South African Cannabis News

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.            

Everything You Need to Know for the Amber Cup – 7/10 2023

By |2023-08-28T12:15:25+02:00August 7th, 2023|

Tickets are LIVE for the 5th official Amber Cup - Our friendly competition to see who has the finest dab in the land! At Fields of Green for ALL we continue the endless fight to re-legalise our favourite Plant. High and low fives - we are ALL still standing & we refuse to stop

The Durban You-Lie is upon us

By |2023-08-07T19:59:58+02:00July 28th, 2023|

The Durban Chapter of the Cannabis Expo kicks off today, continuing through to Sunday (28-30 July 2023). Highlights include the various stalls selling their wares, the Freedom Festival, and a generally good vibe. The Convention Stage is sure to provide some provocative insights into the developing Cannabis Sector. As always, a few self-proclaimed pioneers

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

Curious Cats & Spurious Rats

By |2023-06-29T12:03:21+02:00June 29th, 2023|

With change always comes a few curious cats who want to see how far they push their luck. They are generally followed close behind by a few spurious rats willing to undo good work for their own gain. This trend has affected the Cannabis Community since long before the Cannabis Phakisa, with some acting carelessly

YOUTHENASIA – Is this the best we can do?

By |2023-06-16T09:11:18+02:00June 16th, 2023|

Dagga is Gagga - this was the main campaign when I was in school. I was raised in the relatively conservative white-Afrikaans parts of the Western Cape, with the stuttering murmurs of a recently overthrown apartheid regime trying to claim relevance.  Each year when 16 June would come about, I

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

First Audition of the French Members of Parliament Expert Working Group on Cannabis – 6 June 2023

By |2023-06-13T14:04:07+02:00June 12th, 2023|

Through fortuitous synchronicity, Myrtle was in Paris at the same time as the first “audition” of the French Members of Parliament Expert Working Group on Cannabis, hosted on 6 June 2023. Our attendance was arranged by Farid Ghehioueche, the chairman of ENCOD (Europe) and Cannabis Sans Frontiers (France). We were also joined by Kenzi Riboulet-Zemouli,

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