A growing sector driving job creation in Lesotho
Many foreign investors, including the world’s leading international cannabis company Canopy Growth Corporation, invested tens of millions of dollars into developing infrastructure and facilities in Lesotho, attracted by the fertile growing environment, legal framework and the low cost of production. This spurred the sectors growth and opened up a much-needed source of jobs in a country with low employment.
Highlands is granted one of the largest cannabis licenses in Lesotho
Highlands Investments formerly Canopy Growth Africa, was granted one of the first and largest licenses by the Lesotho government in 2017. The license allows Highlands to cultivate, manufacture, supply, import and export medical cannabis products including flower, oil, distillate and isolate.
When establishing the Canopy Growth Africa operations in Lesotho, Canopy Growth handpicked its management team for their experience and industry expertise, and it was this team that went on to form Highlands Investments by way of a management buyout in 2020.
We have a highly qualified, commercially strong leadership team. A team of agronomists, scientists, pharmacists and engineers oversees our cultivation process. In total, we currently employ 20 permanent staff in Cape Town and Lesotho, and up to 40 people are hired on a seasonal basis from the local community.