São Tomé and Príncipe

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Location of São Tomé and Príncipe

São Tomé and Príncipe, officially the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, is a Portuguese-speaking island nation in the Gulf of Guinea, off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa.

It consists of two archipelagos around the two main islands: São Tomé and Príncipe, located about 140km apart and about 250 and 225 km, respectively, off the northwestern coast of Gabon. Both islands are part of an extinct volcanic mountain range. São Tomé, the sizable southern island, is situated just north of the equator. It was named in honour of Saint Thomas by Portuguese explorers who arrived at the island on his feast day on the western shores of the island.

Legislation

Cannabis and all activities associated with it are illegal in Sao Tome with punishments for drug related activities such as smuggling, consumption, cultivation, possession and purchasing resulting in severe punishments.[1]

References

  1. Laws and legal news about marijuana in Sao Tome and Principe (2014), Marijuana Travels


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