Article: South Africa: Cannabis Remains Abuzz
12 November 2019 Article byDonvay Wegierski Published at Mondaq: http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=862798&email_access=on An adult may possess and use cannabis in private for personal consumption in South Africa. This is according to the South African Constitutional Court ruling in September 2018 wherein it found that certain provisions of the Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act and the Medicines and Related Substances Act infringe upon the right to Privacy. While the commercial sale of cannabis remains illegal in South Africa this playing field appears to be changing fast. Earlier this year the City of Cape Town announced that it will be releasing vacant land for the production of medical cannabis and further research is a bold step, anticipating an initial capital investment of over R600 million for the construction of phase one with over a further R1 billion anticipated by phase two, projected within the next four years. Recent press releases state that a company, which will produce cannabis on a farm near Stellenbosch in the Western Cape has been granted a licence by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority having applied in 2017. And brand owners are taking note. The opportunities to create new brands for cannabis-based products appear endless and so too…
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