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Gov’t to license marijuana growing companies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has said Government plans to issue licenses to marijuana growing companies. Several companies have already started growing medicinal cannabis in Uganda, although Government has in the past denied the reports. In June, an Israeli Firm, Together Pharma Limited reported its first …

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Residents clear Kitechura forest reserve for marijuana growing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Kitechura Central Forest Reserve has been cleared by residents to grow marijuana. The marijuana gardens are estimated to cover twenty hectares of land.  The forest reserve located in Kyegegwa District measures approximately 5,330 hectares also is surrounded by Kibaale and Kyenjojo districts. …

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Gov’t halts Israeli firm medical cannabis license

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has suspended the license issued to Israel Firm,Together Pharma to grow medical marijuana in Uganda. The State Minister of Finance and Investment, Evelyn Anite announced the decision this morning, saying the Health Minister has been tasked to research on the matter and report …

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Mexican minister suggests legalizing marijuana in tourist spots

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP | Mexico’s tourism minister Thursday proposed legalizing recreational marijuana use in Baja California Sur and Quintana Roo, two of the country’s most popular states for tourists. Enrique de la Madrid told journalists in Mexico City it is “absurd” that Mexico, which approved the scientific and medical …

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Indonesia police make huge New Year’s Eve marijuana bust

Jakarta, Indonesia | AFP | Indonesian authorities have seized 1.3 tonnes of marijuana and arrested six people in a major drug bust on New Year’s Eve, police said Thursday. Authorities confiscated the drugs at a port near Lampung, on the southern tip of Sumatra island. The bricks of tightly-wrapped cannabis — …

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Uruguay to sell marijuana in pharmacies from July

Montevideo, Uruguay | AFP | Uruguay will become the first country in the world to allow recreational marijuana to be sold in pharmacies, starting in July, the president’s office said Thursday. The South American country adopted a revolutionary law in 2013 that fully legalized the production, sale and consumption of marijuana. …

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