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200 acre marijuana farm discovered in Queen Elizabeth National Park

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s top tourism destination, Queen Elizabeth National Park is also being used to generate recreational substances whose earnings are not reflected in the country’s tourism revenues. What is arguably the country’s largest narcotics farm has today been discovered by a combined team of two …

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Khat, marijuana most used drugs by Ugandan adolescents

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Khat and Marijuana have been listed as the drug of choice for many adolescent boys and young men, according to findings of a study by Makerere University School of Public Health. Khat is a flowering plant which contains a stimulant believed to cause excitement, …

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Police uncovers 40-acres of marijuana gardens in Kakiri

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three marijuana gardens have been uncovered from hidden gardens in areas of Kyengezi in Masuuliita, Nansomba and Nampunge in Kakiti town council, Wakiso district. The gardens collectively measured about 40 acres. A team of about 30 policemen from Kakiri police division backed by Uganda People’s …

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Police destroys 189 kilograms of impounded marijuana in Arua

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Arua on Thursday destroyed 189 kilograms of marijuana . The marijuana had been impounded at bus terminals and along Arua-Kampala road awaiting transportation over a period of time. The marijuana was burnt with petrol by the police at the Arua police grounds …

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Truck loaded with marijuana, mangoes crashes in Luweero

Luweero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Luweero is hunting for the driver of a Fuso truck which was involved in an accident at Nakazzi village in Luweero town along Kampala-Gulu highway this morning. The unidentified driver of the truck registration number UAX 949E from Arua municipality was heading to …

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Kampala Police hunts marijuana dealers in Nakawa, Kira

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Metropolitan Police are hunting for suspected drug dealers in the slums of Nakawa Division, in Kampala and Kira Municipality, Wakiso District. Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango said the hunt for drug dealers follows a revelation by a marijuana farmer William Babigambe who …

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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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