Category Archives: Africa

After a Bright Start, Zimbabwe’s Legal Cannabis Market Hits the Skids

CANNABIS CULTURE – Zimbabwe’s cannabis legalization initiative once held great promise, but now government overreach and excess taxation have ground progress down to a halt — and sent many  back to the black market. Zimbabwe has just found out how marijuana extreme taxes are counter-productive.  In December 2020, Zimbabwe´s government announced what it calls the […]

Cannabis to Overtake Tobacco as Zimbabwe’s Cash Crop

CANNABIS CULTURE – Zimbabwe officials say medical and industrial cannabis is  set to overtake tobacco as a major source of export cash by the end of 2021. At present, Zimbabwe is one of the world’s leading producers of Virginia-leaf tobacco. “This is a historic change for Zimbabwe,” says Anold Soko, an independent agronomist in Harare, […]