Zimbabwe joins Australia, Ecuador, Malawi, Switzerland, and Uruguay in increasing the THC level allowed in industrial hemp from 0,3% to 1%.
There are indications that the legal framework is moving in a more liberal direction.
The Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Amendment Bill, 2002 is proposing the amendment of section 155 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act [Chapter 9:23] (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”) to remove industrial hemp from the list of dangerous drugs.
The amendment bill also introduces a legal definition of industrial hemp, which is defined as a plant Cannabis sativa L and any part of the plant, including the seed thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not with a delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 1% on a dry weight basis.
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