Legality of Cannabis by U.S. Jurisdiction

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Cannabis in Angola is illegal. The drug is locally referred to as diamba or liamba.[1]

British explorer David Livingstone wrote in 1858: "The Portuguese in Angola have such a belief in its deleterious effects that the use of it by a slave is considered a crime."[2] Cannabis is the most common illicit drug in Angola, and is grown in almost every province of the country.[3]


  1. ^ African Economic History. University of Wisconsin, African Studies Program. 1976. p. 24.
  2. ^ Martin Booth (30 September 2011). Cannabis: A History. Transworld. pp. 84–. ISBN 978-1-4090-8489-1.
  3. ^ United Nations (April 2010). Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2009. United Nations Publications. pp. 35–. ISBN 978-92-1-148249-2.