Licensed Gauteng cannabis producer MedCan has landed its first shipment of medical cannabis flower in the UK. Medcan has created a new high THC medical cannabis strain – Isando – which it has sold in an offtake agreement with Rokshaw Laboratories.
Isando: big on terpines
Isando contains 16.1 percent THC, 0.05 percent CBD and 0.96 percent CBG – and the flowers are said to have a rich terpene profile, with a very high concentration of Limonene giving them an intense aroma of citrus and tropical fruit. Due to the growing techniques used, the flowers have not been irradiated and therefore its terpenes remain intact.
Micaël Zollmann, founder and CEO of MedCan, said in a statement released by Rockshaw on 6 July 2021: ‘We are so excited that our product is now available in the UK.
“At MedCan, we are passionate about cultivating a high-quality medical cannabis flower that can be accessed by those who will benefit most.
“Our flower meets the strictest testing requirements, has a rich flavour profile, and will hopefully be well received by the patients and clinicians alike.”
MedCan is working with Maple Tree cannabis consultancy firm and Rokshaw Laboratories to bring its products to the UK.
Historic moment for UK cannabis sector
Professor Mike Barnes, director of Maple Tree Consultants, described it as a “historic moment” for the UK sector.
“The UK sees a first of its kind import into the UK from South Africa which is a historic moment for the medical cannabis sector in the UK,” he said.
“The UK has an ever-expanding medical cannabis sector which requires good quality products with a secure supply chain. We are delighted to support MedCan with this import and are excited to see patients and clinicians have more choices to help with their symptoms.”
MedCan, which began cultivating in 2020, is one of the only GMP certified and fully licensed indoor cannabis cultivation facilities in South Africa. It says its environmentally committed in that it recycles all of its water and plastic on site and no synthetic or inorganic pesticides or chemicals are used in the growing process. After every harvest the company also donates its grow medium to local initiative, Eco Therapist – which teaches members of the community to grow their own produce – to use as compost.