SA firm’s green light for dagga

The Citizen (Gauteng) - - NEWS -

Le­sotho has granted one of its first li­cences for the pro­duc­tion of med­i­cal mar­i­juana to South African com­pany Verve Dy­nam­ics, which also has a branch in that coun­try.

Tony Bud­den, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Hem­po­rium, a South African-based com­pany that pro­duces cloth­ing, ac­ces­sories and cos­met­ics from hemp, told Farmer's Weekly he could con­firm that Verve Dy­nam­ics and a num­ber of other com­pa­nies had been granted li­cences for the le­gal pro­duc­tion of cannabis.

“I be­lieve this may put pres­sure on the South African gov­ern­ment. We have been re­search­ing hemp pro­duc­tion for 21 years and could have been a world leader in pro­duc­tion, but we are only now look­ing at vi­able pilot projects,” he said.

Bud­den said the crop would likely be ex­ported to coun­tries such as Canada, where the use of cannabis for medic­i­nal pur­poses was le­gal.

Ac­cord­ing to its web­site, Verve Dy­nam­ics is a ve­gan-friendly man­u­fac­turer of highly-pu­ri­fied botan­i­cal ex­tracts. The com­pany could not be reached for com­ment. – Cit­i­zen re­porter

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