Strawberry farm ships South Africa's first commercial medical cannabis

South Africa has sent out its first commercial shipment of medical cannabis. The shipment of Dry Cannabis Flower left for Switzerland last week from Cape Town International Airport. It is the first of several shipments to their Swiss client, following a historic first shipment of cannabis in-vitro tissue culture to a licensed producer in North Macedonia.

The cannabis was produced and exported by Felbridge, a leading South African cannabis cultivator and supplier. The company is owned by the Zetler family, who are better known for their strawberry farms. They opened a cannabis division in 2019, after getting permission for a 14,000m² facility in Stellenbosch.

Timeslive.co.za quoted Leslie Zetler, Felbridge CEO, as saying: “Exporting South Africa’s first commercial shipment of medical cannabis to Europe represents our most significant milestone to date. It is a major achievement not only for our group but for the South African cannabis and hemp industry and it reinforces our belief that our genetics, which are developed using artificial intelligence breeding technologies, will continue to experience strong demand from the European market.”


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