Top 10 African countries that smoke the most cannabis
Top 10 African countries that smoke the most cannabis

Top 10 African Countries That Smoke Cannabis Most

2 years ago
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A recent report on tobacco use from a public health campaign group and U.S. academics has found that Nigeria has the highest number of people that smoke cannabis.

According to the report, there were still increasing numbers of smokers in Africa because the population is younger, and drug use is higher among young people than older people.

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Furthermore, a 2021 report by the United Nations report on drug use also confirmed that the number of drug users in Africa is projected to rise by 40 per cent by 2030.

Reports show that smoking rate is rising among adults in at least 10 countries in Africa, as well as among young people.

Using data from the Global Cannabis Report, here are the top 10 African countries that smoke the most cannabis:

  1. Nigeria – 20.8million people
  2. Ethiopia – 7.1million people
  3. Egypt – 5.9million people
  4. DR Congo – 5million people
  5. Tanzania – 3.6million people
  6. Kenya – 3.3million people
  7. Sudan – 2.7million people
  8. Uganda – 2.6million people
  9. Madagascar – 2.1million people
  10. Ghana – 2million people


On the flip side, the African countries with the least number of marijuana users include Zimbabwe, Malawi, Niger and Zambia, with 1.1 million, 1.2 million, 1.2 million and 1.4 million users, respectively.

Hope you enjoyed the insights? Hope not too. Nigeria came first this time around, it would have been so honourable to come last. Pity!

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