Anti-drug activists say more Malawi youths smoking hemp

Anti-drug activists say more youths are now smoking hemp since the legalisation of industrial hemp last year and have since asked the government to put in place controlling measures.

Zakeyu (centre) against legal hemp

Nelson Zakeyu of Drug Fight Malawi says a research which his organisation undertook recently shows that half of the youth in Malawi are now on marijuana since parliament passed the law to legalise the growing of industrial hemp.

Industrial hemp is different from indian hemp in that industrial hemp is used for making things from cosmetics to clothes.

“Half of the youth are now smoking indian hemp in public, in open places in football matches, bus depots or colleges, even in full view of the police. They think the government has legalised indian hemp,” he said.

Zakeyu said the government should engage in massive civic education and sensitization meetings on the issue before the matter gets out of hand.

Information minister Nicholas Dausi says the government is putting in place measures that would put the situation under control.

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7 thoughts on “Anti-drug activists say more Malawi youths smoking hemp”

  1. David says:

    Why don’t you fight cigarettes and alcohol. You have been fighting Hemp since creation, but no solution. Why fighting a loosing battle, let it go. Why do you think these other countries Ligarised it, here is the ttuth. They failed to stop it with their best resources, we are the poorest Nation on earth with very important problems to solve than this Hemp issue.

  2. Zakeyu says:

    Zakeyu wants to survive; so he has to make such noise so that he is seen to be working.

  3. uchi says:

    Those who have smoked weed no it better than those who just fear about it…… its a healing of the Nation who made it knows it

  4. Conqueror says:

    Kantengo kanakulakwirani chani??mmalo molimbana ndi mahulewa babylon system agweee!
    ife tibanda ganja imeneyi mufune musafune fyaaaaah!

  5. dj says:

    useless article, no mention of the figures from the study or where the study was done, no comment on what the population of those smoking was prior to the legalization of industrial hemp. just making noise for no reason.

  6. lesley says:

    Akusutawo zawo. Its a choice. If they are over 18

  7. ade says:


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