South Africa has become a hotbed for the black market for cannabis, according to a report from a new report.
The country’s drug problem is so bad that it now hosts one of the world’s most dangerous and entrenched drug markets, according the World Health Organization (WHO).
The report, titled South Africa: A drug-free society, was commissioned by the South African Police Federation (SAPS), which is in charge of the country’s fight against drugs.
The report notes that the country has a large number of young people who have been growing their own cannabis, using it as an alternative to tobacco, and that some young people in the country have started using cannabis to treat a range of ailments, including anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
South Africa is home to some of the most expensive and restrictive marijuana laws in the world, the report states.
According to the report, the country also has the most dangerous drug markets in the whole world, with the country ranking near the top in terms of the number of drug arrests and possession charges.
The country also ranks fourth in terms for the number in jail for drug possession charges, according in the WHO report.
“South Africa has an extremely high incidence of drug-related death,” said UN Special Rapporteur on Drugs, Dr. David Nutt, in a statement on Wednesday.
“This is a situation that has no place in a society where young people are being forced to live in fear of being caught with small amounts of cannabis in their possession.”
The WHO report is the latest attempt to assess the countrys drug policies, including decriminalisation of drugs, a law which has not yet been enacted.
The new report comes after the country passed a bill on cannabis decriminalisation in January, which was opposed by the country s main opposition party, the African National Congress (ANC).
The UN report notes the drug policy in South Africa “is a major challenge for the country” and notes that “a lack of a clear national strategy on cannabis policy, coupled with the absence of an independent, national drug control strategy, has created significant challenges to implement the national drug strategy.”
The report also notes that South Africa is the only country in the western hemisphere where cannabis is illegal, and “the drug problem has created a ‘black’ market in cannabis in South African cities, which is one of Africa’s worst drug-affected regions.”
According to the WHO, the black drug market is largely concentrated in rural areas of the northern province of Durban, where the average price for cannabis in 2015 was estimated at $5,700 per gram.
The report also says that there are about 2,500 marijuana growers in South Australia, with most of them located in the north and central regions of the state.
“There is an opportunity for the government to address this problem in terms that will have an impact on health, social conditions, economic growth and the ability of the region to develop in a manner that is consistent with the national and international community priorities,” the report says.
The WHO also warns that the “militarisation of the drug market has also made it difficult for authorities to effectively monitor the production and distribution of drugs and drugs trafficking.”
The UN’s report notes there are still about 1,800 people in jail in South Asia for drug offences, but that drug arrests have decreased by more than half since the government’s decriminalisation initiative was introduced.
It also notes South Africa had one of its lowest drug death rates in the developing world in 2016, compared to countries like India and Brazil.
In 2016, South Africa reported the highest number of deaths from drug overdoses in the Western Hemisphere, followed by Mexico, Brazil and Uruguay.