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Introduction of Bill to Legalise the cultivation of Cannabis Welcome

Economy Introduction of Bill to Legalise the cultivation of Cannabis Welcome

Luangeni Member of Parliament Charles Zulu has applauded Cabinet for approving the Cannabis Bill of 2021.

Mr Zulu expressed happiness over the decision made to approve the publication and introduction of the Cannabis Bill of 2021, in parliament.

Cabinet on Monday approved the bill to legalise the cultivation of cannabis for research purposes.

Mr Zulu has since appealed to members of the public not to have misgivings about the law that legalises the growing of cannabis, saying the public should instead consider the positive impact that will be realised from the decision made.

Mr Zulu notes that once this bill is enacted into law, people that will be given licenses to cultivate cannabis will be required to follow strict guidelines, in order to avoid unauthorized persons from accessing their fields.

“This cannabis will not be grown carelessly by people who will be given licenses. Enough security will be put on farms in order to ensure that unauthorised people do not have access,” he said.

The Luangeni lawmaker was speaking in an interview yesterday during his tour of the constituency.

Mr Zulu pointed out that once cannabis is cultivated and produced, the end product will be solely used for medicinal purposes.

He also urged members of parliament to put aside partisan sentiments, and prioritise the interest of the nation once the bill is presented to parliament.

Among the objectives of the Bill, is to provide for the regulation of the cultivation, production, storage and distribution of cannabis for medicinal, scientific and research purposes.

12 COMMENTS

  1. Politicians like Peter Sinkamba are very progressive and follow what they need to be done with passion. Not these politician cooking up alliances that will never work or claim to have all the spanners to fix things. This chamba is not for smoking but is for scientific and medical purposes. But the under cult will probably want to oppose as usual.

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  2. My self and my companies are looking into opportunities in the marijuana business. This is welcome. We will soon submit an application for a licence. I have partners in holland who cannot wait to deal with me. This is a billion dollar business. Thank you pf

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  3. It is impossible to monitor this
    Growing of cannabis for medical
    Purpose only.Security cannot be
    Provided all the time.This cannabis will have its own effect
    On businesses aswell as people.
    Let’s wait and see as it has already
    Been passed.

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  4. Market price will be the major factor in controlling the cultivation of this ganja. My concern is the fact that street price offers will be more attractive than those offered for medicinal uses. “Another Colombia in making.”

  5. On the way to becoming a narco-state. There are laws against street vending in Zambia, but are they being enforced? Why do u think non-medical cultivation of cannabis will be stopped?

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  6. PETER SINKAMBA ADVOCATED THE LEGALISATION OF GANJA FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF GENERATING FOREX BUT NOW WE ARE TALKING ABOUT MEDICINAL PURPOSES?
    THE ZAMBIAN VARIETY IS SUPPOSEDLY ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST LIKE OUR EMERALDS.
    SO, LET US CUT OUT ALL THE CAMOUFLAGE AND CULTIVATE THE STUFF FOR EXPORT TO AMERICA AND EUROPE AND PROP THE FLAGGING KWACHA !!
    WHAT SAYEST YOU, PETER?

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  7. THE ORIGINAL IDEA FOR LEGALISATION WAS TO GENERATE FOREX LIKE NOW WHEN THE KWACHA IS IN THE ICU?
    WHAY SAYEST THOU PETER SINKAMBA?

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  8. THE ORIGINAL IDEA FOR LEGALISATION WAS TO GENERATE FOREX LIKE NOW WHEN THE KWACHA IS IN THE ICU?
    WHAY SAYEST THOU PETER SINKAMBA?!

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  9. THE ORIGINAL IDEA WAS FOR ZAMBIA TO GENERATE FOREX THROUGH EXPORT OF MARIJUANA..
    WHAT IS THIS MEDICINAL STUFF?
    THE KWACHA NEEDS PROPPING UP AS IT IS NOW IN THE ICU !!

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  10. THE ORIGINAL IDEA WAS FOR ZAMBIA TO GENERATE FOREX THROUGH EXPORT OF MARIJUANA..
    WHAT IS THIS MEDICINAL STUFF?!
    THE KWACHA NEEDS PROPPING UP AS IT IS NOW IN THE ICU !!

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  11. Let’s appreciate were our Cabinet scores a point in view of their collective resolution on this piece of Law. For me this is progressive and I say thumbs up to cabinet. I know Sinkamba will complain that his astute idea is being taken and be implemented by people with no clue on how he envision this as being a Lucrative activity for the good of our country Zambia. We are ever optimistic for the best. Sad that you are a lame duck Cabinet as 12th Day of August is around the corner. Imagine that even Mr Ediga Lungv has resolved to vote for UPND as he has imerse confidence in HH to Develope Zambia for the good of us all.

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