Uganda Allows Israeli Firm to Grow Marijuana While it Stays Banned to Locals


A study by the European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology discovered that 86% of patients using marijuana successfully finished their therapies, while only 29% of the non-smokers completed their treatments, maybe because marijuana helps to lessen the treatments’ side effect.

Researchers have reported that cannabis reduces pain and inflammation, and promotes sleep, which may help relieve pain and discomfort for people with rheumatoid arthritis. A mum of three surprised doctors by treating her terminal cancer with marijuana and honey. That is the healing power of weed.

” This investment License has been issued under Section 16 of the Investment Code, 1991. The provision of the Investment Code 1991 and Guidelines and Procedures brought into effect under it shall apply,” reads the license.

The company intends to build a marijuana oil extraction plant in Kampala indicates with its initial investment valued at  $5m Ksh 500 Million. The license also shows that the company will operate in Uganda as Industrial Globus Uganda Ltd with land to grow medical cannabis (marijuana) for export in Kasese, Busongora County North, Hima Town Council according to media reports.

This move has angered Ugandans who feel that local farmers could have been the better option to supply weed thus boosting the economic status of the country.

@happypeoples: Why not let out growers supply the herb to the extraction plant! @ugandainvest you don’t even need to supply seedlings

@jbsentongo: So Ugandans are not allowed to grow marijuana in their own country but foreigners can do so. Maybe it will save on the money government officials spend on going to buy it from Israel.

@TmusaKasereka: Ugandans have been farming and had their lives destroyed by imprisonment. Probably before the green light, Uganda could have looked at the laws about this Crop with the view of removing punitive measures but still remains a controlled Crop. Millions of lives have been destroyed

 @ainonelson: Even Marijuana farming needs a Foreign investor, but why Uganda but why? You mean we cant grow marijuana