Africa Policy Week 2023 – Part One – A Quick-ish Overview

By |2023-08-29T09:08:01+02:00August 29th, 2023|

Africa Policy Week 2023 kicked off on a fine Monday evening with introductory presentations and a sobering keynote address by former president Kgalema Motlathe. Shaun Shelly, a true giant in Drug Policy reform and founder of SA Drug Policy Week, chaired the Opening Plenary. Shaun reflected on how, since its inception in 2016, Drug Policy

Our Day with Natie Ferreira at the Advanced Grow Workshop

By |2023-08-23T17:50:14+02:00August 23rd, 2023|

Etienne van Zyl (our Drug Policy Anthropologist) and Charl Henning (our Victim Support Superhero) recently attended the Advanced Grow Workshop with our proud affiliates Cheeba Africa in partnership with Tamatie. Happening one Saturday every month either at Tamatie Farm in the Cape or at The Jazzfarm near Johannesburg, this course is a powerful booster

MISCOMMUNIQUETED – That thing you saw is a big fat naw!

By |2023-08-22T08:38:22+02:00August 22nd, 2023|

Last week we were alerted across social media channels about a rather odd Legal Services Communique circulating the South African Police Service in Gauteng regarding “Possession of Dagga”. While it is not verified, one of our experts did mention the poor use of language means it is likely legitimate.            

Rest Peacefully Dr Carissa

By |2023-08-24T10:49:06+02:00August 16th, 2023|

Our hearts are so heavy since receiving the truly sad news last week that our beloved Dr Carissa Saunderson has passed on. Our sister in Cannabis, Dr Carissa was a wonderful woman with a heart of gold. From a young age she showed her passion for medicine and healing people, even spending some time

This Women’s Day, We Rock & Roll

By |2023-08-09T08:57:28+02:00August 9th, 2023|

  On 9 August 1956, roughly 20 000 women from around the country amassed in a landmark march to the Union Buildings. Their reason: to protest restrictions on the movements of Black women in urban areas by the apartheid government. The day was a success, and continues to enjoy commemoration in our democratic nation where

Phakisa! And wait…

By |2023-07-25T08:04:21+02:00July 25th, 2023|

The recent Cannabis Phakisa Action Lab - convened by the Presidency and Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development - brought together a diverse collection of stakeholders across civil society and government. Their task: to fast-track plans through open  and in-depth deliberation to accelerate unleashing the Cannabis Sector for our nation and its many

Blurry Reflections and Mirrored Reflexivity

By |2023-07-16T11:12:12+02:00July 16th, 2023|

Submitted by CannaBil More than two weeks have passed since the decided date for a directive to the SAPS from the Presidency (30 June). This was announced in the letter from the Presidency on the final day of the Cannabis Phakisa Action Lab, convened by the Presidency and the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and

In Memoriam – Why Harm Reduction Matters

By |2023-07-12T12:09:04+02:00July 12th, 2023|

Two years ago to the day, my husband interrupted my work to let me know that my big brother had committed suicide. The news did not come as a surprise - his mental health had been a struggle for as long as I can remember. He had several failed attempts over the years. His death,

Captain, our Captain Green

By |2023-07-03T08:38:05+02:00July 3rd, 2023|

    With big shoes to fill and bigger dreams to fulfil, Julian Stobbs left an incredible mark on those who knew him. Indeed, he influenced even those of us who never got to know him or fight beside him. Standing always besides Myrtle, Jules helped shape Cannabis history for the better in South Africa.

The SilverLeaf Business Accelerator

By |2023-06-14T17:28:49+02:00June 14th, 2023|

The developing Cannabis Sector in South Africa has seen a rising need for sustained support for entrepreneurs, both existing and emerging. SilverLeaf Investments has recognised this need.  As a Cannabis investment company, SilverLeaf has developed a High Impact Business Accelerator designed to identify, attract, and build a continuous pipeline in which to invest in

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