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Location of Mozambique within Africa

Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique or República de Moçambique, is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest. It is separated from Madagascar by the Mozambique Channel to the east. The capital and largest city is Maputo (previously called Lourenço Marques before independence).


Cannabis is illegal in Mozambique, although its use is widespread and generally socially accepted. However, the nation's increasing importance in the regional trafficking network has prompted the local authorities and the international community to push for tighter controls on narcotics. An impoverished nation, yet one that has enjoyed rapid economic growth since the turn of the century, Mozambique relies heavily on agriculture and is a significant producer of cannabis for domestic sale and export.[1]

Being in possession of a small amount of cannabis may result in only a fine in some cases and police, like in most other African countries, are known to accept bribes.[2]

Additional Resources


  1. Cannabis in Mozambique (2014), Sensi Seeds
  2. Laws and legal news about marijuana in Mozambique (2014), Marijuana Travels


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