Africa

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

Initiative to consolidate the global hemp industry is launched

Organizations from around the world are joining to form an international association to advance the interests of the hemp industry.…

July 27, 2021

Zimbabwe hopes hemp, medical cannabis can shore up exports

Officials in Zimbabwe say changes that loosened rules for cannabis production have translated into investment interest from the U.S., U.K,…

July 15, 2021

A year later, no progress in tracking down Stobbs’ murderers

One year after South African cannabis activist Julian Stobbs was murdered in his home, little has been done to catch…

July 5, 2021

Lesotho company to focus first on German medical cannabis market

A Lesotho company said it expects to make its first shipment of medical cannabis to Germany later this year. MG…

April 28, 2021

Report says Ghana should favor local investors, farmers

Policymakers in Ghana should implement hemp rules that favor local investors and farmers under a well-equipped agency that will spearhead…

April 23, 2021

South Africa lays out a road map for hemp and marijuana

South Africa could have a hemp program in place by 2023 under a recently released draft National Cannabis Master Plan…

April 15, 2021

Malawi growers threaten legal action over delayed licenses

A group of industrial hemp growers in Malawi are threatening the government with legal action for failure to issue hemp…

March 18, 2021