European Union approves Uganda’s bid to export marijuana

  • by Gift Nalwoga
  • August 27, 2019

A team from the European Union has approved Uganda’s medical marijuana products.

This means that local cannabis growers will be able to tap into the global legal marijuana market.

TheUgandan has learned that a 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.)

At least 50 companies have applied through the Ministry of Health to join Industrial Globus Uganda Ltd in growing weed for medical purposes.

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.

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 by Udi Gabay on behalf of the managing director reads.