Le­galised move­ment reg­u­lated

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GOV­ERN­MENT has said raw and pro­cessed mar­i­juana can now only be moved in and out of Zim­babwe via Robert Gabriel Mu­gabe In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

Zim­babwe early this year le­galised pro­duc­tion and pro­cess­ing of cannabis for medic­i­nal and sci­en­tific pur­poses. This is de­signed to un­lock the sci­en­tific and eco­nomic value in­her­ent in the plant. Recre­ational use of mar­i­juana re­mains out­lawed. To mon­i­tor and con­trol move­ment of reg­u­lated mar­i­juana, Gov­ern­ment on Fri­day gazetted a Statu­tory In­stru­ment to amend the Dan­ger­ous Drugs (Pro­duc­tion of Cannabis for Medic­i­nal and Sci­en­tific Use Reg­u­la­tions) Act.

Ac­cord­ing to the no­tice by Min­is­ter of Health and Child Care Dr Oba­diah Moyo Gov­ern­ment, in terms of Sec­tion 6 of the Dan­ger­ous Drugs Act (Chap­ter 15:02) the reg­u­la­tions may be cited as the “Dan­ger­ous Drugs (Pro­duc­tion of Cannabis for Medic­i­nal and Sci­en­tific Use) (Amend­ment) Reg­u­la­tions, 2018 (No 1).”

“For the pur­pose of these reg­u­la­tions, the des­ig­nated port of en­try or exit of fresh or dried cannabis, cannabis plants, cannabis seeds or cannabis oil shall be Robert Gabriel Mu­gabe In­ter­na­tional Air­port, Harare,” the Gov­ern­ment Gazette says.

Any pro­duc­tion or use of mar­i­juana re­quires a li­cence from the Health and Child Care Min­istry.

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