In the Cannabiz Africa Spotlight

The main CANNABIS stories this week:

CTAA Accuses SAHPRA of “Strangling” CBD Businesses

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has been taken to court by the CTAA because of its “irrational” restrictions on CBD dosages allowed by law. Now CTAA wants CBD businesses to join its campaign to ease the onerous restrictions on the fledgling legal Africa cannabis market

Calls for Ramaphosa to set up a Cannabis Desk in the presidency

The CTAA’s legal campaign to make CBD easier to sell follows its appeal to the Presidency to get involved in cannabis reform. The CTAA has invited Ramaphosa to meet with a wide-cross section of interests in the cannabis industry to understand the broader economic benefits of rapid and holistic legalization.

Get Evolved

New cannabis health and wellness online magazine Evolved has its second issue out with publisher Cameron Bramley having some feisty comments on good, evil and the realm of cannabis.

The Real Reason Why Amazon backs cannabis legalization?

Conventional wisdom is that Amazon backs legalization because it ultimately wants to be in the business of selling weed. However, the real reason may have more to do with the short-term problem of making the place more employee-friendly….like dropping all this drug-testing nonsense

And introducing…….Marketplace Monday!


Cannabis Trade Association Africa

Cannabis Trade Association Africa

The CTAA is putting mounting pressure on government to do what it’s committed to doing: ensuring that the legalization of cannabis benefits the broader economy and uplifts the poor by creating more entrepreneurial space. The CTAA has already taken SAHPRA to court and is mobilizing CBD businesses behind it.

See new story: CTAA Mobilizes Support; Accuses SAHPRA of ‘Strangling’ the Fledgling SA CBD Market

It’s also written to President Ramaphosa, urging him to co-ordinate cannabis reform policy before it gets dragged down into the swamps of legal warfare. The CTAA is playing a pivotal role in trying to ensure that SA cannabis legalization does not just benefit those with “deep pockets”. Strength to your cause!