Published April 2, 2022Amendments to the Cannabis for Private Use Bill have been proposed for 2022, which would allow more flexible use and promote the growth of a commercial cannabis industry in South Africa.
Has it gone to pot? Experts boast benefits in letting the cannabis industry grow.
Published April 2, 2022The 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.
Labat, CSIR sign MoU to accelerate industrial cannabis processing.
Published March 30, 2022Prince 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
KZN local municipality officials say there is plenty of land to farm cannabis
Published March 28 , 2022Africa 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.
Aiming High: Africa’s cannabis future has undoubted potential to be a world leader.
Published December 14,2021Malta'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.
Malta becomes first EU nation to legalize cannabis
Published January 7, 2022Canada-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.
Record legal shipment nudges Africa towards $7bn cannabis market
Published January 7, 2021Prince 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
Prince George may become first airport worldwide to open cannabis retail store
Published January 7 , 2022In 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.
High returns put fun in fungi
Published October 28, 2021As the government moves to capitalise on the untapped cannabis industry, doctors are being invited to get accredited to prescribe medicinal marijuana.
SA to Host First Cannabis Roadshow
Published October 26, 2021Gauteng 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’.
Government’s plan for a new city in South Africa includes growing cannabis
Published October 21, 2021South 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).
New tax could be a ‘gold mine’ for South Africa: expert
Published October 12, 2021South 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.
Inside Cilo Cybin, SA’s first cannabis company to list on the JSE
Published October 9, 2021A company organised a very avant-garde team-building session. The CEO encouraged workers to smoke weed at the workplace.
Company decides to allow employees to smoke at work for team-building
Published October 6, 2021The 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.
Musk, Bezos and Branson — SA aims to add cannabis to space race
Published August 11, 2021M2Bio 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.
Hemp Based Brands AND NFTs With a Purpose
Published August 11, 2021With 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.
7 Misconceptions About CBD
Published August 9, 2021CBD 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.
Everything You Need To Know About CBD & Beauty!
Published August 8, 2021Because of its calming and anti-inflammatory effects, CBD Can help stress-related hair loss in men and women.
Use CBD For Hair Loss & Growth
Published August 6, 2021From weed gummies to more intricate recipes and infusions – we’ve collected some of the best recipes for you and your taste-‘buds’ to try!
Summer 2021 – Top 5 Best Cannabis Recipes
Published August 5, 2021South 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.
Cannabiz Africa: Ramaphosa to Act on Cannabis Reform
Published July 27, 2021If 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.
Cannabis, CBD, and Sleep
Published July 23, 2021Addressing 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
Legalising marijuana in SA may be difficult — policy experts
Published June 2, 2021Amazon 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.
Amazon Will Stop Testing Job Seekers For Marijuana And Now Backs Legalizing Weed
Published June 1, 2021CBD is great for the skin. It’s been shown to improve elasticity, promote cellular regeneration, reduce visible signs of redness, and more.
Best CBD Skincare Products — Level Up Your Skincare Routine
Published May 27, 2021Countries are now decriminalizing the use of Marijuana in Africa with the latest being Morocco.
Morocco joins growing list of African countries to legalize cannabis
Published May 26, 2021South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has called for the full legalization of cannabis.
SA Finance Minister calls for Full Legalization of Cannabis as a “Taxable Product”
Published May 24, 2021Felbridge 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.
SA’s Felbridge Exports First Cannabis Tissue Culture to Europe: Destination North Macedonia
Published April 14, 2021The 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.
Creso Pharma’s commercial agreement with Cannabis Queen strengthens African presence
Published April 14, 2021The 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.
New Cannabis Rules Proposed for South Africa – National Cannabis Masterplan
Published April 7, 2021Rockstar Energy, a drink brand owned by PepsiCo, has launched a line of hemp-infused drinks in Germany.
PepsiCo launches hemp beverage in Germany
Published March 29, 2021Dr Andrew Agius, Medical Director at the Pain Clinic, speaks to HEQ about the benefits of cannabis in treating chronic pain.
The benefits of cannabis for treating chronic pain
Published March 26, 2021With 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.
How Cannabis Legalization Could Boost the SA Economy After the Pandemic
Published March 24, 2021In 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.
CBD Skincare Products to Become One of 2021’s Top Beauty Trends
Published February 8, 2021A new study has demonstrated that cannabis may reduce blood pressure in adults aged 60 and over.
New discovery shows cannabis reduces blood pressure for older people
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