Phekoane Industry Association (PIA)

 

Key Facts

  • “Phekoane” is derived from the Sesotho words for healing (“Pheko”) and the local name for cannabis (“Matekoane”).
  • Phekoane, suggests “healing from cannabis”.
  • “PIA” was established in June 2018 to foster cooperation and unity between licensed operators, industry experts and stakeholder entities.
 

Phekoane Industry Association (PIA)

  • The Phekoane Industry Association or “PIA” was established in June 2018 to foster cooperation and unity between licensed operators, industry experts and stakeholder entities.
  • The PIA plans to champion the interests of the medical cannabis industry by supporting industry initiatives, participating in the national dialogue on medical cannabis, establishing industry standards, sharing information and fostering collaboration and unity within the industry.
  • Medigrow is a founding member of the PIA and along with other industry players, wishes to establish Lesotho as a source country for high quality, pharmaceutical grade medical cannabis.
  • The PIA should, in time, become the official mouthpiece for the medical cannabis industry in its discussions with Government, organized agriculture and other public stakeholders.