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Nigeria is ranked among the top ten countries in Africa with the highest number of marijuana consumers.

According to the just-released report Global Cannabis Report: 2019 Industry Outlook, Nigeria leads Africa in marijuana consumption followed by Ethiopia. The report by New Frontier Data, an analytics company specializing in the cannabis industry, places Nigeria in first place in the continent with 20.8 million Cannabis users.

Top 10 List of Highest Marijuana Consuming Countries in Africa

The report ranked Nigeria number one Africa in marijuana consumption with 20.8 million users followed by Ethiopia’s 7.1 million.

The report further ranks Egypt and DR Congo third and fourth with 5.9 million and 5 million users respectively.

In seventh place is Sudan with 2.7 million weed smokers followed by Madagascar’s 2.1 million users. Ghana has 2 million marijuana users.

Countries with the least number of marijuana users are Zimbabwe, Malawi, Niger and Zambia with 1.1 million, 1.2 million, 1.2 million and 1.4 million users respectively.

New Frontier Data notes that “the purpose of the report is to support operators and investors in guiding business strategy by providing a macro view of cannabis use and legalization trends globally.”

Egypt and DR Congo rank third and fourth with 5.9 million and 5 million users respectively.

Sudan, which is ranked seventh has 2.7 million marijuana users followed by Madagascar’s 2.1 million users. Ghana has 2 million marijuana users.

Least marijuana consumers in Africa

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.



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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