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Zimbabwe: The Home of Green Ivory

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zimbabwe cannabis farm
If you could decide to have a grow-op where would you put it? We’re sure you have some creative ideas - do share them in the comments - but maybe not as creative as Zimbabwe's… Fittingly, Ivory Medical has become the first grow operation in Zimbabwe to produce medicinal marijuana in a private prison, legally. Ivory was once the unshameful pride...

Bees Love Weed – and this Relationship is Helping Save Them

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A recent study published in the Environmental Entomology has seen that thousands of bees are using hemp farms as a vital source of nutrition. As mankind has taken over the globe it has resulted in a decrease in the bee populations, but hemp farms could become an important part of their future in the relationship between bees and weed. Crops...

Jamaica is Helping Local Farmers Enter the Weed Market

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New plans have arisen from regulators of the Jamaican cannabis industry, aimed at helping local farmers enter the growing cannabis market. The local government wants to turn illegal black market farmers into legal growers, contributing to the economic growth of their country.  The start of 2020 saw them announce these plans, and they’re doing it by expanding their Alternative Development...

South Africa’s Cannabis Industry is Expected to be Worth R25 Billion

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South Africa’s Cannabis Industry
South Africa’s cannabis industry could be worth more than R25 billion annually by 2023, according to the African Cannabis Report, the first detailed report on the legal cannabis industry in Africa. South Africa would be the second-biggest African market for cannabis and related products such as hemp and oils, according to the research presented by strategic consultancy firm Prohibition Partners. There...

Cannabis: The Origin Story

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From the sites where prehistoric hunters and gatherers lived, to ancient China and Viking ships, cannabis has been used across the world for millennia. Before marijuana became illegal, it had a long history of human use - both recreationally and medicinally, likely starting in Asia around 500 BC. Let's take a closer look at the history of cannabis.  History of...

Black South African Farmers Struggle To Enter Cannabis Market

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Druids homestead in Hennops, about 20kms north of Jozi is one of the first licensed farms. Here they conduct research, produce legal cannabis and other traditional medicinal products for sale in South Africa and abroad. The farm's founder & owner, Cian McClelland, said one of his main focuses is to help small scale, black farmers enter the South African marijuana...

New York Bans Pre-Employment Cannabis Testing

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New York bans pre-employment cannabis testing
New York bans pre-employment cannabis testing - a huge step forward for the cannabis community. The new law, which took effect in the middle of May, and bans companies from requiring pre-employment testing for marijuana. The only exceptions to this are job applications that are considered safety-sensitive. However, what exactly constitutes a safety-sensitive position is up for debate. The bill...

Jesse Pinkman & The African Smoke Headshop

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Weed accessory stores are popping up, CBD is everywhere and the local growing industry is off to a flyer. Things are looking up for this new industry and the people of South Africa are loving it! However, the budding market is already getting an overflow of gimmicky products and offerings with every Tom, Dick and Sipho trying to make...

Bobby Greenhash Causes Fight at Bottlestore

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Sheldon Cramer
Bobby Greenhash, more commonly known as Sheldon Cramer, caused a fight at a local bottle store after being refused entry because he was not wearing a facemask. He has since apologised for his actions, stating that it was "a result of frustration of this whole Covid lockdown". Watch the full video.  In the video clip, recorded by Cramer himself, we see...

New Cannabis Rules Proposed for South Africa – National Cannabis Masterplan

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The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development recently released a draft national cannabis master plan aimed at commercialising the cannabis industry and turning marijuana into a viable business sector for the country. The proposed government legislation relaxes existing restrictions on cannabis. The aim of which is to establish a globally competitive cannabis industry in South Africa, produce...

Combie KS Classic

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A stash bag, although handy and necessary to cannabis connoisseurs, can be a bit of a nuisance. It would make much more sense for...

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