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Nigeria Tops List of countries with the highest consumption of marijuana in Africa


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Nigeria leads Africa in marijuana consumption, followed by Ethiopia, according to the recently released Global Cannabis Report: 2019 Industry Outlook.

New Frontier Data’s report, an analytics company specializing in the cannabis industry, places 20.8 million Cannabis users in Nigeria first on the continent.

In marijuana consumption, the report ranked Nigeria number one in Africa with 20.8 million users followed by 7.1 million from Ethiopia.

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.

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.

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.

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