Lesotho has a legal framework for medicinal cannabis production, which allows for a commercial scale cannabis operation to be conducted under a single licence, including export.
TetraMed holds two Licences for medicinal cannabis in Lesotho.
The Licences allow TetraMed to cultivate, manufacture, supply or distribute, store and export, import and transit within, into and outside of Lesotho.
Economical Production of High-Quality Cannabis
Lesotho is a high-altitude mountainous country with over 300 days of sunshine per year, resulting in ideal humidity and growing conditions for greenhouse cultivation.
Lesotho provides the ability for a high-quality venture with low operation and resource cost, such as its low-cost labour force.
Lesotho’s proximity to South Africa provides access to a large consumer market as well as opportunities to build on its neighbours advanced logistics capabilities, export infrastructure and support institutions.
The INCB is the independent and quasi-judicial monitoring body for the implementation of the United Nations international drug control convention. Lesotho has INCB accreditation for its medicinal cannabis industry.
INCB approval allows countries to export medicinal cannabis and without it a country would be in contravention of the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.
Low-Cost Skilled Labour
The country provides a low-cost labour force which is skilled in harvesting agricultural crops.
Water & Power Access
Lesotho has ample sustainable water and reliable electricity sources from hydro-power stations.
Large Production Capability
Lesotho licences allow for up to 30,000m2 of cultivation per harvest, significantly larger than other regions which may require cultivation permits per harvest.
Climatic conditions create an optimal environment for cannabis cultivation, including high altitude and 300 days of sunlight.
A Native Plant
Cannabis grows throughout Lesotho and is used by locals for its therapeutic benefits.