Originally Posted by Fermented
Tangwena....What are the local names for cannabis, bud, cobs in Malawi? Are only cobs available in Malawi or can you also buy un-cobbed bud too. How illegal was cannabis in Malawi when you were there?
It depends what area you were in.
But mostly it was called chamba but there were many other street names as it was very illegal although the cops were easy to pay off if you did get caught by a local cop.
The CID were more trouble but not that active it is a very poor country and pot is well ingrained in there traditional life so its quite widely accepted by the general population.
You could get buds loose as well usually from the source. They were all sweated though cured to a lovely gold and red color.
The only green buds were from farmers cashing in on the tourists who usually didn't have a clue how to grow,harvest or cure their buds just sun drying it.
It may have changed now it was a long time ago. But the last time I was there about 15 years ago nothing had changed.
It was very hard to get top drawer quality without good connections but if your there long enough its not hard to cultivate those connections as Malawians are a very friendly people and the salt of the earth.
Its a very beautiful part of Africa unique in every way and safe to travel in, very worth a visit if you have the spare cash.