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Issue 4 - Cover
Summer of Love
The history of cannabis in South Africa dates back to the 17th century, when the Dutch traded with local tribes who already used the plant in rituals, recipes and celebrations. By 1680 the first prohibitionist laws began to be passed with the aim of controlling and monopolising the cultivation of cannabis.
Trailblazing Partners - Issue 4
Credits - Issue 4
Foreword - Issue 4
To understand NFTs, it is important to understand what is meant by “fungible”. Fungible is derived from the Latin verb fungi, meaning to perform. In the broader context, this means interchangeable and relates to whether something can be exchanged. Content sold as NFTs can be created in many ways.
The Cannabis Expo 2021
The anticipation for the Cannabis Expo 2021 in Sandton had been building in the industry for a few months, as last year’s expo had to be cancelled due to Co-Vid in 2020. The highly anticipated 4 day event didn't disappoint from start to finish.
The CTAA (Cannabis Trade Association Africa) is a voluntary non-profit association for cannabis industry companies and professionals. One of the great things about the political system is that it is designed on the basis that no faction can be the judge of their own cause.
The Jazz Farm
“What IS The Jazzfarm, what do you do there? Do you play jazz?" This is certainly at the top of the list of questions over the years. The Jazzfarm is primarily home to Myrtle. And Ami, who lives in Jazzcottage. It is also home away from home for all our friends, members and supporters from far and wide.
How Secure Is Your Off-take?
When applying for a SAHPRA License, SAHPRA requires the applicant to demonstrate their ability to “produce a quality and safe product for a specific market per off-take agreements”. While this makes perfect sense, the dynamics of the commercial cannabis market are changing rapidly so is the legislation ...
Green Packaging from Hemporium
When Hemporium was established by Duncan Parker in 1996, one of his core intentions was to showcase and promote industrial hemp for its potential to heal our planet. Coming from a line of environmentalists, Parker is a dedicated and passionate proponent of nature conservation and sustainability.
Elixinol’s 21 Day Challenge
As an international leading brand and being part of the International CBD / Cannabis space since its inception in the USA we have gained much knowledge. One of the most interesting dilemmas our customers face is that of what product to choose in a vast array of choices available and then what dosage to use.
Change Begins With You
Nature is full of life, energy and resources and our earth has everything we need for both life and death and by our very conscious or unconscious choices we can have both. The best way to deal with chronic illness is to strengthen the resistance of the body so as to help the body’s immune system ...
Market Readiness - Part 4
The thread to creating market readiness in the last 3 articles has been about increasing public access to quality cannabis medicine. Two of the most important factors to increase access are price and availability. It is well known that cannabis products are overpriced globally, but in South Africa they are ridiculously overpriced.
The Effects of Bee Pollination On Cannabis
Ever wondered what would happen if you get bees too attracted to marijuana. Well with the various applications of cannabis in our everyday lives and the development of the industry in the last decade, people often wonder in what other ways we can benefit from this super plant.
In Appreciation of Coffee
Go on then… Make yourself a cup of coffee before you read this. What a wonderful time to be alive. It is the time of the year that brings hope and life. The Largest Man-Made forest in the world is green again. With flowers everywhere, it does make the experience that is life a little better, don’t you think?
Organic Cannabis & Bat Guano
We are importers and distributors of premium quality, high-phosphate Madagascan bat guano which is sustainably harvested in an environmentally sound manner in conjunction with Madagascan communities. Our website at www.batguano.co.za gives more detail and basic instructions on how to grow ...
Micro-organisms are microscopic, single celled organisms that are the oldest form of life on earth. Microbial fossils have been found dating back more than 3 billion years. The millions of microbial species are divided into six major types: Archaea, Bacteria, Fungi, Microbial Mergers, Protozoa and Viruses.
When purchasing any natural medicines, it’s incredibly important to choose a trustworthy supplier that provides quality products and respects their customers health and wellbeing. Since Kratom, scientifically known as Mitragyna speciosa, has only recently started to gain popularity in South Africa ...
Summer Loving - Testing Importance
Spring has sprung in South Africa, marking the start of another outdoor season. Home growers can look forward to another beautiful season to process for their private medicine; however, the industry looks to start making some serious progress.
The Love of Growing
A lot of people have a green thumb or some dirt under their nails, especially in a world where we are stuck at home with nothing else to do. As a species, we've always seen plants as a resource of food, medicine or even shelter.
Quality Testing Services from Farm to Fork
SciCorp Laboratories originated from a management buy-out of the analytical services laboratory of Incotec South Africa in 2016. Having over a decade of experience, we have been expanding our portfolio to offer a wide range of agricultural, food, and feed testing services. We are a DALRRD ...
The Art Of Growing Cannabis
Focus on Indoor Gardens. Growing your Cannabis gives you a chance to experience a rewarding opportunity. You now know what you require to work on to achieve optimal results. However, it can be quite expensive and consumes a lot of your time.
The Green Side of Life
The cannabis industry is all about brands, when we began our journey in 2018 we discovered that this industry is a marketers dream. This specific industry is held together firmly by the gravitation and evolution of the Stoner market. Hence, we pose the question of what is real, and what is just for the marketing of the buzz.
My Ayurvedic Journey To Healing
As the seasons change, so our lifestyle, food and yoga should change in accordance with our life experiences. I was born with spina bifida which has now evolved into spondylosis. I have also experienced some secondary dis-ease like learning difficulties, IBS and impaired bladder control.
The Hemp Cream
When Founder and Owner, Melissa Botha received the diagnosis that her 18 month-old son was facing Costello Syndrome, her emotional compass led her into the world of alternative medicine and she began experimenting with Cannabis in skin care.
Anything But Cannabis
In today's day and age, when you hear the words "Medicinal Plants", most people immediately think of Cannabis, but believe it or not, there's much more to it than that. "The African continent is magnificently endowed with different plant diversity, mainly due of the prevailing climatic conditions ...
Memories of A Reborn Globe Denaaier
If someone says they beLIEve something, then they are telling you what they beLIEve to be true based on stories they have been told by others. Stories (or star-eyes as I prefer to spell the word) that could be both lies or truths. One cannot spell the word belief without spelling the word lie.
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