LS: Namibian company acquires cannabis license in Lesotho

The Lesotho government has granted Namibian businessman Knowledge Katti and his Mosotho partner Thabo Ntai a licence to cultivate, manufacture and supply cannabis, in line with the kingdom nation’s laws.

The licence is valid for ten years and is renewable on an annual basis.
The licence, granted in 2018, also allows the pair’s company – Lecana (Pty) Ltd – to import and export the drug.

Lesotho’s minister of health Nkaku Kabi granted the licence, according to documents seen by New Era. The licence allows Katti and his partner to produce cannabis, also called dagga or marijuana, for “extraction, processing of edible, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and medicine production”.

Other conditions attached to the licence are that Lecana is permitted to cultivate up to 4.6 hectares of cannabis and that the prohibited drug must be produced, packaged, labelled and stored in accordance with agreed standard operating procedures. Katti and his partner are permitted to supply cannabis to approved persons and companies – including for research purposes.


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