The medicinal cannabis industry does not have immunity against the negative implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, says Minister of Agriculture, Saboto Caesar.

The minister outlined that due to the pandemic outbreak, the industry experienced several challenges, which were not limited to unforeseen disruptions in the movement of technical and administrative personnel due to the closures of borders. He added that there has also been a disruption in shipping, which has caused delays in material for infrastructural development.

However, he stated that the industry has nevertheless shown great resilience during such uncertain times, the minister added that some marketers have indicated increased demand for medicinal cannabis to address issues of anxiety and the like associated with the pandemic.

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