South Africa needs to join the ever expanding list of countries with legal Cannabis markets. The whole country is looking for sustainable ways to rebuild our economy after this devastating lockdown. It is time to bring the reality of our existing Cannabis industry & its future (in all its complexity) to the attention of our President, our Minister of Finance and the rest of government, as a truly South African beacon of hope.
In South Africa this market remains largely untapped, while still maintaining a niche following due to an undeniable demand for socially responsible and sustainable products. Research into feasible strains and production methods has been attempted, with varying success, for some time. Permits for Industrial Cannabis trials are available and we watch with interest as various government bodies start to wake up about the potential of this crop despite the strict regulation of Cannabis in South Africa.
Already in the making. It is important to note here that the current proposals for THC threshold levels for Industrial Cannabis are flawed and will hamper the development of this industry in South Africa.