Malawi Parliament nods to industrial hemp legalization

Parliament has given a go ahead to Ntchisi north legislator Boniface Kadzamira to move a motion in the House to legalise the cultivation and sale of industrial hemp.

Kadzamira:  Championing Industrial Hemp legislation

The parliamentarians said this on Thursday when they debated on the issue.

Kadzamira told the suspicious legislators that the industrial hemp is very different from chamba in that the hemp is used to manufacture priducts such as clothes and shoes as well as manufacturing of medicine.

He told the parliamentarians that even if people smoke it, they cannot be intoxicated.

“The country will still have the laws which outlaw chamba,” he said.

He said farmers wishing to grow the industrial hemp will be legally registered with the government before they will be allowed to cultivate it.

Experts say the industrial hemp is a likely crop to replace tobacco, saying the industrial hemp does not need firewood as is the case with the leaf.

Lilongwe University of Natural Resources and Agriculture and Chitedze Research Station have given a go ahead to government to legalise Indian hemp.

 

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ELIJAH VERSUS BAAL
2 years ago

CANADA AND IRELAND HAVE ALSO LEGALISED THE LEAF —

Moya
Moya
2 years ago

Let’s open labs and factories and produce the medicine locally. College of medicine and college of health science’s students homework is here and time to make serious money, no more wasting time throwing stones around…Let’s introduce the right faculties if we don’t have.

Mapuwa
Mapuwa
2 years ago

Shame on Chilima who stole this idea from cabinet and attempted to claim it is what he wants to do. Well done to those pushing for the bill. There are many things we can do that our country improves our economy. The growing and commercial sale of Chamba should be under strict regulations for we are to get maximum benefits.

Bystander
Bystander
2 years ago

Last paragraph in the article. I don’t quite understand. What have LUANAR and Chitedze Research Station agreed to do?

JJ Mbewe/pathfinder
JJ Mbewe/pathfinder
2 years ago

Bravo our MPs. Now our country is moving forward.

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