Malawi passes medical cannabis legislation

2020-02-27 19:41

Malawi has become the latest African country to legalise the growing of cannabis, a crop that could supplement the tobacco industry, which has been the country's economic mainstay.

Tito Mboweni's giant, 'accidental' dagga plant is doing well – but not so well as to be illegal yet

2020-02-03 15:00

The finance minister's Twitter habit means we get to see how his cannabis plant is growing – which is pretty well over the past month.

'Legalise it!' Mboweni tweets he will propose legal cannabis industry to Cabinet

2020-01-09 18:52

Pipe dream or dope idea? Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni has tweeted to his followers, asking for their opinions on whether the sale of cannabis should be made legal - adding that he would take the inputs to the next Cabinet meeting.

Medical marijuana for mental illness? Scientists say not enough evidence yet

2019-11-11 14:45

It’s long been believed that medical marijuana has the ability to treat mental illness, but according to researchers who looked at four decades of studies on the topic, the evidence simply isn't compelling enough.

Confessions of a cannabis farmer: Vietnamese getting UK high

2019-10-15 10:25

Holed up alone in a suburban British house thousands of miles from home, cannabis farmer Cuong Nguyen, one of thousands of Vietnamese migrants working in the UK's multi-billion dollar weed industry, spent months carefully nurturing his plants.

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.


Cannabis a 'high-growth' sector for jobs and investment, says City of Cape Town

2020-02-16 18:00

The City of Cape Town says it is exploring opportunities in hemp farming, which it says may be beneficial for economic growth and jobs.

Study shows cannabis compound could be our superman against superbugs

2020-01-20 13:43

A compound produced by cannabis plants has been found to kill drug-resistant bacteria.

Labat rebuts going concern worries as profit tanks

2019-12-31 16:29

The first JSE-listed investment group's profit shrank by more than 600%.

You can now buy CBD oil derived from dagga from Clicks and Dis-Chem, starting at R295.

2019-10-24 11:02

Pharmaceutical retailers Dis-Chem and Clicks have rolled out CBD oil onto shelves.

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?

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