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Tito Mboweni wants to fully commercialise – and tax – the dagga industry

10 January 2020 10:43 AM
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Dagga
Tito Mboweni
Dagga legalisation
cannabis

The Finance Minister argues it would add billions to the Fiscus, taking pressure off South Africa’s longsuffering taxpayers.

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni wants to fully commercialise the dagga industry – much like in the US and Canada where you can invest in dagga on the stock exchange.

A farmer growing dagga and checking the plant's growth. Image: 123rf.com

Mboweni argues that the full commercialisation of dagga would add billions to the Fiscus, taking pressure off South Africa’s longsuffering taxpayers.

Public opinion seems to have swayed in favour of the commercialisation of dagga, a trend that Mboweni highlighted in another tweet.

Dagga is legal to use and grow in private but selling it remains illegal for now.

What do you think? Click here to weigh in on the debate.


10 January 2020 10:43 AM
Tags:
Dagga
Tito Mboweni
Dagga legalisation
cannabis

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