Minister of Finance and Economic Development Mthuli Ncube has backed calls for Zimbabwe to grow cannabis for export to take advantage of the growing global legal marijuana market. In April 2018, Zimbabwe became the second African country after Lesotho to legalise marijuana for medical and scientific purposes but the plans were shelved later in the year, with the government citing the need to first carry out feasibility studies.
Finance Minister Ncube Open to Cannabis Exports
New Zimbabwe, 15 January 2019
Finance minister Mthuli Ncube has backed calls for Zimbabwe to grow cannabis for export to take advantage of the growing global legal marijuana market. Read more »
President Clears Air On Marijuana
The Herald, 1 September 2018
Government will only legalise production of industrial cannabis and will put in place regulations to control its production, President Mnangagwa has said. Read more »
Legalisation of Cannabis Costly - Lobby Group
New Zimbabwe, 4 May 2018
The legalization of cannabis will cost Zimbabwe a lot of money in rehabilitation costs coming at a time many youths are already abusing drugs, a health lobby group has said. Read more »
Marijuana Not for Recreation - Govt
The Herald, 3 May 2018
The use of cannabis, also known as hemp, for recreational purposes, is still illegal in Zimbabwe and the reason for legalising its production is specifically for medicinal and… Read more »
Marijuana Legalisation to Ruin Families, Youngsters - Mujuru
New Zimbabwe, 3 May 2018
National People's Party (NPP) and People's Rainbow Coalition (PRC) presidential candidate, Joice Mujuru has blasted the government for legalising the production of cannabis… Read more »
Group Applauds Govt's Move to Legalise Cannabis Production
Kubatana.net, 3 May 2018
The Zimbabwe Civil Liberties and Drug Network (ZCLDN) welcomes and applauds the recent announcement by the Government in legalising the production of cannabis for medicinal and… Read more »
While the fight for the medical use of cannabis in South Africa continues, neighbours Zimbabwe has become the second African country to legalize the growing of marijuana for ... Read more »
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