Africa

Hempcrete seen as part of eco-friendly solution to Zimbabwe’s housing shortage

The government of Zimbabwe sees a role for hemp in construction after securing a $63 million line of credit from…

August 29, 2022

Capetown cannabis tech provider to distribute micro-decorticator in Southern Africa

Hoping to tap into the ongoing need for homes in Southern Africa, Capetown-based solutions provider The Best Grow has signed…

August 17, 2022

Zimbabwe opens domestic market for CBD as traditional herbal medicine

Zimbabwe has opened up the domestic market for CBD as a traditional herbal medicine, expanding upon previous laws which had…

August 3, 2022

South African project demonstrates hemp’s potential to upgrade existing buildings

Two South African companies say they will put the finishing touches on a seven-story building expansion constructed with hemp blocks…

July 14, 2022

‘SmartBox’ is integrated, portable solution for whole-plant hemp processing

An international team has developed integrated portable hemp processing technology that can capitalize on the entire hemp plant while supporting…

February 24, 2022

President’s pledge gets tepid welcome from cannabis council leader in South Africa

South African cannabis supporters have welcomed a pledge by President Cyril Ramaphosa to back the hemp and marijuana industries, but…

February 14, 2022

Botswana company gets exclusive license for hemp, marijuana

A Botswana company has been granted exclusive rights to produce hemp and marijuana in the southern African nation. Gaborone-based Fresh…

February 6, 2022

Lack of rules hinders development in Morocco’s Rif, but co-op keeps building

The Moroccan government last year passed a law that could give impoverished farmers in the country's Central Rif a chance…

January 18, 2022

Hemp probed to clean land in South Africa’s toxic gold mining areas

A South African researcher is looking into the potential of hemp farming to clean the soil in abandoned, highly-polluted former…

November 11, 2021

German, Swiss, Canadian companies get licenses in Zimbabwe

Investors from Germany, Switzerland and Canada are among those who have received cultivation and processing licenses under Zimbabwe's cannabis program.…

September 7, 2021