Just Like Lesotho, Zimbabwe Legalize Production and Consumption of Marijuana

Date: 28-04-2018 4:01 pm (3 years ago) | Author: kacy lee
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Zimbabwe has followed Lesotho by legalising the production of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes, making it the second African country to turn the drug into a source of revenue.

However, recreational use of the drug known in the country as ‘mbanje or dagga’ remains illegal.

A government notice by the health and child care minister, Dr David Parirenyatwa says individuals and corporations can apply for licenses to grow marijuana, whose production and possession had brought up to 12 years in prison.

Dr David Parirenyatwa: health and child care minister of Zimbabwe: announces the new rule on marijuana
Producers of mbanje must be licensed by the minister, reported Zimbabwe Herald.

The notice was contained in a Government Gazette Statutory Instrument 62 of 2018 (Dangerous Drugs – Production of Cannabis for Medicinal and Scientific Use Regulations).

“An application for the issue of a licence in terms of section 27 of the Act shall be made to the Minister, in duplicate and shall be accompanied by the appropriate fee and three copies of a plan of the site proposed to be licensed which shall comply with the requirement specified in these regulations.

“In case of an individual, proof of citizenship or proof of being ordinarily resident in Zimbabwe or proof of an exemption by the Minister (will be required),” reads the regulations.

“In the case of a company, proof of citizenship or proof of being ordinarily resident in Zimbabwe of the majority of directors or proof of an exemption by the Minister and proof of incorporation in Zimbabwe of the company; and a declaration, signed and dated by the proposed authorised person in charge, stating that the authorised person in charge, the proposed responsible person in charge and, if applicable, the proposed alternate responsible person in charge, are familiar with the provisions of the Act (will be required),” reads the regulations.

The application for the licence must also provide a detailed description of the method that the applicant proposes to use for keeping records.

The Minister has powers to audit the activities of the licensed producer with respect to cannabis.

“The application shall also contain the following – (a) if applicable, the maximum quantity expressed as net weight in grammes of fresh cannabis, dried cannabis, cannabis oil to be produced by the applicant under the licence and the production period . . . and the maximum number of cannabis plants to be sold or provided by the applicant under the licence and the period in which that quantity is to be sold or provided,” read the regulations.

In case of an application for a licence to sell or provide fresh cannabis or cannabis oil under, the applicant must provide the Minister before commencing to sell or provide the substance, with the dried cannabis equivalence factor determined under section 73 and the method that they used to determine it.

If an applicant intends to possess, produce, sell, provide, ship, deliver, transport or destroy cannabis at more than one site, a separate application must be submitted for each proposed site.

A licensed producer designate one authorised person in charge to have overall responsibility for management of the activities conducted by the licensed producer under their licence at their site who may, if appropriate, be licensed producer.

The latest move on marijuana by Zimbabwe is a marked shift from the traditionally tough stance in the largely conservative country.

The tiny nation of Lesotho last year became the first African country to issue a license for medical marijuana.

Countries including Malawi and Ghana are reportedly exploring ways to legalise the drug. Nigeria’s National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency continues to arrest people in possession of marijuana.

A South African court last year ruled that private use of marijuana was legal but the government appealed.


Posted: at 28-04-2018 04:01 PM (3 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- kaposky at 28-04-2018 04:20 PM (3 years ago)
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Posted: at 28-04-2018 04:20 PM (3 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- blowout at 28-04-2018 04:25 PM (3 years ago)
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make una try solve the sex problem for that country before una legalise marijuana. else the small inhibition wey remain go disappear.
Posted: at 28-04-2018 04:25 PM (3 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chukkychukky at 28-04-2018 05:10 PM (3 years ago)
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Posted: at 28-04-2018 05:10 PM (3 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- fineboy77 at 28-04-2018 05:16 PM (3 years ago)
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with marijuana in their streets legally,their sex issues will surely increase

Posted: at 28-04-2018 05:16 PM (3 years ago) | Hero
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- WhaleDog at 28-04-2018 05:28 PM (3 years ago)
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Thank to Jah ! Africans have started to take their own destiny into their own hands rather than keeping track with babylon psychopath unjust criminalization of the fruit of wisdom .It was discovered by king Solomon and unto David the root of  Jacob .Sensimila cures depression ,tuberculosis and it has the substance to cure different dieseases .In the old days during the colonial rules in Jamaica the slaves in sugarcane plantation used it to cure all kind of diseases ,come to my grandfather iron sharpening iron

Posted: at 28-04-2018 05:28 PM (3 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- WhaleDog at 28-04-2018 06:07 PM (3 years ago)
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Nigeria is still a country living in its own shadow ,Nigerian being the largest black nation on earth should be the first to initiate it but instead the colonial mentality and the overall holy of holy is defining her future and restricting and impeding her establishment as a leading nation .Evil continues to dwell and wickedness is well established broadly in the heart of almost all Nigerian despite the religion extremism .I still can’t get it why nations which a Nigerian will regard as worshiping idols are much much more and more better and their most criminal minded citizen still much human than our so called pastors and heartless politician .Ya phuck like a phussy

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Posted: at 28-04-2018 10:44 PM (3 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- WhaleDog at 29-04-2018 04:25 AM (3 years ago)
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What makes it bad is the mentality of criminalizing sensimila.Free it ,legalize it and people won’t have to hide or abuse it .Sensimila is a gift from Jah to the black man ,discovered by King Solomon ,grounded it into the hands of black man as a miracle of nature from Jah to cure all illness .The medicinal substance in sensimila outweigh and surpassed most other plants extracted for pharmaceuticals development .The whiteman realized it grows in the backyard of the Blackman and therefore was so jealous ,scared and painstaking seen it challenging to its wisdom .The whiteman therefore out of hatred criminalize it to discourage the blacks from making advancement with it .

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- Gloodwin at 2-03-2021 01:10 PM (8 months ago)
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It would be better to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes...
Posted: at 2-03-2021 01:10 PM (8 months ago) | Newbie
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- PaulFelder at 2-03-2021 01:12 PM (8 months ago)
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Legalizing marijuana is always a good thing, as its beneficial properties have long been studied. A large number of people need marijuana and all products made from marijuana. Some countries legalize marijuana only for medical purposes and this is bad. I believe that legalizing marijuana will make it easier for the government to control this area. For example, I grow marijuana at home and sell it to a small number of people. For this I pay a tax to the state. I buy everything necessary for growing weed in official stores, too, starting from fertilizer and ending with a weed chopper. So, draw your own conclusions.

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