Are Grow Clubs Legal in SA?

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As of September 2018, South Africa decriminalised cannabis for private use. In addition to This was great news for those who no longer wanted to buy their bud con the sly, but it is kind of complicated for everyone else. The government didn’t make cannabis use legal, and it also didn’t decriminalise production. What does this mean? Well, it...

What do the 2020 Elections Mean for Cannabis Legalisation in the US (and Around the World)

Despite its turbulent history and not-so-stellar international reputation, the U.S. still holds a large degree of influence over cultural trends in the world. With issues such as gay marriage and cannabis, elected officials have often been slow to budge. However, things start to be shifting in favour of marijuana legalisation, and Joe Biden’s recent victory in the 2020 elections...

Three Major Events for Cannabis in South Africa So Far

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The 2020 U.S. elections were good news for cannabis laws in the U.S. - several states voted to legalise it for medicinal or recreational use. But it's not all about the Americans - South Africa has seen some cannabis-related updates too. Although the cannabis industry is still far from legal, these small changes might be steps in the right...

Cheeba Cannabis Academy Opens Africa’s First Campus in Gauteng

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The burgeoning SA cannabis industry has taken a foundational step forward with the announcement from trailblazer, Cheeba Africa that they are opening the first dedicated cannabis education campus on the African continent. Cheeba Africa has already established a solid online education offering through its international partnership with Medical Marijuana 411 - the global leader in medical cannabis education with...

How South Africa Can Learn from Colorado’s Cannabis Taxation Model

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There are many reasons to want to go to Colorado, including the weather, the sights, and the local wildlife. However, in 2012 the state of Colorado created another incentive to visit, when they legalised the production, purchase, and consumption of cannabis. This legislation also came with a tax, the first $40 million of which every year must be invested...

Synthetic Marijuana, What are the Dangers and How to Avoid It?

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Now that weed has been decriminalised in South Africa, it’ll be easier to control quality and content. However you might still end up coming across dodgy products, so it’s important to be able to distinguish synthetic marijuana and the real deal. Why should you know how to tell them apart?  Fake weed can be dangerous. Normal cannabis products are natural...

Virtual is Dope – Africa Prepares for First Virtual Cannabis Expo

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Cape Town, South Africa – The cannabis industry is budding with preparations for Africa’s first-ever virtual cannabis expo. The Cannabis Expo, organisers of the continent’s biggest cannabis events, has launched a global virtual meeting point for everyone interested in cannabis business in Africa. The Cannabis Vexpo (Virtual Expo) is a three-day event, which runs 26 – 28 November 2020. “The...

The Dutch ‘Tolerance’ Model and Why It Doesn’t Work

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Despite its international fame, the Netherlands’ drug policy is not as open as it seems. The Dutch Tolerance Model one of tolerance rather than legalisation. This means that, though you won’t get in trouble for it (if you’re a resident, that is), smoking is still technically illegal. Production is still not tolerated. Unlike more recent policies, such as the...

Moroccan Authorities Take a Ton of Illegal Cannabis from Smugglers

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The Moroccan coast guard had a busy weekend recently as they intercepted nearly 200 illegal immigrants and a ton of cannabis over 2 days in the Meditteranean and Atlantic.  Five people have been arrested in relation to the smugglings, 3 Spanish and 2 Moroccans, and with them seized a few jet skis and a Go-Fast boat as part of their...

Premium CBD Brand, CANNAFRICA, Opens First Retail Store

CANNAFRICA, the lifestyle brand of the first JSE-listed Cannabis company, Labat Africa, celebrated the official opening of its first retail outlet in early October. ABOUT CANNAFRICA: CANNAFRICA is the lifestyle brand of Labat Healthcare; which is the retail division of the first JSE-listed Cannabis company, Labat Africa. CANNAFRICA is a proudly African brand, with its range of premium Cannabinoid-infused products manufactured...