Egypt

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Location of Egypt in its region

Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba to the east, the Red Sea to the east and south, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west.

Legislation

Cannabis is technically illegal, however its use is widespread and part of every day culture in Egypt with convictions very rare for personal use .[1] Formerly a plant of high status, with several documented medicinal uses in ancient times, cannabis was made illegal in 1925 with the League of Nations’ Geneva International Convention on Narcotic Control, and has been aggressively targeted at various points since then.[2]

Additional Resources

References

  1. Egypt's Pot Problem? A Marijuana Shortage (May 5, 2010), ABC News
  2. Cannabis in Egypt (January 20, 2014), The Sensi Seed Bank


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