By Poloko Mokhele

Deputy Prime Minister of Lesotho Monyane Moleleki will be joining CEO of Halo Labs Kiran Sidhu and Chairman of Bophelo Bioscience Louisa Mojela at the first annual Institutional Capital and Cannabis Conference Europe on Wednesday in London.

The event will be hosted by IMN in partnership with Prohibition Partners, Europe’s leading provider of market and strategic insights into the European legal cannabis markets.

Moleleki will also attend other events throughout the week.

On Monday Mojela will participate in a panel discussion at the Global Cannabis Partnership (GCP) European launch in the House of Commons.

Mojela’s panel will explore the cannabis industry’s opportunity to have a uniquely positive impact on society through social justice and environmental sustainability.

The ​Global Cannabis Partnership ​is an international initiative that seeks to establish corporate social responsibility standards across legal cannabis markets worldwide.

A collaboration of leaders from across the cannabis supply chain, GCP members include government agencies charged with the distribution and sale of legal cannabis, licensed cannabis producers, research institutions, and NGOs.

The event will take place at the Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London.

On Tuesday, Moleleki will deliver a keynote speech at Cannabis Europa.

“I look forward to discussing the current state of Lesotho’s cannabis industry and how we expect our regulations and legal industry to enable many benefits both social and economic,” Moleleki said about his trip.

“The cannabis industry is a significant development that should benefit the global cannabis market on the whole. With added strength from Halo Labs and commitment to EU GMP manufacturing, we look forward to the expansion of cultivation, production, and sales originating in our country,” he added.

He concluded by stating that: “We anticipate Bophelo Bioscience to be an economic and socially responsible contributor to Lesotho and to have a positive impact on job creation and local opportunities for our citizens.”

Moleleki will be preceded by Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat, who will be speaking on the opportunities for economic development and public health improvement allowed by the regulation of medical cannabis.

The keynote addresses will take place at Queen Elizabeth Hall (Main Stage) at Southbank Centre.

Halo is a cannabis extraction company that develops and manufactures quality cannabis oils and concentrates, which are the fastest growing segments in the cannabis industry.

It is a global leader in cannabis oil and concentrates and has expertise across as major cannabis manufacturing processes, leveraging proprietary processes and products, and has produced over 4.0M grams of oils and concentrates since inception.

The Company is currently operating in California and Oregon as well as Nevada with its partner Just Quality, LLC and in Lesotho with the Bophelo strategic partnership.

Bophelo Bioscience is a local company and is the holder of one of a limited number of licenses issued in Lesotho for the production of medicinal cannabis products.

Lesotho is the first African country to legalize the cultivation and manufacturing of medicinal cannabis, becoming one of the most sought-after locations for cannabis operations in the world.

It has issued a limited number of licenses since legalization in 2016 and has been exporting cannabis since early 2018. NW

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