Namibia

Tue
23
Apr

Rastafarians demand legalisation of weed

Ganja Users of Namibia (GUN) and scores of Namibian Rastafarians on Saturday protested against the prohibition of cannabis, appealing to Namibian authorities to emulate South Africa and other countries that have decriminalised the recreational and other use of dagga.

The demonstration which took place at B1 shopping centre to the Angolan Embassy was attended by hundreds of Ganja users and Rastafarians grieving and chanting for the legalisation of the herb.

Thu
11
Jun

18 Countries Ranked For Marijuana Tolerance In Africa

African governments have tried to limit and stop its use, but marijuana remains deeply ingrained in African tradition, recreation and economies.

It is illegal everywhere in Africa, but an important source of income. Levels of tolerance and law enforcement related to marijuana vary from country to country.

The website Marijuana Travels ranks 260 countries including at least 42 African countries for tolerance to marijuana. Countries are ranked from 1 — highly prohibited — to 10 — legal. Rankings include on-the-ground information on enforcement. The site appears to be updated regularly, in some cases, daily. The home page says the site was created to inform viewers of conditions affecting marijuana, which can change daily and sometimes hourly.

Wed
09
Jul

allAfrica.com: Namibia: Journalist Detained Over 'Dagga Seeds'

A northern based freelance journalist claims to have spent at least four days in police custody after he was arrested by members of Namibian Police Drug Enforcement Unit on suspicion of being in possession of cannabis. Kennedy Erkana who freelances for Informanté and Confidenté claims to have been arrested together with the owner of the house where he stays in Oshikango after 10 seeds of cannabis were allegedly found in the house. Erkana says he was locked up in a cell with a mentally disturbed man, fell and injured his back while in custody and was only released after four days with no explanation offered, following the police raid on his house.

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