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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
'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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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