Cannabis in Namibia
Cannabis in Namibia is illegal for recreational and medical uses, but cannabis and mandrax (methaqualone) are the most popular illicit drugs in the country. Per the 2011 UNODC report, the incidence of annual cannabis usage in Namibia was 3.9% in 2000.
The term dagga or dakha (“grass”) is common for cannabis, with a cannabis cigarette termed a zol or joint.
Legal cannabis exports
Around 2007, the Combating the Abuse of Drugs Act was proposed in Namibia, proposed to offer a 20 year jail sentence even for first-time drug offense, regardless of drug type or quantity. Protests were raised against the proposal, particularly by Namibia’s creative class and Rastafarian community.
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- World Drug Report 2011. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Cannabis stats are from Chapter 126.96.36.199. Consumption: Annual prevalence of Cannabis, p. 217. “Sources: Annual Reports Questionnaires, Academic Researches, Concise International Chemical Assessment Documents (CICAD), Government Reports, European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD), International Narcotics Control Strategy Reports (INCSR).”
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