Canopy Growth Acquires Lesotho MMJ Firm

Canadian medical cannabis firm Canopy Growth has acquired Kingdom of Lesotho-based Daddy Cann Lesotho PTY Ltd, trading as Highlands, which holds licenses to cultivate, manufacture, supply, hold, import, export, and transport cannabis and its resin in the African nation. The $29 million acquisition gives Canopy its first foothold in Africa. Canopy now has operations on […]

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Zimbabwe MMJ Licensing Plans on Hold Due to ‘Crazy’ Estimates

Zimbabwe is backing off medical cannabis cultivation licensing plans after receiving wildly varied estimates from the 350 applicants interested in the program, the South African reports. Deputy Finance Minister Terrence Mukupe said that too many of the applications offered far different estimates for how much land would be required to grow cannabis and how much money […]

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Zimbabwe Legalizes Medical Cannabis Cultivation

Zimbabwe has opened applications for licenses to cultivate cannabis for medical and research purposes, according to a Reuters report. The approval makes Zimbabwe the second country in Africa to legalize cannabis cultivation after Lesotho approved its own regulations last year. The licenses will be valid for five years. They will allow growers to possess, transport, […]

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Zimbabwe Official Says Nation Considering MMJ Legalization for Economic Reasons

A cabinet minister in Zimbabwe has announced that the African nation is considering legalizing medical cannabis partially in an effort to attract investors to the country’s forthcoming Special Economic Zones, according to a state-run Sunday News report by cited by AllAfrica. Investment Promotion Minister Obert Mpofu said the idea was formed when a Canadian medical […]

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Medical Cannabis Home Growing Legalized in Zambia

Zambia Home Affairs Minister Steven Kampyongo has signed a ministerial statement legalizing personal cannabis cultivation for medicinal use, according to a Lusaka Times report. The rules require patients to obtain a license from Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya before commencing any home grows. Kampyongo indicated that the licenses would be subject to certain conditions and […]

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