Cannabis in Eswatini (Swaziland) is illegal; the herb is referred to as insangu in Swazi. The local strain is known as "Swazi gold" and commands a high price due to its reputation for potency.
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 are involved in the trade, with the best-quality cannabis being sent to Europe via South Africa and Mozambique.
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.
- ^ a b IRIN | Growing marijuana to make ends meet in Swaziland
- ^ Africa: As Marijuana Growing Expands, Swaziland Begins to Ponder Hemp | StoptheDrugWar.org
- ^ A potential high for Swaziland economy. IOL.co.za; 25 August 2013
- ^ Dagga to Pump In E23Bn if Legalised. Swazi Observer, 2017-10-20