Meanwhile, a scientist at Chitedze Research Station in Lilongwe has said the station has completed the second phase of testing industrial hemp.
The scientist, Laurent Pungulani said preliminary results indicate that the hemp has just one percent of the substance that intoxicates people as opposed to marijuana which has over 10 per cent.
He said this means industrial hemp is not harmful to human and can be grown for commercial purposes for making different types of things from cosmetics to clothes to building materials and food for animals.
Following the results, Everglo Malawi has been registered as a company that will lead a crusade in the growing of the hemp.
However, Nelson Zakeyu of Drug Fight Malawi said this was a sad chapter for Malawi in the fight against drug abuse and asked the government to reverse it.
Parliament overwhelmingly approved the farming of industrial hemp.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :