Sierre Leone grapples with kush crisis as synthetic drug wreaks havoc

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Earlier this year, Sierra Leone declared a national emergency on substance abuse, amid rising numbers of people addicted to a synthetic drug called kush. Sold for as little as 20 cents per hit, kush is wreaking havoc among young people. The drug, which is made from a mixture of cannabis and other psychoactive substances like fentanyl and tramadol, can lead to serious mental illness and death. Our regional correspondents report.

 

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