Agbiz calls for research into how cannabis can grow SA's economy
The Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) has called for more research into the cultivation and trading of cannabis in SA and worldwide.
Agbiz says South African lawmakers need to create legislative frameworks for the cannabis sector informed by facts and global trends.
The agricultural body says that SA must explore ways in which to maximise the value of cannabis beyond its recreational use.
Agbiz economist Wandile Sihlobo says cannabis and hemp farming should not be excluded when considering how the agricultural industry can help grown the economy.
He says it's high time that South Africa catches up with other parts of the world.
We are behind the curve in terms what the world is doing.Wandile Sihlobo, Agricultural economist - Agricultural Business Chamber
It is an essential time that South Africa looks closely at ways to maximising the value of cannabis.Wandile Sihlobo, Agricultural economist - Agricultural Business Chamber
There must be clear research so that the policymakers can make decisions informed by facts and global trends.Wandile Sihlobo, Agricultural economist - Agricultural Business Chamber
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