Zimbabwe Becomes Second African Nation to Legalize Medical Marijuana


Zimbabwe, seemingly an unlikely candidate, has just become the second African nation to legalize medical marijuana. Given that Zimbabwe is traditionally one of Africa’s more closed societies, this is a hopeful sign — both that things are loosening up there after the recent fall of its long-ruling strongman and for an eventual liberalization of the marijuana economy across the continent.

The southern African nation of Zimbabwe has legalized marijuana for medical and scientific use. The official notice issued April 27 by the government stated that individuals and businesses will be allowed to apply for licenses to cultivate cannabis for these purposes.

The notice, published by the Health Ministry in the national…

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