Rwanda has officially approved the cultivation and export of cannabis. However, cannabis is still considered an illicit drug by the country’s laws. The government’s decision could be considered controversial, due to the country’s tough stance on narcotics as Rwandan officials report daily arrests of consumers and traffickers of marijuana. On Monday, a day before it was approved, three women were arrested for peddling the substance. Authorities said they suspected them to be “drug dealers” in Rubavu District. Rwanda’s health minister Daniel Ngamije said despite the government’s intention to profit from the production and export of narcotics, it would continue to be illegal in certain instances.
Mmp News Author, Medical Marijuana Program Connection, 10/14/2020 10:11:48