EDITORIAL
2 minute read
6 Sep 2021
7:30 am

Too many grey areas with cannabis and SA’s laws

EDITORIAL

In South Africa, you are allowed home possession and cultivation of cannabis, but not allowed to sell it.

Cannabis sativa plant. Picture: Supplied

At a time when our unemployment rate shows no sign of coming down, and we don’t know where the money will come from to settle our exorbitant debt, it’s encouraging that there is a new opportunity to inject much-needed cash into our waning economy. If done correctly, the African Cannabis Advisory (ACA) Group believe the cannabis industry could inject as much as R50 billion into the economy, while creating up to 25,000 jobs. However, government and lawmakers would have to play their part in ensuring there is a solid legal framework and regulatory system in place. We are not advocating...