Zimbabwe has opened up the domestic market for CBD as a traditional herbal medicine, expanding upon previous laws which had allowed production only for export.
The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) announced the change in a recent circular from acting Director-General R.T. Rukwata addressed to licensed marijuana and hemp producers, manufacturers, importers and exporters, and pharmacists.
The Authority is now accepting applications for approval to place hemp-based CBD products on the market, according to the circular. Applicants must submit dossiers that include product samples and certificates of analysis from an accredited laboratory, and pass MCAZ inspections of their sites to ensure compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices, the Authority said.
Only hemp and medical marijuana operators can open legal cannabis businesses under the country’s cannabis laws...