A United Kingdom-based company, Eco Equity, has started the construction of a greenhouse in Marondera for the cultivation of medicinal cannabis.
This was revealed by the company’s chief executive officer Jon-Paul Doran, who revealed that the first phase of the project has been completed and the company was now moving to the next phase. He said:
We believe we have the perfect site in terms of both location and climate to cultivate the optimum quality cannabis, which we can use for medicinal purposes.
We have employed experts from around the globe to ensure our facilities are cutting edge as we look to provide an alternative natural cure.
In 2018, the Government of Zimbabwe legalised the cultivation of medicinal cannabis by both individuals and companies who now can apply for licences from the Ministry of Health.
The recreational use or possession of the drug remains outlawed and carries a jail term for offenders.