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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Madagascar meatloaf, Laotian pork neck, Lesotho chicken kebab — politics, not palate sets the menu at Korcagin, a Serbian restaurant that serves food only from countries that don’t recognise Kosovo.
Nestled high in the mountains of Lesotho, skiers and snowboarders from across the globe rub shoulders in one of Africa’s leading ski resorts. Despite its smaller size, AfriSki hopes to be the springboard for Lesotho’s first winter Olympian.
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/
Dope Magazine: https://www.dopemagazine.com/lesotho-first-african-country-grant-medical-marijuana-license/
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Basotho residents in Maseru, Lesotho, react to the recent shooting of army chief Lt General Khoantle Motsomotso which the Southern African Development Community has called a “barbaric” blow to peace efforts.
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