In Indonesia there is article 112 that prohibits the possession of narcotics, this carries a minimum sentence of 4 years. Then there is article 127 which prohibits using narcotics, which carries a maximum sentence of 4 years and requires the offender goes to rehabilitation.
I think this is very strange because those who use must also possess.
In practice the punishment for usage varies a lot. Someone who bribes the cops can get charged by article 127 and be told to do rehabilitation. Of course, given that 84% of users of narcotics are not even addicted, they will just have to go to rehabilitation.
On the other hand, poor people get more than 4 years because they get charged with article 112. Around 70% of jail in Indonesia is filled with drug users while being charged with dealing is actually rare.
Is this a deliberate policy by the government? Is this common in other countries? Why isn't possession with the intent to distribute defined in the law?