By Andrew Irumba
Uganda is set to earn millions of dollars from exporting marijuana across the globe after the European Union approved Uganda’s medical marijuana products.
SpyUganda has learnt that a group of experts from the European Union flew to Uganda to test the quality of marijuana being grown by various firms in the country and approved its quality.
The team of medical cannabis inspectors from the Netherlands inspected marijuana gardens in Kasese District between July 29 and August 4.
They met in Kampala before they issued a certificate of compliance to Industrial Globus Uganda Ltd covering (August 6, 2019 – August 5, 2020.)
The EU inspectors also certified WHO-GAP (Guidelines on good agricultural and collection practices (GACP) for medicinal plants; EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) -Guideline on GAP and GACP for Herbal Medicinal plants. They also approved propagation through cloning of vegetal material, cultivation, harvesting, drying, curling, packaging and storage of cannabis inflorescences for medical use.
“Control Union Certifications declares that the production of the products mentioned on this certificate has been found to be compliant in accordance with the standard,” a certificate issued on August 6, 2019 by Udi Gabay on behalf of the managing director Industrial Globus Uganda Ltd, reads.
The good news in this all is that ganja planters in Uganda will be able to tap into the global legal marijuana market.
It should be noted that there are over 50 companies that applied through the Ministry of Health to join Industrial Globus Uganda Ltd in growing Marijuana for medical purposes, among being Industrial Hemp Uganda Ltd and others.
The marijuana exports from a farm in Kasese District include Cannabinol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with a mixture of 2.7mg THC and 2.5mg CBD for Sativex drugs approved in USA, Europe, and Canada.
Oil Risin contain Dronabinol for making Marinol and syndros capsules and CBD enriched creams for various skin disorders.
Recently president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni officially launched Industrial Hemp Uganda limited, an Israeli Company that grows marijuana for export in Uganda.