Does South Africa really have the
potential to create a uniquely African cannabis industry that can benefit
everyone, especially marginalised rural communities, some of which are part of
an existing cannabis supply chain?
With cannabis legalisation on the horizon for many
countries, it has ushered in a new era of potential economic benefits. South
Africa’s unique cannabis constitutional rights combined with ideal growing
conditions, positions our country to take full advantage of this burgeoning
industry. There are however risks of small-scale cannabis farmers and
entrepreneurs being dominated by large corporations as well as a stringent
Suresh Patel - serial entrepreneur, GIBS alumni
Myrtle Clarke - managing director , Fields of Green for ALL, South Africa's only cannabis legalisation non-profit company;
Hein Gerwel - lecturer in rural development and agribusiness, Department of Agricultural Economics, Stellenbosch University;
GG Alcock - entrepreneur and author of Kasinomic Revolution; and
Paul-Michael Keichel - partner at Schinders Attorneys.
A light supper will be served after the event.
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