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The diet to follow to quit smoking


Many smokers worry about gaining weight when quitting. However, it is quite possible to say stop to cigarettes without compensating with food. Here is what type of diet to adopt to avoid weight gain while quitting smoking.

Why do we gain weight by quitting smoking?

On average, an ex-smoker will gain 4.5 kg. This is due to several factors, but mainly to the compensation towards food and especially sugar. By quitting smoking, the basic metabolism decreases by 4 to 16%, as well as the oxidation of fats. Similarly, nicotine influences certain hormones related to appetite as well as smell and taste which, once rid of this substance, become more exacerbated.

Quitting smoking therefore requires a food rebalancing to avoid weight gain. It is important to increase the intake of fiber and lean protein, but also nutrients. On the other hand, it is important to distribute the number of calories ingested over the day, while limiting the intake of additional sugars. Hydration also plays a very important role, as does including a sports activity in your daily life.

The diet to follow to quit smoking

Dietary recommendations to avoid gaining weight while quitting smoking

It is important to combine a protein source with a fiber source, for example: 1 yogurt with fresh fruit or 2 slices of ham with 2 brown rice cakes. Be careful, it is important to choose lean proteins and up to 15 g per meal.

Fiber should be consumed at the level of 25 to 30 g per day. They are found in fruits, cooked or raw vegetables, pasta and rice, bread and certain chewable fruits. Do not neglect the hydration which remains very important.

Finally, there is no diet without involving physical activity, even light. Strength training converts fat mass into muscle mass. Walking and cycling are also good ways to control your weight!

Dominica wants to decriminalize the purchase of cannabis locally

Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced during his presentation of the 2022/2023 national budget that the island’s parliament could soon ask to authorize the sale of cannabis-derived products, without giving an exhaustive list of the products concerned, as well as legalize locally the sale and purchase of cannabis for the production of these items.

“During this fiscal year, as work continues on the new legislative framework, we will introduce legislation in the House to allow agro-processors engaged in the manufacture of cannabis by-products to purchase cannabis locally. said the country’s leader. “Agro-processors will need to be licensed by the Commissioner of Police and other regulatory bodies. In addition, we will decriminalize the sale of cannabis by-products such as locally produced balms, oils and creams. »

According to Roosevelt Skerrit, plans are also in place for the development of the medical cannabis industry in Dominica.

“A technical committee comprising a wide range of stakeholders has been appointed by the Cabinet and is studying the important elements necessary for the success of the medical cannabis industry,” said Roosevelt Skerrit, who is also Minister of Finance and Investment. .

Dominica, a small island located between Guadeloupe and Martinique, decriminalized cannabis in November 2020. Dominicans can possess up to 28 grams of cannabis for adults aged 18 and over and are allowed to grow up to 3 plants at home.

The island is following the lead given by the Caribbean who are, country after country, reforming their cannabis laws, with pressure to decriminalize or legalize, for example, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Fijian parliament paves the way for hemp cultivation

The Fijian Parliament last Friday approved an amendment to the Drugs Act to decriminalize hemp and pave the way for the industrial use of the plant in the country.

According to the amendment, Cannabis plants containing up to 1% THC will be exempt from the Illegal Drug Control Act.

“The government will also amend the Customs (Prohibited Imports and Exports) Regulations 1986, to make industrial hemp a conditional import item,” Sayed-Khaiyum said.

Industrial hemp will only be allowed into the country for cultivation and export purposes, once tests carried out by an independent laboratory have confirmed that the THC content is below 1%,” he said. added.

“We worked closely with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to get the Fiji National University School of Agriculture to grow these industrial hemp seeds,” said Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Attorney General and Minister of the Economy of the archipelago.

“Once we have them in hand, we will distribute these seeds to the farms.”

“We plan to source these seeds from Canada, where you can find some of the highest quality hemp varieties in the world. »

Brittney Griner’s trial for possession of cannabis upon entering Russia continues

Basketball star Brittney Griner returned to a Russian court this week as her trial continues for possession of cannabis when she entered the country earlier this year. Griner, WNBA champion and Olympic gold medalist, was arrested at Moscow airport in February after customs officers found vape cartridges in her luggage containing less than a gram of oil in total of cannabis.

Wearing handcuffs, Griner was escorted to the courtroom in Khimki, a Moscow suburb, for the seventh trial hearing and placed in a cage reserved for the defendants. During her confinement, she held up personal photos in full view of those present in the courtroom.

Griner pleaded guilty and admitted bringing the THC cartridges with her to Russia, although she said she wasn’t sure exactly how they ended up in her luggage. She also told the court that she did not intend to violate Russian law.

Defense challenges evidence against Griner

During Tuesday’s hearing, Griner’s attorneys challenged the analysis of the cannabis canisters and questioned prosecution witness Alexander Korablyov, who examined the canisters taken from Griner’s luggage. The defense also presented an expert witness who testified that the analysis of the cartridges was not carried out in accordance with Russian law.

“The examination does not comply with the law in terms of completeness of study and does not meet the standards of the Code of Criminal Procedure,” forensic chemist Dmitry Gladyshev said during the hearing, which lasted around two hours, according to a CNN report.

After the hearing, Mr. Blagovolina declared that the analysis was not in conformity because it did not establish the percentage of THC of the cannabis oil contained in the cartridges. Another lawyer representing the basketball star, Aleksandr Boikov, said “it would be wrong to establish the exact amount” of cannabis the cartridges contained based on Korablyov’s analysis.

Griner’s defense team also presented evidence in court showing that it had obtained a doctor’s recommendation to use medical cannabis legally in Arizona.

“There are a lot of factors that will be taken into account by the court,” Blagovolina told reporters after Tuesday’s hearing, adding that Griner “admitted that she had contributed something, but we need to know what she brought. »

Griner’s trial continues today as attorneys are expected to make their closing statements. Blagovolina said Griner is focused but nervous as the verdict approaches.

“She knows the end is near, and of course she has heard the news, so she hopes that one day she can come home, and we hope so too,” Ms Blagovolina added.

Elizabeth Rood, charge d’affaires of the US Embassy in Moscow, attended Tuesday’s hearing. After the hearing, she said the United States would “continue to support Miss Griner through every step of this process and for as long as it takes to bring her safely back to the United States.”

US offers prisoner exchange

Despite her guilty plea, Ms. Griner is considered “wrongfully detained” by the US State Department. A conviction in the case could allow Griner to be freed in a potential prisoner exchange between Russia and the United States.

Last week, President Joseph Biden’s administration revealed that the US government had offered to trade Griner and his compatriot Paul Whelan, a former US Marine detained in Russia for espionage, for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Monday that Russia responded in “bad faith” to the US government’s offer. Without elaborating, she said that US officials do not consider Russia’s counter-offer serious. Asked about the Biden administration’s latest comments about the Russian counter-offer, Russian government spokesman Dmitry Peskov declined to provide details.

Discover the e-liquid manufacturing process

Why is a “homemade e-liquid” very complex to make? Quite simply because the manufacturing techniques go far beyond the simple mixing of ingredients. Want to know how e-liquids are made? Follow the leader !

Before preparation: checks

Manufacturing plants receive raw materials in bulk. Stored in buffer zones, they wait to be analyzed in order to verify the composition in good and due form. Indeed, a poor composition of the base inevitably leads to the destruction of the finished product. So to avoid losses, it is essential to control upstream.

The same goes for the production of aromas. These are designed in specific laboratories with precision beyond comprehension. Some flavors require up to a year of testing to arrive at the perfect result and must be analyzed before use.

Finally, nicotine arrives at manufacturing plants in its concentrated form. Handling requires full equipment in order to avoid any danger. Hermetic pumping systems allow integration into e-liquids to avoid any oxidation.

Discover the e-liquid manufacturing process

The preparation of e-liquids

Once the propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, flavors and nicotine are validated by the laboratory, production can start. The cans are manufactured on demand and in an automated way. A simple barcode allows the robotic arms to know the composition of the desired e-liquid. It is then a concerto of automated mechanisms that meticulously compose the preparation under the watchful eye of an employee. The precision scale attests to the composition, because it is determined by the weight of the raw materials.

Each can is then sent on a new line to produce the famous vials of e-liquid in a glass enclosure to prevent dust particles from entering the bottles.

Finally comes the packaging stage, also automated to save time. This is also the time when the analysis laboratory carries out random tests by taking a sample from each production, in order to verify the correct composition. The e-liquids are then stored awaiting dispatch.

Rick Simpson gives his news

Since his stroke in May 2018, and revealed in 2020, everything is calm around Rick Simpson.

For many people, Rick Simpson is a hero, because of his activism in the field of medical cannabis but above all for having made known his method of extracting cannabis oil, also known as Rick Simpson Oil (RSO).

Earlier this week, he uploaded the video below, in which he gives an update on his progress after his stroke.

Below is a translated transcript of his message:

“Hi everyone, I’m Rick Simpson. It’s been a while since we’ve had time to shoot another music video, so I wanted to do it today to express my gratitude to those of you who have contributed to my gofundme campaign and also to those who supported me bought a book to help me support me.

I heard a story recently, I think it’s from Ireland, about my death. Something about me and dying of cancer is ridiculous. As you can see I am not dead and these rumors have been circulating on the internet for years. For example, I was in Chile in 2014 and people thought I was dead, but as you can see, that’s not the case. We are in 2022 and I am still here. For a few years I have been living here in Europe in Croatia. But we recently got an email from a lady in the States who said she had spoken to someone who had met me several times in Florida years ago when I was giving talks there. -low and it is not. I haven’t done any conferences in the United States. The last time I was in the United States was around 1970 or 1971, so it’s been 50 years since I’ve been to the United States.

I wanted to tell you that I don’t live in the United States and right now there are a lot of people selling oil and they use my name and they call it RSO, but that’s not du RSO. Genuine Rick Simpson oil is produced from the flowers of potent indica cannabis strains. This is what real oil is made of. It has nothing or very little to do with CBD or anything else. But people still use my name, you know, to sell their products. So I just wanted to warn the public that this is happening, so be very careful and don’t waste your money buying other people’s oil because you don’t know what you’re going to get.

I can’t provide oil myself because here in Croatia you are still not allowed to grow your own plants, but that will change in the near future, I hope. You know a lot of countries are legalizing that now. For medical use it is desperately needed, so all we can do is wait for these governments to change their minds on this issue. We need this plant and we need it desperately. So many people are suffering for no reason now and the medicinal values ​​of this plant can do a lot for people. I am still recovering from the heart attack of 2018, but it was a long, slow process and very expensive. Physiotherapists and all. It all costs money but I am slowly improving .I hope to be back to normal in the near future .I have been lucky in many ways because I mean a lot of people who are suffering from can’t even speak properly anymore. So in some ways I was lucky. Although I still suffer from some paralysis, but as I said, it is slowly improving.

Most people in the world know my name and think that I am a rich man, but as you can see that is not the case. I just live here in an apartment in Zagreb, but there are other rumors that I live on an island here in Croatia. It is not the case at all. I live in an apartment here in Zagreb in the capital. I am not affiliated with any NGO or company that produces the extracts. I hope one day I can produce them myself again soon and make them widely available at a reasonable price. The cost that people currently bear for cannabis oils is outrageous. If you grow the plant on a large scale, you could produce it at very low cost and that’s what this world needs, a medicine that works. »

Rick Simpson was Cannabis Liberation Day in Amsterdam in 2016 and 2017

In 2016 and 2017, Rick was present at the festival Cannabis Liberation Day organized by the VOC Nederlands. Cannabis News Network had captured the following images.

Berner, first cannabis executive to grace Forbes cover

American rapper Berner, CEO of Cookies, the popular California-based cannabis brand, is the first cannabis executive to grace the cover of Forbes.

In a tweet, Berner called the cover treatment a “dream of some of the world’s greatest CEOs.”

“Extremely honored and blessed to be one of the faces of federal legalization in our country,” the 38-year-old added.

In June, Business Insider reported that Cookies was “the world’s first legal weed brand, worth a billion dollars”.

The company operates 49 dispensaries in the United States and also markets a popular clothing line around the world. According Business Insiderthe Cookies clothing line alone generated $50 million in sales last year.

Earlier this year, the company partnered with Gage Growth Corp. to open the first Cookies store in Canada. The Canadian product line is grown by Pure Sunfarms, using Cookies genetics and post-production processes.

Founded in 2010, Cookies has become the most well-known cannabis brand in the world. The company has over 70 proprietary cannabis cultivars and over 2,000 products in its lineup.

Early in his entrepreneurial career, Berner was reportedly offered $800 million for the company.

“I mean, I had to think about it for a while. I want people to be motivated and I want people to know that the first proposal is not the best, ”he said in 2020, discussing the offer mainly in shares of a Canadian producer who was not cited.

“I looked at it this way: If the first contract I got was for $800 million and it was mostly stocks – and stock play can be great then fall – and everyone goes public at the same time, what if I refuse? It makes me a boss,” he said.

Berner did not leave empty-handed, however. Instead, he opted for $10 million in cash for 10% of the company.

“I’ll look at that $800 million and be like, ‘Thank God I didn’t do that.’ Or maybe not. But that’s the risk I was willing to take,” he said in the podcast, which you can find below.

Juicy Fields “has all the characteristics of the Russian mafia” and has probably offloaded “no less than 500 million euros”

The fallout from the Juicy Fields bankruptcy continues to grow at breakneck speed since investors complained they could not access their funds in mid-July.

While there may never be a full explanation of what happened within the company and, more importantly, where investors’ funds are going, a clear picture of the scale and of the sophistication of this scam is now beginning to emerge.

A lawyer who specializes in this type of scam, who is in the process of mounting a class action suit for hundreds of Juicy Fields investors, believes that it is “by far the biggest scam in Europe for many, many years”, which bears all the hallmarks of the Russian mafia and which could cause the loss of more than 700 million euros.

This rapidly changing picture, in addition to the scale of the scam, reveals a much broader framework of complicity on the part of key individuals, companies and financial institutions that enabled it to take place.

The scam

Lars Olofsson, CEO of Swedish legal, investment and business management firm PRIO Startup, told BusinessCann that since a client asked him about Juicy Fields three weeks ago, he spoke to more than 1,500 investors “in one form or another”.

Lars Olofsson’s company, which is the source of a class action, has “specialized in this type of fraud” for more than ten years and is currently working on a number of similar cases, including the micropayment platform Plipp, the company telemarketing company Koncepta and weight-loss device vendor Victus Medical.

Last week, based on the number of investors in contact with him and the more than 500 bank transfers he had seen, Lars Olofsson estimated that around 30,000 people had lost money with Juicy Fields, investing on average between 10,000 and 12,000 euros.

A few days later, following a new influx of affected investors, this estimate was increased to 120,000 people worldwide, with most of the new victims having invested an average of 40,000 euros.

“It’s absolutely mind-blowing – and we’re hardened lawyers who’ve seen it all,” he said.

He pointed out that these numbers were based only on evidence of bank transfers he had seen, and therefore did not take into account the thousands of investors who also lost bitcoins, adding that “the average investor in crypto has (invested) twice as much as cash payments”.

Combining them, he estimates that investors are likely to have lost more than €700 million in investments, adding that it was “no less than €500 million”.

While the scale of the losses may come as a surprise, Lars Olofsson says the fact that Juicy Fields turned out to be a scam is no surprise.

“When I look at the business model, the seeds, the cultivation and the sale of these plants to the pharmaceutical industry, it doesn’t add up – the equation doesn’t fit. And then when I look further into the edit, there are all the marks of the design being a scam”.

All the distinctive signs of the Russian mafia

More precisely, Lars Olofsson affirms that, from his point of view, this affair is “100%” the work of the Russian mafia and that it bears all the marks of it.

First, a common theme in Russian mafia scams is the sudden disappearance of business, including websites, phone lines, email addresses and social media accounts, all of which are well documented in the spinoff from Juicy Field.

However, and crucially, they “leave behind people who are still communicating on different social media platforms”, informing investors that there have been temporary problems or technical difficulties and that their money will soon be returned to them. .

“They try to make people believe that they haven’t been scammed, that there are still people who respond and say reassuring things. This is one of the sophistications of the scam”.

Along with various correspondence to investors via social media over the past few weeks, Juicy Fields has reached out to investors over the past few days in an attempt to further cloud the issue.

The company’s communication reaffirms that the allegation that Juicy Fields is a Ponzi scheme “could not be further from the truth”, and that the fallout is the work of a dishonest actor, Friederich Graf von Luxburg .

Lars Olofsson says this statement, released on July 28, is almost a “copy-paste of announcements made in two other cases we have handled.”

These ongoing messages also serve to sow the seeds of “reasonable doubt” among prosecutors that there was “good intention, but someone swindled” the investors.

Another key indicator of Russian mafia involvement is Juicy Fields’ connection to Cyprus, where, according to an interview for Spanish online newspaper elDiario.es in May this year, the company had a bank account.

Cyprus is said to be the “preferred offshore country in Europe” for investment by the mafia and Russian oligarchs, as explained in a BBC report published earlier this year, which dubbed the island the “Mediterranean Moscow”.

The leaked documents now easily accessible in the various Juicy Fields Telegram groups also suggest that Paul Bergolts, Alex Vaimer and Vasily Kandinski, who former CEO Alan Glanse says were those who controlled the network, all held Russian passports.

However, according to Lars Olofsson, it is unlikely that these three people were more than lieutenants in the system, and had little to do with the design of the operation.

Who is an accomplice?

The class action, which is still in the research stage, will seek to hold those complicit in the fraud to account, rather than to recover the lost money that was paid into the Cypriot bank account.

“That money is gone. It is more or less impossible to know where it ended up and how it was distributed,” explained Lars Olofsson, adding that it is very rare that the real perpetrators of such sophisticated scams are arrested, tried and put behind bars. .

Instead, it takes aim at “enablers,” the people, companies and institutions that have helped Juicy Fields “directly or indirectly, people who have simply turned their backs and looked away.”

“I want to describe the environment in which this kind of scam and this kind of editing can operate. There are people and companies who should have reacted, who should have said that it is not good. »

“I can’t list them yet. But I would say I would be surprised if there were less than 20 different types of people in key positions, companies and so on. My ambition is to show how this scam could actually be carried out? Because there are so many people involved directly or indirectly. »

Although many key people, including the two former CEOs Alan Glanse and Willie van der Merwe, have issued statements claiming their innocence or general ignorance of what is really going on at Juicy Fields, Lars Olofsson believes that anyone “working for or representing” the company must have known it was a fraudulent business.

BusinessCann has contacted a number of organizations with which Juicy Fields claims to be associated or with which it has signed sponsorship agreements.

While many companies listed on the Juicy Fields website have released statements distancing themselves from the company, including Canna Healing and Sabores Púrpura, only Kannabyte has responded to this request for comment as of this writing.

A company spokesperson says Kannabyte “had a business relationship with Juicy Fields,” where it paid upfront to grow 500 medical cannabis plants and then found a buyer who could legally buy the flower in Colombia.

“Simply put, Juicy Fields essentially acted as a broker,” they added, clarifying that they did not own any stake in Juicy Fields and vice versa.

Asked if the company had reason to suspect Juicy Fields of being fraudulent, Kannabyte replied that its money laundering and know-your-customer due diligence did not reveal any red flag.

More importantly, she cites “several credible cannabis conferences around the world”, including ICBC, Mary Jane Berlin Expo, Kannasur, PTMC and many others, which have counted Juicy Fields among their sponsors, as a key reason for not not “doubt their credibility”.

“Kannabyte has suffered economically from the Juicy Fields fallout. We have outstanding invoices with Juicy Fields that have not been paid and which at this time are likely to remain unpaid. »

“Furthermore, the events occurring at Juicy Fields have required an enormous amount of time and resources from Kannabyte management as we try to figure out what exactly happened, what the next legal steps are. against Juicy Fields and as we try to be as responsive to our community, who want more information and are trying to figure out, like Kannabyte, exactly what happened at Juicy Fields. »

The banks

While Lars Olofsson says he aims to hold accountable anyone who has “turned his head and been complacent”, his immediate target will be the banks.

He said: “Banks are the main enabler of this scam. There are also a number of other facilitators, whether individuals or businesses. But my first target, the easiest fruit to pick from my point of view as a lawyer, is undoubtedly the banks. »

He is convinced that the security infrastructure used by international financial institutions to detect suspicious activity should have flagged Juicy Fields and prevented many of these transactions from taking place.

As the majority of transactions with Juicy Fields took place across borders, three banks were involved in each: the sending bank, the transferring bank and the receiving bank.

According to Lars Olofsson, these banks have a system for “the supervision and evaluation of these payments”, which uses complex and sophisticated algorithms designed to flag any suspicious activity.

As soon as suspicious activity is detected, these banks are required to file a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) with their local government financial conduct authority. An average bank will deposit hundreds of thousands each year, which gives an idea of ​​the sophistication of this system.

Based on the documents he has access to, Lars Olofsson estimates that around 95% of Juicy Fields’ transactions went through this system, but that “no more than maybe 2%” should have been approved.

“In my experience, and I specialize in international regulations and compliance, 98% or 99% of all transactions should have been picked up by this security system. »

“That’s why I need as much data as possible from all investors. I’m trying to find a specific transaction, then I’ll track that transaction in the system and see if it came up as suspicious activity, and why a SARS report wasn’t created. »

Cannabis CBD washed with pentane to lower THC levels

Light cannabis – also known as CBD weed – is washed down with pentane by some European growers to drop below the permitted THC percentage according to a recent CannabisIndustrie.nl article. Besides the health hazards, it is easily flammable and has already caused deaths in Italy.

You are probably familiar with the concept of CBD cannabis. After all, in several European countries you can legally buy cannabis that is low in THC and higher in CBD. But it often happens that the CBD hemp harvested contains more THC than is allowed in the country of sale.

In order to obtain cannabis light ccomply with the rules in terms of THC, namely not to exceed 0.3%, for example in France, manufacturers or traders “wash” the grass in hexane and/or pentane to rid it of excess THC .

What unearthed it: Deadly explosion at a cannabis lab in Italy

It was first a LinkedIn post that pointed the finger at these practices. This message concerned two deaths and the injury of two others, one of whom was a minor at the time, in an explosion and a fire at a cannabis laboratory in Italy, according to La Repubblica. Justice is still busy investigating what really happened. At the moment, the judiciary believes that the suspects violated the drug law since what they were doing in the laboratory is not authorized.

The complainant’s hypothesis is that the fire could have started as a result of a technique used to reduce the THC of light cannabis, “invented” by one of the company’s partners, without any technical knowledge and scientific and without any authorization. On the first floor, a laboratory had been installed with ultrasonic “washing machines” in which the cannabis was washed with pentane to reduce the level of THC and thus comply with the regulations to pass for CBD hemp.

This doesn’t sound new, as confirmed by a comment from Novel Food-specific API and validated ingredient expert Boris Baňas:

“Unfortunately, this is the case with most smokable hemp in the EU. EU hemp is basically hay that no one really wants to smoke […] So what’s going on? The purchase is made in Switzerland with a limit of 1% THC. This stuff is indeed smokable.

To bring the THC to 0.2/0.3%, the flowers are washed and dried. Then sprayed with a CBD solution and flavored with terpenes. »

No one would knowingly want to consume this. In addition, pentane is easily flammable.

In the Netherlands, CannabisIndustrie.nl observed CBD weed containing harmful synthetic cannabinoids being sold as high-THC weed. In addition to regulation, the solution would lie in analyzes provided by merchants.

Zimbabwe authorizes for the first time the use of CBD in medicine

Zimbabwe now allows the sale of cannabidiol (CBD) drugs as an adjunct to treatments given to patients.

The Zimbabwe Medicines Control Authority has urged all licensed hemp and cannabis producers, manufacturers, importers, exporters and retail pharmacists to apply for permission to sell these products.

The regulator asked interested people to provide product samples and allow its officials to inspect production sites. “Unlicensed cannabis sellers will be prosecuted for selling unapproved drugs,” he said in a letter dated July 18.

Zimbabwe legalized medical cannabis in 2018, driven by economic realities. Long the country’s main export, tobacco sales have plummeted worldwide, forcing farmers and lawmakers in Zimbabwe to rethink its approach to agriculture.

Industry leaders have encouraged the country’s tobacco growers “to plant cannabis so that a quarter of their income will come from this plant by 2025”.

In 2019, Zimbabwe lifted its ban on growing cannabis, setting the stage for the cultivation of industrial hemp for export. In the same year, the country issued the first license for a medical cannabis company to begin cultivation.

Last year, Zimbabwe exported 30 tons of industrial hemp to Switzerland, its first foray into the European market.

In May, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa commissioned a €25 million medical cannabis farm and processing plant to be operated by Swiss Bioceuticals Limited in Zimbabwe’s Western Province.