Drug Fight Malawi against industrial hemp research

Drug Fight Malawi, a local NGO has faulted government for allowing two firms conduct research on industrial hemp.

Zakeyu (centre) against legal hemp

Zakeyu (centre) against legal hemp

Drug Fight Malawi official Nelson Zakeyu feared the research was a step ahead of legalising hemp which he said would grossly be abused by the youth.

“This is a setback in the fight against drug abuse. Not many can know the difference between industrial hemp and hemp,” said Zakeyu.

He then asked the government to withdraw the permits for the research and declare that  hemp is still illegal in Malawi.

The government announced two months ago that it would legalise industrial hemp, the use of hemp in products.

Those who are for industrial hemp argue that the government is moving in a right direction as countries that have embraced industrial hemp have had their economies turned for the better.

Some countries, including a few in the US have legalised marijuana smoking and the drug is sold in designated shops.

However the United Nations maintain hemp smoking is illegal and is blamed for rising mental problems in some countries and rising crime in others.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From Nyasatimes

More From the World

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
ndaziona nowa
Guest
ndaziona nowa
7 months 11 days ago

ma ngo opandanzeru awa

Dodoli
Guest
Dodoli
7 months 11 days ago

Problems with NGO leaders who do not want to research and find means and alternatives of advancing an economy. We simply need to put measures. It’s not the availability that makes people use something but how you civic educate them. There is tobacco all over, does everybody smoke? There are women all over, does everybody fuck? There is pork all over, does everybody eat? There are chuches all over, does everybodyt go? Reason, those heads are not decorations.

Joseph Chikabadwa
Guest
7 months 12 days ago
A Zakeyu Mulungu analenga dzikoli china chilichonse chimene mumachiwona padzikoli mwini wake ndi mulungu Chauta analenga zinthu zosiyana siyana pakulenga yehova anali ndi cholinga anadalitsa zolengedwa zake zonse popeza kwa iye chinamkomera kutelo Boma olo inuyo mulibe mphamvu ina iliyonse yotsutsana ndi chilengedwe chamulungu Remember there is a reason behind all the things we do, see, hear, touch, drink, smoke etc Mulungu analekera dala zonsezi kuti pamapeto pake wina aliyense mwa ife payekha yekha aphunzire kena kake ndikupeza nzeru zobisika Lekani kulimbana ndi Chilengedwe limbanani ndi mavuto anu mavuto achibale, anzanu ndi osowa Dziko lidzakuyamikani koma izi sizikuthandizani mungopeza nazo… Read more »
munthuson
Guest
munthuson
7 months 12 days ago

These guys and the whole NGO are high on weed

vwapuvwapu
Guest
vwapuvwapu
7 months 12 days ago

OK

wpDiscuz