Legal dagga process draaaags on

Lesotho gives SA firm dagga licence
Mail & Guardian (South Africa)
Friday, September 29, 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 it a frustrating process. Whether you want to legally grow, beneficiate, import or simply consume cannabis for medical use, be warned: there is still a great deal of paperwork and patience required. Verve Dynamics, a local manufacturer of highly purified botanical extracts, was forced to look beyond South Africa’s borders to catch the medical marijuana wave. The company turned to neighbouring countries and this year Verve Dynamics became the first company in Africa to be granted regulatory approval to begin growing and processing high-quality cannabis extracts commercially in Lesotho.