Chamazu Investment, a company that specializes in health services, has urged government to explore the medicinal benefits of marijuana.
Company Managing Director Charles Zulu, who is also Luangeni Member of Parliament said marijuana has for a long time been demonized despite having healing powers to treat ailments ranging from cancer, arthritis and epilepsy among others.
Mr. Zulu whose company has applied for a license to grow and export marijuana to Canada, said the company has put in enough security measures to ensure that the plant does not get into wrong hands.
“We are appealing to the Ministry of Health to look into our matter. Once operational, this project is expected to benefit more than 3,000 ordinary Zambians in terms of job creation”, he said.
Mr. Zulu added that, the world is changing and countries need to be innovative and try out new things.
Chamazu is partnering with African Medical Services Limited, a South African company in executing the project which is currently pending government authorization.