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Euromonitor identifies 6 cannabis consumer archetypes
Euromonitor identifies 6 cannabis consumer archetypesArticle

Legal cannabis is set to increase from $30bn in 2020 to over $90bn in 2025, as consumers increase their usage in diverse parts of their lives...

21 Apr 2021

Cannabis industry could help reboot economy if laws are eased
Cannabis industry could help reboot economy if laws are easedArticle

The cannabis trade could dramatically bolster South Africa's economy if authorities followed global trends and eased the country's prohibitively regulated industry, according to the Cannabis Trade Association Africa...

Issued by Leap Communications 15 Jan 2021

Introducing Africa's first cannabis academy: Q&A with Cheeba Cannabis Academy co-founder Trenton Birch
Introducing Africa's first cannabis academy: Q&A with Cheeba Cannabis Academy co-founder Trenton BirchArticle

One of the latest endeavours to emerge from South Africa's burgeoning cannabis industry is the launch of the Cheeba Cannabis Academy...

Ruth Cooper 2 Dec 2020

How to deal with cannabis-related misconduct in the workplace
How to deal with cannabis-related misconduct in the workplaceArticle

When the possession of cannabis for personal use was legalised, many HR and workplace policy considerations arose. These were in terms of whether or not being under the influence of dagga at the workplace could be treated in the same way that alcohol was...

Jonathan Goldberg 19 Oct 2020

Submissions on Cannabis Bill extended
Submissions on Cannabis Bill extendedArticle

The deadline for written submissions into the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill has been extended to 30 November 2020...

13 Oct 2020

Cheeba Cannabis Academy qualification is HPCSA-approved
Cheeba Cannabis Academy qualification is HPCSA-approvedArticle

The HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa) has accredited the Cheeba Cannabis Academy course for medical professionals to earn CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points...

Issued by Cheeba Cannabis Academy 8 Oct 2020

Excuse me Mr President, could we have a drink, please?
Excuse me Mr President, could we have a drink, please?Article

Contrary to popular belief, if you make something that people want illegal, it doesn't just go away...

Rowan Leibbrandt 3 Aug 2020

Changes to the scheduling of cannabis, THC and CBD explained
Changes to the scheduling of cannabis, THC and CBD explainedArticle

The Schedules to the Medicines and Related Substances Act, 1965 (Medicines Act), relating specifically to cannabis and some of its components (ie. cannabinoids), have, since 22 May 2020, officially been amended...

Martha Burnett and Roxanne Gilbert 4 Jun 2020

What is shaping culture? From drug to Drug™ in 365 days
What is shaping culture? From drug to Drug™ in 365 daysArticle

Brett Rogers explores the edges of culture and how things are changing, providing valuable insights for brands wanting to understand who and what is shaping culture...

Brett Rogers 21 Apr 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: 'Onward', 'The Gentlemen' and 'The Photograph'
#OnTheBigScreen: 'Onward', 'The Gentlemen' and 'The Photograph'Article

Films opening in South African cinemas, this week, including Pixar's new animated adventure, Onward; a reimagining of the classic Grimms fairytale, Gretel and Hansel; a team-up between Matthew McConaughey and Guy Ritchie in The Gentlemen; and a love story starring Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield, The Photograph...

Daniel Dercksen 6 Mar 2020

Premium CBD brand Oil Science opens physical store
Premium CBD brand Oil Science opens physical storeArticle

Oil Science has expanded its business operations with the opening of a new store in Century City, Cape Town...

6 Feb 2020

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Secret histories of drugs - legal and illegal - in southern AfricaArticle

If you want to score heroin in some of the historically black suburbs, or townships, of Johannesburg, South Africa, you need to find yourself a 'Snyman'...

Thembisa Waetjen, Julie Parle & Rebecca Hodes 30 Jan 2020

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Coca-Cola denies rumours about entering the cannabis marketArticle

Coca-Cola has denied that it's getting into the cannabis business after a video posted to YouTube showing an alleged prototype of this product...

2 Jan 2020

Waterkloof's Paul Thinus Prinsloo shares 5 food trends to look out for in 2020
Waterkloof's Paul Thinus Prinsloo shares 5 food trends to look out for in 2020Article

Winner of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Africa & Middle East 2019 and Chef de Partie at The Restaurant at Waterkloof, Paul Thinus Prinsloo shares his top five food trends to look out for in 2020...

12 Dec 2019

#PR2020 Summit speakers Nadia Hearn of Faselis, Jody Kolbee of Writers Hand Studios, Jaco Pienaar of PEAR, Sasha Knott of Job Crystal and Regine Le Roux of Reputation Matters. Missing: Robin Tindall of Lead Genius.
#PR2020: Trends in the PR influencer, recruitment, reputation and measurement spaceArticle

Held at the new 44 on Long venue, above Tiger's Milk, the PR2020 Summit shared top insights into PR trends set to continue into 2020. Here are highlights from the five speakers of the day: Robin Tindall of Lead Genius; Regine Le Roux of Reputation Matters; Sasha Knott of Job Crystal; Jody Kolbee of Writers Hand Studios; and Jaco Pienaar of PEAR...

Leigh Andrews 9 Dec 2019

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'OK Boomer' and the great generational stand-offArticle

The generational face-off when grandpa and junior go head-to-head over which generation has it better (Mine. No, mine. No, MINE)...

2 Dec 2019

CBD oil is legal in South Africa. Here's what you need to know
CBD oil is legal in South Africa. Here's what you need to knowArticle

In May of 2019, the Department of Health made the historic decision of making the cannabis derivate cannabidiol available for wholesale distribution in South Africa...

Issued by IV V.O.F 15 Nov 2019

Cannabis trading still illegal
Cannabis trading still illegalArticle

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has warned that the establishment of illegal dispensaries/outlets, online sites and social media platforms for marketing and selling cannabis and related products to the public remains illegal...

6 Nov 2019

With a little help from my friends: cannabis, trademarks and the law
With a little help from my friends: cannabis, trademarks and the lawArticle

Following the recent Constitutional Court decision in Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Others v Prince and Others 2018, the Trade Marks Office has updated its policy on the registration of cannabis-related trademarks, effective 7 August 2019...

Clea Rawlins 7 Oct 2019

Legalisation is killing our market, say small-scale dagga growers
Legalisation is killing our market, say small-scale dagga growersArticle

On a frigid September morning in Mkumbi, a remote village in the Pondoland region of the Eastern Cape, 63-year-old Sizane Nompethu rose at dawn and walked at a brisk pace down a rocky path to work her family's small plot of land, just as she had every day since she was 15...

Christopher Clark 7 Oct 2019

SA's Grow Clubs and cannabis law: just how legal is it, really?
SA's Grow Clubs and cannabis law: just how legal is it, really?Article

A loophole may have provided space for edgy entrepreneurs...

Tim Fletcher and Andrew MacPherson 19 Sep 2019

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Brands should step up and fill the gaps of inequalityArticle

South Africans are living in an age of discontent, where protest, transient living, turbulent economics and political deficiency occupy the nation's minds...

Charles Rupare 4 Sep 2019

Testing for cannabis in the workplace: Is zero tolerance justifiable?
Testing for cannabis in the workplace: Is zero tolerance justifiable?Article

Given that the Constitutional Court's Prince judgment does not deal with the effects of the decriminalisation of cannabis in the workplace, many unanswered employment related questions emerge which we set out below...

Lizle Louw and Shane Johnson 26 Aug 2019

'Don't buy cannabis off the streets,' advises Vape Store founder
'Don't buy cannabis off the streets,' advises Vape Store founderArticle

Even though the Constitutional Court decriminalised cannabis for personal use, the informal sale of it poses some danger to the uninformed consumer, says The Vape Store founder Nicola Malvicini...

21 Aug 2019

Finding South Africa's place in the emerging cannabis industry
Finding South Africa's place in the emerging cannabis industryArticle

The African Cannabis Report (March 2019) by Prohibition Partners has estimated that in 2023 the total market value of South African cannabis industry will be around $1.8 billion (assuming there is wholesale legislation and regulation of the cannabis industry)...

Romeo Tsusi 26 Jun 2019

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Should South Africa explore the cannabis market?Article

The growing emphasis that agriculture should be amongst the key sectors driving the South African economy and job creation has mainly leaned on potential expansion in hectares of labour-intensive, and globally sought-after horticulture products...

Wandile Sihlobo 28 May 2019

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The cost of smoking your socksArticle

Dr Helen Weber, Medical Adviser at Sanlam, explores the health implications of cannabis and vaping, and the additional cost of insurance to underwrite these risks...

Dr Helen Weber 6 May 2019

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Legal cannabis and life coverArticle

In the past, life insurers could outright refuse cover if cannabis use is disclosed during the application process, as is policy for illegal drug usage...

23 Apr 2019

Taking your high from home to work
Taking your high from home to workArticle

Since the Constitutional Court declared the private use of cannabis legal, employers have been required to consider how best to deal with the effects of personal cannabis use in the workplace...

Nadine Mather and Amy Gerson 10 Apr 2019

Naughty and nice treat trends
Naughty and nice treat trendsArticle

Sometimes we all need a little "me time", a small treat to look forward to at the end of a long day or a hard week, or (what is set to be) a gruelling year...

Bronwyn Williams 19 Feb 2019

Criminal records: What happens now marijuana is legal in SA?
Criminal records: What happens now marijuana is legal in SA?Article

On 18 September 2018, the Constitutional Court ruled that acts outlawing the private use and possession of marijuana in South Africa were unconstitutional...

19 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Logistics & Transport
#BestofBiz 2018: Logistics & TransportArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Logistics & Transport site over the past year...

18 Dec 2018

Recurring revenue where mega trends converge: CBD, health and e-commerce
Recurring revenue where mega trends converge: CBD, health and e-commerceArticle

There is a major driving force behind many CBD retailers and startups. Edmon Mamane, the CEO of Terravidaonline.com explains this giant phenomenon - and how entrepreneurs can get involved...

Issued by Monetary Library 4 Dec 2018

Drivers dismissed for testing positive for marijuana
Drivers dismissed for testing positive for marijuanaArticle

It's been reported that Innovative Staffing Solutions has dismissed 300 drivers after they tested positive for marijuana use...

30 Oct 2018

Complexities of smoking cannabis in sectional title quarters
Complexities of smoking cannabis in sectional title quartersArticle

While South Africans can now smoke marijuana in the privacy of their own homes, what does the ConCourt's ruling mean for those living in sectional title developments with potentially shared spaces...?

20 Sep 2018

Nando's responds to that fake 'azishe' poster
Nando's responds to that fake 'azishe' posterArticle

While Nando's appreciates the enthusiasm of fans who create ads in support of the brand, they say you've got to make sure it's fired up!...

20 Sep 2018

Stoned staff? What are employers' rights regarding weed in the workplace?
Stoned staff? What are employers' rights regarding weed in the workplace?Article

What is the potential impact of the Constitutional Court's cannabis-use ruling on companies, and what should employers do next...?

Rudy D Maritz 19 Sep 2018

ConCourt rules to decriminalise the personal use of marijuana
ConCourt rules to decriminalise the personal use of marijuanaArticle

NEWSWATCH: The Constitutional Court's landmark judgment that every pot-smoker across South Africa has been waiting for since the Cape High Court ruled in favour of decriminalising the use of marijuana, has been made...

18 Sep 2018

Pepe Marais and Growing Greatness.
"Just start now and be creative" - Pepe Marais on Growing GreatnessArticle

Pepe Marais is already a creative inspiration to many, so his recently published book, Growing Greatness, is sure to be well-received...

Leigh Andrews 22 Aug 2018

How to deal with illegal tenant activity
How to deal with illegal tenant activityArticle

According to a study conducted in 2012 by Anti Drug Alliance South Africa, 5.8% of their 57,809 national respondents reported using drugs on a daily basis...

Adrian Goslett 1 Aug 2018

Safe Passage Study links drinking and smoking with stillbirths and Sids
Safe Passage Study links drinking and smoking with stillbirths and SidsArticle

An international study has confirmed that drinking alcohol and smoking during pregnancy is detrimental to the unborn baby. In fact, even more so than previously thought...

Nicci Botha 10 Jul 2018

Why regulations must be in place before marijuana is legalised
Why regulations must be in place before marijuana is legalisedArticle

Should marijuana use be legalised, there are a number of concerns and questions around regulation and control that need to be addressed to ensure the safety of both users and non-users...

Rhys Evans 5 Jul 2018

Why the e-cigarette industry needs global regulations
Why the e-cigarette industry needs global regulationsArticle

The e-cigarette industry has been increasingly viewed as one of the most disruptive changes in the tobacco market, with vapes now commonly perceived as an alternative to traditional tobacco products...

Tanusree Jain 8 Mar 2018

Cannabis legalisation offers medical research opportunities
Cannabis legalisation offers medical research opportunitiesArticle

The impending legalisation of access to medical cannabinoids in South Africa is opening up a host of research opportunities that the medical sector should embrace...

Issued by Cipla 15 Feb 2018

Legalising marijuana would create a minefield in the workplace
Legalising marijuana would create a minefield in the workplaceArticle

As marijuana smokers await the ConCourt decision on whether or not the substance should be legalised, the matter casts a spotlight on the adequacy of company policies regarding substance abuse in the workplace...

8 Feb 2018

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A look at four health and fitness business trends that are thrivingArticle

The health and fitness industry is rife with fads. Today's hottest product could easily be obsolete by next week and nobody would be surprised. That's just the way things work in the business arena...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 18 Aug 2017

Dealing with weed in the workplace
Dealing with weed in the workplaceArticle

In the last few weeks, several news outlets have suggested that the use of cannabis is now legal. Before employees are emboldened to light up, it's important to note that this isn't what the High Court found...

Jose Jorge and Steven Adams 21 Apr 2017

Weed has been legalised? No, not quite...
Weed has been legalised? No, not quite...Article

When I saw the headlines on Friday stating the Western Cape High Court had declared the use of marijuana at home legal, I believed someone had shot off an early April Fool's joke...

Shan Radcliffe 3 Apr 2017

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