São Tomé and Príncipe
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.
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.