President Museveni Launches  Marijuana Growing In Uganday

President Museveni Launches Marijuana Growing In Uganday

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By Andrew Irumba

President Yoweri Museveni on Friday officially endorsed the growing of weed in Uganda after launching a Cannabis growing company called Industrial Hemp Uganda.

NRM tweet on weed
NRM tweet on weed

SpyUganda has learnt that  the deal to give Industrial Hemp the green light to start planting ‘weed’ (ganja) in Uganda was brokered by rapper Atlas Da African, who is remembered for doing a collabo  with  Jose Chameleone titled ‘Champion’ some time back.

Industrial Hemp workers show some of the planted weed.jpg

We have learnt the President took it upon himself to tour the ‘ganja planters’ at their Greenhouse farm in   Kawempe division, where they exhibited some of the harvested marijuana.

According to their website, Industrial Hemp (U) Ltd was founded and legally incorporated in 2012 within the laws of Republic of Uganda. Industrial Hemp is a Non-profit organization company that grows and processes medical Cannabis/hemp, licensed and supervised by Ministry of Health and other responsible government agencies/department like Uganda Police Force in Uganda.

More greenhouses being erected for weed growing
More greenhouses being erected for weed growing

Medical cannabis is a term used to describe the use of the cannabis plant and its constituent cannabinoids to alleviate symptoms and help people struggling with medical conditions. The Cannabis plant has been used for medicinal purposes for many centuries among various cultures across the globe. Our vision is to help bring East Africa Community into the booming global Hemp/Cannabis industry that is growing fast in the developed countries world.

Workers show some of the harvested weed
Workers show some of the harvested weed

The Company is primarily engaged in the growing and development of medical cannabis (Medical Marijuana) and cannabis products alongside sativa for industrial purposes in Uganda.

Rapper Atlas with one of the Industrial Hemp Investors
Rapper Atlas with one of the Industrial Hemp Investors

Apart from Industrial Hemp Uganda, there are several other companies that applied for licenses from the Uganda Investment Authority to start growing  Cannabis in Uganda for medicinal purposes.

Rapper Atlas with one of the Industrial Hemp Investors
Some of the weed growing by the company

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