Cabinet huffs, puffs over ‘ganja’ planter

Police officers burn marijuana that was uprooted from Buikwe District recently. PHOTO BY DENIS EDEMA

KAMPALA- First lady Janet Museveni and other Cabinet ministers have called the proposed medical marijuana growing deal “satanic” and rejected the marijuana growing licence issued to an Israeli company without Cabinet approval.
Ms Museveni told a recent Cabinet meeting chaired by the President that decriminalising cannabis in Uganda, whether for medical purposes or otherwise, is “satanic and will kill the future of our children”.
Mr David Bahati, the State minister of Planning and Ms Sarah Opendi, the State minister for Health, also called for the cancellation of the cannabis growing licence and asked Cabinet to be cautious about unintended benefits. They insisted that marijuana is a banned crop and any attempts to issue licence to companies involved offends the law of Uganda.

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