UG: Ugandan cannabis farm wins WHO approval

Israeli medical cannabis company Together Pharma (TASE: TGDR) has reported that Peterson & Control Union, an internationally certified German company, has announced that the company's farm in Uganda has met the CUMCS-GAP standard, which is based on the WHO guidelines on good agricultural and collection practices (GACP) for medicinal plants.

In order for the products made from medical cannabis florescence grown at the company's farm in Uganda to be sold in European countries, the produce must be cultivated according to GACP procedures. Moreover, manufacturing of the produce-based products must be undertaken in an EU-GMP authorized factory.

In other words, receipt of GACP procedure approval for Ugandan farm provides an official rubber stamp from an internationally certified body, granting approval that the Ugandan farm's produce is grown according to the standards and regulations that are approved and recognized in Europe.

In order to sell produce bearing the required standard from Uganda to Europe, the company has located an EU-GMP approved facility in Europe and is conducting negotiations with a third party on this matter. In addition, and at the same time, the company is setting up adjacent to its Uganda farm, a packaging and extraction factory and is working to be authorized by the EU-GMP standard. The company estimates that it will complete construction of the factory in Uganda by the end of 2019, and it estimates that the factory in Uganda will receive the EU-GMP standard during the first quarter of 2020.


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