Uganda grower exports 400kg of cannabis to Germany

Uganda exported 400 kilograms of medical cannabis to Germany last week, making it the fourth delivery to foreign countries since the government permitted the business.

A kilogram of medical cannabis costs around 4,300 euros (Shs18 million). This is according to information from, a website run by a German-based training institution on good manufacturing practices for health products makers.

Mr. 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 last Saturday, October 16.

He said they have the capacity to produce 30 tonnes of medical cannabis annually, but that Covid-19 has been affecting their business. Mr. Cadet said they want to start selling some of their finest medical cannabis products in Ugandan markets with the main goal of making the country a global tourism hub for medical cannabis.

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