The South African reports

What Cyril Ramaphosa said about cannabis at SONA 2020

Cyril confirmed that the next 12 months will see the commercial use of hemp and cannabis products accelerated. That means markets like medical marijuana and the legal consumption of dagga will be allowed to boom with government support and approval.

Ramaphosa told the chamber that small-scale farmers and independent cannabis manufacturers will soon receive guidelines on how they will be allowed to operate under a new, more relaxed environment:

 

“This year we will open up and regulate the commercial use of hemp products providing opportunities for small-scale farmers; and formulate policy on the use of cannabis products for medicinal purposes, to build this industry in line with global trends. The regulatory steps will soon be announced by the relevant ministers.”

https://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/business-finance/is-cannabis-legal-in-south-africa-ramaphosa-sona-2020/

Also this isn’t something you’d see in many other countries !

South African. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni shared several photos of cannabis plants growing on his private farm last weekend, challenging police to “arrest him” for growing dagga.