Uganda to start exporting medical marijuana in 2020

Marijuana plants are displayed for sale at Canna Pi medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle, Washington, November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Anthony Bolante
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Uganda will officially start exporting medicinal marijuana in March 2020 with the first batches going to Malta and Israel.

The medical marijuana comes courtesy of a partnership between Hemp Uganda and an Israeli firm, Together Pharma.

The partnership first began growing medical marijuana at a factory in Hima Town in 2014.

The factory sits on 12.5 acres of land and houses five greenhouses of marijuana weed and a processing factory.

Benjamin Cadet, Director Industrial Hemp Uganda Limited, said the facility will produce several different varieties of medical marijuana for treatment of a number of health issues including skin ailments, chronic pain, epilepsy and cancer.