Africa

Zimbabwe legalizes cannabis cultivation, becomes second African nation to adopt MMJ

Zimbabwe legalized the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal and scientific purposes, making it only the second country in Africa to lay the groundwork for a medical marijuana industry. Details of the country’s cannabis regulations were announced in the government gazette on Friday, according to Zimbabwe’s state-owned newspaper, The Herald. (The gazette prints official notices and […]

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In a first, Africa exports medical marijuana to Canada

A company in southern Africa has sent the first-ever shipment of medical cannabis from Africa to Canada, a milestone that illustrates how global the international MMJ industry has become in recent years.

The medical cannabis was shipped from the landlocked nation of Lesotho on March 26 and is expected to arrive at its destination in Vancouver, British Columbia, in the coming days, Marijuana Business Daily has learned.

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Lesotho attracts another major medical cannabis investment

The first country in Africa to regulate medical marijuana has attracted another significant international investor, this time from a large Canadian licensed producer. Toronto-based Supreme Cannabis will invest 10 million Canadian dollars ($7.7 million) for a 10% stake in Medigrow Lesotho, the companies announced in a news release. Based in the Kingdom of Lesotho in […]

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Tiny Lesotho looks to become African staging ground for medical marijuana businesses

A landlocked nation in southern Africa is on the cusp of opening major medical cannabis opportunities both domestically and internationally, provided government and businesses overcome near-term obstacles. The opportunity for Lesotho’s economy to become a supplier of medical cannabis and ancillary services to other countries in Africa where medical cannabis laws are in the works – […]

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African marijuana producer signs supply deal with Canadian company

Toronto-based Nuuvera has signed an offtake agreement with Verve Dynamics, a licensed medical cannabis producer in the kingdom of Lesotho.

Lesotho, a landlocked country located within the borders of South Africa, was the first African country to regulate the cultivation and production of medical marijuana products.

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South Africa may legalize medical cannabis production

The legal medical marijuana trade is poised to spread to its fifth world region: Africa. The South African Medical Control Council plans to soon publish “proposed guidelines on cannabis production for medicinal use,” according to Independent Online. Parliament member Narend Singh told an IOL property, The Mercury, he received a letter from the Medical Control […]

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South Africa targets legalization of medicinal cannabis in 2017

The South African Department of Health is making progress on reclassifying marijuana from an illicit substance to a prescription drug. A top official with the Medical Control Council recently told the National Assembly that the MCC could begin the regulation process as soon as February, including allowing the cultivation and supply of MMJ, according to […]

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