KIGALI – Rwanda has approved the production of medical cannabis strictly for export, seeking to target fast-growing markets in the United States and European Union, even though its use remains illegal at home.
Guidelines for the production and export of medical cannabis were approved by the cabinet and a government statement said that it would not change strict local laws around marijuana consumption.
“Rwanda will begin to receive applications for licenses from interested investors for this high-value therapeutic crop. This investment framework does not affect the legal status of cannabis consumption in Rwanda, which remains prohibited,” the statement said.
The Rwanda Development Board said several companies have tendered bids to begin…