The National Restoration party (NAREP) says the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes is long overdue.
NAREP Presidential spokesperson Bwalya Nondo has since called on Zambians to support the idea of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes.
Mr. Nondo has told Qfm Radio that NAREP has looked into the issue critically and found that the benefits of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes outweigh the disadvantages of legalizing it.
Mr Nondo claims that the country has the capacity to manage the system of legalizing marijuana.
He says government should consider the idea of legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes objectively and buy into the idea.
Mr Nondo states that government should sit with various stakeholders and see how best marijuana can be managed if legalized.
NAREP joins Green Party leader Peter Sinkamba who has been campaigning for the legalizing of medicinal marijuana.