Cannabis Ruderalis

Cannabis in Cameroon is illegal; the drug is locally referred to as banga.[1]

Medical usage[edit]

In Cameroon, women traditionally crushed cannabis leaves and applied them to the abdomen to relieve the pains of women in labor,[2] inserted cannabis into the vagina to maintain dry friction for their lover, and mixed cannabis with oil as a hair tonic to stimulate growth.[3]

In 2001, the BBC reported that Cameroon would legalize medicinal cannabis, but import its supply from Canada.[4]


Douala Airport and Yaoundé Airport in Cameroon served as transit hubs for cannabis export to Europe, both locally produced cannabis as well as product from DRC and Nigeria.[5]


  1. ^ Chris Duvall (15 November 2014). Cannabis. Reaktion Books. pp. 89–. ISBN 978-1-78023-386-4.
  2. ^ Christian Rätsch (March 2001). Marijuana Medicine: A World Tour of the Healing and Visionary Powers of Cannabis. Inner Traditions / Bear & Co. pp. 130–. ISBN 978-0-89281-933-1.
  3. ^ Anita Kalunta-Crumpton (3 March 2016). Pan-African Issues in Drugs and Drug Control: An International Perspective. Taylor & Francis. pp. 40–. ISBN 978-1-317-08433-4.
  4. ^ Martin Booth (16 June 2015). Cannabis: A History. St. Martin's Press. pp. 362–. ISBN 978-1-250-08219-0.
  5. ^ Paul V. Daly (July 1996). The Supply of Illicit Drugs to the United States: The Nnicc Report. DIANE Publishing. pp. 63–. ISBN 978-0-7881-3942-0.

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