Speaking to The Herald, Guruve South legislator Patrick Dutiro confirmed that Canadian investors had approached his constituency looking for 10 000 hectares of land for marijuana (mbanje) farming.
He said they gave the investors two options which include either to contract someone or to secure land. Said Dutiro:
We have two options with our investors since they want land, we have convinced them to come up with an out-grower schemes for contract farming in Guruve or to secure them land in Dande. Currently there are in talks with a Guruve white farmer to seal the deal. Previously before marijuana farming was legalised, we had advised the investors to develop a non-intoxicating seed which, however, could meet the same purposes for laboratory use.
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Several parts of Mashonaland Central are climatically ideal for marijuana farming.