Last week’s Cannabis 101 set the tone to understanding the basics of the Cannabis plant and our culture. The next section being released today is called Background, History and Context, forming an important guide to understanding Cannabis policy in South Africa.

In the midst of Cannabis related media headlines, many of us may not realise that South Africa played an instrumental role in creating the concept of Cannabis prohibition in the early 19th century, which eventually led onto the global war on drugs as we know it today.

We cannot map out our Cannabis future if we do not seek to understand our past.

In this section we break down:

  • History of Cannabis Laws in South Africa
  • Different Types of Policy Options
  • Recent International Developments in Cannabis Scheduling
  • How the South African Unregulated Market is Structured

We look forward to next week’s release of Section 3: Stakeholders List.

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