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Cannabis policy changes in Africa are welcome. But small producers are the losers

By Clemence Rusenga, Research Associate, University of Bristol
Gernot Klantschnig, Associate Professor in International Criminology, University of Bristol
Neil Carrier, Associate Professor in Social Anthropology, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Bristol
Simon Howell, Research Fellow, Global Risk Governance Programme, University of Cape Town
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Cannabis is a drug crop with a long history in Africa. Alongside coca and opium poppy, it has been subjected to international control for nearly a century. The International Opium Convention of 1925 institutionalised the international control system and extended the scope of control to cannabis.

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