The Kingdom of Lesotho, a landlocked country in Africa, after having achieved its independence from the UK in 1966, is emerging as a leader on the African continent in the legal production, cultivation, and exportation, of medical cannabis throughout the world.
Lesotho Prime Minister Dr. Thom Thabane, accompanied by cabinet members, formally attended the inaugural opening of the Medi Kingdom’s third site & head office ‘Medi-Central’, a 42 hectare site in Lesotho dedicated exclusively to the cGMP production, cGAP cultivation and research of medical cannabis. In addition, much of the 1st production of the cannabis will be exported to Australia now Medi Kingdom is approved by the ODC (Australian) Office of Drug Control.
The PM thanked James Mather and recognized Medi Kingdom as a valuable partner in pioneering and advancing medical cannabis, growth, exploration, and research, in Lesotho.
In an interview with the Medi Kingdom Chief Executive and founder, James Mather, said the company was committed to working and in marketing Lesotho as a world-class cultivator of cannabis for medical purposes. The plant and cultivation facilities are all owned by Medi Kingdom Ltd.
Medi kingdom is a Public Lesotho company with the founder having strong ties in Lesotho, the United Kingdom & Australia including pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry partnerships.
Medi Kingdom began cultivating medical cannabis in the Qacha’s Nek district in 2016 and has worked closely with the government acting as unofficial ambassadors over the past several years to establish Lesotho a leader on the African continent in the cultivation of legal cannabis.
Daily research is beginning to show the benefits of cannabis and its derivatives in areas dealing with depression, epilepsy, cancer, arthritis, seizures, and other health issues that remain untreated, or in which overdosing of potential addictive , health threatening drugs has been the only option.
Mr. Mather continued to explain that by Lesotho focusing on becoming a leader in the cultivation of cannabis in a land locked country such as Lesotho, the economic opportunities for its citizens in the fields of agriculture, and farming will become available in a way that could not have been imagined 5 years ago.
In addition, as the opportunities present themselves, foreign capital will become available in a way that provides security and the ability to tap into the African potential in an environmentally conscious way that will not result in depleting African resources as has often been the case in the past.
“Millions of people are enjoying the medical use of cannabis throughout the world. Our work here is to ensure that Lesotho is recognised as a world-class cultivator of the finest medical cannabis on the planet,” as well as our continued support to OVC’s through ‘Medi Kingdom Foundation’ registered charity no. 57794, Mr. Mather said.
Not withstanding the foundation work James Mather also announced that as part of Medi Kingdom’s corporate & social responsibility they had committed during 2019 to engage its western charitable sponsors in building a new football ground named ‘Medi Qoaling Stadium’ for the local communities use & management.
Medi Kingdom, and Lesotho are working together to create a new and sustainable economy for Lesotho, its citizens, and future working partners and look to make steps with government to legalising the use of cannabis medicines in 2019.
Media Contact Name: James Mather Position: C.E.O (Chief Executive Officer)
Medi-Kingdom Ltd, Maseru 100, Lesotho, Southern Africa