ARTICLES RELATING TO CANNABIS

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.

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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.

Here’s what dagga actually does to your body and brain

2019-06-03 11:17

Marijuana's official designation as a Schedule 1 drug means it's pretty tough to study. Here's what we know.

Google is banning apps that sell dagga from the Play Store

2019-05-30 14:33

Google's updated rules are a blow to popular apps Weedmaps and Eaze, which have one million and 50,000 downloads respectively.

Dagga ingredient CBD just became fully legal for anyone to sell in South Africa – but only for the next year

2019-05-24 10:14

For the next 12 months, some cannabidiol-containing products are being entirely excluded from the usual rules of drug control in South Africa – though terms and conditions apply.

A Canadian rugby club is launching a line of dagga-infused products, and its creams could be in SA soon

2019-05-16 11:41

The Toronto Wolfpack is trying to build a global rugby empire from Canada, with a special focus on the United Kingdom. But it wants to go wherever rugby is, so its line of 'Rugby Strength pain-relief CBD creams (tag line: "We know a thing or two about pain!") should be in SA soon.

WATCH: LA to clear more than 50 000 cannabis convictions

2019-04-12 20:34

With the help of Code for America, Los Angeles officials plan to dismiss or reduce as many as 50 000 marijuana convictions.

It's high risk: private cannabis use can get you fired

2019-04-06 16:12

The United National Transport Union has cautioned those who use cannabis privately to remember their companies' drug use and random testing policies.

WATCH: Toronto's first cannabis store opens its doors

2019-04-02 10:05

Ontario's recreational cannabis stores open for business as of April 1, but fewer than half of the government-licenced outlets were ready. The Hunny Pot Cannabis, the only store in Toronto ready to go, had customers lining up.

 

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.

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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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GRAPHIC: Why the sixth Parliament will have to legalise weed

2019-06-05 07:00

The sixth Parliament was sworn in just over two weeks ago. Fin24 considers the pressing legislation it will have to deal with to help improve SA's economy, including the legalisation of dagga.

Baby boomers once demonised dagga, but now they're swearing by it as a miracle cure

2019-05-31 13:09

People who are over 50 have found that cannabis can soothe the symptoms of arthritis, Parkinson's, and the effects of a stroke.

Lawyers warn buyers of (just-legalised) CBD products could be breaking the law – and one big retailer just yanked CBD from its shelves

2019-05-28 15:10

Popular cannabis derivative cannabidiol is now fully legal to buy and sell in South Africa – within limits. Many retailers are selling preparations with far more CBD than is allowed, and that could be legal trouble for buyers too.

Researchers are studying women who use dagga while pregnant – and lots already do

2019-05-19 19:40

US researchers are recruiting pregnant women for a study where they will use marijuana and see how it affects their babies when they are born.

WATCH: Elixinol Global to buy into pet cannabis company

2019-04-24 22:15

Cannabis stock Elixinol Global will acquire 25% of Altmed Pets, trading as Pet Releaf, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Colorado-based Elixinol.

Wandile Sihlobo: How the cannabis market might give SA a boost

2019-04-10 18:40

In China - a grower of nearly half the world’s legal hemp - the sales of textile fibre made from the plant’s stalk - totalled US$1.2bn in 2017, says Wandile Sihlobo.

8 South African dagga-inspired products we never knew existed - including bath bombs, ice cream and beer

2019-04-05 13:03

There was a surprising array of businesses cashing in on the cannabis trend.

Cannabis gives Canadian stocks their best quarter in 19 years

2019-04-01 20:40

Cannibis stocks have led Canada’s equity benchmark to its best first quarter since 2000, but strategists are questioning whether the rally has legs after gains slowed in March.

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