Malawi President Kicks off Tobacco Selling Season Saying Hemp Will Be The Future

Malawi’s president chose the start of the annual tobacco selling season to signal that has lost faith in that commodity and wants to see it replaced with hemp and medicinal cannabis.   President serious about reducing tobacco dependency Many observers were taken by surprise by President Chakwera’s statement as Malawi depends on 60% of its revenue […]

Malawi Cannabis License Fees

Malawi Won’t Back Down on Cannabis License Fees: Tells Farmers to Form Co-Ops to Share Costs

The Malawi government says it won’t drop cannabis license fees despite agitation by local farmers that they are unaffordable. The Cannabis Regulatory Authority (CRA) says it’s planning a roadshow to try and set up collaborative grow-ops and convince prospective cannabis farmers to pool their resources.    Only 2 government-approved varietals will be allowed to grown […]

Malawi issues 86 hemp licenses; none yet for export

By Cannabiz Africa and Owen Khamulu, Nyasa Times   Malawi’s Cannabis Regulatory Authority (CRA) has issued 86 cannabis licenses to 35 companies and co-operatives for cultivation for industrial hemp production.   CRA chair Kadzamila gets the ball rolling with mass license announcement   CRA chairman Boniface Kadzamila said in Llilongwe on 9 April 2021 that licenses […]

Malawi’s Cannabis Regulation

List of Malawi Cannabis Licence Holders (as of 08/04/2021)

Malawi’s Cannabis Regulatory Authority announced on 8 April 2021 that it had issued licenses for the  cultivation, processing and storage of hemp to 35 companies. No export licenses have yet been issued.   The licenses have been awarded to: Medigrow Malawi Mangoes Africa Gold Ltd Ortusol Ltd SADM Tilimenawo Cannabis Club Unity Co-operative Banana 2017 […]

Malawi-cannabis-farmer; Malawi hemp farmers upset

Malawian licenses: irate hemp farmers threaten court action

Malawi hemp farmers are upset! A group of industrial hemp growers in Malawi are threatening the government with legal action for failure to issue hemp licences. The farmers, mostly from Mzimba in northern Malawi, say they have invested more than US$1,5 million in preparation for hemp farming.   Empty government promises – sound familiar? But, […]

Latest Research: Southern African Cannabis Market worth R32 billion by 2024

The Southern African Cannabis Market generated an estimated R21,92 billion (US$1,37 billion) in legal and illegal cannabis revenue in 2019.  This is expected to rise by between 6 and 7 % over the next four years as deregulation sweeps through the subcontinent, and the forecast for 2024 is a turnover of US$2 billion (R32 million). […]

Malawi’s Cannabis Regulation

Malawi cultivation license to cost US$10 000 – over 100 applications

A cannabis cultivation license in Malawi will cost you US$10 000 (7,6 m Kwacha). That’s the bottom line for investors following the gazetting on 20 November 2020 of regulations governing the cultivation and distribution of cannabis products. Overwhelming Responses to to cost of Malawi’s cultivation license ($10000) New Cannabis Regulatory Authority chairman, Boniface Kadzamira says Malawi […]