As tobacco demand dries up, Malawians turn to growing cannabis • FRANCE 24 English

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Until recently, Falice Nkhoma was one of Malawi’s many tobacco farmers. Now though, she has switched to growing what she hopes will be a more lucrative crop – cannabis. It comes as global demand for tobacco dwindles, a huge economic problem for a country that depends on the leaf for 70 percent of its export income.

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