With a population of only 2 million people, the small mountainous Kingdom of Lesotho has found itself at the epicenter of medicinal cannabis growing in Africa.
But why Lesotho?
Lesotho, is statistically one of the poorest countries in Africa. Despite this, in its endeavours to promote growth and prosperity and create new revenue streams the country legalised the commercial cultivation of medicinal cannabis in 2017. This decision made Lesotho the first country on the continent of Africa to take this step, and separated the country on a global scale, marking it as a forward looking jurisdiction. These actions were taken in the hope establishing a new industry, revenues, jobs and prosperity for the future benefit of the people of Lesotho.
Lesotho itself, is a picturesque country with an abundance of rolling mountains and beautiful rivers and streams. With friendly, motivated and educated people (Lesotho actually has one of the highest literacy rates on the continent) everyone is eager to make this new and unfamiliar industry a success. Not only is the country beautiful but the conditions for cannabis cultivation are second to none, with 300 days of sunshine a year and an abundance of fresh good agricultural water.
All of these factors convinced EuroCan’s management team to establish operations in Lesotho, through the group’s 80% local subsidiary, Botanical Oils (Pty) Limited.
Head of Cultivation, Botanical Oils (Pty) Ltd