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SAPS Continue Cannabis Onslaught

SAPS Continue Cannabis Onslaught Despite Legalization Debate

Police Minister Bheki Cele has been completely unresponsive to calls from several organizations for a halt in cannabis-related arrests while the National Master Cannabis Plan (NCMP) is being discussed.   Alleged police brutality against cannabis users The Marijuana Board of South Africa (MBOSA) says police brutality against cannabis users continues: MBOSA chairman Steve Khonou told […]

UK Cannabis Reform

Khan’s London Mayoral Win: Big Punch for UK Cannabis Reform

Sadiq Kahn’s re-election as London Mayor may be a tipping point in the legalization of cannabis in the UK. Kahn narrowly defeated his Conservative Party rival Sean Bailey in the 5 May 2021 series of UK elections.      Pro-cannabis beat anti-crime in voter appeal His pro-cannabis reform campaign appears to have outweighed his opponent’s […]

Malawi President Kicks off Tobacco Selling Season Saying Hemp Will Be The Future

Malawi’s president chose the start of the annual tobacco selling season to signal that has lost faith in that commodity and wants to see it replaced with hemp and medicinal cannabis.   President serious about reducing tobacco dependency Many observers were taken by surprise by President Chakwera’s statement as Malawi depends on 60% of its revenue […]

Blockchain & the Cannabidiol Supply Chains Will Help Define International Legal Standards

By 420 Intel (www.420intel.com) Policymakers in Europe and the U.S. are pushing to use blockchain technology to ensure a safer, regulated cannabis market.  Interest in cannabidiol-based products has been on the rise, as recent statistics show that the global cannabis market is expected to have reached $42.7 billion in the next four years. Yet as hemp-derived cannabidiol, […]

SAHPRA Cannabis Protests

Uneasy Truce Emerges After Licensing Protests

An uneasy truce has emerged after the 22 April 2021 protests by disgruntled cannabis activists and various government departments involved in the licensing process.    BFASA still pushing ahead with lawfare The Black Farmers Association of South Africa (BFASA) is still intent on gathering affidavits from interested parties to lay criminal charges against the South […]