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A roundup of countries that permit recreational cannabis [15.10.2021] Marijuana may be an issue of easy agreement in the ongoing coalition talks between Germany's leading parties. Despite numerous points of contention, ...
South Africa’s cannabis master plan will finally establish a regulated industry [07.09.2021] South Africa’s new master plan is a bright spark for those dismayed by lawmakers’ previous attempts to reform the country’s cannabis laws. Introduced ...
Fact or fable: Will cannabis be Africa’s economic saviour? [18.07.2021] In recent years several African governments have changed their stance and implemented policies that legalise cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and ...
A Sustainable Future for Cannabis Farmers [16.04.2021] Learn how lessening the barriers for small farmers while raising them for large companies can help to steer legal cannabis markets in a more sustaina ...
Cannabis bill to be law by 2023 [06.04.2021] The possession, cultivation and use of cannabis for private use is expected to be passed into law in two years’ time. The legalisation of the private ...
Cannabis: Black farmers to ‘shut down’ regulator [23.03.2021] The Black Farmers' Association of South Africa (BFASA) have threatened to shut down the regulatory authority for allegedly excluding them from opport ...
Haze Club case: ‘Cannabis grow clubs allow people to access their rights’ [02.02.2021] Laws that criminalise grow clubs are unconstitutional and infringe on people’s rights to cultivate and use cannabis privately. This is according to a ...
South Africa’s cannabis bill is widely unpopular — here’s why [04.01.2021] 2018 was a big year for cannabis advocates in South Africa. It was the year the constitutional court ruled the government couldn’t invade the privacy ...
Cannabis grow clubs want High Court to decide if customers can ‘sit back, relax and enjoy the fruits’ of their joint labour [18.12.2020] In September 2018, the Constitutional Court decriminalised the private cultivation of cannabis by adults for personal private consumption. This creat ...
amaMpondo traditional leaders reject Private Use Cannabis Bill [10.10.2020] Traditional leaders from the amaMpondo nation and cannabis farmers in the Eastern Cape have rejected the Private Use Cannabis Bill. They are calling ...
Get premium dagga delivered to your door - legally (probably) [06.10.2020] Growing and smoking dagga at home or in private is legal. For now, buying and selling dagga, however, remains against the law. Cape Cannabis Club (C3 ...
Cannabis: A rush to corporate capture? [30.09.2020] Finance minister Tito Mboweni expects the newly legal cannabis industry to pour an estimated R4 billion into the government’s dwindling tax coffers w ...
Draft cannabis bill ‘completely misses the mark’ [23.09.2020] Two years ago, the Constitutional Court of South Africa decriminalised the possession and cultivation of cannabis in private by adults for personal p ...
South Africans are setting up ‘cannabis clubs’ across the country – are they legal? [18.09.2020] The Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill provides clarity around the growing and private use of cannabis in South Africa. In its current form the bill ...
Cannabis Bill carries harsh penalties [14.08.2020] If a person is found with more than 1kg of dried cannabis or nine flowering plants they could be jailed for up to 15 years. These are just some of th ...
Here are the new cannabis rules proposed for South Africa – including limits, penalties and criminal records [11.08.2020] Justice and Correctional Services minister Ronald Lamola has published the draft Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill. The bill will give effect to the ...
Criminalising cannabis use by children is unconstitutional, court rules [03.08.2020] Children found guilty of trivial offences, including the possession or use of cannabis, may not be incarcerated, the Johannesburg High Court has rule ...
Legalising the cannabis economy takes a Covid-19 hit [19.05.2020] Delays in passing new laws governing the possession and use of cannabis, caused by the Covid-19 lockdown, have placed on hold the development of a di ...
Cannabis cultivation could be a key economic driver for reconstruction after Covid-19 [20.04.2020] The potential for cannabis in South Africa is enormous. The country has drought-resistant acclimatised genetic strains that have naturalised over hun ...
Canopy Growth exits cannabis cultivation on three continents in major international pullback [16.04.2020] Canopy Growth is ceasing cannabis cultivation in Africa, Canada, Colombia and the United States in a bid to “improve efficiencies” in its global oper ...
No legal sales in new cannabis Bill [14.02.2020] South Africans will be allowed to possess up to 600g of dried cannabis in the privacy of their homes for personal use, but can forget about selling t ...
Mboweni says ‘legalize it!’ as he dares cops to arrest him for growing dagga [03.02.2020] In a series of tweets on Sunday, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni uploaded photos of dagga plants growing on his farm in Limpopo, which he explained wer ...
SA and legal cannabis: profits should be reaped, but like any industry, there are also risks [21.01.2020] South Africa’s cannabis conversation is shifting into a new gear, with Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on the record as pushing for full legalisation. ...
Sars would benefit if growing cannabis is legalised, says Tito Mboweni [18.01.2020] Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s tweet about pushing for it to be legal to grow cannabis - for the SA Revenue Service’s sake - is a step in the direct ...
South Africa's black farmers fight to enter marijuana market [08.01.2020] Following the Constitutional Court's decision in 2018 to decriminalize the personal use and cultivation of cannabis in South Africa, there are concer ...
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 ...
A new approach to criminalisation could end Cape Town’s drug wars [27.08.2019] It’s not known exactly how many gangs there are in South Africa’s Western Cape province, but gang membership has been estimated at more than 100 000. ...
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, ...
ConCourt Cannabis Judgment: What was the reasoning and what does it mean? [18.09.2018] The Constitutional Court decriminalised the possession and cultivation of cannabis in private by adults for personal private consumption in Minister ...
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 ...
Zimbabwe legalizes marijuana for medicinal, scientific uses [28.04.2018] Zimbabwe has legalized the production of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes, making it the rare African country to turn the drug into a ...
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 ...
Ghana’s bold step away from the ‘war on drugs’ [13.10.2017] Ghana is poised to become the first African country, and the first country outside of Europe and the Americas, to decriminalise the personal possessi ...
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 — ...

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