Zimbabwe’s President’s Agenda Includes Legalized Medical Marijuana

By Farai Mutsaka

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s new president is rolling out freedoms — including medical cannabis cultivation — as never seen before in the country recovering from the 37-year grip of former leader Robert Mugabe.

For some, however, President Emmerson Mnangagwa is going too far. Others accuse him of mere window-dressing ahead of July’s historic election.

Portraits of Zimbabwe’s new leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa are seen on city buildings in Harare, Saturday, May, 5, 2018. The country’s new President is rolling out new freedoms as never seen before in the country recovering from a 37 year grip of former leader Robert Mugabe. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Signs of change are clear. In late April 2018, a popular musician returned from exile in the United States to perform protest songs in front of tens of thousands of people on the outskirts of the capital, Harare. Days later, an annual

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