Indian Hemp Decree (Nigeria)

The Indian Hemp Decree (or the Indian Hemp Act) is a Nigerian law which prohibits the growth, production, and sale of plants in the genus cannabis.[1] It was enacted on 31 March 1966 by Major General Aguiyi Ironsi.[2] The act was preceded by the Dangerous Drug Ordinance of 1935, which restricted opium and other drugs.[3]


  1. ^ (31 March 1966). Indian Hemp Act. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAOLEX).
  2. ^ Anita Kalunta-Crumpton (3 March 2016). Pan-African Issues in Drugs and Drug Control: An International Perspective. Routledge. pp. 126–. ISBN 978-1-317-08434-1.
  3. ^ Dr. Dan Mou (30 December 2016). National Security, Democracy, & Good Governance in Post-Military Rule Nigeria, Volume One. AuthorHouse. pp. 253–. ISBN 978-1-5246-6801-3.