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World-class medical cannabis company in Lesotho for sale

One of Africa’s largest outdoor cannabis-growing facilities, Highlands Investments in Lesotho, will be auctioned this month. Highlands Investments was at the forefront of the country’s legalisation process and was granted one of the...

Opinion Piece: Commercialising cannabis offers huge opportunities for employment and economic growth

Cannabis use has long been a taboo in South Africa, but opinions are beginning to shift since it became legal for private use. Commercial cultivation for scientific and medical purposes is...

Expo offers glimpse at booming business potential of cannabis

From grow lights and commercial irrigation systems, to beauty products, smoking paraphernalia and CBD-infused pet treats, the exhibition space at The Cannabis Expo in Cape Town this past weekend offered a...

South Africa’s potential in the cannabis global industry

The Cannabis Expo that took place in Johannesburg from 18-21 November 2021, was regarded as an ideal platform for education, networking and introducing innovative products and businesses to the cannabis industry...

Goodleaf merges with Highlands Investments to create R650m cannabis company

South African premium CBD brand Goodleaf is merging with Highlands Investments, formerly Canopy Growth Africa, in a deal that will see the combined company be valued at approximately R650m. According to the...

Cannabis Master Plan to be presented to Nedlac

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) is on the verge of presenting a Cannabis Master Plan to Nedlac. DALRRD Minister Thoko Didiza says as the legalisation and the...

Incarcerating children for cannabis possession ruled unconstitutional

Children found guilty of trivial offences, including the possession or use of cannabis, may not be incarcerated, the Johannesburg High Court has ruled. The question before Judges Ingrid Opperman and Ratha Mokgoathleng...

The Cannabis Expo returns to Cape Town in March 2020

The 2020 Cannabis Expo will be held at the GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in Cape Town from 19 to 22 March. “We had an amazing response to The Cannabis Expo in...

Up in smoke

Cannabis, which has enjoyed a thriving informal market in the Western Cape for decades, looks set for rapid corporatisation. While cannabis has already become big business in North America, the industry is...

SA cannabis industry in urgent need of inclusive legislation

The Cannabis Convention was recently held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The event hosted myriad exhibitors, speakers and industry leaders all exploring a wide range of industry-related topics including...

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