Cannabis Oil South Africa: A Buyer’s Guide 2018

With the abundance of cannabis oils on offer on social media and the internet, those who want to self-medicate are often faced with the daunting task of separating the good from the bad, the mediocre from the exceptional.  So much information is available at the click of a button, but so much misinformation and outright falsities exist too.  MCDSA, have

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World Anti-Doping Agency Removes CBD From Banned Substances List

Call it a first step in the right direction. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is removing cannabidiol—the pain-relieving, non-psychoactive cannabis compound—from its list of banned substances in 2018. WADA, which governs drug testing in the Olympics, also sets the standard for anti-doping guidelines in many sports leagues, like the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and others around the world. Currently, under the

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The Green Gold Rush: Could Africa Be on the Verge of a Cannabis Race?

Several African governments are considering tapping a lucrative natural resource. More than 10,000 tons of cannabis are produced on the continent each year, according to a UN survey, which advocates believe could be worth billions of dollars in a rapidly expanding global market for legal weed. African governments have not yet followed the trend of legalization seen in Europe and the

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Parliament and High Court Judgment on Use of Cannabis In Private Homes

Friday, 31 March 2017 – Parliament notes reports of the judgment today by the Western Cape High Court about the use of cannabis in private homes and that the national legislature has 24 months within which to change sections of the Drug Trafficking Act and the Medicines Control Act. Parliament is in the process of obtaining the judgment to study exactly what

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South Africa High Court Rules Cannabis is Legal

Cape Town, South Africa – The Western Cape High Court has made a landmark ruling, declaring that it is an infringement to ban the use of dagga by adults in private homes. In making the ruling on Friday, it has allowed for the possession, cultivation and use dagga at home, for private use. It has also ruled that Parliament must change sections

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South Africa – Medical Cannabis Given Green Light

The government has given the green light for the manufacture of cannabis for medicinal use – with the IFP hailing it a “major victory” and tribute to its late MP, Mario Oriani-Ambrosini, who fought for the legalisation of the drug. Speaking to Cape Times sister newspaper The Mercury, IFP MP Narend Singh, said a letter sent to him by the

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Medical Cannabis Gets the Go Ahead

The government has given the go ahead for the production of medical cannabis for medicinal use – with the IFP hailing it a “major victory” and tribute to its late MP, Mario Oriani-Ambrosini who fought for the legalisation of the drug. Speaking to Cape Times sister newspaper, The Mercury, IFP MP Narend Singh, said a letter sent to him by

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​Cannabusiness’ in South Africa is worth billions

A stop at a Dutch coffee shop has for long been on many a tourist’s bucket list — less for the coffee than the opportunity to buy and smoke weed legally. In Cambodia, many tourists pop into a “happy restaurant” to sample cuisine cooked with the herb. More recently, a weekend of gardening in Alaska might involve tending to six

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Cannabis A Step Closer To Being Legalised In SA

SA’s Department of Health is forging ahead with plans to recognise cannabis as a prescription drug rather than a banned substance. Cape Town – The legalisation of marijuana is one step closer to being realised, with the Department of Health forging ahead with plans to recognise it as a prescription drug rather than a banned substance. The Medicines Control Council

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