Legality of Cannabis by U.S. Jurisdiction

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Cannabis in Eswatini (Swaziland) is illegal; the herb 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]


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.[2][3]


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]