Kenyan officials deny US cannabis deal

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Marijuana is illegal in Kenya. Photo: James MacDonald/Bloomberg
Marijuana is illegal in Kenya. Photo: James MacDonald/Bloomberg

An American company has claimed to have obtained a licence to grow marijuana in Kenya, where the commodity is still illegal, according to the Business Daily website.

“This is the first of several critical transactions that will transform GoIP into a relevant member of the burgeoning cannabis industry,” the company chairman Ike Sutton reportedly said.

Sutton added that the lease term is for 25 years.

However, Kenyan government has denied issuing any licence, despite Suttons claims that he met with Kenyan officials to secure the deal.

Cannabis is not legal in Kenya or the majority of African countries.

South Africa is the exception and last year the country’s highest court legalised the use of cannabis by adults in private places.

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