The first marijuana crop is being harvested in Zimbabwe after the government decriminalised the cultivation of industrial hemp, Sunday Mail reports.
According to Zimbabwe Industrial Hemp Trust (ZIHT)’s Dr Zorodzai Maroveke:
We have been harvesting the industrial hemp and so far we have sent some tests to the University of Zimbabwe to check for chemical components.
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We are now doing data collection and trials on the European varieties that we planted. We have since realised that the performance has been very poor on three of the European varieties, and only two performed really well.
We are also looking forward to planting and testing indigenous seeds from places such as Binga. We recently got a nod from Government to test indigenous seeds.
According to the publication, ZIHT planted 5 varieties of mbanje from European industrial cannabis at Harare Central Prison’s 10-hectare plot.
More: The Herald