The Cannabis Africana: Drugs and Development in Africa project is an international collaboration between the Universities of Bristol and Cape Town and aims to develop a deeper understanding of cannabis in Africa, focusing not only on its ‘traditional’ uses, but on its contemporary growth as an economic cash crop and source of livelihoods in a global context where drug policy is in flux.

The project draws on newly gathered empirical data in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa and examines the historical and contemporary place of cannabis in African rural and urban settings. It is funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Photo credit – all images: Cannabis africana project team