South Africa has shipped its first commercial shipment of medical cannabis. The shipment of Dry Cannabis Flower went to Switzerland from Cape Town International Airport last week. It is the first of several deliveries to their Swiss customer after a historic first delivery of cannabis in vitro tissue cultures to a licensed manufacturer in North Macedonia.
The cannabis was produced and exported by Felbridge, a leading South African cannabis grower and supplier. The company is owned by the Zetler family, best known for their strawberry farms. They opened a cannabis department in 2019 after receiving approval for a 14,000 square meter facility in Stellenbosch.
Timeslive.co.za quoted Leslie Zetler, CEO of Felbridge, as saying, “The export of South Africa’s first commercial shipment of medical cannabis to Europe is our most significant milestone to date. This is a huge achievement not only for our group but also for the South African cannabis and hemp industries and reaffirms our belief that our genetics, developed using artificial intelligence breeding technologies, will continue to experience strong demand in the European market . “