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Association to ‘revolutionise’ dagga industry

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The association held an electoral meeting in Barkly West and had a presentation in Kimberley recently.

File photo. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

THE CANNABIS Development Council of South Africa (CDCSA) in the Northern Cape is ready to revolutionise the cannabis industry in the Province, the association said at an electoral meeting held in Barkly West and a presentation in Kimberley on the weekend.

The provincial CDCSA association comprises of more than 80 members from three municipal districts throughout the Northern Cape, with two more districts to follow.

The members come from various sectors of the community and they include entrepreneurs, farmers, natural healers, plant scientists, lawyers, artists and ordinary individuals. Each possess the skills and the eagerness required to lead cannabis research and industry in the Province.

Members elect five representatives for the provincial structure in each district.

The provincial treasurer of the CDCSA, Kabelo Mojanaga, said they have access to about 2 000ha of land to industrialise cannabis in the launch phase.

The annual general meeting of the CDCSA will be held on September 7 in Kimberley to finalise the elected members who will lead the industry in the Province for the next five years.

Mojanaga said they will soon be meeting with various stakeholders, including the departments of agriculture, health, trade and industry, tourism, environmental affairs and the SAPS.

Mojanaga encouraged investors, entrepreneurs, businesspeople and people of all sectors of the Province who have skills or other resources, and who want to promote and become part of a legal dagga industry, to act swiftly and join the provincial association.

Interested parties can contact Mojanaga of the CDCSA NC on 081 078 1138 or [email protected]