Hemp

Eastern Cape Premier: ‘If you don’t see hemp as the future, your head is buried in the sand’

Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane has committed R4,5 millon towards developing a hemp industry in the eastern Cape. He said hemp could be the Eastern Cape’s future and those who didn’t see how it could create new industries and jobs were “burying their heads in the sand”, according to a report in the Daily Dispatch […]

Malawi Won’t Back Down on Cannabis License Fees: Tells Farmers to Form Co-Ops to Share Costs

The Malawi government says it won’t drop cannabis license fees despite agitation by local farmers that they are unaffordable. The Cannabis Regulatory Authority (CRA) says it’s planning a roadshow to try and set up collaborative grow-ops and convince prospective cannabis farmers to pool their resources.    Only 2 government-approved varietals will be allowed to grown […]

Malawi issues 86 hemp licenses; none yet for export

By Cannabiz Africa and Owen Khamulu, Nyasa Times   Malawi’s Cannabis Regulatory Authority (CRA) has issued 86 cannabis licenses to 35 companies and co-operatives for cultivation for industrial hemp production.   CRA chair Kadzamila gets the ball rolling with mass license announcement   CRA chairman Boniface Kadzamila said in Llilongwe on 9 April 2021 that licenses […]

Where’s ‘Malawi Gold’ in Malawi’s Cannabis Strategy? The Short and Stupid Answer? Nowhere!

By Cannabiz Africa Publisher Brett Hilton-Barber   Ask any afficiniado in the World of Weed to name his, her or its top African brands, and Malawi Gold will certainly be up there.  African old-timers will remember how it came neatly packaged in dried mealie leaves, “the Malawi cob”, smuggled throughout southern Africa by migrant Malawian […]

KZN Cannabis Model: viable at a national level?

The Cannabis Development Council of KwaZulu Natal (CDCKZN) has drawn up a model for the cannabis economy that it has submitted to the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD). CDCKZN Treasurer, Sheldon Kramer, more popularly known as Bobby Greenhash, told the NCMP workshop on 30 March 2021 that the model would be […]

National Cannabis Master Plan: Breakthrough Session Charts Way Forward

The South African Government has bounced back into the cannabis landscape pledging to engage more deeply with stakeholders and fast track the National Cannabis Master Plan (NCMP).  At a breakthrough virtual workshop with over 300 attendees, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD), said it would be championing the roll-out of the […]

Unpacking the 9 Pillars Supporting SA’s Cannabis Master Plan

The South African government has identified 9 pillars it believes will support the emerging legal cannabis economy. The pillars form the core part of the National Cannabis Master Plan (NCMP) which is aimed at unlocking value across the marijuana value chain for South African entrepreneurs and communities.   The 9 Pillars of the SA Cannabis […]

Covid Stirs Cannabis Reform in India

Cannabis reform is gaining momentum in India as federal states look to rebuild their economies in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.  At least five of India’s 28 states are in the process of legalizing the cultivation of medical cannabis. Uttakharand led the way in 2018, followed by Uttar Pradesh and now Himachal Pradesh, with […]

Let the Games Begin: National Cannabis Master Plan Finally Surfaces, Call for Public Input

The South African government has finally surfaced its National Cannabis Master Plan for public input. After months of increased pressure from community organizations and the private sector, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has picked up the ball and announced a virtual workshop for all stakeholders on Tuesday 30 March 2021. Click […]

Malawian licenses: irate hemp farmers threaten court action

Malawi hemp farmers are upset! A group of industrial hemp growers in Malawi are threatening the government with legal action for failure to issue hemp licences. The farmers, mostly from Mzimba in northern Malawi, say they have invested more than US$1,5 million in preparation for hemp farming.   Empty government promises – sound familiar? But, […]

Malawi Cannabis License Fees

Malawi Won’t Back Down on Cannabis License Fees: Tells Farmers to Form Co-Ops to Share Costs

The Malawi government says it won’t drop cannabis license fees despite agitation by local farmers that they are unaffordable. The Cannabis Regulatory Authority (CRA) says it’s planning a roadshow to try and set up collaborative grow-ops and convince prospective cannabis farmers to pool their resources.    Only 2 government-approved varietals will be allowed to grown […]

Malawi issues 86 hemp licenses; none yet for export

By Cannabiz Africa and Owen Khamulu, Nyasa Times   Malawi’s Cannabis Regulatory Authority (CRA) has issued 86 cannabis licenses to 35 companies and co-operatives for cultivation for industrial hemp production.   CRA chair Kadzamila gets the ball rolling with mass license announcement   CRA chairman Boniface Kadzamila said in Llilongwe on 9 April 2021 that licenses […]

kzn cannabis model

KZN Cannabis Model: viable at a national level?

The Cannabis Development Council of KwaZulu Natal (CDCKZN) has drawn up a model for the cannabis economy that it has submitted to the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD). CDCKZN Treasurer, Sheldon Kramer, more popularly known as Bobby Greenhash, told the NCMP workshop on 30 March 2021 that the model would be […]

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National Cannabis Master Plan: Breakthrough Session Charts Way Forward

The South African Government has bounced back into the cannabis landscape pledging to engage more deeply with stakeholders and fast track the National Cannabis Master Plan (NCMP).  At a breakthrough virtual workshop with over 300 attendees, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD), said it would be championing the roll-out of the […]

National Cannabis Master Plan;South Africa Cannabis License, SA Cannabis Personal Use Bill, SA Recreational Cannabis law, Legalize, Dagga News; SA Cannabis Tax 12J

Unpacking the 9 Pillars Supporting SA’s Cannabis Master Plan

The South African government has identified 9 pillars it believes will support the emerging legal cannabis economy. The pillars form the core part of the National Cannabis Master Plan (NCMP) which is aimed at unlocking value across the marijuana value chain for South African entrepreneurs and communities.   The 9 Pillars of the SA Cannabis […]

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Covid Stirs Cannabis Reform in India

Cannabis reform is gaining momentum in India as federal states look to rebuild their economies in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.  At least five of India’s 28 states are in the process of legalizing the cultivation of medical cannabis. Uttakharand led the way in 2018, followed by Uttar Pradesh and now Himachal Pradesh, with […]

National Cannabis Master Plan;South Africa Cannabis License, SA Cannabis Personal Use Bill, SA Recreational Cannabis law, Legalize, Dagga News; SA Cannabis Tax 12J

Let the Games Begin: National Cannabis Master Plan Finally Surfaces, Call for Public Input

The South African government has finally surfaced its National Cannabis Master Plan for public input. After months of increased pressure from community organizations and the private sector, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has picked up the ball and announced a virtual workshop for all stakeholders on Tuesday 30 March 2021. Click […]

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Malawian licenses: irate hemp farmers threaten court action

Malawi hemp farmers are upset! A group of industrial hemp growers in Malawi are threatening the government with legal action for failure to issue hemp licences. The farmers, mostly from Mzimba in northern Malawi, say they have invested more than US$1,5 million in preparation for hemp farming.   Empty government promises – sound familiar? But, […]