There has been an overwhelming response from people and companies wishing to venture into cannabis farming, with the government having so far received applications worth at least $7 million.

The development follows the government’s gazetting of a statutory instrument legalising the farming cannabis in Zimbabwe only for medicinal and or scientific purposes.

The $50 000 licence fee charged by the government seems to have not deterred potential farmers keen to venture into this billion dollar industry. 

A Dutch firm intends to set up a factory in Zimbabwe that will value add the crop for medicinal purposes.