It’s ready, steady, grow as KZN sets up cannabis council

It’s ready, steady, grow as KZN sets up cannabis council
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KZN wants to be prepared to benefit from the national cannabis masterplan. (Reuters)

The KwaZulu-Natal government will set up a cannabis council to oversee the development of the industry in the province and help with implementing the national masterplan for the crop.

The provincial cabinet took the decision to appoint the council shortly after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in his State of the Nation address that the cannabis industry would be fast tracked, with KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape taking a lead in this.

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