Zimbabwean company sows first legal hemp seeds

2019-10-11 20:07

A Zimbabwean company planted the country's first authorised hemp crop on Friday at a prison in the capital Harare after the production of industrial cannabis was legalised last month.

Cannabis vapes still selling, even as illness toll rises

2019-10-07 06:00

Sales of legal pot vapes have stabilised in key US states even as the number of injuries related to the device has topped 1 000 and a growing list of jurisdictions seek bans.

A new hemp farming deal saw shares in this tiny solar company surge 77%

2019-09-19 08:32

SPI Energy, a little-known Chinese solar company, was the biggest gainer in the Nasdaq Composite Index Wednesday after announcing it was breaking into a new market: US hemp farming.

The mysterious spate of vape-related deaths and illnesses continues to grow, confounding experts. Here's what officials knew and when.

2019-09-08 12:28

The CDC is investigating at least 450 possible cases of vape-related illnesses in 33 states across the US. The illnesses have led to at least 5 deaths.

The startup behind the world's first dagga breathalyzer hopes to start selling it soon – here’s what the company says it can do

2019-08-27 14:41

US-based Hound Labs raised a fresh $30 million, the equivalent of around R460 million, on Tuesday and published the first study showing how its handheld device might work.

WATCH: Can an overdose of cannabis really kill you?

2019-07-03 05:17

Should we legalise it all around the world?

WATCH: Italy’s cannabis light market fears legal buzzkill

2019-06-27 20:49

It’s been called the Italian "Green Gold Rush.” Barely there marijuana dubbed “cannabis light” has put Italy on the international weed map. But the industry is getting political and judicial blowback that some fear will nip business in the bud.

Ganja believe it? SA's first cannabis pizza

2019-06-25 05:00

South Africans will soon be experiencing their first cannabis pizza range, following the recent announcement by the Department of Health that cannabidiol may be legally purchased in SA.

People in western China smoked dagga to bury their dead 2,500 years ago — the oldest evidence of weed smoking in human history

2019-06-13 20:01

Archaeologists discovered 2,500-year-old pots containing trace chemicals from dagga. The discovery is the earliest evidence of cannabis use.

A South African company is building dagga factories in shipping containers

Owners can grow up to 25kg of medical-grade cannabis a month.

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US officials have confirmed 26 deaths and nearly 1,300 cases of serious lung disease tied to vaping. Here are all the health risks you should know about.

2019-10-11 09:58

Investigators don't know the cause and haven't identified a single common brand or drug across all of the cases. Here's what you need to know.

WATCH | US's first cannabis cafe opens in Hollywood

2019-10-02 17:00

America's first cannabis restaurant has opened in West Hollywood, offering diners an array of weed products and hoping to rival Amsterdam's famed coffee shops.

WATCH: Counterfeit pot vapes flood market amid illnesses

2019-09-18 06:00

Want to make a counterfeit cannabis vape that looks like the real thing? The easy availability of replica packaging helps explain an explosion in counterfeiting in California’s vape market that also could be linked to an emerging health crisis.

Officials are investigating a second death and more than 200 cases of serious lung disease tied to vaping. Here are the other health risks you should know about.

2019-09-07 12:10

Investigators don't know the cause and haven't identified a single common brand or drug across all of the cases. Here's what you need to know.

Employees and cannabis: Experts explain how not to make a hash of it

2019-08-22 18:18

Webber Wentzel specialists warned that a scenario of using cannabis in the workplace or reporting for duty whilst under the influence of smoked cannabis may not be very different to employees using alcohol in private and then reporting for work.

More women using dagga during pregnancy, despite potential harms to baby

2019-06-27 21:00

Cannabis use in pregnancy has been tied to a higher preterm birth rate, higher odds for low birth weight, certain obstetric complications and the need for newborns to be cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Gene found that may increase risk of cannabis abuse

2019-06-25 05:18

A large international research team found that a specific gene in the human body is linked to cannabis use disorder.

3 insurance questions to ask if you are using dagga

2019-06-14 07:00

Since the decriminalisation of the use and private cultivation of cannabis, there has been much discussion on how it could affect a long-term insurance claim.

Watch: 'Swazi Gold' farmers in Eswatini fear new South African dagga laws could choke their business

Following a new South African law allowing private growth and consumption of cannabis, growers in neighbouring Eswatini, who depended on South Africa's demand, may face economic ruin.

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Why SA police tried to ban the country's first legal cannabis-infused beer

2019-06-07 10:25

Karl Tessendorf delves into the furore around cannabis beer that's making waves in South Africa.

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