The Cannabis Regulatory Authority (CRA) says a minimum of 60 traders have expressed interest to grow industrial and medicinal cannabis within the 2020/21 rising season.
Addressing the media in Lilongwe on Wednesday, CRA interim registrar Ketulo Salipira mentioned other than the 60 candidates, his workplace remains to be receiving inquiries for submission of purposes.
He mentioned: “Regulations to information the manufacturing processes are being accomplished now. Once they’re finalised, they’ll information us on the issuance of manufacturing licences.
“Our expectation is that once regulations are finalised, farmers should start to obtain licences for production this coming growing season and that is our target.”
CRA board chairperson Boniface Kadzamira mentioned authorities accepted 4 seed varieties of commercial hemp and 6 seed types of medicinal cannabis. He mentioned the seeds shall be imported.
He, nevertheless, mentioned…