Uganda rakes billions from Bhang as Kenya sleeps

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Kenya has dragged herself in the talks to have Marijuana legalized within her boarders making the neighbor take advantage of the ripe Western market.

Uganda has signed a Sh14 billion deal to sell bhang in Canada, leaving Kenya high, dry and broke.

The Ugandan government has moved with speed to take advantage of the economic benefits of marijuana legalization in parts of Europe and in North America.

According to Ugandan government reports the country will export medical marijuana products to Canada and Germany worth more than Sh14 billion in June in the lucrative pact.

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Uganda has identified farms in Kasese District where large scale bhang farming will take place to meet the new demand.

The weed will then be processed to allow exportation of marijuana products including Cannabinol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with a mixture of 2.7mg THC and 2.5mg CBD for Sativex drugs approved in the USA, Europe and Canada.

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Reports indicate that Uganda has been exporting weed to South Africa since December 2017.

Patients have been using morphine, the main component of opium as an analgesic for cancer pain.

A condition that can be best solved by the use of Cannabinol (CBD) from medical marijuana.

Despite the progress made in marijuana exportation, the government of Uganda continues to ban recreational and medicinal use of marijuana, meaning that citizens in the country can only benefit through foreign exchange.

Kenya, like most African countries, continues to illegalize both medical and recreational use of bhang even as a campaign to legalise the drug gains momentum.

The Ministry of Agriculture recently denied secretly giving an American company, OTC Markets Group, a license to grow bhang.

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