The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The City of Cape Town says it is exploring opportunities in hemp farming, which it says may be beneficial for economic growth and jobs.
A compound produced by cannabis plants has been found to kill drug-resistant bacteria.
The first JSE-listed investment group's profit shrank by more than 600%.
Pharmaceutical retailers Dis-Chem and Clicks have rolled out CBD oil onto shelves.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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