Cannabusiness legal service

Legal solutions for Cannabusiness

The Cannabusiness boom is happening in South Africa. Succeeding in this industry means being ahead of the law and leaving nothing to chance. We assist clients in the medicinal, private use, agricultural and industrial space to grow their businesses legally and safely.



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Client Terms
R6 950.00
Employment Contract
R6 400.00
Legal Consultation
R1 550.00
Legal Research Note
From R1 550.00
Online Compliance Bundle – Website terms and conditions, and a Privacy Policy
R12 000.00
Regulator Engagement
From R1 550.00
Shareholders Agreement (Simple)
R9 000.00
Service Level Agreement (Standard)
R7 750.00

In 2018, the Constitutional Court delivered a landmark decision in the Prince Judgment, concerning a private adult’s cultivation, possession, and use of cannabis. This decision has chipped away at much of the social (and, by extension, commercial) stigma associated with cannabis and the multi-billion Rand industry that it has the potential to create for the South African economy.

To date the Prince Judgment remains the primary legal framework for Private Cannabis Clubs (“PCC”) and, more generally, the private cultivation, possession, and consumption of cannabis by adults in South Africa. However there have been some positive developments as the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority has started to facilitate the procedure by which licence to cultivate, manufacture, and distribute medicinal cannabis products can be obtained. The hemp Cannabis sector has also seen progress with the provision for the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development making provisions for permits and  registration for the hemp cannabis sector.

Whether it is in the largely unregulated (and sometimes awkward) private space, the medical space, or the industrial space, Legalese is able to provide clear and detailed advice concerning the lawfulness of its clients’ cannabusiness models. We can also assist with obtaining any appropriate licences, registrations, and other relevant compliance requirements that may lie ahead of you.

Essentially, we are here to assist our clients to gear up for the industry’s imminent boom. Certain cannabusiness models may not be lawful and feasible right now, but there are ways to prepare a brand and business strategically and commercially for when it is. Our in-depth understanding of the appropriate legal frameworks, alongside our positioning in the sector, empowers us to develop our clients’ presence and vision for themselves as leaders within the industry.

Landmark Cannabis Phakisa Action Lab sets South Africa on the path to coherent and fair Cannabis policies

The Cannabis Phakisa Action Lab (Phakisa), held from 19 to 23 June 2023 under the auspices of the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) and the Presidency,

The Haze Club saga and the Court-war for private cannabis clubs

In a judgment handed down on 29 August 2022, Judge Slingers of the Western Cape Division of the High Court ruled that operating the Grow Club Model (GCM) – the

A summary of the legal landscape of the Cannabis sectors in South Africa

The Constitutional Court’s landmark decision concerning the private adult use of Cannabis (the Prince Privacy Judgment) was handed down in September 2018. Two and half years on, it seems apt

Webinar: Growth of Cannabis in South Africa

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Cannabis for Private Purposes Clubs

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