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Mauritius Is To Legalize Medical Cannabis Imports But Cultivation Not Under Consideration

Mauritius Is To Legalize Medical Cannabis Imports But Cultivation Not Under Consideration

The Indian Ocean Island of Mauritius has amended its Dangerous Drugs Act 2000 to decriminalize cannabis for certain medical conditions. It has issued no date for the implementation of the proposed guidelines and says cannabis cultivation is not part of the plan.

23/01/25, 11:00

Aftermath of the Battle of Bophelo: Akanda CEO Tej Virk May be the Latest Victim as Group Rakes in Losses After Exit from Africa

Aftermath of the Battle of Bophelo: Akanda CEO Tej Virk May be the Latest Victim as Group Rakes in Losses After Exit from Africa

Akanda has dropped almost US$11 million in last six months and CEO Tej Virk has been placed on “paid leave of absence for administrative and personal reasons” as the Nasdaq-listed group struggles to find its way between European opportunity and destruction of shareholder value.

23/01/09, 15:00

Zim Police Bust Cannabis Grow Op at Harare Church Premises

Zim Police Bust Cannabis Grow Op at Harare Church Premises

Acting on a tip-off, Zimbabwe police raided the Pinnacle Baptist Church Stand, in Westlea, Harare where they found 700 cannabis plants and arrested one person.

23/01/09, 07:00

Malawi Shares Zimbabwe’s Anxiety Over Declining Tobacco Revenue, Looking at Hemp as an Alternative

Malawi Shares Zimbabwe’s Anxiety Over Declining Tobacco Revenue, Looking at Hemp as an Alternative

Malawi seeks to develop the hemp industry to make up for declining earnings from the tobacco sector. However, authorities have been criticized for the high cost of license fees. At US$!0 000 this is way out of reach for most small-scale tobacco farmers.

22/12/26, 11:00

Zambia : Too Busy Dealing With Debt Crisis to Develop a Cannabis Industry

Zambia : Too Busy Dealing With Debt Crisis to Develop a Cannabis Industry

The Global Cannabis Report 2022 says that Zambia moved early to legalize the export of medical cannabis but has made little progress because of the constant economic turmoil in the country. It says it will be some time before there’s any meaningful development on the cannabis front in Zambia.

22/12/26, 09:30

Rwanda: Likely to Open Up Domestic CBD Market in 2023

Rwanda: Likely to Open Up Domestic CBD Market in 2023

The Global Cannabis Report 2022 says Rwanda is likely to follow South Africa in opening up a domestic market for cannabinoid products. Although non-medical use is prohibited, Rwanda may pay a pivotal role in liberalising attitudes towards cannabis in East and Central Africa.

22/12/23, 07:00

Ugandan Cannabis: Potential Ahead But Right Now Israeli Group Has Monopoly on the “Devil’s Plant”

Ugandan Cannabis: Potential Ahead But Right Now Israeli Group Has Monopoly on the “Devil’s Plant”

The Global Cannabis Report says that over the next few years, Uganda is a market worth watching as it has clearly demonstrated an ability to meet international import standards. However, the industry is limited in that only one export license has been granted – to the local subsidiary of Israeli multinational Together Pharma.

22/12/21, 08:00

Ailing Zimbabwe Puts New Energy into Cannabis as a Forex Alternative to Tobacco

Ailing Zimbabwe Puts New Energy into Cannabis as a Forex Alternative to Tobacco

The Global Cannabis Report 2022 says Zimbabwe has renewed its focus on developing its hemp and cannabis industries as economic drivers to try and pull the country out of its financial mire and provide an alternative revenue source to tobacco exports.

22/12/20, 08:00

Global Cannabis Report: Lesotho’s Early Mover Advantage Waning

Global Cannabis Report: Lesotho’s Early Mover Advantage Waning

Prohibition Partners says the cannabis boom in Lesotho is slowing down with about 10 main players left in the game, and despite the uptick in exports they are facing capital-raising and compliance challenges.

22/12/19, 08:00

Africa Urgently Needs to Develop Market Entry Strategies if it is to Play In the International Cannabis Game

Africa Urgently Needs to Develop Market Entry Strategies if it is to Play In the International Cannabis Game

The Global Cannabis Report 2022 says there’s been significant investment and growth in the African cannabis market, but unless governments put the right regulatory frameworks in place, they risk losing out on the economic benefits that other countries are enjoying.

22/12/14, 06:00

Ghana: Cannabis Could be the Core of the Diaspora Travel Experience, But Govt Blind to the Opportunities.

Ghana: Cannabis Could be the Core of the Diaspora Travel Experience, But Govt Blind to the Opportunities.

Ghana is well-positioned to revolutionize tourism in West Africa if it went further in liberating the plant.

22/12/14, 04:00

Morocco: Putting Legacy Growers at the Centre of Cannabis Reform

Morocco: Putting Legacy Growers at the Centre of Cannabis Reform

The world’s biggest exporter of hashish beat the world’s biggest importer of hashish in a penalty shoot-out at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Morocco has made it through to the last eight and represent Africa’s only hope at the tournament. So what’s going on back at home with cannabis in Morocco? This is what the Global Cannabis Report has to say.

22/12/09, 06:30

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