Zimbabwe Has Become The Second Country in Africa to Legalize Marijuana Cultivation

Zimbabwe Has Become The Second Country in Africa to Legalize Marijuana Cultivation

After Lesotho, Zimbabwe will now allow cannabis cultivation.

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May 1, 2018

Last year September, Lesotho became the first African country to legalize marijuana. At the time, we also mentioned that Ghana, Swaziland, Malawi and Zimbabwe were on the fast track to legalization of Marijuana -  a Canadian firm had approached the Zimbabwean government for a license to produce marijuana in the country.

The Zimbabwean government put the speculations to rest last week when it published a licensing regime that will allow the legal cultivation of cannabis.

Growing mbanje or dagga, as marijuana is commonly known in Zimbabwe, will now be legal for research and medical use under the new regulations.

Five-year licences will also be issued to clear growers to possess, transport and sell fresh cannabis, cannabis oil, and dried product.

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