The only thing warmer than the climate of this near-equatorial nation is its hardworking people, who are epitomised by their gentle, joyful, friendly and humble nature, earning Malawi the title of “The Warm Heart of Africa”.
Your memory of Malawi will always include the warm, hearty smiles of the people with whom you’ve crossed paths. In this agriculturally dominant country, the Malawian people have much to offer with their knowledge and experience in farming – from groundnuts to tobacco. It would simply be impossible to establish a successful agricultural business venture without them.
The Government of Malawi passed the Cannabis Regulation Act, 2020, which decriminalized the cultivation, production, processing, storage, distribution and use of cannabis for medical, industrial and scientific purposes.
However, misconception and misinformation about the different forms of cannabis is still rife, especially in the case of hemp. In particular, there is an unfounded association between “hemp” and “marijuana”. Unlike psychoactive marijuana, which is rich in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), hemp is, by definition, low in THC and non-psychoactive. Hemp does not cause the mind-altering “high”.
In Malawi, hemp is legally classified as having a THC percentage of less than 1%. High-CBD (cannabidiol) hemp strains are primarily used for manufacturing medicine from high-CBD hemp flowers, while low-CBD hemp varieties are grown for industrial purposes that make use of plant fibres and seeds.
Licensed cultivators must purchase registered seeds from legal distributors, such as Ikaros Africa – we happen to have six registered strains with the highest-CBD percentages available anywhere in Malawi. Specifically, we operate within the legal market by selling registered high-CBD hemp seeds to licensed cultivators in order to produce medical cannabis & fibre-based products.