The government of Malawi, southern African country has called on boxing legend Mike Tyson to become the country’s official ambassador for Marijuana production and sale. The country’s Agriculture Minister, Lobin Low announced to reporters that he had penned and presented an official letter to Mr. Tyson inviting him to take the role.
He explained that legalization of the Marijuana crop production in Malawi has created a lot of job opportunities for the youthful population. While some inject efforts into growing the crop other invest into buying, sales and distribution. Mr. Lobin Low, Malawi’s Agric Minister told reporters that he was particular attracted to inviting Mr. Tyson to be the face of Marijuana entrepreneurship in the country because he is a well accomplished marijuana farmer in the US and across the world . He expressed strong faith that should Mike Tyson agree to the proposal, Malawi’s marijuana industry will boom ten folds.
Malawi has since received support from the United States Cannabis Association. The Association took the forefront to facilitate the deal and assist the Southern African country to land a deal with the public figure. Tyson is expected to visit the country in the next few months should everything go as planned. Rumours have it that he was expected into the county sometime last week but the trip had to be postponed for some unspecified reasons.
Tyson, an advocate for Cannabis has said that smoking Cannabis improved his mental health and turned his life around. Some studies have also found out that ‘smoking potent cannabis may increase ones risk of serious mental illness.’ The Centre for Public Accountability, a Malawian civil society group, has criticised the government for its latest move due to Tyson’s previous crimes.
He was jailed in 1992 after being convicted of r.ape in Indiana. He was released in 1995 after serving less than three years of his sentence.
“The CPA is failing to comprehend why Malawi would want to have a convicted rapist as its brand ambassador, more especially, at this time, when efforts to curb violence against women are part of the government agenda,” the group’s acting director, Kondwani Munthali, said in a statement.