‘Swazi Gold’: Grandmothers In Eswatini Growing Cannabis To Make Ends Meet

3 September 2021 Off By Bambam
In the poverty-stricken kingdom, an older generation rely on growing marijuana to feed children orphaned by Aids epidemic. In Nhlangano, in the south of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), the illegal farming of the mountainous kingdom’s famous “Swazi gold” is a risk many grandmothers are ready to take. In what is known locally as the “gardens of Eden”, a generation of grandparents are growing cannabis, many of them sole carers for some of the many children orphaned…