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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

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

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...

From weed to fuel: Kenya’s fight against this SA invader could pay off handsomely

This invasive weed clogs our dam and rivers but in Kenya, it’s become the next big thing in renewable energy.

The great green gold rush

Cannabis is set to become a multibillion-rand business in South Africa— but we may have to decolonise it first

I fly high on a little Sinai ‘chocolate’

Finding weed in an Egyptian resort crawling with security men during a conference of African leaders is as difficult as parting the Red Sea

Canada’s legalised cannabis ey

Canada is now the second nation after Uruguay to legalise cannibis

Police commissioner tells cops to let the stoners blaze

In a directive seen by the M&G, police are advised to immediately cease the arrest of people found in possession of cannabis

Gareth Prince is still burning to be a lawyer

During his first court appearance Prince learnt that 'the disrespect and disgust for our indigenous people and our practices were quite apparent'

#Dagga: ConCourt says yes to getting high in private

In a unanimous judgment, the Constitutional Court ruled in favour of private possession and cultivation of cannabis

Canada legalises recreational marijuana

Prime minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals made the legalisation of marijuana a key part of their successful election bid in 2015

Dutch councils aim high in dope growing experiment

Local Dutch councils are queueing up to join a government experiment to grow marijuana which could see its production legalised in the Netherlands.

[LISTEN] Marijuana in SA: Is it really legal?

There's a lot of confusion about marijuana in South Africa. Mia Malan sat down with Joan van Dyk to separate fact from fiction.

South Africa at dagga crossroads

A Western Cape court ruled in March that a ban on dagga use by adults at home was unconstitutional, effectively decriminalising it in the province.

Why the state needs to lose its fight against marijuana policy reform

The real question SA should ask is whether criminal prohibition is the effective way forward.

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