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M Ayanda Bam

SOUTH AFRICA  5/5 About M Ayanda Bam Bam has been one of the most instrumental figures behind the scenes in getting cannabis reform off the ground this year. He pulled together the Private Sector Working Group to assist government

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Steve Swart

SOUTH AFRICA  3/5 About Steve Swart Swart comes from a prohibitionist background but he’s an evidence-based guy and has been one of the most active members of the Portfolio Committee considering the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill. Swart takes

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Department of Trade and Industry

Department of Trade and Industry SOUTH AFRICA  4/5 About the DTI We’re thrilled the DTI has finally come to the Party, even though it walked into the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill like a bully on a school playground. 

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Prof George Wajackoyah

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE KENYA  5/5 About Prof George Wajackoyah The Prof has introduced a new sizzle into Kenyan politics by openly campaigning for the legalization of cannabis in the upcoming November elections.  The candid Prof said he’s not much of

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Ramaphosa SONA Cannabis 2022

Cyril Ramaphosa

President SOUTH AFRICA  4/5 About Cyril Ramaphosa The President undertook in his State of the Nation Address to remove the legal obstacles to cannabis reform, promising far-reaching structural changes that would involve the private sector in policy formulation. In

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Desbo Mohono

Desbo Mohono

SOUTH AFRICA  5/5 About Desbo Mohono North-West’s Agriculture Minister has called for the full legalisation of adult-use cannabis, saying we are a “recreational country after all”. During a provincial webinar to examine ways of financing new and existing marijuana  farmers,

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Gauteng premier David Makhura with Prof de Beer on the left

David Makhura

SOUTH AFRICA  5/5 About David Makhura The Gauteng Premier has issued a challenge to the “space billionaires” to take South African cannabis into orbit. Makhura’s twitter challenge is cute, but the real news story is how the Premier is positioning

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Bulelani “Gratitude” Magwanishe

Bulelani “Gratitude” Magwanishe

SOUTH AFRICA  4/5 About Bulelani “Gratitude” Magwanishe We can be grateful to Gratitude for firmly committing the Justice Department to the speedy implementation of the National Cannabis Master Plan (NCMP). The parliamentary Justice Committee chairperson fully supports the idea

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Moeketsi Majoro

Moeketsi Majoro

LESOTHO  5/5 About Moeketsi Majoro Lesotho’s new Prime Minister has launched the world’s first Special Economic Development Zone (SEZ) centred around cannabis. Majoro took six cabinet ministers with him to the Mafeteng SEZ to visit Bophelo Health and Wellness

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Tito Mboweni

Tito Mboweni

SOUTH AFRICA Current Rating:  5/5 Previously:  2/5 About Tito Mboweni South Africa’s Finance Minister clearly sees the potential in “dagga for development” and believes in complete legalization of the plant. “Let them smoke”, he says of the 3,5

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