ZA: High expectations for growth of cannabis industry on Garden Route

Plettenberg Bay hosted its inaugural cannabis festival at the weekend with high expectations of boosting the green economy and educating the region about it, and announcing a cannabis academy to be launched in the town soon. 

The Garden Route Canna Cup was held at the Piesang Valley Community Hall to promote growers from the area and expose the industry to the region.

Event organiser Leon Meyer, who is also a member of the Garden Route Organic Cannabis Growers' Association (GROCGA), said the event was a huge success.

GROCGA, formed to represent small-scale organic growers, argues that the Garden Route climate is not only perfect for the growth of grapes but cannabis as well, allowing any grower up to four harvests a year. 


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