Navigating South Africa's Cannabis Future (webinar)

by Cheeba Africa

In September 2018, South Africa became the first African country to legally permit the private recreational use of cannabis. Following a Constitutional Court judgement, this ground-breaking judgment was the culmination of a lengthy battle between the will of the South African government and its citizens. South Africans are now permitted to use, possess and cultivate cannabis for personal consumption in private as per the landmark judgment handed down by the Constitutional Court in September 2018.

In order to facilitate growth in the sector, and to ensure that the industry is accessible to both foreign and local investors, the South African legislature will have to drastically liberalise and simplify cannabis legislation.

This webinar came at an important time in South Africa's history as we moved into September 2020 where the cannabis legislation was due to be updated. It featured some of the stalwarts of the cannabis industry, who have been fighting for legalisation for well over a decade.

Panelists included:

Gareth Prince, a Rastafarian lawyer and activist who has been advocating for the legalisation of cannabis in South Africa for 17 years
Myrtle Clarke who is a Co-Founder of Fields of Green for All, South Africa's first cannabis-based non-profit organisation aimed at assisting citizens arrested on any cannabis-related offense
Paul-Michael Keichel, a Senior Associate Attorney at Schindlers Attorneys based in Melrose Arch Johannesburg, SA
Philasande Mahlakata, Project Coordinator for Umzimvubu Farmers Support Network based in Mpondoland in the Eastern Cape SA
John Kagia, a cannabis data analyst from the USA / Kenya who is one of the first analysts to focus exclusively on legal cannabis and has incredible knowledge on cannabis models in developed and developing countries.

Hosted by Trenton Birch, Director and Co-Founder at Cheeba Africa, based in Cape Town SA.

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