SA’s cannabis growers may bloom
/ 9 September 2023

SA’s cannabis growers may bloom

The production of cannabis and hemp for medicinal and industrial purposes finally gets a boost from the government

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Police agree to stop cannabis arrests
/ 11 July 2023

Police agree to stop cannabis arrests

Parties in the cannabis Phakisa event agree to a 30 June moratorium while regulations are put in place

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New move to get cannabis master plan back on track
/ 13 June 2023

New move to get cannabis master plan back on track

Business and unions are set to participate in an Operation Phakisa meeting from Monday next week

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Promises on legal cannabis industry all smoke and mirrors
/ 6 February 2023

Promises on legal cannabis industry all smoke and mirrors

Five years after being told to fix South Africa’s unconstitutional cannabis laws, the state has failed to do so

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Ramaphosa’s green dawn is ‘three years away’
/ 6 September 2022

Ramaphosa’s green dawn is ‘three years away’

A lack of coherence between government departments means little progress has been made in developing cannabis policy

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Remains of cannabis farmers executed during apartheid to be repatriated
/ 9 July 2022

Remains of cannabis farmers executed during apartheid to be repatriated

The remains were removed from a Pretoria cemetery to be repatriated to their home province, bringing closure to relatives

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South Africa’s longstanding drug abuse problem linked to unemployment
/ 6 June 2022

South Africa’s longstanding drug abuse problem linked to unemployment

The police and criminal justice system continue with a punitive approach to fight illegal drug trade, targeting poor black users in particular

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Legislative change brings pain for Pondoland cannabis farmers
/ 12 March 2022

Legislative change brings pain for Pondoland cannabis farmers

Legislation aimed to kickstart the commercial recreational cannabis industry will not benefit the rural communities who have been cultivating the plant for generations

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It’s ready, steady, grow as KZN sets up cannabis council
/ 12 March 2022

It’s ready, steady, grow as KZN sets up cannabis council

The province wants to be prepared to benefit from the national cannabis masterplan

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Paddy Harper: On gleeful politicians and headless chickens
/ 25 October 2021

Paddy Harper: On gleeful politicians and headless chickens

Paddy Harper doesn’t know who to vote for yet, since the Dagga Party isn’t contesting his ward, but right now what to order for lunch is a more pressing concern

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Canna-business deal for Ingonyama Trust land
/ 14 October 2021

Canna-business deal for Ingonyama Trust land

Foreign investment has been lined up for a joint venture with the Ingonyama Trust Board, which administers tribal land for the Zulu monarch

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The Portfolio: 4.20 Delights Baker
/ 28 April 2020

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, I felt it would be great to eat cannabis or use it in a more discreet way.  Edibles seemed the way to go. Infused chocolates, brownies, lollipops and sweets — those were the first […]

Green justice for all
/ 10 January 2020

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