Zimbabwe has become the second country on the continent of Africa to legalise the growth of cannabis. Last year, Lesotho became the first country to do so.
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Residents of Zim can now apply for a licence to grow weed for medical and research purposes, but it’s not yet clear how these licences are going to be handed out, or how a person can prove that his/her cannabis will be used for said purposes.
The health minister of Zimbabwe, David Parirenyatwa, revealed that both companies and individuals with a five-year licence would be able to grow, transport and sell cannabis and associated products.
This licence could be suspended if a person of authority notices that the substance is being sold to an “illicit market.”
If you happen to live in Zimbabwe, or Lesotho for that matter, here’s a beginner’s guide to growing whacky tabaccy.