We love to talk about America’s completely illogical marijuana laws, where the federal government considers cannabis to be as dangerous and addictive as heroin, and cocaine is consider safer. And while places like The Netherlands and other Western European countries may be more progressive when it comes to marijuana, there are still plenty of places around the world where drug laws are much, much worse.

Here are the 10 countries with the harshest laws when it comes to drug possession:

10. Argentina

Average maximum sentence for drug possession: 6.0 years

9. Lithuania

Average maximum sentence for drug possession: 6.5 years

8. Cyprus

Average maximum sentence for drug possession: 8.0 years

7. Russia

Average maximum sentence for drug possession: 9.6 years

6. Singapore

Average maximum sentence for drug possession: 10.0 years

5. Slovakia

Average maximum sentence for drug possession: 12.5 years

4. South Africa

Average maximum sentence for drug possession: 14.6 years

3. United Arab Emirates

Average maximum sentence for drug possession: 15.0 years

2. Turkey

Average maximum sentence for drug possession: 18.0 years

1. Nigeria

Average maximum sentence for drug possession: 25.0 years

Other places to avoid:

Japan– Possession of just a single joint can lead to a five-year prison sentence.

Malaysia– Possession of marijuana leads to a jail sentence of up to five years and a fine worth around $6,500

Indonesia– Possession of a single joint can lead to a four-year prison sentence

China– Being caught with marijuana can lead to a forced stay at a drug rehab facility run by the government

So maybe we should be somewhat happy that we live with America’s illogical marijuana laws as opposed to the completely insane ones.

(h/t Independent for data)