Lesotho set to export a record amount of marijuana to Macedonia

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The African country of Lesotho has boasted that it will export 8.5 tonnes of marijuana to the United States. Macedonia, reports Yahoo Finance, citing Cannabis Africa, the site of the largest investor in marijuana fields in Lesotho.

Highlands Investments, operator of one of the largest cannabis growing facilities in Africa, has just completed a record contract for cannabis exports, reports Vecer.mk.

The company will deliver 8.5 tons of medical marijuana to Northern Macedonia, which will be the largest legal cannabis export in the world so far.

The Highlands recently merged Lesotho’s former assets with Canopy Growth Corp. (NYSE: CGC) and merged with leading CBD group Goodleaf. Now, it seems that the company is ready to become one of the largest suppliers in Europe.

“We believe this to be one of the largest legal shipments of medical grade cannabis to date and is a significant milestone for our business. Our cannabis is GAP and ISO 22000 certified with a proven supply chain into the much-coveted European medical cannabis market”, says Highlands Investments Managing Director, Mark Corbett.

“Having proven our ability to meet the stringent shipping requirements with our April shipment, we successfully secured the bulk sale of the remainder of our 2021 harvest, comprising just over 2,000kg of THC and 6,500kg of CBD flower and trim. The size of the shipment, which is enough to fill almost four 40 foot containers, required a chartered plane to transport to Macedonia,” Corbett says.

We are fortunate that we have some of the most competitive cost per hectare metrics and this, together with our ISO 22000 certification and proven route to market, firmly entrenches Highlands as the partner of choice in this competitive space,’ adds Corbett.

“We are fortunate to have some of the most competitive costs per hectare and this, together with our ISO 22000 certification, makes our product highly desirable in a competitive European market for medical cannabis,” Corbett added.

Cannabis enters Macedonia through the front door

A special Agency will control the cultivation of medical cannabis, and the companies that will be engaged in this activity will pay 10% of the profit to the state every year.

Full legalization of the use of cannabis for personal needs and the establishment of a special Agency that will control the cultivation of medical cannabis, and the companies that will be engaged in this activity will pay 10% of the profit to the state every year. This is provided in the draft law on control of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances approved by the Government. The law will adopted in a fast-tracked procedure marked with a European flag.

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