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Matekoane Lesotho (Cannabis in Lesotho)

Although marijuana is smoked on a large scale in Lesotho, alcohol is, by far, the source of most substance abuse with the direct consequences as regards public health. Imported alcoholic beverage (beer, whisky, etc.) is [sic] drunk by the wealthy, while the most widespread substance of abuse is the often-laced 'homebrews' [sic] made in 'shebeens' (informal and illegal bars), which sometimes also sell diverted psychotropic medicine such as diazepam, occasionally with tragic results.