Uganda has reportedly moved one step closer to exporting its medical cannabis, with the European Union signing off the country’s products.
That’s according to the Daily Monitor, which reported Monday that a team of EU inspectors deployed from the Netherlands to the Ugandan capital of Kampala issued a certificate of compliance to Industrial Globus Uganda Ltd.
The certificate, which is valid from August 6, 2019-August 5, 2020, opens the door for the company to begin exporting its cannabis-based products.
Benjamin Cadet, a director for Industrial Globus Uganda, confirmed the approval.
“Control Union Certifications is the EU-mandated body for certification of the medical cannabis,” Cadet said, as quoted by the Monitor. “Now that [the] EU has approved our products—the medical marijuana exports and the entire manufacturing chain—from planting to harvest, we are going to export medical marijuana products made in Uganda to European markets.”
The Ugandan government has been re-evaluating its policies on the production and exportation of cannabis as it looks to join other countries in capitalizing on the burgeoning marijuana industry. According to the Daily Monitor, “at least 50 companies” have applied to join Industrial Globus Uganda Ltd. in the cultivation of medical cannabis. The government is reportedly reviewing