Tunisia, officially the Tunisian Republic (though often referred to in English as the Republic of Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa. Its northernmost point, Ras ben Sakka, is the northernmost point on the African continent and, at almost 165000 km2 in area, the smallest country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It is bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east.
Cannabis and all activities associated with it are strictly forbidden in Tunisia and the country's approach to drug users and addicts has traditionally been very harsh. Urine tests are random and arbitrary. The police may hold anyone suspected of drug use and demand that a urine test be performed; withholding consent is not an option.
In October 2013 a 32-year old man, Walid Denguir, was beaten to death while in the custody of police in the capital Tunis. The coroner’s report stated the cause of death as the result of eating an extra dose of hashish and that the security forces were not responsible for the young man’s death.
- Tunisia at Marijuana Travels
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- Tunisia seeks greater tolerance for cannabis (May 15, 2014), Sensi Seeds
- PM: Tunisia cannabis law too harsh (May 15, 2014), StarNews Online