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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 […]

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, […]

Govt & NCMP: All Dressed Up But Going Nowhere Fast Right Now

The National Cannabis Master Plan (NCMP) is a courageous document for any government to conceptualize and all credit must be given to the ANC-led administration for – at least in part – understanding the global cannabis revolution that’s underway and strategizing how that can be used to uplift South Africans.   The problem has always […]

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Here it is in Black & White: SA Govt’s Commitments to Developing the Cannabis Economy

In terms of the National Cannabis Master Plan (NCMP) the government has identified nine pillars to use the plant to support economic growth. In terms of the 9 pillars, it’s identified strategic objectives and stakeholder commitments. In terms of its own commitments, government has pledged to the following.  However, until the Department of Agriculture, Land […]

Protestors March Peacefully on SAHPRA Offices, Threaten to Lay Criminal Charges

A group of disgruntled cannabis activists marched peacefully on the Pretoria headquarters of the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) on 22 April 2021, voicing their displeasure at the current cannabis licensing regime.  The organisations were protesting against what they view as the exclusion of indigenous people from being granted medicinal cannabis licences. Among […]

SAHPRA CEO comes Out Fighting: Policy Change Protestors Barking Up the Wrong Tree

South African Health Products Regulatory Authourity (SAHPRA) has hit back sharply at protesters attempts to disrupt the organization’s operations on 22 April 2021. In an interview on SAFM radio on 23 April 2021, CEO Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela, came out fighting.    Essentally,  she said “our reaction is clear”: Many of BFASA assumptions were factually incorrect; Some […]