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Tito Mboweni

SOUTH AFRICA

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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 million South Africans who regularly use cannabis. “Let them grow”, he says of the 900 000 illegal cannabis farmers in the country. He just wants to pull them both into the tax net. Now with Nedlac (a forum Mboweni helped set up) considering the National Cannabis Master Plan, and legalization on the cards, the Minister is hoping to bring at least R4 billion into the fiscus once the legal and regulatory frameworks are in place.