Legalised movement regulated
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.