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Rwanda has approved the cultivation and export of marijuana, even though its use for medical or recreational purposes remains illegal in the country. The decision has caused confusion, with some warning it could be detrimental to the youth, if tough controls are not enforced. Marijuana is a multi-billion dollar industry and is believed to be the world’s most valuable cash crop. According to the World Health Organisation, marijuana is by far the most widely cultivated, trafficked and abused illicit drug and accounts for half of all drug seizures worldwide. Rwanda hopes to reap big from the economic opportunities it presents for medicinal purposes. The government also sees the marijuana industry as a strategic sector that will create jobs and businesses for communities.

  • The Health Ministry has announced that all local and foreign investors venturing into the production of marijuana will be offered 100% ownership of their farms and licences to … Read more »

  • Malawi has become the latest African country to legalise the growing of marijuana, a crop that could supplement the tobacco industry, which has been the country’s economic … Read more »

  • A team of medical cannabis inspectors from the European Union has approved Uganda’s medical marijuana products, paving the way for local growers to tap into the global legal … Read more »

  • Africa’s share of the global marijuana market – both legal and illicit – stands at around 11% and is valued at U.S.$ 37.7 billion. Leading the pack is Nigeria with an earning … Read more »

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