Legalising the cannabis economy takes a Covid-19 hit

Covid-19 lockdown regulations affecting the sitting of parliamentary committees and the ability to hold a public participation process
Mail & Guardian (South Africa)
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

sa dagga is my rightDelays 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 different kind of green economy mentioned by President Cyril Rampahosa in his February State of the Nation address. The delays in promulgating the Regulation of Cannabis Bill and additional changes to the Medicine and Related Substances Control Act mean the state will not meet the September 2020 deadline set by the Constitutional Court in the 2018 judgment declaring the prohibition on cannabis cultivation, possession and use unconstitutional. (See also: No legal sales in new cannabis Bill)