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Homegrown vs Big Pharma: Who stands to benefit from the legal market for medical marijuana?

Cannabis is scheduled for its South African parole on September 18. Kelly McQue’s handy medical marijuana producers’ guide is an opening salvo against corporate medicine’s demand for exclusive rights to the plant’s healing powers

Cannabis Bill carries harsh penalties

The Bill, which was passed by cabinet last week, caps private, personal home possession of cannabis at 600g a person, or 1.2kg of dried cannabis per household

Legalising the cannabis economy takes a Covid-19 hit

The lockdown has prevented public consultations and parliamentary committee meetings on the commercial use of marijuana and hemp

Southern Africa’s cannabis industry offers opportunity for open-minded investors

The stigma around the plant needs to be addressed and citizens involved in new policies and processes in order for the market to change

The Portfolio: 4.20 Delights Baker

In about 2015, I was working in another country and it was frustrating that you couldn’t access cannabis. When I returned,...

Paddy Harper: On life in the time of coronavirus

Between load-shedding and the Covid-19 pandemic, things are bleak. At least I’ve stocked up on cannabis

Cremation, crime and cannabis

Sugar barons going down and the new marijuana Bill are timely distractions from thinking about the old man

No legal sales in new cannabis Bill

Draft regulations do not allow for commercial cultivation or sale, but policy could change this

Green justice for all

Dagga’s illegality here and in the United States was racist and the new cannabis industry doesn’t include those who were jailed for using it

Bobi Wine, live in concert

This is the show that the Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni, does not want you to see

Hawks bust cannabis lab

The Canapax chain owner, who claims to be a traditional healer, has been arrested

A day for getting high on emotion

September 18: the day dagga was decriminalised and the day that the ConCourt reconfirmed beating a child is illegal

Let’s change SA’s mind on psychedelics

The major hurdle is not so much an absence of science, or safety, as it is unthinking religious, moral or cultural panic

Dagga: Push for legality and legitimacy

On September 18 2018, the Constitutional Court decriminalized the private use and cultivation of cannabis in private spaces.

Slice of life: ‘Cannabis calm saved me’

Today, I’m a weed activist. I’ve seen the injustice of really, really good people getting fucked by really bad laws

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