August 7, 2019

Zim to amend constitution for hemp production

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Zimbabwe’s government is set to make amendments to the constitution which currently bans the growing of hemp in the country.

This comes after the government, on Tuesday, decided to allow farmers to grow the plant which has many benefits including production of building materials, textiles, paper and plastics.

It also has potential to substitute tobacco as the country’s biggest foreign currency earner.

Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister July Moyo explains the proposed amendments to the constitution that will allow for the production of industrial hemp.

Hemp, or industrial hemp, is a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products. It is one of the fastest growing plants and was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 10,000 years ago.

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