Shashamane, Ethiopia

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 5

Legislation: Nobody Gives A Damn.

Law enforcement: Usualy Police Aren’t Around. But they are aware Of the rasta’s And are tolerant. Usually they will just walk past you, but if you’re caught just give em 100 Bir And They won’t even confiscate the weed.

Where to buy marijuana: Just Go The Rasta Setelment and Ask the first Rasta You see. Usually You don’t Even have to pay – they will share it with you. But if you want a lot of weed go to the local market And Ask A Farmer.

Marijuana prices: 100 Grams Of Some Bud Is around 50Bir($5)

Marijuana brands: African Highland Weed(potent), Gras (midgrade), Rasta Kush(Very Potent)

More information: Following World War II, emperor Haile Selassie donated a large parcel of land to allow Rastafari movement settlers from the West Indies to return to their ancestral homeland in Africa. Shashamane (or Shashemene, is a town in central Ethiopia. It is located in the Misraq Shewa Zone of the Oromia Region, about 150 miles from the capital of Addis Ababa. It has a latitude of 7° 12′ north and a longitude of 38° 36′ east.

Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, this town has an estimated total population of 93,156, of whom 46,882 were males and 46,274 were females.[1] According to the 1994 census, the latest official population count, Shashamane had a population of 52,080.

The resort of Wondo Genet lies near the Shashamane, as does the Senkele Wildlife Sanctuary

In January 2005 there were reports in the media that Bob Marley’s remains were to be exhumed and then reburied at Shashamane. His wife Rita Marley described Ethiopia as his spiritual home, provoking controversy in Jamaica, where his remains lie.

At the beginning of the following month, thousands of fans gathered in Shashamane for a month of celebrations for what would have been Marley’s 60th birthday. Until 2005 his birthday celebrations were always held in Jamaica. These recent events brought Shashamane to wider prominence throughout the world.

The Rastafarian settlement in Shashamane was recently reported to exceed two hundred individuals