Smoking dagga is still illegal, says Lungu

 

President Edgar Lungu has clarified that smoking Cannabis still remains a crime in Zambia.

President Lungu says Government has not legalized marijuana for smoking but only for commercial and medicinal purposes.

The Head of State says Zambians must not jubilate that the legalization of marijuana has been made for smoking because the law will catch up with those found smoking.

President Lungu, however, says he will engage the Ministry of Health and various stakeholders to sensitise the people on the why government has decided to legalize cultivation and production of cannabis for medicinal and export purposes.

The President was speaking upon arrival at the ZAF Lusaka Airport base this afternoon.

He further stated that the law against abuse of cannabis still remains in effect.

-ZNBC-

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