Louisa Mojela, the incoming chair for Halo Labs, Inc., joins us from Cape Town, South Africa. Within South Africa is the nation of Lesotho, which is on its way to becoming a global cannabis leader. Mojela explains that, because Lesotho was the first African country to legalize both the cultivation and manufacturing of medical cannabis — and because cannabis grows freely in Lesotho — the country has become a very desirable location for many worldwide cannabis operators. Hopefully, this new industry will create many much-needed jobs for the country. In order to create this desired “fourth industrial revolution”, as Mojela calls it, “the Kingdom of Lesotho must make sure that it really harnesses and leverages these opportunities for the betterment of the people in Lesotho.”
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Seth Adler: Okay, so we've got Louisa Mojela, the incoming chair for Halo Labs, Inc., which is a publicly traded company, and you are joining from Lesotho. Did I get it right?
Louisa Mojela: I'm joining from Lesotho, even though I'm in Cape Town as we speak.
Seth Adler: So, you are in Africa? Cape Town, South Africa, which basically surrounds Lesotho, is that right?
Louisa Mojela: Absolutely.
Seth Adler: Okay. So, let's start with the country itself, because we, here, in the global cannabis industry are becoming very aware of that country, and what do you think it is? What is making it special? Why is it becoming a global cannabis leader?
Louisa Mojela: I think it's fair to say that the Kingdom of Lesotho is the first African country to legalize the cultivation, manufacturing of medicinal cannabis, and this has made the country incredibly sought-after by cannabis operators from countries such as the US, Canada, Australia, et cetera.
Louisa Mojela: In my view, this opening up of the cannabis industry will contribute immensely to the much-needed jobs in Lesotho, as well as to the GDP of the country.
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