Zimbabwe: Agricultural Marketing Authority granted permission to issue cannabis trade permits

Government has authorised the Agricultural Marketing Authority (AMA) to issue three specialised trade permits which will legalise cannabis trade related activities in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe legalised the production of cannabis for medicinal or scientific purposes in April 2018 through a notice published under Statutory Instrument 62 of 2018 (Dangerous Drugs – Production of Cannabis for Medicinal and Scientific Use Regulations).

Last year, it announced that 37 local and private investors had shown interest in cannabis farming.

This year, through a cabinet decision and high-level meeting, a policy change enabling investors to hold 100% ownership of Medicinal Cannabis licences was made in order to improve the competitiveness of the sector both regionally and globally.

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