Items tagged with cannabis and south africa

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South Africa’s budding cannabis industry is waiting for regulations to catch up [20.10.2019] South Africa’s budding cannabis industry has made huge strides over the last year since the Constitutional Court upheld South Africans’ right to priv ...
Dagga prohibition needs to end [15.10.2019] Despite the far-sighted rulings by Judge Dennis Davis and two colleagues in the Cape High Court, and then the unanimous Constitutional Court, that al ...
“People feel betrayed”: small-scale dagga growers fear exclusion from legal trade [14.10.2019] As South Africa looks to enter the booming commercial cannabis market, which could be worth up to R27 billion locally by 2023, the Eastern Cape Depar ...
Legalisation is killing our market, say small-scale dagga growers [04.10.2019] No one knows with confidence how many small-scale cannabis farmers there are in South Africa, but the number is large: one organisation estimates 900 ...
Dagga high on new Eastern Cape premier’s list [19.06.2019] A flourishing dagga industry is high on the agenda of new Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane, especially in the Pondoland area, where locals have be ...
'Swazi Gold' dagga farmers fear new SA law could crush them [10.06.2019] Mbuso has been growing cannabis for 14 years. He lives and tends the illicit crop in Swaziland, which is now known officially as Eswatini. Mbuso is j ...
The great green gold rush [16.03.2019] In South Africa’s richest suburb, against the backdrop of dazzling tower blocks belonging to law firms and insurance companies, a brand-new industry ...
History of dagga in SA shows its decriminalisation is overdue [25.09.2018] The Constitutional Court's decision that citizens are permitted to use dagga in private turned the clock back 96 years. Before it was declared a proh ...
Dagga cultivators aren’t too pleased about the court’s decision [25.09.2018] Dagga growers in Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape are far from happy that the “holy herb” has been legalised for personal use, saying their businesses ...
South African court frees cannabis from colonial and apartheid past [23.09.2018] A ruling by the South African Constitutional Court opens the way for decriminalising private use of cannabis, locally known as “dagga”. It marks a de ...
Let’s cultivate laws for a cannabis industry centred on uplifting the rural poor [19.09.2018] The Constitutional Court judgment on cannabis probably made a lot of people happy because, across all sectors of society, people smoke weed and have, ...
Dagga: ConCourt says yes to getting high in private [18.09.2018] In a unanimous judgment, the Constitutional Court ordered that the private consumption and cultivation of cannabis be decriminalised. Deputy Chief Ju ...
NPA bids to have dagga ruling repealed [08.11.2017] Tough questions are being asked about the dynamics of legalising cannabis as the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) seeks to repeal the ruling that ...
The green gold rush: Could Africa be on the verge of a weed race? [09.10.2017] Several African governments are considering tapping a lucrative natural resource. More than 10,000 tons of cannabis are produced on the continent eac ...
Legal dagga process draaaags on [29.09.2017] Businesses that want to get in on the ground floor of South Africa’s great medical marijuana revolution, or at least the legal one, are bound to find ...
Op-Ed: Marijuana farming – a silver bullet for rural poverty? [26.09.2017] When marijuana farming is legalised in South Africa who will benefit? This is not just a hypothetical question. Right now, marijuana is being legally ...
Dagga laws are ‘racist and irrational’‚ court told [14.08.2017] The South African law banning the smoking and cultivation of dagga is racist‚ unscientific and not rational or based on good law making. This was the ...
Dagga is not a gateway drug [07.08.2017] The prohibition on dagga is the "gateway to harder drug use‚ not the use of cannabis itself"‚ Imperial College Professor David Nutt told the Pretoria ...
Why the South African state needs to lose its fight against marijuana policy reform [27.07.2017] South Africa is among many countries facing challenges to their drug control policies, particularly around marijuana, known locally as dagga. The Med ...
Court set to revisit old dagga legislation [14.07.2017] A highly anticipated court case later this month will revisit a 1928 South African law against cannabis – with the aim of legalising the plant for va ...
It's time to end SA's war on drugs [29.06.2017] Bluetooth nyaope, dagga, dealers and associated rhetoric often dominate the headlines on the issue of drug use. The supply and consumption of drugs — ...
Police time and money go to pot [19.05.2017] In 2015-2016, 259 165 people were arrested for drug-related crimes, according to the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) crime statistics. The poli ...
Dagga Judgment: There are less drastic ways to deal with its harmful effects [04.05.2017] Until 1921 dagga was sold openly by mine storekeepers in the towns and grew wild in much of South Africa. It was banned partly because it was feared ...
Get high on own supply? [15.04.2017] For years much of South Africa’s dagga has been grown on the green rolling hills of the east coast, often as what economist Vladislav Lakcevic calls ...
Dagga ruling leaves authorities in a haze [09.04.2017] There is uncertainty among various government institutions around the Western Cape High Court’s ruling which allows for the possession, cultivation a ...
Understanding Judge Davis' dope judgment [02.04.2017] On 31 March 2017, Justice Dennis Davis handed down a judgment in the Western Cape High Court that declared sections of the Drugs and Drug Trafficking ...
Dagga ban goes up in smoke - and so do some cases [01.04.2017] Dagga aficionados - users of the intoxicating plant - may now legally grow and consume it in the privacy of their homes, without fear of arrest. In o ...
Dagga can be used at home, Cape court rules [31.03.2017] In a much celebrated outcome, Judge Dennis Davies ruled that an adult may cultivate and use cannabis in the privacy of their own home. “The order als ...
De-schedule dagga to create jobs, says community [23.03.2017] As the deadline for public comment on the guideline documents for cultivation of cannabis for medical use looms, an Eastern Cape community is calling ...
Cannabis users want same rights as smokers, drinkers [13.12.2016] Cannabis users in South Africa want the same rights as alcohol drinkers and cigarette smokers to use the herb without fear of arrest, Dagga Party lea ...
Decriminalise dagga, says Central Drug Authority in 'bold step' [01.06.2016] The Central Drug Authority has taken a definitive position on the use of dagga, and has called for it to be decriminalised. CDA Head researcher Profe ...
Cash crops poisoned in Pondoland [07.04.2016] The villagers keep watch from January, waiting for police helicopters to thud over the hills. Every year, for nearly three decades, their plantations ...
Killing the economic lifeblood of the Eastern Cape's weed-producing people [26.03.2016] In the mountains of Pondoland in the Eastern Cape, 'intsangu' is green gold: the key to the rural poor's economic survival. Why then, despite global ...
War on dagga puts rural people at toxic risk, specialists warn [18.03.2015] The climate in the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape in South Africa has made cultivating dagga (cannabis sativa) popular since people settled here cent ...
The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition [10.03.2014] The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. In this report the Transnat ...
The war on dagga sobers up [28.02.2014] The apartheid regime was terrified of white people interacting with black people, and saw cannabis as a dangerous enabler. They ensured it stayed pro ...
Cannabis production and markets in Europe [26.06.2012] This study brings together available evidence to provide a comprehensive analysis of cannabis production and markets across the EU. It combines infor ...

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