Government has approved 37 investors who have shown interest to produce cannabis (mbanje or dagga) for medicinal or scientific purposes.
Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement Deputy Minister Vangelis Haritatos said Government was overwhelmed by applications with more than 200 foreign and local investors showing interest to venture into production of cannabis in Zimbabwe. Haritatos said this while addressing chief executives at the 6th Africa Round Table forum recently. Said Haritatos:
In the last few months, more than 200 local and foreign companies have shown interest in venturing into medical cannabis production. Cabinet has approved about 37 of them and they will be issued with licences. For now we are in the process of registering them.
Mbanje (in English Cannabis or Dagga) is a plant most known for being a smoked recreational drug. However, the plant has other commercial uses such as hemp fibre, medicine, oils. In Zimbabwe, possession of the drug without the required farming license is a crime. Mbanje... Read More About Mbanje
Vangelis Haritatos is a Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement. Read More About Vangelis Haritatos