High THC (Medicinal cannabis) and low THC (Industrial hemp) Cannabis Sativa crops and consecutive activities with it are regulated by the cannabis regulatory authority in Malawi, following international decriminalization and acceptance of the crop and its uses.
The system has been established in such a manner that every corporate, cooperative or individual interested in being part of the industry requires licencing to operate. To facilitate access to smaller players or more specialized ones, a range of separate licences can be applied separately or in packs.
CRA is a newly formed State Corporation through an Act of Parliament, Cannabis Regulations Act, 2020 & its mandate is to regulate the Cannabis Industry in Malawi.
The Authority may grant any of the following licenses and Permits in the Table.
Non-Refundable application processing fee is:
A license issued under this Act shall be valid for an initial period of 12 months, after which it may be renewed for further periods of 12 months or such period as may be prescribed by the Registrar, upon the payment of a prescribed fee.
In the case of an import, export or transit permit it shall not exceed four months.
License to store Cannabis
License to distribute Cannabis
Only registered Farmer groups and companies i.e. Associations, Cooperatives, Formal partnerships, Companies can participate