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Malawi Hemp Cultivation Sparks Debate

Malawi’s government has approved growing industrial hemp for export on a trial basis. The decision followed years of heated debate, and the proposal continues to meet resistance from anti-drug activists and religious leaders. Hemp resurfaced on the agenda in May when parliament member Boniface Kadzamira asked lawmakers to reconsider the plant's economic potential. Industrial hemp can be used to make paper, fabric, soap, medicine and even food products. Kadzamira said it is...

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