Zimbabwe

Wed
21
Oct

Dagga in Zanele’s room, says Minister Moyo

THERE was a small amount of marijuana in Zanele Moyo’s room and not the huge cache of empty alcohol bottles initially indicated, higher education minister Jonathan Moyo said on Wednesday.

Zanele, Minister Moyo’s daughter, was found dead in her off-campus flat in South Africa last Saturday. The 20-year-old was a second year student at the University of Cape Town.

Her body arrived in Harare Wednesday ahead of burial at Glen Forest on Friday.

Addressing mourners who included President Robert Mugabe, Minister Moyo said they found a small amount of marijuana when they got into Zanele’s apartment.

According to The Herald newspaper, Minister Moyo said the family had not raised any suspicion of foul play over his daughter’s passing.

Mon
27
Jul

Zimbabwe: Gweru Tout Fined for 'Enjoying Cannabis'

A 19 year old local tout on Monday left the court in stitches when he said he smoked dagga as a way of enjoying himself.

Tulani Madondo of Mtapa suburb was apprehended by police on patrol while smoking a twist of the drug at a corner near N. Richards wholesale.

"I just smoked mbanje (cannabis) as a way of enjoying myself your worship," Madondo told the court.

Magistrate, Judith Taruvinga convicted Madondo for contravening provisions of the Dangerous Drugs Act before finning him $50. If he fails to pay the sum he will spend 20 days behind bars.

In coming up with the sentence Taruvinga considered that Madondo was a first offender but warned him to desist from enjoying activities with criminal implications.

Thu
11
Jun

18 Countries Ranked For Marijuana Tolerance In Africa

African governments have tried to limit and stop its use, but marijuana remains deeply ingrained in African tradition, recreation and economies.

It is illegal everywhere in Africa, but an important source of income. Levels of tolerance and law enforcement related to marijuana vary from country to country.

The website Marijuana Travels ranks 260 countries including at least 42 African countries for tolerance to marijuana. Countries are ranked from 1 — highly prohibited — to 10 — legal. Rankings include on-the-ground information on enforcement. The site appears to be updated regularly, in some cases, daily. The home page says the site was created to inform viewers of conditions affecting marijuana, which can change daily and sometimes hourly.

Mon
08
Jun

Kenya should legalize marijuana

Marijuana is commonly referred to as bhang, bangi, pot, ganja, vela or weed among other names depending on the unique strain. In the scientific domain it is known as Cannabis Sativa containing the compound delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that causes the “high” effect.

Under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Control Act of 1994, classifies the possession, sale, growing and distribution of marijuana illegal. This law is almost theoretical since it is rarely adhered to by patrons and by extension law enforcement officers who meet to the ready market of supply and demand.

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