Zim Medicines Control Authority Moves to Regulate Cannabis-Infused Health Products
The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) has moved to place all cannabis- infused health products under regulation in a development confirming the positive value chain impact of allowing the plant's farming to flourish.
Lesotho Has New Leadership, But Can That Save It From Sliding Off the World’s Cannabis Radar
Lesotho has a new Prime Minister, the country’s richest man and a cannabis entrepreneur to boot. Sam Matekane says his priority is to root out corruption, but he’s also going to have to take on Lesotho’s diminishing reputation as Africa’s cannabis leader.
Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda Lead the Way in East African Cannabis Development; Kenya and Tanzania Still Strongly Prohibitionist at Every Level
Malawi expects its first medicinal cannabis export crop in the next three months; Rwanda has finalized a framework for the East African Community (EAC) for cannabis exports and is calling for international investors, while a UK pharma is putting real money into Uganda. Fellow EAC bloc members, Kenya and Tanzania, ironically the region's biggest producers of illegal cannabis, continue to shun any form of legalization.
Afrobeats Superstar Burna Boy Launches Cannabis Brand Brkfst in South Beach, Miami
Celebrity cannabis brands are coming in thick and fast. The latest is that of Nigerian music superstar, Burna Boy, who has gone into partnership with a Miami group to leverage his international Afrobeat fame into cannabis sales.
UK Cannabis Company Eden Pharma Has Bold Ambitions in Uganda
London-based Eden Pharma says it has 5 000 acres of licensed land in Uganda to cultivate cannabis and says its project will add percentage points onto the East African country’s GDP.
African Exporters Take Note: US Court Rules Cannabis Paraphernalia Can Be Imported
A landmark decision by the US Court of International Trade opens up the opportunities for niche African cannabis exporters to look at getting in to the potentially lucrative American market.
Academic Calls For Cannabis Corporates To Be Taxed To Fund Mental Health Programmes
Cannabis can erode mental well-being, argues academic Cyprian Mostert of the Aga Khan University, and therefore cannabis corporates should contribute money to mental health programmes.
Cannabis Entrepeneur’s New Party Set to Win Lesotho Presidential Elections
Revolution for Prosperity is a new political party established by wealthy Lesotho businessman and founder of Verve Cannabis company, Sam Motekane. It looks set for a surprise win in the Mountain Kingdom, but has triggered anxieties that Motekane is just using politics to expand his business empire.
Heritage Day: Tracing the Iron Age Origins of Southern Africa’s Dagga Culture
Smoking in Africa has been of particular interest to archaeologists and historians because of the significant number of smoking pipes that have been found at various sites across the continent. Dagga smoking, among other practices is still prevalent in modern South African culture, thus it would be beneficial to explore the customs of the past to better understand the future
North West Police Bust Alleged Cannabis Smugglers Operating Between eSwatini and Botswana
Hawks seize R1,2 million illicit cannabis and arrest three foreign nationals after a tip-off leads to a bust near Zeerust.
Uganda: Former Minister Calls for New Ministry to Handle Cannabis and Alternative Medicines
Former Agriculture Minister Victoria Sekitoleko says the Health Ministry has the wrong mindset to take advantage of opportunities in traditional and complementary medicines, including cannabis.
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