- October 22, 2021
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Uganda exports over 400kgs marijuana to Germany
Uganda last week exported 400 kilograms of medical marijuana to Germany, the fourth delivery to foreign countries since the government permitted the business.
Benjamin Cadet, one of the directors at Industrial Hemp Uganda Ltd, the company licensed by the government to grow and process medical cannabis, said they exported the products on Saturday, October 16.
He said they have the capacity to produce 30 tones of medical marijuana annually but that Covid-19 has been affecting their business.
A kilogram of medical cannabis (MC), a product claimed to be effective in treating a wide range of deadly diseases, including cancer, costs around Ush18 million ($5006). This is according to information from www.gmp-compliance.org a website run by a German-based training institution on good manufacturing practices for health products makers.
The company had in March 2020 exported 600 kilograms of medical marijuana to Israel and in January 2021, it also exported a total of 1.7 tones to the same country.
The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 2015, allows cultivation, production and exportation of medical marijuana and mandates the Health minister to issue written consent for medical marijuana.
The government has only approved one company to do medical cannabis business and is in the process of considering other companies.
Cadet said they want to start selling some of their finest medical marijuana products in Ugandan markets with the main goal of making the country a global tourism hub for medical cannabis.