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Zimbabwe‘s authorities has permitted plans for the nation’s first cannabis farm and manufacturing plant.

The challenge will reportedly start on the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Providers’ Buffalo Vary jail in Chiredzi, CAJ Information experiences.

Ivory Medical, a Harare-based firm, has secured a 10-hectare piece of land on the jail due to the excessive safety it’ll supply the challenge.

The corporate is reportedly getting ready paperwork for a suggestion to lease 80 hectares on the remaining extension of Buffalo Vary.

Zimbabwe made it authorized to provide marijuana for medicinal and scientific makes use of final yr.

The African nation intends to show marijuana right into a income.

The federal government made it potential to request a license to develop cannabis, and each people and firms can apply.

Beforehand, manufacturing and possession of the drug might end in as much as 12 years in jail.

Leisure use stays unlawful in Zimbabwe, which has a harsh stance on drug use.

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Whereas the manufacturing and use of marijuana continues to be criminalised in a lot of Africa, international locations together with Malawi and Ghana are reportedly exploring methods they may legalise it.

Africa got here second after the Americas for the manufacturing and consumption of medicine, the United Nations’ 2017 World Drug Report discovered.


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