Much taboo about nothing

PLANTING THE IDEA: The idea that cannabis is an undesirable plant has been firmly implanted in the psyche over the past 150-years. But what is the truth about this plant and does it deserve its bad reputation? Picture: ROB KNOWLES

In this week’s Talk of the Town we will be looking at the cannabis plant and asking the question, has it any place in the agricultural sector and could it become a major industry in South Africa with the potential to assist emerging farmers to become profitable?

We will discuss its origins, its uses and how it got its reputation as a gateway drug.

The 2020 Bathurst Agricultural Show, one of South Africa’s most prestigious shows of its type, will feature cannabis in an attempt to remove its negative reputation and show the reality of this fast-growing and useful plant.


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