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Authorities in Zambia said on Friday that no licenses will be issued for the cultivation and use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.

In March, the government said cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes was allowed and that those intending to venture into the business must obtain a license from the Ministry of Health, a move welcomed by those calling for the legalization of the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.

But Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya said his ministry was not ready to issue any such licenses.

He told Q Radio that all those interested in getting licenses for the cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes should engage technical experts on the end to end encryption.

According to him, once the end to end encryption was established, the ministry will call for interested parties to apply for licenses. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh