South African finance minister Tito Mboweni believes marijuana is the key to a burgeoning economy and now the Eastern Cape wants to officially educate cannabis and business enthusiats.
South Africa could see the opening of the very first cannabis college soon in the Eastern Cape with the provincial government reportedly pushing for it to become a reality. Following 2018’s constitutional court ruling that decriminalised private marijuana possession and usage, the hype surrounding the booming weed industry is more than palpable. While the laws are still quite undefined, the South African government seems to be moving swiftly in terms of laying down the regulations in terms driving under the influence, the amount you’re allowed to grow and to even possibly expunging the records of those with weed-related criminal charges too – but we’ll see about that.
Many cannabis-related businesses have also opened up across the country since the ruling, including the popular online South African cannabis shop Zootly, who sell everything from personal growing equipment to flavoured CBD mouth sprays, bongs, vape, CBD chocolate and more!
The idea for the cannabis college reportedly came after a trip to Canada in 2018 where agrarian reform spokesperson Ayongenzwa Lungisa said he saw a spike in jobs and unprecedented development in the industry. According to Herald Live, the provincial government is considering revamping the old Lusikisiki teacher training college into a learning centre for those interested in studying about the plant and its many properties and applications. Read the full story right here.