Midlands State University (MSU) has taken advantage of the government’s legalisation of marijuana farming to apply for a licence to grow “weed’ for medicinal purposes.
This was revealed by the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira. While addressing students at the University’s Gweru compass, Murwira said:
We were told by our former colonial masters that mbanje is illegal and they even promulgated a law prohibiting the smoking of mbanje. However, it has medicinal properties.
So our leadership had a closer look and realised that mbanje can be useful and then legalised the growing of mbanje for medicinal purposes. So we have started doing so. MSU itself has applied for a licence for growing mbanje.
Murwira also called upon local universities to be innovative and use local resources to meet people’s needs rather than always looking to outsiders.
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Midlands State University located in Gweru is a state owned tertiary institution in Zimbabwe administered by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education. The University was established in 2000 and has branches in various parts of the country. Read More About Midlands State University
Amon Murwira is a Zimbabwean academic. He is currently the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Development. Read More About Amon Murwira