Govt considers legalising mbanje for medical purposes

Speaking to Sunday News, Macro-Economic Planning and Investment Promotion Minister Obert Mpofu said that Government is seriously considering an application by a Canadian company to produce cannabis (mbanje) for medical purposes.

Said Mpofu:

We have received numerous inquiries from investors who want to participate in the SEZs and one of them is a big international company that wants to be involved in the production of cannabis. I also laughed and thought they were joking when I received the inquiry but they are serious. This seems to be big business. We have a variety of interests and we are considering all applications. This company is from Canada and it’s one of the biggest conglomerates in that country and they are producing cannabis for medical purposes under strict conditions. I don’t see anything wrong and I think if we legalise mbanje we will benefit medically because it is used for pain killers such as morphine. South Africa has done that.

More: Sunday News


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