MALA, Malawi — A man with balding hair got medicine from a local doctor last month, a medical marijuana dispensary said on Wednesday.
Mala’s Kewa Medical Marijuana Dispensary, which operates on the border of Mombasa and Johannesburg, said the dispensary received a patient from a doctor who worked in a medical center in the area.
The man, who is referred to by his full name in a petition filed with the national government, was diagnosed with baldness and said he could no longer walk without help.
He was prescribed some medical marijuana to ease the pain.
Mamba has been treating people with conditions ranging from spasticity and epilepsy to multiple sclerosis and chronic pain for decades.
The state has had a thriving medical marijuana industry since the early 2000s.
But in recent years, there have been a spate of suicides and other violent incidents in the Malawian capital, including a 2014 murder in which a suspected member of the Malawi National Police was shot dead.