SOUTH AFRICA: Development in the hemp and cannabis industry

In October 2021, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, issued amendments to standing Regulations, which declared Cannabis sativa L, commonly known as ‘hemp’, as an agricultural product, in terms of the Plant Improvement Act No. 53 of 1976.  The significance of the amendment was that, subject to acquiring a Hemp Permit from the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform […]

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