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Malawi: Wire: Police Losing the Battle Against Marijuana

Wed, 29 Oct 2003 08:00:00 GMT

Inter Press Service, 29 Oct 2003 - BLANTYRE, Oct 29 (IPS) - Malawi police are losing the battle against crafty marijuana smugglers, who have evaded a nationwide clampdown by transporting the popular narcotic in hearses, coffins and ambulances, with the support of some rogue government officials. Police spokesperson, George Chikowi, told IPS in an interview that Malawi remains one of Africa's largest producers, despite concerted efforts to rid the country of the illicit crop.



Malawi: Web: Malawi Rastas' Marijuana Struggle

Tue, 19 Sep 2000 07:00:00 GMT

BBC News, 19 Sep 2000 - Rastafarians Say Their Religion Allows Them To Smoke The "Herb" Rastafarians in Malawi have gone to court to demand their right to smoke Indian hemp or marijuana. The Rastafarians argue that smoking the drug locally knowns as 'chamba' is part of their religious doctrine which must be respected and upheld.



Malawi: Web: Legal Hemp For Malawi?

Mon, 24 Apr 2000 07:00:00 GMT

BBC News, 24 Apr 2000 - Spotting Illegal Plants Would Be A Nightmare, Say Police The good times have ceased to roll for tobacco, Malawi's chief foreign exchange earner. Faced by a growing anti-smoking lobby, growers are finding it increasingly difficult to make profits because of rocketing costs and dwindling auction floor prices.



Malawi: Wire: Minister Steps Up Campaign To Legalise Marijuana

Wed, 12 Apr 2000 07:00:00 GMT

Panafrican News Agency, 12 Apr 2000 - LILONGWE, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi's deputy agriculture minister, Joe Manduwa, has taken his one-man campaign to legalise the growing of marijuana to parliament, saying the country stood to gain with such a move. Manduwa, who started the campaign in 1999 before his appointment, said the issue should be taken seriously now that tobacco, Malawi's chief foreign exchange earner, is facing an uncertain future with a growing anti-smoking lobby.



Malawi: Minister Steps Up Campaign To Legalise Marijuana

Tue, 04 Apr 2000 07:00:00 GMT

Panafrican News Agency, 04 Apr 2000 - LILONGWE, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi's deputy agriculture minister, Joe Manduwa, has taken his one-man campaign to legalise the growing of marijuana to parliament, saying the country stood to gain with such a move. Manduwa, who started the campaign in 1999 before his appointment, said the issue should be taken seriously now that tobacco, Malawi's chief foreign exchange earner, is facing an uncertain future with a growing anti-smoking lobby.



Malawi: Wire: Malawi Illegal Drug Trade Booms

Tue, 08 Feb 2000 08:00:00 GMT

Panafrican News Agency, 08 Feb 2000 - BLANTYRE, Malawi (PANA) - The Malawi police has said in 1999 alone police recorded 952 cases of drug Trafficking in the country. Most of these involved marijuana or cannabis, a weed that grows with minimal care in the tropics like Malawi. Police say in the past year they have seized 36,569 kg of the weed from drug traffickers. According to deputy police spokesman Felix Nkhalamba, 970 suspects, 48 of whom were women, and 27 foreigners, were arrested on drug charges during this period.



Malawi: Wire: UN Strengthens Malawi's Anti-Narcotics War

Mon, 01 Nov 1999 08:00:00 GMT

Panafrican News Agency, 01 Nov 1999 - BLANTYRE, Malawi (PANA) - The UN Development Programme and the UN Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention, have launched a 516,950-US-dollar campaign against drug menace in Malawi. UNDP's press officer, Hazwell Kanjaye, said the fund aims at helping the country's current efforts at fighting drug use and trafficking.