Africa Business South Africa Southern Africa World 

Cannabis production as source of revenue for pandemic-stricken countries

– – Medical and adult use cannabis production could provide new sources of taxable revenue for countries seeking to recover financially in the aftermath of the pandemic. Recent legal developments in South Africa point to a growing attempt to harness the plant’s potential and ensure adequate control of the cultivation and sale of cannabis products. In April 2021, the South African Government proposed a draft national master plan with the aim of loosening regulations in the cannabis industry in order to boost economic development. The plan looks at the prospect…

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Africa North Africa World 

Morocco legalizes cannabis production for medical use

– – Morocco‘s government has legalized the production of cannabis for medicinal and industrial purposes. With the approval, farmers would now be allowed to farm so the cannabis can be exported and used domestically. The government is hopeful this move will lift up impoverished farmers in the Rif mountains amid a growing legal global market for the drug. Cannabis is mostly grown in the northern Rif mountains of Morocco. Until this approval growing the plant was illegal although the production has been overlooked by authorities with Morocco among the top…

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Africa Featured North Africa World 

Morocco to legalise cannabis production for medical use

– – Morocco‘s government has announced that it will soon be legalizing the production of cannabis for medicinal and industrial purposes. Once the approval is secured farmers would then be allowed to farm so the cannabis can be exported and used domestically. The government is hopeful this move will lift up impoverished farmers in the Rif mountains amid a growing legal global market for the drug. Cannabis is mostly grown in the northern Rif mountains of Morocco. Growing the plant is currently illegal but the production has been overlooked by…

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Africa World 

UN says cannabis is no more a dangerous drug

– – The United Nation Commission on Narcotic Drugs has voted to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from a category of the world’s most dangerous drugs. This is considered a very significant move which could impact the global medical marijuana industry. “The vote today is the result of the Commission’s intensive and detailed consideration of these very complex recommendations during the last two years”, as the Chairperson, Ambassador Mansoor Ahmad Khan of Pakistan said on Wednesday. In 2019 WHO submitted eight recommendations to the said commission on cannabis and cannabis-related…

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Africa East Africa Rwanda World 

Rwanda legalizes growing of cannabis for medical purposes

– – Rwanda has legalized the growing of cannabis but only for medical purposes. It has now become the first East African nation to legalize the growing of cannabis. Effort to legalize the growing of cannabis for medical purposes started in 2010 when the government introduced a bill in parliament. Rwandan officials said at the time that new changes to the country’s laws on cannabis was “to contribute to the protection of the population while ensuring that drugs and psychotropic substances are exclusively available for scientific and medical purposes.” –…

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