Gabon, officially the Gabonese Republic is a sovereign state on the west coast of Central Africa. Located on the equator, Gabon is bordered by Equatorial Guinea to the northwest, Cameroon to the north, the Republic of the Congo on the east and south, and the Gulf of Guinea to the west. It has an area of nearly 270000 km2 and its population is estimated at 1.5 million people.
While freely available, cannabis and all activities related to it are illegal in Gabon, with sentences for selling, smoking, growing, importation and exportation ranging from 6 months up to two years and a fine. Law enforcement is inconsistent with some police being tolerant and others heavy handed, however the country is seen as actively curbing its drug trade.