the way drug laws are interpreted by lower courts. (see Radio Praha article)
Estonia #
Cannabis is prohibited. According to joh, "Seeds are legal to sell but illegal to import and export." (unconfirmed) (thanks JOH)
Germany #
Cannabis is prohibited by the German BtMG (drug schedule), making it illegal to possess, cultivate, or sell. A reader comments that possession of 6 g or less is generally not prosecuted, and more or less may be tolerated, depending on the state. The northern states tend to be more permissive than the southern states, where amounts smaller than a gram may even be prosecuted. (thanks JL, 5, TNO)
Greece #
Cannabis is controlled in Greece and illegal to grow or possess. We've received conflicting reports about how severely police treat minor possession offenses (less than 1 gram) with one submitter saying police are likely to overlook possession at that level and a March 2007 submitter saying that they were themselves prosecuted in southern Greece for 0.8 grams of cannabis and that raids on cannabis farms had increased over the last 3 years. (thanks Z, A) (last updated Mar 2007)

See also Greek Drug Law and Policy
Hong Kong #
Possession, cultivation, sale, and import of cannabis is forbidden by the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance 30/06/1997. Any offense is punishable by a fine of $100,000 and imprisonment for 15 years. (thanks KGS)
India #
Although India has a long history of the use of Cannabis, including involvement with religious traditions, it is illegal to grow or possess. In some areas, cannabis use is openly ignored by authorities, particularly during the festivals of Holi and ShivaRati. (see Times of India article on bhang use). (thanks C)
Israel #
Cannabis is illegal for most purposes in Israel, though inactive hempseed oil is sold and available in some products. Medical prescriptions/licenses have been increasingly available from 2007 to 2010. See Israeli medical marijuana patients to pay as pot proves popular (Jan 19 2010), Israeli Medical Marijuana Policies (June 21 2009), Israel: Health Ministry To Expand Medical Marijuana Regulations (Dec 2 2009), Going to Pot (Apr 2007, the Jerusalem Post). (thanks rs,A,HmND) (last updated Jan 28 2010)
Italy #
In 2015, Italy is considering legalizing cannabis. See Italian parliament mulls cannabis motion : July 16, 2015. Cannabis preparations and THC are illegal to use, sell, own, cultivate etc. Personal use is decriminalized, with penalties for possession of small amounts (< 5g) resulting in confiscation of passport or driver's license. Possession of larger quantities is treated as possession with intent to sell and is subject to stronger penalties. (unconfirmed) In 2008, the Italian Supreme Court created a legal exception for personal use of cannabis by Rastafarians. See http://www.italymag.co.uk/italy/abruzzo/supreme-court-lets-rastas-keep-their-weed and http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2008/jul/18/europe_rastafarians_can_smoke_ma. (thanks T)
Jamaica #
Possession, cultivation, sale, import, and use of ganja are prohibited by Jamaican law. The law is widely ignored and cannabis is often sold openly in markets. See Dangerous Drugs Act (PDF). (thanks J)
Japan #
Cannabis is prohibited under the Japanese Cannabis Control Act. [see also http://www.taima.org/en/law.htm]. (thanks E) However, viable cannabis seeds are available in headshop as of June 2005, selling for Y1300-Y2500 (12-23 USD) each. Growing the seeds is illegal and the shops have warnings that the seeds are just curiosity samples and the shop will not answer questions about cultivation. (unconfirmed) (thanks S4M)
Malta #
Cannabis is illegal in Malta (Schedule 1). Possession for personal use is subject to fine, but prison terms are usually given only for trafficking. (unconfirmed) (thanks EE)
Mexico #
In August 2009, a new law decrminalized a number of drugs, including cannabis, with small quantities of cannabis (up to 5 grams) not prosecuted as crimes. (thanks HB) (last updated Mar 11 2010)
Netherlands #
Although cannabis is technically illegal to possess and sell in the Netherlands, the government does not prosecute individuals (over 18) who smoke cannabis. Possession of less than 5 grams or growing of less than 5 plants will not be prosecuted. Cannabis seeds are reportedly not controlled and are legal to possess and sell. Certain cafes/coffee shops are allowed to sell cannabis and hold 100 grams behind the counter and another 500 grams in the back. Paradoxically, we have received unconfirmed reports that coffee shops are not allowed to legally purchase cannabis. In March of 2003, the Dutch government changed the law to allow doctors to prescribe cannabis for medical purposes through pharmacies. BBC Sep 2003.

On Jan 1, 2008, Dutch police will officially be disallowed from smoking cannabis while off duty. Dutch police complain it is their right to smoke cannabis while off-duty, Dec 15 2007, DailyMail.
New Zealand #
Cannabis is a Class B controlled drug in New Zealand. It is illegal to cultivate, possess, or sell. (thanks CH)
Norway #
Although cannabis and its seeds are illegal in Norway including possession and sale, there is some exception for medical use. We have been told that seed possession and sale are now (as of 2000) prohibited. (thanks T)

The penalty for possession of small quantities of Cannabis (less than 15 g) is normally 3000 NOK. For more than 15 g, higher penalties apply and can include community service and jail in some cases. The Norwegian police does not punish use, possession and distribution of Marijuana as harshly as hashish, and hashish in Norway is often adulterated with other ingredients. (unconfirmed) (thanks S and numerous others)
North Korea #
Technical legal status unknown, assumed to be controlled, however reports indicate that smoking cannabis is tolerated and not prosecuted. "A 2010 report by Open Radio for North Korea, an American nongovernmental organization based in Seoul, cited an anonymous North Korean source as saying that Kim Jong Un's regime does not consider marijuana to be a drug." See http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/08/marijuana-in-north-korea_n_4067341.html?utm_hp_ref=tw. (last updated Oct 11, 2013)
Pakistan / Peshawar #
We have been told that in Peshawar and the northern parts of Pakistan, smoking Hash (Charas) is socially acceptable and even sold on an open market where the government does not intrude. One can be jailed for up to six months if they are caught with Charas in other parts of the country, but it's apparently very common to bribe the police with as little as $5-20 to get out of an arrest. We are also told that many shops have Charas behind the counter, but only sell to known customers. (unconfirmed) (thanks IM) (last updated May 2006) See Drug Law : Pakistan.
Peru #
According to Article 2999 in the Peruvian penal code, personal possession of small amounts individual drugs is not a crime. The list of maximum quantities include 2000mg of cocaine, 5000 mg cocaine basic paste, 8000 mg of cannabis, 2000mg of cannabis derivatives, 1000 mg of opium latex or 200mg of opium derivatives, 250mg of MDA or MDMA. See http://howtoperu.com/2012/03/27/drugs-in-peru-laws-of-possession/. (unconfirmed) (thanks cr) (last updated Feb 26, 2013)
Poland #
Possession of cannabis is illegal in Poland. Even small amounts (1g) are not tolerated and penalties can be high. Since Jun 2005 according to the new law, a new resocialization program for drug addicts has been formed as a alternative to putting young people in prison. Cannabis is still a public enemy treated the same way as 'hard drugs'. (thanks RaN)

In 2006 an Erowid reader told us that possession of seeds is legal in Poland, and they are available through online vendors. (unconfirmed) (thanks D)
Portugal #
Effective July 2001, personal use of cannabis was decriminalized by Law 30/2000 (see text of law). Possession of less than 25 g leaves and flowering tops, 5 g resin, 2.5 g oil, or 500 mg THC is not regarded as a criminal offense, though the substance is liable to be seized and the possessor can be referred to mandatory treatment. Sale, or possession of quantities greater than the personal possession limit, are criminal offenses punishable by jail time. We are told the police have a rather tolerant attitude towards cannabis consumption in major cities, and it is largely ignored. (thanks P)
Romania #
According to a contributor: "Cannabis growing, possession or selling is prohibited. Seeds have no legal status (neither legal nor illegal). If you are caught with seeds they will take them and you will receive not more than a warning. Possession of small amounts (1-3 grams) is only punishable by a small fine (~ $150-200). For bigger quantities possession or for growing (only for personal use) you can stay 3 or 6 years in prison. If you sell cannabis you can take over 6 years in prison." (unconfirmed) (thanks EG)
Russia #
Cannabis is a prohibited drug under Russian law. We have been told that the 2003 change to decriminalize personal possession of small amounts has been rescinded, but have been unable to confirm that. Previously, in Dec 2003, personal possession of up to 20 g of cannabis was legalized (see article). (thanks o, QBM) (Last updated Oct 14 2011)
Singapore #
Cannabis is a Class A drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act, making it illegal to cultivate, sell, or possess.
South America #
Spain #
Cannabis is illegal in Spain, with small amounts punishable by fine. Larger amounts, cultivation, or sale are punishable by jail terms. Cannabis seeds are legal and are commonly available for purchase. (unconfirmed) (thanks E)

We have been told that while cannabis is illegal to buy or grow, it is legal to smoke in your own home. (unconfirmed) (thanks AC)
Sweden #
Possession and sale of cannabis are illegal in Sweden. Possession of up to 50 g usually results in a fine, 50 to 2500 g usually leads to 2 weeks to 1 year imprisonment, more than 2.5 kg generally results in 2 years - 10 years imprisonment. (unconfirmed) (thanks KW, M, H) (Last Updated Apr 11, 2009)
Taiwan #
Cannabis is a schedule 2 narcotic in Taiwan, and possession can result in up to 3 years imprisonment. (thanks LN)
United Kingom (U.K., England) #
Cannabis was reclassified as a Class B drug in Britain in January 2009. Seeds are legal to posses but not legal to grow (unconfirmed).
  • Oct, 2008 - A draft order was proposed to return cannabis to Class B, effective Jan 26, 2009. The proposed amendment would add cannabinol, cannabinol derivatives, and cannabis resin to the statute, also under Class B. It is to be debated in Fall 2008. Draft MDA Amendment, OPSI.
  • Oct 14, 2008 - Effective Jan 26 2009, possession of cannabis will result in a warning on first offense, an 80 fine on second offense, and possible arrest on third offense. Telegraph UK.
  • May 7, 2008 - Home secretary Jacqui Smith accounces intention to reclassify cannabis as Class B, subject to parliamentary approval. BBC News.
  • Jan 2006 - Home Secretary Announces Cannabis will stay in Class C, despite controversy in 2005, but that the Home Office will seek an "overhaul" of the drug classification system. Guardian and Home Office News.
  • Jan 29, 2004 - Cannabis reclassified to Class C. Q&A: Reclassifying Cannabis, UK Guardian
  • Jul 10, 2002 - Britain Announces Moving Cannabis to Class C (and BBC: Cannabis Laws eased by Blunkett). Most possessions would be given only a warning, but the plan could take a year to change the rules across Britain.
  • Nov 2001 - The British government's Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs issued a report raising serious questions about total Cannabis prohibition and examining several alternatives. - Report
Uruguay #
Uruguay is moving to become first nation to legalize cannabis completely and set the price well below the black market price in order to destroy the criminal distribution of marijuana and marijuana-related products. See http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/22/uruguay-legal-cannabis-1-dollar-gram. (last updated Oct 28 2013)
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other country, please let us know.

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