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Zimbabwe Allows Hemp Use in Medicines for First Time

  • Southern African nation is seeking to boost cannabis industry
  • Treasury estimates cannabis can generate $1.25 billion a year

Zimbabwe is allowing hemp-based products to be sold for the first time as part of complementary medicines given to patients.

The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe has invited all licensed cannabis and hemp producers, manufacturers, importers, exporters and retail pharmacists to apply for approval to sell the products.