PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says government is being methodical in actualising the production of medicinal marijuana, adding that this will help mitigate drug abuse. And President Hichilema has encouraged youths not to engage in activities done by their peers anyhow, narrating how he used to escort his friends to bars when he doesn’t smoke or take alcohol. Meanwhile, President Hichilema has directed the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) to draft a budget in readiness for the construction of a drug rehabilitation center. Speaking during the 2022 World Drug Day, Tuesday, President Hichilema said his government was undertaking a consultative process on the implications of the laws that had legalised medicinal marijuana. “The country has passed laws for medicinal marijuana to be produced…....

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