18 Countries Ranked For Marijuana Tolerance In Africa: Part 1
Rwanda, Smoking Tolerance Level : 6 out of 10
The Rwandan Ministry of Health is moving to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, according to the Rwandan newspaper New Times. Marijuana is illegal in Rwanda and so are related activities including smoking, possession, growing, selling and trafficking. Anyone violating the law may be fined, imprisoned or both.
Marijuana abuse is becoming a problem in Rwanda. Authorities have intensified their efforts to fight the increasing problems, using sniffer dogs to detect pot. Regional police are doing random roadside checkpoints.
Campaigns against marijuana abuse are being organized in schools.
Marijuana dealers are predominantly women.
According to the director of Anti-Narcotics at Rwanda National Police, the country is not a supplier of marijuana but a market.