Politics

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

SAHPRA REFUTES CLAIMS MADE BY THE BLACK FARMERS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA (BFASA)

SAHPRA refutes claims made by the President of the Black Farmers Association of South Africa (BFASA) that SAHPRA has an inclination towards White bias. SAHPRA treats All applicants equally and with respect and does not practise any prejudice in its dealings with all stakeholders, including ALL applicants. SAHPRA is tasked with regulating (monitoring, evaluating, investigating, […]

BFASA March To Shutdown SAHPRA (South African Health Products Regulatory Authority) Confirmed

Here is the press release from the Black Farmers Association of South Africa (BFASA) confirming the date set for the march and their demands of SAPHRA as well as their expectations from the government under South Africa’s constitution “Guns are blazing for SAHPRA over exclusion of black people in cannabis licences” Black Farmers Association of […]

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 […]

Boris Johnson’s Weed Hypocrisy & A Full List of the UK Political Elite who’ve Admitted Inhaling

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been quick to bash the Mayor of London over his suggestion that an independent panel be appointed to assess cannabis reform. Within 24 hours of Sadiq Khan’s announcement on 6 April 2021 that legalization was part of his campaign to be re-elected London mayor next month, he got a […]

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 […]

Shift in US Politics May Open Door for African Cannabis Exporters

The lucrative United States cannabis market could be open to African exporters sooner rather than later if political developments there are anything to go by.  The Democratic Party’s unexpected control of the Senate will speed up the cannabis deregulation already proposed by Congress.   The lack of cannabis regulation at a federal level in the US […]

Temperatures rise in Nigerian Cannabis Reform War

The battle lines are being drawn all the more sharply in Nigeria’s high-stakes cannabis reform war. The Governor of Ondo State is backing a Supreme Court bid to open the door to legalization while the Majority Leader of the House is trying to push through a law calling for harsher drug penalties.  It is all […]

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 […]

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 […]

african-cannabis-industry

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 […]

Sahpra

SAHPRA REFUTES CLAIMS MADE BY THE BLACK FARMERS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA (BFASA)

SAHPRA refutes claims made by the President of the Black Farmers Association of South Africa (BFASA) that SAHPRA has an inclination towards White bias. SAHPRA treats All applicants equally and with respect and does not practise any prejudice in its dealings with all stakeholders, including ALL applicants. SAHPRA is tasked with regulating (monitoring, evaluating, investigating, […]

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 […]

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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 […]

African Cannabis Exporters

Shift in US Politics May Open Door for African Cannabis Exporters

The lucrative United States cannabis market could be open to African exporters sooner rather than later if political developments there are anything to go by.  The Democratic Party’s unexpected control of the Senate will speed up the cannabis deregulation already proposed by Congress.   The lack of cannabis regulation at a federal level in the US […]

Nigeria Cannabis Reform

Temperatures rise in Nigerian Cannabis Reform War

The battle lines are being drawn all the more sharply in Nigeria’s high-stakes cannabis reform war. The Governor of Ondo State is backing a Supreme Court bid to open the door to legalization while the Majority Leader of the House is trying to push through a law calling for harsher drug penalties.  It is all […]