Kenya Makes Top 10 List of Highest Marijuana Consuming Countries in Africa

May 29, 2019

Kenya 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, Kenya emerged second in East Africa after Tanzania. The report by New Frontier Data, an analytics company specializing in the cannabis industry, places Tanzania in fifth place in the continent with 3.6 million Cannabis users.

Kenya comes in at number six in Africa with 3.3 million marijuana users. Uganda’s 2.6 million users rank eighth in Africa.

Nigeria leads the continent 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.”

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