Weed could revolutionise economy

Traditional marijuana growers in the Mbizana municipality have called on the government to prioritise them in its plans for turning their multi-million rand “illegal” business into profitable ones that would help grow the stagnant economy.

The farmers, who previously had running battles with the state, say they need licences and authorisation to farm. The weed growers have been selling their produce to private buyers to either smoke or trade...

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