Nkhotakota MP opposes calls to legalise Chamba

Quiet astonishing given the historical records in as far as Marijuana, locally known as Chamba is concerned for a Nkhotakota person to trash calls against legalising what is termed as “holy plant” by the Rasta denomination.

 Mazizi against legal Indian Hemp in Malawi.-Photo-by-Rehoboth-Multimedia


Mazizi against legal Indian Hemp in Malawi.-Photo-by-Rehoboth-Multimedia

Wonders shall indeed never end and on the mention of the subject, Nkhotakota Central Constituency MP Peter Mazizi says government should not legalise the weed and according to him, this call is purely “nonsensical” coming from sullen people.

“I don’t think that’s a good move for government to legalise Chamba because this plant is very strong and most of our boys have gone mad and certainly, I disagree with our friend who brought this issue forward in parliament,” he told Nyasa Times in an exclusive interview..

“He might have highlighted all the good uses of Chamba and how he believes it will boost the economy of the country, but what he has failed to put into account are the effects of Chamba which we all know are far more deadly to our boys and everyone that smokes,” explained Mazizi.

Calls to legalise Chamba originated from Malawi Congress  Party (MCP) lawmaker for Ntchisi North, Boniface Kadzamira who said Chamba is a “viable alternative that can help drive in forex  into Malawi.”

“An acre of Marijuana produces more paper than wood pulp or tree. Apart from paper, you can produce fibre, fabric, soap, lighting oil, medicines, food oil and proteins for both humans and animals,” said Kadzamira

Malawi Gold is the name given to cannabis originating in Malawi. In Chichewa, it is locally known as Chamba. It is internationally renowned as one of the finest sativas from Africa.

The Malawi Health Equity Network (Mhen), the Drug Fight Malawi have called for proper research on the proposal while prominent University of Malawi professor of economist, Ben Kalua, argues that industrial hemp fibres are used to manufacture a wide-range of items like textiles, cosmetics, specialised concrete applications and medicines.

He said industrial hemp has enormous potential as an agricultural crop, saying people don’t understand the economic benefits of industrial hemp because of the confusion caused with the illicit drug – Chamba.

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nyavizwazwa
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Those who get mad choose to. Tobacco is also poisonous to our health. Poeple always look to the physical madness but there are other causes of diseases from tobacco and other plants like tea, coffee etc. Chamba will be legalised with some dos and don’ts. Those who want to smooke chamba are smooking right now. But otherwise this can not fail us to cultivate chamba for economic growth. Government should look into things which can make Malawi’s economy grow fast. Mining – Kayelekela, uranium is full of radiation but was accepted. yet there is nothing Malawian benefits from uranium. Legalise… Read more »
Chekambewa
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Investigate the M.P. Kadzamira may be he is one of those people smuglling chamba

fumbanie
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Otsasuta chamba it is evil

fumbanie
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Chamba has a negative impact of intoxication once smoked especially to our youths and even reading to madness. So should not be legalised please this is our beloved country and its citizens.

fumbanie
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I think other MP’s whom we call them honourables aren’t need deliverance

hugo
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mr mp sir wats ur problem

chriskay prod kavute
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As of me, its a gud idea to legalise. coz, whether banned or legalised, i wont smoke and those who smoke will do so. do u thnk kuti mukavomera, zichititsa aliyense kut azisuta? why dont i drink beer pamene it is legalised? mxiew!

Kamkhwezule Kakang'ono
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Kamkhwezule Kakang'ono

Tiyeni tilimbikitse kuti chamba chitipatse mwayi WA forex polima chambiri choti fiber ndi Mankhwala Ena adzipangidwa. Nkhani yogwiritsa ntchito chamba ngati fodya watsangulutso ayenera kuti ayiwunike. Ku Maiko otsogola anthu Ena akuwalora kugwiritsa ntchito chambo muyezo woyenera.

icon wotchuja uja
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Hehehe its surprising how you can defend urself Mr MP. I think when doing things lets not dwell much on the disadvantages if they are few. This plant in the nsmame of “holly plant ” has lots aof advantages than disasdvantages ..

Mr MP, when. you are building a house we look at the advantages and not the dissadvantages … houses when they collapse they kill people but we don’t take that into account ..

think positive. Mr MP

kayedza phunda
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Mazizi line of thinking is nothing but a colonial twisted one. These are the type that will always wait for washington to think and plan for them. 50years having no indipendend mind?

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