Gauteng

Astounding Beyond! “Trial of the Plant” Dagga Couple Prosecution Still Provisionally on the Court Roll.

The State has not withdrawn its case against South Africa’s “Dagga Couple” in what has become known as South Africa’s ‘Trial of the Plant’.    This is despite the fact that: The case ultimately leading to the Constitutional Court ruling in September 2018 that the personal consumption of cannabis is not illegal, and Julian Stobbs […]

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 […]

Black Farmers Association to ‘close down’ SAHPRA today in license protest

The Black Farmers Association of South Africa (BFASA) is to march on the South African Health Regulatory Authorities (SAHPRA) Pretoria offices today (22 April 1021) in protest against what it calls a ‘racist’ licensing policy. BFASA says it has obtained the necessary permits and has called for thousands of to support its cause. In a […]

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 […]

SAHPRA License Protest

Black Farmers Association to ‘close down’ SAHPRA today in license protest

The Black Farmers Association of South Africa (BFASA) is to march on the South African Health Regulatory Authorities (SAHPRA) Pretoria offices today (22 April 1021) in protest against what it calls a ‘racist’ licensing policy. BFASA says it has obtained the necessary permits and has called for thousands of to support its cause. In a […]

Gauteng Govt: Lots of Cannabis talk but where’s the action?

Gauteng seeks to be the industrial cannabis hub of South Africa. Provincial Premier David Makhuru grabbed the headlines with his State of the Province Address (SOPA) on 22 February 2021, saying cannabis should be a major contributor to the economy.   Gauteng premier Makhuru: focus on processing rather than agriculture   Makhuru’s words are in […]

Psychedelics to hit Africa

2021: Psychedelics to hit Africa

Following rapidly in the wake of the international cannabis legalization wave is the mainstreaming of medical psychedelics. At least two southern African companies are moving into this space which may in the long-term, have far more profound implications in health, psychology and economics than the potential of medical marijuana. A growing body of evidence suggests […]

Dagga Couple Scholarship

Cheeba Announces “Dagga Couple” Cannabis Scholarship

A cannabis scholarship has been launched in honour of Julian Stobbs, the South African cannabis activist who was murdered last year. Stobbs and his partner, Myrtle Clarke, known as the “Dagga Couple”, played a seminal role in decriminalizing cannabis in South Africa and were co-founders of the Fields of Green for All cannabis network. Cheeba […]

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Cannafrica store rollout coverage

Cannafrica opens CBD outlet in Melrose Arch, Gauteng Cannafrica has opened its third CBD health and wellness store as part of a nationwide roll-out of cannabis outlets across the country.  The store is at the upmarket Melrose Arch shopping, business and residential complex in Johannesburg.   This follows the successful launch of Cannafrica franchises in […]

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Who’s actually got South African cannabis licenses? Full list here.

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority has confirmed that 16 licenses for the cultivation and export of cannabis have been issued. To date All are for a five year period beginning at various dates in October 2020. Seven licenses have been issued to Gauteng growers, three to the Eastern Cape, two to the Western […]

SA Cannabis Academies

Looking to become a bud jockey? Two new SA cannabis academies open their doors

Two new cannabis training institutes are set to open in South Africa as the African marijuana boom gains momentum.   Already a multi-million rand industry heading towards the billions, the new legal cannabis economy is demanding a whole range of new skills sets, from pharmaceutical to cultivation services, management and compliance to workplace engagement.   Now there […]