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Malawi becomes the latest African country to legalize the growing, selling and exporting of cannabis

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Malawi has become the latest southern African country to legalize the growing, selling and exporting of cannabis.

The country’s Agriculture minister has stated that Legalization of the crop will contribute to economic growth and further in the diversification of the economy and boost the country’s exports.

This comes at a time when tobacco exports in the country are dwindling.

Cannabis plantation.

Cannabis for recreational use remains illegal in the country.

Malawi’s new law allows for the establishment of the Cannabis Regulatory Authority, which will grant licenses to cultivate, process, store, sell, export and distribute. It also will issue permits to firms and institutions to conduct scientific research.

It becomes the tenth country in Africa to legalize Cannabis for medicinal purposes.

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