High Hopes As Malawi Legalises Marijuana Growing

Malawi has become the latest African country to legalise the growing of marijuana, a crop that could supplement the tobacco industry, which has been the country's economic mainstay. Lawmakers unanimously passed the new law legalising the farming, importing and exporting of marijuana for medicinal and industrial use. The new law allows for the establishment of the Cannabis Regulatory Authority, which will grant licenses to cultivate, process, store, sell, export and distribute.

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Legalization of industrial hemp in Malawi has excited many famers who abandoned tobacco due to poor prices.

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