The South African cannabis community has been anxiously awaiting signs of progression, that would hopefully have stemmed from President Cyril Ramaphosa's speech at the most recent state of the nation address. While many of the industry and public stakeholders feel SAHPRA has purposefully ...
Cultivating the Freedom and the Future
We stole a few moments of time from Myrtle Clarke, in between the Cannabis Expo's in Cape Town and Durban to get her take on what’s happening in the country right now and what it could mean for Cannabis South Africa moving ahead.
The Cannabis Expo Experienced & Enjoyed
Walking into this year’s Cannabis Expo at the Grand West Casino I felt blown away. It was not due the infamous Cape Town wind but the sheer experience from point of entry being a well thought out tunnel of green leaves and welcoming ushers.
On entrance the palette of quilted green sent you straight into the vibe of JuicyFields and the ...
Setting the Standard in the Shade Net Industry in Africa
PlusNet, (a division of Master Plastics (PTY) Ltd) founded in 1995, is a Gauteng based manufacturing company that has been in the shade net business for 22 years. Today PlusNet has a fully integrated state-of-the-art production facility that produces innovative products for the agricultural, commercial, and civil industry.
Our Passion Shines Through
InDorSun (Pty) Ltd established in 2018 by Alan & Caiya Norris which all started with a passion for the rapidly emerging cannabis industry. Our dream of producing a world class horticultural LED grow light range in South Africa for all applications of the growing cycle has been realised.
In November of 2020, a spark started in South Africa, as Joule Energy Solutions opened its doors for the first time to shine some light during a very dark period. Specialising in renewable energy solutions for just about any budget, we’ve wasted no time in establishing ourselves throughout the country and sending ...
Haifa Group is a world leader in the field of speciality fertilisers. Since its establishment in 1966, Haifa brand has been considered a symbol of quality and pioneering in the global agricultural industry. We sell a wide range of quality products in more than 100 countries through 17 subsidiaries spread throughout the world.
Cultivating with seeds of Hope in Recyclable Bags
Giving our plants the best start in life is always a cultivators top priority. When you are shopping for something to grow in a pot, something made of plastic springs to mind, but how nice does that really look?
Cultivating a Healthy Grow
Wouldn’t it be nice to have that remarkable talent of having a “green thumb” – the Midas touch for Mother Nature. PHYTOSTIM® will help your plants grow lush and beautiful and increase your yield exponentially.
The growth enhancing qualities of Moringa have been known for a long time ...
We often forget about the basic botany that is applicable to growing all things. You may scratch deep in archives of your brain, searching for those basic boring plant cross sections you HAD to absorb & replicate in every biology exam from Grade 5 to grade 10 (for us oldy's, Standard 3 - 8).
A Good Start!
Making your own “Supersoil” or “Living Soil” for organic Cannabis.
Everybody seems to know that a “super-soil” or a “living soil” provides a perfect starting point for growing quality cannabis but many people don’t seem to really know why, or exactly what we mean by these terms.
Choosing Seeds and Harvesting a Successful Crop
There are three types of cannabis plants. Cannabis Indica, Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Ruderalis.
Indica plants are generally known to be adapted to colder climates. They have broader leaves, thicker flowers or buds and are shorter, stout looking plants in comparison to their sister varieties, that generally complete their flowering cycle faster than Sativa strains.
Plant Basics - Cannabis sativa
When cannabis enthusiasts start discussing “The Plant”, it often becomes a minefield of botanical terms & horticultural references that most mere mortals, for those that haven’t been bitten by the bug yet, can’t even begin to decipher. Here we give you some botany basics of Cannabis sativa.
Cultivating Outdoors – Winter Grow
We are truly blessed to live in a country with so much beautiful, strong sunlight, no - matter the season - not even winter can stop a well-cared for crop! As a grower we are always looking to take advantage of the different conditions experienced throughout the seasons.
Cultivating With Carbon
Since starting up in 2019 our mission has been to continuously expand our understanding of plant processes and to provide a holistic program of fertilizer solutions for gardeners and farmers to achieve their best results. We believe that living by our 3 core values, “Think Different, Be Different and Grow Different” ...
Cultivating a Love for Mushrooms
It’s not difficult to fall in love with the wonder of mushrooms. From small, light, and delicate, to rich, meaty and dense, these little powerhouses hold the secrets to youth and longevity. They are truly magical in their abilities to heal and nourish at every level of the human experience.
Going the Extra Green Mile!
We are living in a world where the time and effort we allocate to ensuring our physical and physiological health has become, for many, the last thing on their busy minds. That is a fact!
However, one of the most important factors in dealing with the constant strain on our bodies is through ...
Cultivating An Industry
My mornings are a ritual – yoga, then a strong cup of coffee and quiet time in the garden pondering the mysteries of life. This morning I was pondering specifically the mystery of what I can call my religion – Coffee and Cannabis.
Cultivating a Healthy, Homegrown Industry
SilverLeaf Investments brings much needed resources to help cultivate a burgeoning industry that certainly could use a helping hand. The entire cannabis culture has grown around the values of “One Love” or “where we grow One, we grow All”, and so this is our approach to funding the Cannabis Industry.
Cultivating a Strong Economy
Is cannabis an economic cure for all ills?
Much has been said in the recent State of the Nation Address about job creation and the economic benefit of Cannabis, but is it an economic panacea?
Is the Market REALLY Ready?
We’ve spoken at length about Market Readiness within the cannabis industry. From seed to CBD oil, stocked and ready to sell and all the politics in between, but have we done all we can as an Industry to ensure our own protection and sustainability? No!
Cultivating the Right Connections
South Africa has the potential to have the most progressive Cannabis legislation in the world! We have many stakeholders that are and can be affected by this plant and their voices must be and have been heard. Working with Fields of Green for All, The Cannabis Development Council of SA, ...
Cultivating Society, Naturally
Canna Trade Africa (CTA) the company that Powers “The Greenside” and “Fresh and Healthy”. Started in September 2018 and launched officially at the first Cannabis expo in December 3018 and has just completed its fifth successful Cannabis Expo in Cape Town.
We opened our doors on the 1st of August 2016 to meet the scientific and laboratory testing needs of the agricultural and food industries. SciCorp Laboratories evolved from a management buyout of the state-of-the art Analytical Services Laboratory of Incotec South Africa.
Growing an Industry
Hemporium's tagline has always been innovate educate cultivate. We have innovated through all the product we have developed over the years and done plenty of educating throughout talks at exhibitions and conferences and various media outlets. Right now, we want to focus on cultivation.
The Right Guys for the Job
With rampant crime rates in South Africa, it has become common knowledge to its citizens that crime comes in many forms. With The Cannabis/hemp industry growing fast and becoming an emerging market, the attention drawn towards growers by armed robbery syndicates is inevitable.
The Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill
The inclusion of a clause to authorise and regulate a commercial industry focused on recreational Cannabis use came as a surprise. The addition was suggested at the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services’ Meeting on 8 March 2022.
Fusing Health and Education
How does a business combine both health and education in order to not only satisfy consumer needs, but also equip them with invaluable life changing knowledge, staked on evidence-based research? A difficult task indeed, however one such group of dedicated individuals have sought to accomplish just that ...
SAHPRA Can’t Stay Out of the Hot Seat!
SAHPRA has been taken to task again for their wishy-washy attempts to (mis)manage and (over)regulate our access to Natural Health in South Africa. One reliable source speculates about a new turn-style being installed with their logo on it! All jokes aside, seeing the “South African Health Products Regulatory ...
The Secret Ingredient
Stanford CBD has been producing CBD products since early 2020. The products were created due to necessity and after much research we decided to produce our own cream for personal use and with some help we produced a cream which really worked and surpassed our wildest expectations.
Black n Gold ~ Inspired by You
The Black n Gold skincare line, was created after resoundingly positive results in development and testing stages, and specifically formulated for the dark, sultry African skin.
Sometimes, unexpected results end up being an even greater achievement ...
Cultivating a Legend
When you find a natural or alternative medicine in a heath store or through an online vendor, it’s hard to tell very much about its origin, how it’s cultivated or what it looks like in its natural habitat. At Kratom For South Africa, we pride ourselves on Premium Quality. Our products are all 100% Organic and sourced ...
Healing As Nature Intended
We want change, but will we be that change?
How often do you stop and look at yourself, not in the sense of your reflection in the mirror, I’m talking about who you are in this world and how it all works?
The Great Hemp Conspiracy
The insidious, near global criminalisation of the cultivation, possession and use of Hemp and Cannabis and any derivative or product thereof was not a new or isolated scheme. We can say as a certainty that three factors are common causes of the prohibition of this plant.
The Hemp Cream. Your phyto-infused skincare, with visible results.
Did you know that the majority of small businesses, are inspired by passion and not motivated by money? According to a Cox Business Survey quoted in The Business News Daily, only 8% of small businesses ...
We are truly blessed with the multitude of cannabis warriors fighting the battle for freedom of the plant, here in South Africa. Some having walked a treacherous path in pursuit of emancipation for both consumers, and the right of choice itself.
Florists Not Felons
As the date April 20 (4/20) approaches, cannabis consumers, activists, clubs, and dispensaries the world over are preparing to celebrate. What exactly is the big deal? California’s Proposition 420 is the designation for their Medical Cannabis usage bill – the piece of American legislature that got the ball rolling on the global ...
Cultivating Healthier Habits
Leafolo™ is now 3 years old, and a truly recognizable African brand in the fledgling South African Cannabis industry. Developed to provide a healthier alternative to Tobacco as ‘The Perfect Mix’, this blend of smokable plants helps to make Cannabis burn better and ‘smoke smoother’, in both a joint or a bong.
The Ritual of Rolling
The ritual of rolling is a uniquely frustrating and equally rewarding experience when you successfully roll a smokable joint for the very first time. Sure, it may not have been the prettiest or straightest, and probably needed to be sparked a couple of times. But within no time it can become an easily mastered skill ...