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Ship of Fools: New Plant Improvement Act Limits THC Levels in Hemp to 0,2% Despite Every Expert Saying This is a Bad, Bad, Very Bad, Bad Idea!

Ship of Fools: New Plant Improvement Act Limits THC Levels in Hemp to 0,2% Despite Every Expert Saying This is a Bad, Bad, Very Bad, Bad Idea!

30 September 2022

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development is the lead partner in the National Cannabis Master Plan. The NCMP has prioritized the development of a local hemp industry as one of the key drivers in unlocking a new cannabis economy. And yet DALLRD has gazetted regulations that undermine a potential hemp industry from the get-go. Like, what’s going on?

Parliament Shows the Public the Middle Finger and Continues to Criminalize Cannabis

Parliament Shows the Public the Middle Finger and Continues to Criminalize Cannabis

30 September 2022

In an astounding rejection of public input, the Parliamentary Committee on Justice and Correctional Services has approved a fundamentally-flawed Drug Trafficking Amendment Bill which continues to criminalize cannabis and ignores the latest Constitutional Court ruling regarding cannabis and kids.

ConCourt Ruling:  No More Arrests of Kids on Cannabis Charges

ConCourt Ruling: No More Arrests of Kids on Cannabis Charges

30 September 2022

The Constitutional Court has ratified a Gauteng High Court ruling declaring sections of the Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act unconstitutional and has called for a more “child-centred approach” to cannabis crimes to keep children out the criminal justice system.

Kids and Cannabis: ConCourt Rules Further Sections of the Drugs Act Unconstitutional

Kids and Cannabis: ConCourt Rules Further Sections of the Drugs Act Unconstitutional

30 September 2022

The Constitutional Court has made a historic ruling protecting minors accused of cannabis crimes. It has ruled that certain parts of the Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act are unconstitutional and says cannabis transgressions by children should be handled by social welfare and not by the criminal justice system.

Cilo Cybin Holdings Hopes to Raise at Least R500 m Through JSE Listing

Cilo Cybin Holdings Hopes to Raise at Least R500 m Through JSE Listing

27 September 2022

Founder Gabriel Theron says cash raised through the IPO will be used to purchase and upgrade Cilo Cybin Pharmaceuticals’ Centurion cannabis facility and to invest in health and wellness solutions that boost longevity and the quality of life.

Spanish Police Open Fraud Investigation into JuicyFields

Spanish Police Open Fraud Investigation into JuicyFields

26 September 2022

The criminal investigation follows class action by an estimated 4 500 Spanish investors, some of whom invested up to 200 000 Euros each.

Mpumulanga Police Carry Out Major Drug Raids; Close Down Barberton “Cannabis Laboratory”

Mpumulanga Police Carry Out Major Drug Raids; Close Down Barberton “Cannabis Laboratory”

26 September 2022

Multiple drug raids have been carried out by the Mpumulanga police in the last few days, including that on a Barberton plot where SAPS say they discovered a “cannabis laboratory”.

Cannabis Legal in Uruguay But 70% of Consumers Still Source From Illicit Market

Cannabis Legal in Uruguay But 70% of Consumers Still Source From Illicit Market

26 September 2022

Uruguay was the first country to legalize adult-use cannabis consumption. But according to a new study, most consumers are still buying from illicit sources because legal cannabis is just not up to the quality that the black market can supply.

JSE Warns Labat Once Again Over Late Financials

JSE Warns Labat Once Again Over Late Financials

26 September 2022

JSE says listing may be suspended if Labat does not produce a provisional financial report by Friday, 30 September 2022.

W Cape to Roll-Out “CanPlan” to Take Advantage of “Huge International Interest and New Market Opportunities"

W Cape to Roll-Out “CanPlan” to Take Advantage of “Huge International Interest and New Market Opportunities"

25 September 2022

The Western Cape says it's ready to develop a cannabis economy as part of its overall provincial agricultural strategy. But economists warn that central government is dragging its feet on creating the right regulatory environment.

Ukraine Eyeing International Cannabis Market While Fighting Off Russians

Ukraine Eyeing International Cannabis Market While Fighting Off Russians

25 September 2022

Ukraine is pushing ahead to develop a domestic cannabis industry as the country’s confidence surges in the wake of the push-back against the Russian invaders.

Heritage Day: Tracing the Iron Age Origins of Southern Africa’s Dagga Culture

Heritage Day: Tracing the Iron Age Origins of Southern Africa’s Dagga Culture

24 September 2022

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

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