Consultations were crucial before legalizing marijuana – CWGH

THE Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) has expressed  concern over government’s failure to hold public consultations before legalizing mbanje or cannabis (marijuana) at a time the country is grappling with the problem of drug abuse, especially among the youth. HealthTimes Reporter CHWGH Executive Director, Itai Rusike told HealthTimes that the lack of consultation  on such critical matters by government would plunge the nation into some irreversible future problems. “While the organisation does not doubt or discredit the medicinal benefits associated with cannabis, it is the lack of consultations and…

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ZIMA Pleads With Gvt To Revoke Marijuana Farming License

THE Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZIMA) has pleaded with government to reverse its recently announced intentions to license Marijuana farming for medicinal purposes saying it could lead to a spike in drug abuse and dependence. By Michael Gwarisa Through their micro-blogging site @ZimMedicalAssociation,  ZIMA said they had strong reservations to the whole process and licensing should be strictly monitored and not generalised. “One of the drivers of drug dependence is increased access. Legalising cannibis may drive cannibis dependence. We urge the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) to reconsider. By…

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