The Kingdom of Lesotho: African pioneer of medical marijuana | AFP

Two years ago the mountainous Kingdom of Lesotho legalised growing medical marijuana, hoping to create jobs and raise income. Unfortunately, astronomical licensing fees have edged out local small-scale farmers, trapping some in the dangerous life of drug smuggling.

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Road Trip In Lesotho: Africa’s First Legal Cannabis Cultivation | Cannabis News Network

Fields Of Green for All, a Johannesburg legalisation non profit, took a road trip down into Lesotho for Cannabis News Network for the real story behind ‘Africa’s First Country to Grant Medical Marijuana Licenses’.

Lesotho has the record of being the only country in the world with an average height over 1000 meters and is a slow drive through the mountains.

It’s a geographically challenging and economically impoverished place to live. The WHO estimates life expectancy at just over 50 years.

Recommended reading to learn more about cannabis in Lesotho:

Sensi Seeds: https://sensiseeds.com/en/blog/cannabis-lesotho-en/
TalkingDrugs.org: https://www.talkingdrugs.org/lesotho-cannabis-legalisation-restricted
Dope Magazine: https://www.dopemagazine.com/lesotho-first-african-country-grant-medical-marijuana-license/
MJBIZDAILY: https://mjbizdaily.com/first-africa-exports-medical-marijuana-canada/

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