Cannabis Regulatory Authority (CRA) has called on the members of Parliament to push for total decriminalization of local Cannabis.
CRA board chairperson Boniface Kadzamila has explained to the cluster of Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture and Food Security and Committee on Natural Resources and Climate that there is an overwhelming demand for local hemp.
Kadzamila has revealed that people outside are willing to buy Malawian hemp without a need to change the way it is produced.
He said there will be no need for growing the plant in greenhouses, which have proven to be expensive for Malawian farmers to set up.
The foreign varieties that are government-approved need to be cultivated in greenhouses.
Kadzamila says other countries are breeding the same Malawi variety and making money while Malawi is prohibiting it.
He however wonders why Malawi finds the variety to be bad when other countries are making money out of it and supporting their economies.
The CRA board chairperson says there is, at the moment, an investor who has asked for 200 metric tons of Malawi hemp by April, but the laws are the only barrier.