Report Africa Podcast Podcast

Lesotho: Cannabis, the country's third largest source of income, trafficked [3/3]

Continuation of our series on Lesotho, which was the first African country to enter the cannabis industry. In 2017, the cultivation of medicinal cannabis was legalized in the small kingdom of southern Africa. Since then, many international and local companies have begun to cultivate intensively what the Basotho call "green gold". The government is the flagship of its economy ... But the medicinal cannabis market is difficult to access for small producers. Many continue to illegally grow marijuana for sale in South Africa.