Courts orders destruction of Chamba in Kasungu

Barely two week after Police in Malawi’s central region of Nkhotakota destroyed a farm of three hectares that had Cannabis Sativa, law enforcers have in the same region but neighboring  Kasungu district destroyed two and half tonnes of the illegal drug popularly known as Chamba.

Chamba peddlers in Nkhotakota with their bags containing the 'golden leaf'

Chamba peddlers in Nkhotakota with their bags containing the ‘golden leaf’

While the Nkhotakota operation was done by the Police and Game Rangers, the Kasungu operation was by the Police and the Courts simply because the latest case was under the courts confinement. In Nkhotakota the drug was found in a farm in a game reserve and was destroyed in the gardens.

Part of the Kasungu consignment was confiscated from Mbiriyakula Maliko and two others at Kalenga Trading Centre in the Area of Traditional Authority Wimbe in the district.

The other was found by the Police at Chisazima and Bua roadblocks.

The owners were however not traced but Malio and his colleagues convicted and fined K50, 000 each by the Kasungu Magistrate Court.

Kasungu Police Public Relations Officer Edwin Kaunda confirmed of the development which comes at a time when Malawi President Peter Mutharika approved the cultivation of industrial hemp.

Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Allan Chiyembekeza said  the approval is for trial purposes in the country and that the industrial hemp is not the same as much talked about and known Indian hemp.

“Let me point out that industrial hemp is different from the much talked Indian hemp chamba or Cannabis Sativa] that is prohibited. This [industrial] hemp does not contain the psychoactive chemical elements that affect people when smoked even though it is from the same family of crops,” Chiyembekeza said.

Indian hemp legalization debate took a center stage across the country and three months ago the issue was even raised in Parliament for debate, and the minister explained last month that should the trials be successful, the industrial hemp will be another source of foreign exchange earnings.

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Ytg1616
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A malawi sazatukuka kugona bas wake up malawi!!! Kugunata bas km nsanje muntima mxeeew!!!

w.moir
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wonderful job apolisi,don’t allow such risk to communities.

jah man
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regalisation free de ganja herb osawaphera ufulu iwo akufuna dollar bas pa buznezyi

paul mwale
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Yap lets try amd see wre we can stand,tobacco z jxt consuming our capital bcz we spend alot at the end cryn iwld ratha nid both canabis n hemp yua sayn to b ligalised.

not myname
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Abale inu ngati mukugwira Ntchito pakutha Kwa mwezi kulandila kazingoyamikani Mulungu anthu enafe mwayi umenewu tiribe yathu ndi geni ndiye monga zithu ziliri mdziko mwathu muno ngakhale IMF yomwe ikudziwa bmino kuti sidziko lolipatsa ndalama,ndiye ife anthu wamba tiri pati?Chonde timuereni chisoni anthu tiri pavuto losasimbika zinazi muzingoonako chabe.Tereku anthuwa munawapha zedi.Chimenechi chimathandiza kupeza sukulu fees,feteleza,zovala sopo, kugula zolembela,chakudya, kuthandiza pa matenda/pa maliro, kuzipani zanu za ndale, ku mangila nyumba ndi zina pompnpompo akuteteza kusaononga nkhalango monga akuonongela alimi afodya moti alimi a fodya ndi amene azimangidwa ngati sazipeleka ndondomeko yomwe amapezera mitengo yomwe amagwiritsira ku fodya wawo,komanso akuthandiza kuchotsa… Read more »
munthu
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How could webdifferetiate, induan hemp& industrial . Chamba ndi chamba basi zangisiyana grade….

Optic Computer
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By the way, the only cutivar known to produce about 14% CBD is an Israeli Patent, the European only produce about 1%.

haha
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The guy second from left looks like Z Allan Ntata. Is it him?

Tchinga Chisoni
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Inu aboma musamatiyese nde mukufuna anthu tizitan

Optic Computer
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Cannabis grown for medicinal use is the same kanundu, species sativa. There are only three species in the genus, that all botanist cannot dispute. All look alike when young; when mature, the only clear physiological difference is height, leaf-shape and branching. Sativ a has high THC:CBD ratio, while indica has the higher CBD:THC ratio. The THCs are the culprits of hunger and hallucinations.

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