Published January 23, 23

Thailand’s first Cookies cannabis dispensary opens to huge crowds

The new cannabis shop is Cookies’ 58th storefront and makes Thailand the sixth country on the brand’s global roster. The opening also signifies a milestone for the mainstreaming of cannabis in Asia, where many countries still harshly prohibit the plant— the times appear to be changing quickly.
Published February 3, 23

Read 2023’s Best Cannabis Seeds for Beginners & Professionals

We’ve all been there. The topic of what are the best cannabis seeds has the potential to cause intense hot takes among cannabis fans. Now, those discussions would usually end without a definitive conclusion. Today we’re here to put this debate to rest based on the facts and stats.
Published February 22, 23

How To Clone Cannabis Like A Pro (Avoid Beginner Mistakes)

Cloning cannabis is an effective and efficient way of growing a variety of plants with the same genetic make-up. It is a process that involves taking cuttings from a ‘mother’ plant and propagating them in a controlled sustainable environment. Clones can be used to produce a more predictable yield.
Published February 10, 23

Read the Predictions for the Global Cannabis Trends in 2023

The cannabis industry moves very quickly and seems to change daily. Yet, if we follow the trends, a few forecasts become clear. Of course, we must not forget that this is the cannabis industry we’re talking about, and it has the ability to surprise us all on a whim.
Published December 12, 22

South African cannabis industry poised for huge growth in 2023

The medicinal cannabis market is particularly promising, because nations around the world are beginning to legalize its use for conditions such as Alzheimer's and chronic pain.
Published December 1, 22

Trade, Industry and Competition Deputy Minister: Cannabis has huge potential

Trade, Industry and Competition Deputy Minister, Nomalungelo Gina says the cannabis sector has a huge potential for development for the small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) located in rural areas where poverty is concentrated.
Published December 11, 22

Private cannabis use and what it means for workplaces in South Africa

The decriminalisation of the private use of cannabis in South Africa does not open the door for employees to go to work while under the influence, the Labour Court has ruled. In 2018 the Constitutional Court effectively decriminalised.
Published December 29, 22

New York City's first legal weed dispensary opens its doors (at 4.20pm)

The cannabis industry moves very quickly and seems to change daily. Yet, if we follow the trends, a few forecasts become clear. Of course, we must not forget that this is the cannabis industry we’re talking about, and it has the ability to surprise us all on a whim.
Published August 21, 22

This community garden in Gauteng's growing bigger, better veggies – thanks to dagga-powered soil

A Johannesburg-based medical cannabis cultivation company, MedCan, uses finely tuned growing systems to produce high-THC flower for the export market.
Published August 13 , 22

Could Vaal be a trade cannabis hub? This is what Makhura thinks…

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has once again spoke about cannabis production and processing in the province. Makhura noted that cannabis could hold the key to unlocking economic potential in the Vaal.
Published August 12, 22

Labat Africa once again partners with CSIR to accelerate cannabis projects

JSE-listed venture capital company Labat Africa has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to fast-track implementation of various cannabis-related projects.
Published August 1, 22

Universities on cannabis, innovation mission

A partnership that is hoped to start breaking down barriers to entry into Mzansi's cannabis industry. This is among the talked-about deals by tertiary institutions to boost local knowledge in agri innovation.
Published August 25, 22

Zimbabwe Legalizes CBD

It's the ninth country to embrace cannabis in Africa, but weed is still banned in most of the continent. Could this be a sign of change? Cannabis is one of the most-watched markets in one of the world's fastest-growing and youngest populations—Africa.
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Published April 2, 22

Labat, CSIR sign MoU to accelerate industrial cannabis processing.

The agreement will solidify collaboration and cooperation between the CSIR and Labat across the value chain of cannabis and hemp production for industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to textiles to energy, says Labat CE Brian van Rooyen.
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Published March 30, 22

KZN local municipality officials say there is plenty of land to farm cannabis

Prince George's airport has high hopes of becoming the first airport terminal in the world to host a cannabis retail store. In a joint press conference, the Prince George Airport Authority (PGAA) announced today that it is welcoming a new business partner called Copilot, who is 'pioneering cannabis for travel
Cannabis Queen News
Published March 28, 22

Aiming High: Africa’s cannabis future has undoubted potential to be a world leader.

Africa has undoubted potential to be a world leader in the cultivation of cannabis and its products, but tight domestic controls and tough global regulations stand in the way of the creation of a booming multi-billion-dollar industry.
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Published January 7, 22

High returns put fun in fungi

In much the same way that CBD had a huge rise in popularity a few years ago, functional mushrooms are making their way onto the wellness scene. Pharmaceutical giants worldwide are looking for products that are efficient and safe; given that “shrooms” are natural, non-habit forming and non-toxic, their popularity is sure to increase.
CBD News South Africa
Published January 7, 22

Record legal shipment nudges Africa towards $7bn cannabis market

Canada-based Instadose Pharma Corp completed a world record shipment of 2.125 tonnes of medicinal cannabis from South Africa to North Macedonia on 25 December 2021 according to a statement released by the company, boosting hopes that the African cannabis market will be worth over $7bn annually by 2023.
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Published January 7, 22

Prince George may become first airport worldwide to open cannabis retail store

Prince George's airport has high hopes of becoming the first airport terminal in the world to host a cannabis retail store. In a joint press conference, the Prince George Airport Authority (PGAA) announced today that it is welcoming a new business partner called Copilot, who is 'pioneering cannabis for travel
CBD News Malta
Published December 14, 21

Malta becomes first EU nation to legalize cannabis

Malta's parliament voted in favour of the reform on Tuesday afternoon, with the bill winning 36 votes in favour and 27 against. Equality Minister, Owen Bonnici, said the ``historic`` move would stop small-time cannabis users from facing the criminal justice system.
Published October 28, 21

SA to Host First Cannabis Roadshow

As the government moves to capitalise on the untapped cannabis industry, doctors are being invited to get accredited to prescribe medicinal marijuana.
Published October 26, 21

Government’s plan for a new city in South Africa includes growing cannabis

Gauteng premier David Makhura says his provincial government plans to develop a new smart city in the Vaal triangle, which he wants to make the ‘cannabis capital of Africa’.
Published October 21, 21

New tax could be a ‘gold mine’ for South Africa: expert

South Africa could be sitting on a tax revenue gold mine in the form of legal cannabis, says Ettiene Retief, chairman of the National Tax Committee at the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA).
Published October 12, 21

Inside Cilo Cybin, SA’s first cannabis company to list on the JSE

South Africa’s only company with a licence to grow, process, and package cannabis products has moved its listing deadline forward and plans to have its products on retailers’ shelves by December.
Published October 9, 21

Company decides to allow employees to smoke at work for team-building

A company organised a very avant-garde team-building session. The CEO encouraged workers to smoke weed at the workplace.
Published October 6, 21

Musk, Bezos and Branson — SA aims to add cannabis to space race

The Gauteng premier and the country’s biggest marijuana company are challenging Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson to rocket purpose-grown South African cannabis strains to Mars for space cultivation.
Published August 11, 21

Hemp Based Brands AND NFTs With a Purpose

M2Bio Sciences launched 100% biodegradable surfboards, first of their kind in Africa. A team of highly skilled engineers are working to create these ten surfboards entirely out of hemp and mycelium.
Published August 11, 21

7 Misconceptions About CBD

With so much misinformation out there, it can be hard to make an informed decision about whether or not this may be right for you. Understanding more about cannabidiol will help you realize common misconceptions about it.
Published August 9, 21

Everything You Need To Know About CBD & Beauty!

CBD is no longer taboo, and it’s a staying trend that has made everyone want to learn more, use more and keep it around for good.
Published August 8, 21

Use CBD For Hair Loss & Growth

Because of its calming and anti-inflammatory effects, CBD Can help stress-related hair loss in men and women.
Published August 6, 21

Summer 2021 – Top 5 Best Cannabis Recipes

From weed gummies to more intricate recipes and infusions – we’ve collected some of the best recipes for you and your taste-‘buds’ to try!
Published August 5, 21

Cannabiz Africa: Ramaphosa to Act on Cannabis Reform

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has instructed his staff to engage with the cannabis stakeholders to address their concerns about the bottlenecks in the fledgling legal marijuana economy.
Published July 27, 21

Cannabis, CBD, and Sleep

If you’re one of the millions of people who have trouble sleeping, you may have considered a cannabis compound, such as CBD. Some say cannabis compounds are helpful, but more research is needed. And they might not be legal, depending on where you live. Look up the laws to know what’s allowed.
Published July 23, 21

Legalising marijuana in SA may be difficult — policy experts

Addressing delegates at the country’s first Addiction Conference on Thursday, the law expert said while the proposed regulation of dagga, through the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill, may be beneficial
Published June 2, 21

Amazon Will Stop Testing Job Seekers For Marijuana And Now Backs Legalizing Weed

Amazon will no longer test most job applicants for marijuana use in the latest sign of America's changing relationship with pot. Amazon, the second-largest private employer in the U.S., also says it now backs legalizing marijuana nationwide.
Published June 1, 21

Best CBD Skincare Products — Level Up Your Skincare Routine

CBD is great for the skin. It’s been shown to improve elasticity, promote cellular regeneration, reduce visible signs of redness, and more.
Published May 27, 21

Morocco joins growing list of African countries to legalize cannabis

Countries are now decriminalizing the use of Marijuana in Africa with the latest being Morocco.
Published May 26, 21

SA Finance Minister calls for Full Legalization of Cannabis as a “Taxable Product”

South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has called for the full legalization of cannabis.
Published May 24, 21

SA’s Felbridge Exports First Cannabis Tissue Culture to Europe: Destination North Macedonia

Felbridge Medical Cannabis has exported South Africa’s first cannabis tissue culture to Europe. In a statement on 11 May 2021, the Stellenbosh-based company said it had successfully exported its first shipment of cannabis in-vitro tissue culture to a licensed producer in North Macedonia.
Published April 14, 21

Creso Pharma’s commercial agreement with Cannabis Queen strengthens African presence

The agreement with Cannabis Queen, which has an established footprint and reputation, is expected to help drive growth and increase the visibility of Creso Pharma’s product in emerging markets.
Published April 14, 21

New Cannabis Rules Proposed for South Africa – National Cannabis Masterplan

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.
Published April 7, 21

PepsiCo launches hemp beverage in Germany

Rockstar Energy, a drink brand owned by PepsiCo, has launched a line of hemp-infused drinks in Germany.
Published March 29, 21

The benefits of cannabis for treating chronic pain

Dr Andrew Agius, Medical Director at the Pain Clinic, speaks to HEQ about the benefits of cannabis in treating chronic pain.
Published March 26, 21

How Cannabis Legalization Could Boost the SA Economy After the Pandemic

With the Covid-19 pandemic putting the economy through major strain, the new focus of attention is on how the legalization of the cannabis industry could possibly help boost the SA economy after the pandemic.
Published March 24, 21

CBD Skincare Products to Become One of 2021’s Top Beauty Trends

In recent years, evidence supporting the beneficial properties of CBD oils for wellness and skincare has mounted. Backed-up by new scientific findings. CBD oils are now rising to fame as a star ingredient preferred by forward-thinking cosmetics and skincare brands worldwide.
Published February 8, 21

New discovery shows cannabis reduces blood pressure for older people

A new study has demonstrated that cannabis may reduce blood pressure in adults aged 60 and over.
Published February 2, 21

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