Cannabis in Madagascar is illegal, but is produced and cannabis arrests for cannabis possession are rare.
Cannabis is largely grown in the provinces of Mahajanga and Antsiranana in the north, and Tulear and Fianarantsoa in the south.Improve information
Cannabis has been used recreationally and as medicine for centuries by the Malagasy people of Madagascar and Réunion.
Terms for cannabis in the Malagasy language include rangani and zamal, with the latter term being popular on Réunion, though possibly originating in Madagascar and being re-diffused there by Reunionese workers. Almost one in 10 Malagasies smoke cannabis, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime – that’s a higher percentage than do so in The Netherlands.