Cannabis Queen News
Published April 2, 2022

Has it gone to pot? Experts boast benefits in letting the cannabis industry grow.

Amendments 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.
Cannabis Queen News
Published April 2, 2022

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.
Published March 30, 2022

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 , 2022

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.
CBD News Malta
Published December 14,2021

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.
CBD News South Africa
Published January 7, 2022

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.
CBD News
Published January 7, 2021

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
Published January 7 , 2022

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.
Published October 28, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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