Equatorial Guinea

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Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea, officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea is a small former Spanish Colony located in Central Africa, with an area of 28000 km2. It has two parts, an insular and a mainland region. The insular region consists of the islands of Bioko in the Gulf of Guinea and Annobón, a small volcanic island south of the equator. The mainland region, Río Muni, is bordered by Cameroon on the north and Gabon on the south and east. It also includes several small offshore islands.


While technically illegal, cannabis, or as it's locally known, "sacred weed of the people" is consumed, grown and traded fairly openly in Equatorial Guinea. Previously only smoked during ceremonies, the cannabis culture has changed to the point where it is now smoked openly by the public, government ministers, civil servants as well as street children, with law enforcement turning a blind eye. To date there are no records of a cannabis related conviction in Equatorial Guinea.[1]

Additional Resources


  1. Marijuana is All Things To All Men in Guinea (January 06, 2000), cannabisnews.com


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