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Don’t forget billion dollar pot – Sinkamba

PROFILE - DRUG Enforcement Commission destroyed 1.5 tonnes of marijuana and other assorted drugs in Lusaka yesterday. Above, a Drug Enforcement officer burns the substance in a kiln at the University of Zambia. PICTURE: CHANDA MWENYA

MWILA NTAMBI, PRISCILLA MWILA
Kitwe, Lusaka
WITH the new dawn administration saying it has inherited empty coffers from the Patriotic Front (PF) government following last month’s general election, Green Party president Peter Sinkamba believes there is a way out – cannabis.
The Green Party leader is urging the United Party for National Development (UPND) government under President Hakainde Hichilema to go ahead and legalise the cannabis industry.
In his estimates, the country could earn as much as US$36 billion in revenue by 2026, enough to take care of the country’s debt situation.
Former president Edgar Lungu had already assented to the Cannabis Act number 33 of 2021 and the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act number 35 of 2021.
With the yawning market for cannabis in many Western markets, a number of African countries are CLICK TO READ MORE




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