A very short post about cannabis (hash or weed) in Malawi.
Cannabis is widely grown along the lakeshore to produce hemp for fishermen's nets. However now is is sold as Malawi Gold to tourists and backpackers. As it is quite accessible, there are some incidences where it is even used by some schoolchildren, which results in behavioural problems.
Many sellers and seed banks sell Malawi Gold seeds (apparently it's not illegal to sell the seeds, but it is illegal to grow them).
Buying and selling cannabis is illegal, but it is very difficult to police in the remote areas where it is grown, and even in the cities police (like elsewhere in the world) have bigger priorities.