Seychelles' laws banning cannabis were copied verbatim from the 1882 legislation in Mauritius. This caused some confusion as Mauritius had re-opened the cannabis trade in 1883, then closed it again in 1887, leaving some confusion as to which laws continued to apply to Seychelles.
^National Institute on Drug Abuse. Community Epidemiology Work Group (2003). Epidemiologic Trends in Drug Abuse: Proceedings. Division of Epidemiology and Statistical Analysis, National Institute on Drug Abuse, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration.