Big Companies to Dominate Legal South African Cannabis Trade?

As South Africa looks to enter the booming commercial cannabis market, which according to consultancy group Prohibition Partners could be worth up to R27 billion locally by 2023, the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform has repeatedly reiterated the plant's economic promise for the Eastern Cape, the country's poorest province. Despite this, Beecee Nombanga, a Manhlaneni community leader, remained sceptical that small-scale growers would see any benefits from a legal trade that he said was geared towards "big companies in big towns who have a lot of resources that we simply don't have", writes Christopher Clark for GroundUp.

Small-Scale Growers Fear Exclusion from Legal South African Trade

PHOTO ESSAYS: Small-Scale Growers Fear Exclusion from Legal South African Trade

Beecee Nombanga, a Manhlaneni community leader, has expressed scepticism that small-scale growers will see any benefits from legal cannabis trade, adding that it is geared towards "big companies in ...

Kululani Makhwahla and her daughter, Thando, return from the fields with bunches of cannabis.


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