Users of cannabis in West Africa, higher than global numbers combined – report


West Africa has been identified as the region with the highest maximum use of cannabis globally. The total number of people from West Africa who use cannabis are more than triple the global number, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has said in a press release copied to

The release says, the use of cannabis in western Africa is much higher than what people use across the world combined.

It said, 12.4 per cent of people in the region had used cannabis in 2014, whereas only 3.9 per cent of the global population had done so at the same period, the release noted.

To this extent, some organizations, the West Africa Commission on Drugs, UNAIDS and the Global Commission on Drug Policy have been pushed to present a drug model law for West Africa, for ministers

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