Commercial Hemp Permit by October?
In this video we discuss the statement by Minister Thoko Didiza from the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) that commercial hemp permits should be issued by October 2021.
She also urged Parliament to remove hemp from current drug trafficking legislation.
Besides the obvious benefits to be derived from hemp agro-processing products such as: fibers, clothing, rope, canvas, hempcrete, paint and biodegradable plastics, we also ask the question if extraction services focused on the purification of CBD for foodstuff and cosmetic applications will be allowed? Can the Department of Health – Food Directorate establish a strong working relationship with Agriculture and greater industry?
Host: Jeff Verlinden
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Guest Speaker: Ross McPhail
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