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Date: Friday, 09 September 2022

The North West Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with the North West University will host the first North West Province Cannabis Lekgotla which will provide engagements on the economic purpose, industrialization and development of cannabis in North West Province.
The theme for the Lekgotla: “Breaking the barriers, towards the Cannabis Agenda in the North West Province” was stirred by cabinet’s decision in July 2019 to commercialize cannabis in order to increase economic growth, create jobs and alleviate poverty. The unveiled master plan is aimed at harnessing a R28 billion cannabis industry that could potentially create 25,000 jobs and help attract foreign investment.
The Lekgotla which will be held through a hybrid model is meant to mobilize and engage relevant stakeholders and custodians in the Cannabis Industry to explore inclusive and representative entrepreneurial opportunities for the North West community with regards to rolling out of the National Cannabis Master Plan for economic development.
Industry experts, Cannabis interest groups, government departments and institutions of higher learning are expected to form part of this game changing conversation in the province.

Details of the event:
Venue: North West University (Mahikeng Campus)
Date: Wednesday, 14 September – Friday, 16 September 2022
Time: 10h00
Please RSVP to Ms Tshegofatso Leepile at: 018 389 5459 on or
before Monday, 12 September 2022 before 13h00.

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Issued by the Communication Services Directorate
Enquiries: Ms Emelda Setlhako
Tel: 018 389 5684
Cell: 060 745 4020

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