Articles tagged 'mbanje'

Preps for mbanje farming 28 September 2018 HARARE - At least $10 million has been set aside for the establishment of the first ever medicinal cannabis (mbanje) production facility in Mazowe, Mashonaland Central. Operating under the firm, NIRCAN ZW Limited, a subsidiary of the NIRCOM A.S.I.G, the consortium has already applied to govern...
Security sector to vet mbanje farmers 2 September 2018 HARARE - The security sector will play an active role in the production and regulation of cannabis (mbanje or dagga) to be grown for medicinal or scientific purposes, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said. Early this year, government legalised the production of mbanje upon acquiring a licence ...
Mbanje farming suspension draws fire 23 May 2018 HARARE - Government's surprise decision to suspend issuing licences to prospective cannabis (mbanje) growers for research and medicinal purposes — less than a month after approving its farming — has sparked outrage from Zimbabweans who said the decision betrays incompetence. Deputy minister of...
Govt suspends mbanje licensing 20 May 2018 HARARE - Government has suspended the licensing and growing of marijuana — popularly known as mbanje. Last month, President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration gazetted licence fees for those interested in growing cannabis (mbanje) for research and medicinal purposes. This was seen as part ...
Cannabis licence fees too steep: Zanu PF MP 11 May 2018 HARARE - The Member of Parliament for Uzumba, Simbaneuta Mudarikwa has called on government to scrap the $50 000 licensing fees for growers of cannabis saying the fee was too steep. Contributing to the National Assembly’s question time on Wednesday, Mudarikwa — who first unsuccessfully introdu...
Mixed reactions over Mbanje legalisation 30 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans have expressed mixed feelings over government's move to legalise the production of cannabis (mbanje). Last Friday, government gazetted a $50 000 licence fee for those wishing to farm the drug while at the same time reducing the prison terms of those caught illegally dealin...
Zim sets $50 000 fee to grow marijuana 29 April 2018 HARARE - Government has set high licence fees for those wishing to farm cannabis (mbanje) while at the same time reducing the prison terms of those caught illegally dealing in the substance. [Adz]
'I abuse drugs for survival' 5 September 2016 HARARE - A Harare man has made no apologies for abusing Bron Cleer cough syrup —popularly known as bronco — and dagga, insisting he either uses the illegal substances to perform his manual jobs or he starves to death. Pesenai Zembeti, a brick layer by profession, pleaded guilty when he appeare...
2 up for 225kg mbanje possession 27 August 2014 MUTARE - Two men appeared in court here for allegedly possessing 225kg of mbanje. The dagga was recovered by police in Nyamaropa near Nyanga. Amon Mdhela, 35, of 1394 Epworth and Doubt Sapali, 37, of 14187 Kuwadzana Extension in Harare, were arrested on August 24. They face charges of un...
Municipal worker fined for mbanje 23 August 2014 MUTARE - A Mutare municipal employee was yesterday fined $20 for smoking marijuana. Tinashe Mukandi of Dangamvura was convicted by Mutare magistrate Annia Ndiraya on his own plea of guilty. The State led by Cuthbert Bosha said Mukandi was caught red handed with a smoldering stub of the drug...
Chipinge brothers found with $58 000 mbanje 28 November 2013 BULAWAYO - Two Chipinge brothers have been arrested in Bulawayo after they were found with four suitcases with dagga worth $58 000. Samson Muyambo, 36, and Richard Muyambo, 26, were arraigned before Bulawayo magistrate Gladmore Mushove. They were not asked to plead. They were remanded in...
Cop convicted of stealing mbanje 23 August 2013 HARARE - A 54-year-old Harare cop has been convicted for stealing a sack of mbanje, which was part of a consignment being taken to court as an exhibit. Magistrate Anita Tshuma yesterday ruled that evidence against Shadreck Chingoma Mutota was overwhelming. “State managed to prove its case bey...
CD vendor nabbed for selling mbanje 4 July 2013 BULAWAYO – A pirate compact disc vendor has been convicted for possessing eight grammes of prepared dagga and fined $20 or one week in prison by a Bulawayo court. Webster Mugwagwa of Njube pleaded guilty to the charge when he appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Sibongile Msipa. The court he...