Legality of Cannabis by U.S. Jurisdiction

Cannabis is illegal in Angola. 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. ^ du Toit, Brian M. (1976). "Man and Cannabis in Africa: A Study of Diffusion". African Economic History. 1 (1). University of Wisconsin, African Studies Program: 24. ISSN 0145-2258.
  2. ^ Booth, Martin (2003). Cannabis: A History. Bantam. pp. 84–. ISBN 9780553814187. OCLC 1041673738. Retrieved 2024-02-22.
  3. ^ Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2009 (PDF). United Nations Publications. April 2010. p. 35. ISBN 978-92-1-148249-2. Retrieved 2024-02-22.