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How to Apply for a Provisional cannabis cultivation license

This service allows business operators wanting to cultivate cannabis to obtain a provisional operating license from the Rwanda Inspectorate, Competition and Consumer Protection Authority (RICA). This provisional license will allow businesses to acquire the documents required for the final cannabis cultivation license.

The processing time is 2 days, and the service fee is 1,000,000 Rwf.


  • Applicants with or without an Irembo account can apply for this service.

  • A company or an individual must have a Tax Identification Number (TIN).

Required attachments (5)

  • Passport copy

  • Letter of recommendation for cultivating cannabis given by RDB

  • Investment certificate issued by competent Authority(eg, RDB)

  • Detailed business plan

  • Business registration certificate from RDB

Optional attachments

  • Notarized diploma of qualified personnel

Follow these simple steps to apply for the provisional cannabis cultivation license:

1. Visit the Irembo platform at and navigate to the "Trade and Industry" category; click on “Business Operator License.

2. Select "Provisional cannabis cultivation license" and then click  "Apply."

3. Fill in the applicant's details (select if the applicant is the business owner or legal representative, add the age group, and other required personal information).

4. Enter the application details (Company TIN number, Nature of the premises, size of the premise, and the facility location).

5. Upload the required attachments in the correct format and click Next.

6. Verify that the information is accurate, enter a phone number and/or email address, check the verification box, and click "Submit."

7A billing Number/ID (88…) will be generated for payment, Click Pay

8. Applicants choose the mode of payment. For more information about payment modes, click here


  • Upon successful submission, the application will be processed by RICA. Applicants will receive an email or SMS notification about any changes in the application status.

  • Once RICA approves your application, you will receive your e-license.

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