Africa

Uganda: New Cannabis Regulations Finally Head to Cabinet; Will End Exclusive Israeli Export Arrangement

Uganda’s Department of Health has confirmed  it will soon present comprehensive new guidelines to Cabinet for individuals seeking to grow or export marijuana for medical purposes.  Uganda decided over a year ago on 27 January 2020 to task the Health Ministry with drawing up appropriate guidelines for legalization, even though there was strong opposition, particularly […]

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 […]

Nutrihold Claws Its Way out of Crypto-Funding Clumsiness; But Ukusekela May Pull a Rabbit Out the Hat

JSE-listed company Nutrihold has launched itself into 2021 with a spectacular crypto-currency bungle that may have severely set back its cannabis ambitions. However, at the same time, its subsidiary Ukusekela Holdings looks like it may have stepped in to save the day with R32 million German export order that must have eased boardroom tensions. Nutrihold, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Cry the Beloved Continent: Crack the Colonial Cannabis Mindset – World Doesn’t Want Us to Heal It with CBD, Everybody Just Wants to Get Stoned On Our Weed

Africa provides a grateful world with a lot of its recreational cannabis. This is worth reflecting on 420 Day. According to leading cannabis consultancy Prohibition Partners, Africa exports an estimated 38 000 tons of illegal weed a year.  None of that frankly is for strictly medicinal purposes and most of the billions of dollars of revenue […]

Lesotho’s MG Health: Germany is first step into Europe with a two ton order

Lesotho’s MG Health says its hopes to export two tons of cannabis to Germany this year, now that it has been awarded certification to export cannabis flower as an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) under the EU’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) protocol. MG Health said in a statement on 15 April 2021 that it’s facilities near […]

Seychelles Cannabis Tourism

Seychelles: Cautiously opening up the Cannabis Tourism Debate

By Alain St Ange, for ETN Online (see original story here)   With some in Seychelles being known for indulging in recreational cannabis use, its continued prohibition is government’s way of saying: do as I say, not do as I do.  With New Zealand’s referendum on the legalization of marijuana fast looming (editor’s note: it hit the […]

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 […]

Malawi’s Cannabis Regulation

List of Malawi Cannabis Licence Holders (as of 08/04/2021)

Malawi’s Cannabis Regulatory Authority announced on 8 April 2021 that it had issued licenses for the  cultivation, processing and storage of hemp to 35 companies. No export licenses have yet been issued.   The licenses have been awarded to: Medigrow Malawi Mangoes Africa Gold Ltd Ortusol Ltd SADM Tilimenawo Cannabis Club Unity Co-operative Banana 2017 […]