Legality of Cannabis by U.S. Jurisdiction

Cannabis in Yemen
Location of Yemen (dark green)

Cannabis in Yemen is illegal. Cannabis is less common in Yemen than khat.[1]


Cannabis is listed as one of the agricultural products of Yemen during the Rasulid dynasty (1229-1454).[2]


Yemen is Saudi Arabia's principal source of drugs.[3]

In 2007, Yemen was the fifteenth-most prolific producer of cannabis resin, comprising 0.4% of seized cannabis globally.[4]


  1. ^ United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (2004). World Drug Report 2004. United Nations Publications. pp. 1996–. ISBN 978-92-1-148185-3.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Tim Mackintosh-Smith (3 June 2014). Yemen: The Unknown Arabia. The Overlook Press. pp. 151–. ISBN 978-1-4683-0998-0.
  3. ^ ê–igo MorŽ Mart’nez (15 May 2011). The Borders of Inequality: Where Wealth and Poverty Collide. University of Arizona Press. pp. 52–. ISBN 978-0-8165-2932-2.
  4. ^ Ginny Hill (2017). Yemen Endures: Civil War, Saudi Adventurism and the Future of Arabia. Oxford University Press. pp. 317–. ISBN 978-0-19-084236-9.