Cannabis in Eswatini

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Cannabis in Swaziland is illegal; the drug is referred to as insangu in Swazi.[1] The local strain is known as “Swazi gold” and commands a high price due to its reputation for potency.[1]

Trade[edit]

Cannabis is widely grown illicitly in Swaziland; a 2006 UNODC report recognized Swaziland as one of the major producers in Southern Africa. Nigerian criminal syndicates have gotten involved in the trade, with the best-quality cannabis being sent to Europe via South Africa and Mozambique.[2][3]

Reform[edit]

In 2017, a group of Members of Parliament announced that legalizing cannabis in Swaziland could add US$1.63 billion to the economy, potentially tripling the Gross Domestic Product.[4]

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