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on September 20, 2018 in Cannabis News Africa Featured

South Africa’s Highest Court Legalises Cannabis Use

South Africa’s highest court has legalised the use of cannabis by adults in private places. Pro-marijuana activists cheered in the public gallery and chanted “Weed are free now” when the Constitutional Court gave its landmark ruling. In a unanimous ruling, judges also legalised the growing of marijuana for private consumption. South Africa’s government had opposed its legalisation, arguing the drug was “harmful” to people’s health. It has not yet commented on the ruling, which is binding. Three cannabis users who had faced prosecution for using the drug brought the case, saying the ban “intrudes unjustifiably into their private spheres”....

South Africa’s highest court has legalised the use of cannabis by adults in private places. Pro-marijuana activists cheered in the public gallery and chanted “Weed are free now” when the Constitutional Court gave its landmark ruling. In a unanimous...

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on February 9, 2018 in Cannabis News Africa

US Corp cashes in as Lesotho becomes the First African country to legalize Cannabis cultivation

Submitted by Marijuana News Lesotho has become the first African country to permit the legal cultivation of cannabis – but the production of the drug has been restricted to two foreign-owned companies, while rural farmers and the wider population continue to be prohibited from harvesting their own. Lesotho is a landlocked country, entirely encircled by South Africa, with a population of a little over two million. Almost a year ago, on February 28 2017, Lesotho’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare granted a Prohibited Drug Operator license to the Pharmaceutical Development Company (PDC) Ltd to legally cultivate, supply, hold, import, and...

Submitted by Marijuana News Lesotho has become the first African country to permit the legal cultivation of cannabis – but the production of the drug has been restricted to two foreign-owned companies, while rural farmers and the wider population...

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on November 26, 2017 in Cannabis News Africa

Good News: Congo Is Ditching Conflict Metals For Cannabis

According to some experts, conflict metal miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo are gradually shifting to growing cannabis. By Chris Roberts Reports say that the Democratic Republic of Congo might be the largest producers of cannabis in Africa. And the crops are in such high demand, that some former miners of conflict metals are seeking a career shift. Conflict Metals in Congo If you’re reading this, don’t forget to wipe the blood off of your touchscreen. Relax (a bit). It’s metaphorical, but only slightly. Your smartphone, your tablet, your laptop and your smartwatch are instruments of destruction and war....

According to some experts, conflict metal miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo are gradually shifting to growing cannabis. By Chris Roberts Reports say that the Democratic Republic of Congo might be the largest producers of cannabis in Africa. And...

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on October 12, 2017 in Cannabis News Africa

Medical marijuana a huge opportunity for Africa

Submitted by Marijuana News All African nations are capable of cultivating medicinal marijuana to exploit a growing international acceptance of cannabis-based medicines. The current global market for marijuana products is US$3 billion and is expected to rise to US$56 billion as more countries and US states join the legalisation trend. African nations are reluctant to get in on the business, with conservative governments fearful of encouraging recreational drug use. Cultivation of a different kind is now a reality with Africa’s first license to legally deal in medicinal marijuana issued by Lesotho. Lesotho’s government has granted a local subsidiary of...

Submitted by Marijuana News All African nations are capable of cultivating medicinal marijuana to exploit a growing international acceptance of cannabis-based medicines. The current global market for marijuana products is US$3 billion and is expected to rise to US$56...

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on October 9, 2017 in Cannabis News Africa

4 hours ago Green gold rush: Who will win Africa’s weed race?

Recent changes in the law in South Africa in regards to recreational cannabis and movements towards legalisation all over the continent , have initiated what appears to be a pan African consideration by governments to tap the lucrative natural resource. More than 10,000 tons of cannabis are produced on the continent each year, according to a UN survey, which advocates believe could be worth billions of dollars in a rapidly expanding global market for legal weed. African governments have not yet followed the trend of legalization seen in Europe and the Americas. But Lesotho’s recent announcement of the continent’s first...

Recent changes in the law in South Africa in regards to recreational cannabis and movements towards legalisation all over the continent , have initiated what appears to be a pan African consideration by governments to tap the lucrative natural...

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on October 6, 2017 in Cannabis News Africa Featured

South Africa Moves Toward Legal Cannabis Economy

Following a favorable court ruling earlier this year, cannabis advocates and growers are making a big push for a legal industry in South Africa. A first regional industry meeting was held Sept. 20 at Cato Ridge, outside the port city of Durban, bringing cannabis producers together under the banner of the Cannabis Development Council of South Africa. ESTABLISHING A LEGAL CANNABIS INDUSTRY The new organization is petitioning the provincial government of KwaZulu-Natal to permit cultivation of “dagga” as a solution for the region’s struggling small farms. Under plans currently being proposed, cannabis would initially be grown exclusively for the...

Following a favorable court ruling earlier this year, cannabis advocates and growers are making a big push for a legal industry in South Africa. A first regional industry meeting was held Sept. 20 at Cato Ridge, outside the port...

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on September 25, 2017 in Cannabis News Africa

Pushes to Legalize Weed Popular in Africa

 By Chloé Harper Gold   Recently, the southern African Kingdom of Lesotho granted a license to a medical company to grow cannabis; the weeks that followed has shown that marijuana legalization is, indeed, popular in Africa.Will any more countries in Africa follow suit and begin the process of legalization, for either medicinal or recreational purposes? If so, which country will it be? The Loud in Lesotho Two weeks ago, the country of Lesotho made history. They became the first country in Africa to grant a license to grow cannabis. The Lesotho Ministry of Health gave official permission to Verve Dynamics,...

 By Chloé Harper Gold   Recently, the southern African Kingdom of Lesotho granted a license to a medical company to grow cannabis; the weeks that followed has shown that marijuana legalization is, indeed, popular in Africa.Will any more countries in...

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on August 12, 2017 in Cannabis News Africa

Cannabis Was Just Legalised in South Africa For Personal Use

Written bySticky Scissors The Western Cape High Court has just ruled that Cannabis prohibition in South Africa is “unconstitutional”, and that adults have the right to use, grow or possess cannabis in the privacy of their homes. This was today’s verdict of the Jeremy Acton, leader of The Dagga Party, and Ras Gareth Prince’s multiple year long constitutional court case. All three judges of the Cape Town High Court unanimously declared the laws regarding Cannabis to be unconstitutional and ruled that the South African government had 24 months to amend these laws in favour of legalisation. The court ordered...

Written bySticky Scissors The Western Cape High Court has just ruled that Cannabis prohibition in South Africa is “unconstitutional”, and that adults have the right to use, grow or possess cannabis in the privacy of their homes. This was...

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