Don’t legalise it: NGO against industrial hemp

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Drug Fight Malawi has urged President Peter Mutharika not assent to the recently passed bill on legalising industrial hemp saying there is need for more research on the issue.

Drug Fight Malawi director Nelson Zakeyu said government need to do research on the long term effects of legalising the drug on the country’s youth.

According to Zakeyu, the organisation is concerned that the number of youths who smoke Indian hemp will rise due to misconceptions about the drug.

Nelson Zakeyu

Zakeyu: Fears there will be a misconception.

“The government need to intervene on the matter because failing to do so will bring problems to the Malawian youths,” he explained.

Zakeyu further urged Mutharika to avoid making a decision based on the current poverty levels in the country but to look at the long term effects on of the legalisation.

He added that government should send officials to other countries which allowed the cultivation of Indian hemp to find out how they are faring.

Zakeyu also suggested that government should school Malawians on the difference between industrial hemp and marijuana saying the effects of the former is minimal.

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  1. MP’s should pass the bill to legalise marijuana,, its gona boost our economy, as u can c tobacco is not fetching good prices! Ma NGO’s akuno ndi adyela, there busy campaigning for gay rights! To hell with u people! mind u ! its gona b used for industrial purposes which is good for the economy

  2. Zoona hemp should not be legalized not because the some NGO think its a drug noo but it will be in the hands of the CAPITALIST oppressive system u will believe me hemp imeneyiyi adzalemere ndi azungu ma minister ndi ena ochita kale bwino unu ndi ine tidzakhala chimodzimodzi!

  3. Zoona hemp should not be legalized not because the some NGO think its a drug noo but it will be in the hands of the CAPITALIST oppressive system u will believe me hemp imeneyiyi adzalemere ndi azungu ma minister ndi ena ochita kale bwino unu ndi ine tidzakhala chimodzimodzi!

  4. Those from Lilongwe, Just at the Central Hospital Roundbout at the stage shelta as we go towards City Centre, Pamakhala Rasta wina ogulitsa ma Caltaputs in fact amagulitsa Chamba. Mabwana a ma NGO from city centre amakhala akubwela pa lunch kukagula chamba daily ndi zimagalimoto zawo. Akusuta ndi iwowomwe komaso ndamene akukhomelera kuti anthu ena atukuke bwanj? by the way we have many drugs that kill people or make them mad than Hemp.

  5. Those from Lilongwe, Just at the Central Hospital Roundbout at the stage shelta as we go towards City Centre, Pamakhala Rasta wina ogulitsa ma Caltaputs in fact amagulitsa Chamba. Mabwana a ma NGO from city centre amakhala akubwela pa lunch kukagula chamba daily ndi zimagalimoto zawo. Akusuta ndi iwowomwe komaso ndamene akukhomelera kuti anthu ena atukuke bwanj? by the way we have many drugs that kill people or make them mad than Hemp.

  6. Government is corrupt legalize cannabis hemp it will feed cloth and house people you don’t have the right to tell us what not to grow

  7. Ganja is still found everywhere. Even if they prohibit the plantation or what but when a person wants 2 smoke he still finds it. It’s better then just 2 legalise it for the full benefit of the people 2 make money. It’s stupid 2 forbid utilising something in a positive way while people still use it negatively on the corners of the whole country.

  8. Ganja is still found everywhere. Even if they prohibit the plantation or what but when a person wants 2 smoke he still finds it. It’s better then just 2 legalise it for the full benefit of the people 2 make money. It’s stupid 2 forbid utilising something in a positive way while people still use it negatively on the corners of the whole country.

  9. abungwe musamatitenge ife ngati mazoba, inu amene wakutumaniyo wakupatsani ndalama kut mutokote zaukapezo, ife timakhetsa thukuta kut tipeze zosowa zathu, pamene inu ndi amaskini, tilimatu ife ganja aulesinu zisakukhudzeni.

  10. abungwe musamatitenge ife ngati mazoba, inu amene wakutumaniyo wakupatsani ndalama kut mutokote zaukapezo, ife timakhetsa thukuta kut tipeze zosowa zathu, pamene inu ndi amaskini, tilimatu ife ganja aulesinu zisakukhudzeni.

  11. Asiyeni anthu alime fodya wamkulu,koma anthuwo azigula/kudula ziphatso(license) zowalora kulima chambacho,ndipo ma licenses wo akhale well secured and very expensive,, opanda license aziyimbidwa mlandu,
    Komanso anthu osuta azikhala ndi zipatso zowalora kusuta, koma chizikhalanso chamtengo wapatali,
    Ndalama zonsezo zizithandiza kugwira ntchito zaboma zofunika makamaka cash-gate…
    NGO’s stop making noise agalu inu,anthu ambiri akulima ndikusuta chambacho inu mukupanga chiyani?
    MALAWIAN GOLD

  12. Asiyeni anthu alime fodya wamkulu,koma anthuwo azigula/kudula ziphatso(license) zowalora kulima chambacho,ndipo ma licenses wo akhale well secured and very expensive,, opanda license aziyimbidwa mlandu,
    Komanso anthu osuta azikhala ndi zipatso zowalora kusuta, koma chizikhalanso chamtengo wapatali,
    Ndalama zonsezo zizithandiza kugwira ntchito zaboma zofunika makamaka cash-gate…
    NGO’s stop making noise agalu inu,anthu ambiri akulima ndikusuta chambacho inu mukupanga chiyani?
    MALAWIAN GOLD

  13. Who are NGO’s and why do they come inn ONLY on this issue? If they (NGO’s) were concerned as everybody else, the situation of our beloved, they wuld have advised our government beta ways to do this. Malawi’s situation is very bad becoz of these NGO pipo. They have benefited alot from rubbish things . If legalised, government wuld together with those wishing our Malawi well, beta ways to start this highly development agenda. Only government set places wuld engage in this and under heavy security measures. NGO’s, stop yur nosense and help Malawi to get out of poverty. I Love My Warm Heart Of Africa and Wish Every Good Plan To Succeed.

  14. Ngos what has this to do with you? Who is experimenting? The government can handle this beside being the first let them do things without nu necessary pressures

  15. Mbuzi NGO,NGO ndi mbuzi!kodi mmanganizila aphawife ?ngati sitigwilitsa tchito thakayathu tizikadya mmakwanu!inu muli phwiii pachimpano kudikira ndalama zakunja kodi nkati asalole nde tizilima chani? poti barley alibe nsika,chamba cilimidwe ife nzeru zaubwantasazo kwan konko !viva ganja,viva maruana,viva canabis,viva chamba,viva malawi

  16. NDE ZA CHAMBA ZO ZIMENEZO MASANGALALA TIKAMAZUZIKA ETT…………………………..WE TRYING SOMETHING FOR EXPORT MUZITILETSA MUTADYA NDALAMA ZOLANDILA……………………….HOMO NDE KUMALIMBIKITSA…………………………SHAME ON YOU

  17. This is the only way Malawi would develop, koma apange legalise zinthu zau SATANIST like arbortion? Gay Marriage? etc? Ma NGO’S step aside please, we do not need you on this one, anthu oyipa inu

  18. Fire burn dem all jah rastafari gave the herbs to the nation for meditation and medication.Homosexuality is wat they want FU#K the N.G.Os nd azungu awo omwewo

  19. What other thing Will bring money to the country right now? these people should stop being ignorant and use facts on facts we don’t need an opinion of a small amount of people that have personal issues with the herb #mboliyako

  20. Nthaka yanthu ndiyoguga chimanga sichilora opanda feteleze and fertilizer its very expensive its not everyone can afford to buy it. Nde ngati chamba chikulora munthaka yogugayo y cant u regalize it??????? Anthu atukuke basi. Osutayo aziona yekha paja zikachuluka sizidyeka

  21. Bt they shud legalise homosexual right???? Money frm industrial Indian hemp will be clean osati zomwe mukulemerera inuyo ama NGO……Kufuna azanu azisauka ndikumvutika inu mukulemera ndi nyasi zanu

  22. Malawi 24, it seems u lack skills of marrying the heading and the content of the story. legalization of industrial hemp should be done seriously and it should involve thourough civic education. from what i have observed, many Malawians think that it is this Indian hemp which is to be legalized. on one point i agree with Zakeyu only that Malawi 24 has failed to present Zakeyu’s argument in the right way. If we legalize Industrial hemp we all win,but let the government school the citizens the uses of Industrial hemp

  23. drug fight drug fight chiani Malawians are getting poor day by day. Chamba is there akulu akulu alemera nacho chifukwa chogulitsa mwamseri panopa chizigulitsidwa openly kuti wina aliyense apindule ngakhale boma.

  24. malamulo akuenela asinthe molingana ndikusintha kwa zinthu/nyengo,ganja ndi golide mukavongomeleza zambili zisintha zinazi zikumachitka chifukwa chaumphawi monga umbava/umbanda,uhule,kusowa makhwala muhospa,njala etc

  25. Never listen to NGO’s as these are interested in having many poor malawians so as to attract more funding so that they corrupt it and enrich themselves. Boma linayamba kale kulesa kulima but still anthu amasuta so l don’t think much growing will increase consumption. Zachamba bas,

  26. Can’t your heads get it that Malawi is getting miserably poor by the second. Inu mukudya bwino mumakwanu, tisiyeni tilime, chamba chimasutidwa nkale. Industrial hemp doesn’t make one high. You can read all the info about it in less than an hour. Those parliamentarians know what they are doing for once. Its not easy for a whole president to tell his people to be eating grasshopper, we need a way out, this is it.

  27. Inenso ndikuti chamba chilimidwe paliponse ndipo inu apolice musiye kugwira anthu pa nkhani ya chamba. Mulungu siopusa kutipatsa mthaka ya chamba ai anadziwa kuti ndie mgodi wathu muletsenso kufulula mowa kaye apo bii olimanu kalimani mulungu ndi amane atadzaweruze.

  28. Inenso ndikuti chamba chilimidwe paliponse ndipo inu apolice musiye kugwira anthu pa nkhani ya chamba. Mulungu siopusa kutipatsa mthaka ya chamba ai anadziwa kuti ndie mgodi wathu muletsenso kufulula mowa kaye apo bii olimanu kalimani mulungu ndi amane atadzaweruze.

  29. ma NGO aku Malawi ndinu mbuzi mwamva mumapeleka ndalama kwa a Malawi mukuleka kuka menyela ufulu wa alimi kuma auction kumene alimi chaka ndi chaka amangolila bwa?

  30. chamba sichithandixa chilichonse ndinathamangako ine……..ndicha Kwacha50……Bola nde kuli bwanji chozilimila i don’t want to legalize it

  31. these organizations do not ask people on issues of national importance therefore APM should not listen to them because they speak their voice not voice of malawians. MPs who pssed the bill are our represantives! we want industrial hemp if we are to develop. another thing that research on this issue is being done in phases and it has passed two phases. once these are over the govt will bring rules and regulations to guide us on how to carry out actual farming. therefore the scientic concept on this is being addressed.

  32. Ma NGOs Nanu…The government is hitting us hard ont taxes and this will be remedy to prevent further increments in taxes as the government will widen its tax base. Za proper scrutinisation ndi zanu zimenezo….#teamindianhemp

  33. Kodi mukachipanga research chimapita kuti??? Pls Mr president mokupephani tiloleni tizisuta public.ndipo Chamba muli ndalama zambiri pls

  34. Inu tiloreniko tilime Chamba, thonje ilibe ndalama, what we is to generate an benefit source of money muone ngati sindimange nyumba yabwino. Zopusa makani basi.

  35. Uchitsiru Wa Ma N G O Wagona Pamenepo, Safuna Kuti Anthu Atukuke Koma Azivutika Azikadandaula Kwa Iwo Akatero Ma Demo Iwo Nkupatsidwa Ndalama. Zitsiru Zimenezi Zimadana Ndi Chitukuko. Zikaona Kuti Penapake Pakufuna Kuchitika Chinthu Chothandiza Osauka Amadana Nazo Monga Ku Kayerekera, Miyala Mu Mt Mulanje Komanso Oil Pa Lake Malawi.

  36. koma akanati kuyenda maliseche m’mene akupangira amayi kumalawikuno,kapena okwatirana amuna kapena akazi okhaokha akanalola,chamba ife tizilima ndikusuta muwonanso.

  37. Ma NGO ndinu amene mukuyambitsa dziko la Malawi kuti lizingo saukira saukira mukumatinyasa nazo nfuno zanu zopoyirazo. Tsono Mowa bwanji simukuliretsa Boma kuloreza ma Kampani kufuula mowa. Zausiru eti. Chamba chilimidwe basi

  38. Tidye zomerazi bax ulimi wachamba patsogolo iwe wamabubgwe,kuzolowera kudya zopemphetsa basi xul ndi xul munangophunzilira kupempha instead of kugwira ntchito zowoneka ndimaso.

  39. Scientific proven arguments must be entertained. Otherwise, we don’t want emotionally charged but empty minded guys who are surviving on donations from elsewhere to sabotage our God given opportunities to take the nation out of dire poverty. Bwana Silence Banda mwatani kodi ndi guru lanu? Kkkk

    • and this is the same NGO which wanted to terminate bullets sponsor in the name of drug fight but many months down the line what have transpired no any signs of abuse the same he himself does is what we can see now he want to compromise this again go and fight in the Caribbean countries

    • I dont see anything tangible that one can stand up and point at as domething this organisation is doing! What they are known of is to stand up against some progressive initiatives. There are some youths in our locations and schools who smoke dagga who need some remedies; i thought they could target those to remedy their situation or work with St John of God who help drug addicts to reform them but alas this firm!

  40. it’s part of improving malawi economy and this system will help our country to depend on, for how long we waiting donation from other country. let’s plant hemp, z a big deal

  41. this is serious issue only bare hands need to handle it. I don’t think there should be any stakeholder left out for the sake of just legalising it.

  42. Lolezani basi chifukwa osuta ndi osuta olo mukanize chimapezekabe basi. Nde ngati nchoncho muletsenso chingabwe,mowa ndi mahule chifukwa zonsezo zimaononga ndi kupha munthu.