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Thu
17
Jan

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Mon
24
Dec

South Africa poised for cannabis trade despite obstacles

2018 has been called the "year for cannabis" in South Africa. But there are still hurdles before a legal marijuana industry can flourish in an African economic power deemed ideal for large-scale cultivation.

Advocates rejoiced at a Constitutional Court decision in September that upheld the legalization of the adult use and cultivation of pot in private. A cannabis expo in the capital, Pretoria, this month was Africa's first, organizers said. However, buying and selling cannabis for recreational reasons remains illegal, and an onerous licensing process has held up the cultivation and sale of medical marijuana.

Fri
14
Dec

Africa’s first marijuana expo, without marijuana

Andre Kruger’s stand at Africa’s first ever cannabis exposition displayed an indoor growing tent, complete with state-of-the-art lighting imported from the United States and fittings for a high-tech hydroponic irrigation system.

What it didn’t have, however, was a cannabis plant.

The four-day expo, which opened in South Africa’s capital Pretoria on Thursday, was a stark illustration of the legal grey area the nascent industry occupies in the continent’s most developed economy.

In September, the Constitutional Court decriminalized the use and cultivation of cannabis in private space. But the decision did not legalize its trade or distribution. Even displaying cannabis in public remains legally dubious.

Wed
28
Nov

Marijuana, mountains and money: How Lesotho is cashing in

Lesotho is aiming to make money from the booming medicinal marijuana industry, but the BBC's Vumani Mkhize says the southern African nation already has an unheralded illicit trade in the drug for recreational use.

Green dust swirls around Mampho Thulo as she uses her hands to scoop dried marijuana leaves from a massive heap on the floor of her home into a big linen bag.

She has been cultivating the prized crop in her scenic village of Mapoteng for as long as she can remember.

Seventy kilometres (43 miles) north-east of the capital, Maseru, her land lies in a lush valley surrounded by the mountains that the country is well known for.

It is in this breath-taking scenery that people have been illicitly growing marijuana for recreational use for decades.

Wed
31
Oct

How Lesotho became an unlikely hotspot for Canadian cannabis companies

The country's low-cost labour force, proximity to Europe and ideal climate make it a promising place to do business. Navdeep Dhaliwal was surprised when he first stepped foot in Lesotho last January — the climate was temperate, the landscape was lush, and the first footprints of a legal medical marijuana system were already in place.

“A close friend in the industry put me in touch with guys in Lesotho. So I went to meet with them, and I was really very surprised and impressed by the operation they had going there,” said Dhaliwal, president of Canadian licensed producer Supreme Cannabis.

So impressed, it turns out, that just months later Supreme pumped $10 million into a company called Medigrow Lesotho, that country’s first legal medical cannabis producer.

Wed
24
Oct

Cannabis legalisation delights South African users

A bucket containing a soupy green mixture sits under a table in Nduna Ewrong-Nxumalo's consultation room in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa's economic hub.

The traditional healer, or sangoma, has trusted and prescribed the pungent mixture -- cannabis tea -- to his patients for years. "We were given this holy plant by the ancestors," Ewrong-Nxumalo said, scooping out a cupful.

"Healers who came before us and trained us showed us how to restore people's health with it," said the healer, wearing a leopard-skin vest and khaki trousers. "It is a plant to be respected and protected, and I'm happy the law is finally doing that."

Wed
10
Oct

Are hemp homes our homes of the future?

With the Constitutional Court’s recent ruling on the private, recreational use of cannabis there has been a renewed increase in the other uses of the Cannabis sativa plant. One increasingly popular option is the use of hemp in the construction industry.

Mike Greeff, CEO of Greeff Christie’s International Real Estate, says using hemp in the construction industry is a step in the right direction. “Hemp is a natural product that is easily grown and aside from being very environmentally-friendly, is exceedingly versatile in its applications. From oils to clothing, hemp has the potential to be a game-changer in the local manufacturing industry and can only increase in popularity in the years to come.”

Wed
19
Sep

South Africa’s highest court legalizes cannabis for personal use

South Africa is the country to most recently legalize cannabis.  

South Africa’s highest court has legalized using cannabis for adults in private places as well as growing cannabis for private use upon ruling that the previous law that banned cannabis is unconstitutional.

“It will not be a criminal offense for an adult person to use or be in possession of cannabis in private for his own personal consumption,” said Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.

The ruling comes after a decision made last year by a provincial court that legalizes cannabis for private use in Western Cape where the country’s capital, Cape Town, is situated.

Fri
07
Sep

Presidential aspirant to make Nigeria marijuana exporting giant

Omoyele Sowore, a publisher and presidential hopeful in Nigeria says he will make the country a marijuana exporting hub if elected as president.

The video of his ‘controversial’ claims has since gone viral on social media. He was speaking at an event organized by a non-governmental organization in mid-week.

His reasons for advancing the idea was that many countries are making billions from the plant whiles in Nigeria drug law enforcement agencies were arresting people for cultivating or possessing it.

The publisher of Nigeria’s popular Sahara Reporters admitted that his views on the subject were controversial but also that he was ready to discuss it into details as and when.

Mon
18
Jun

These are the top 4 marijuana stocks with international expansion plans

As cannabis legalization spreads across the North American continent, industry insiders and pot stock investors alike look to diversify their portfolios in the global marijuana trade. With Canada on track to become the first G7 nation to legalize both recreational and medical cannabis nationally, overcrowding in the market is becoming an issue for stakeholders on all sides. It’s the reason why cannabis companies are starting to look for more opportunities internationally. These are the top four marijuana stocks with international expansion plans:

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