Hemp 101: What Is Hemp, What’s It Used for, and Why Is It Illegal?
There are many different varieties of the cannabis plant; hemp- refers to the non-psychoactive varieties of the Cannabis sativa L strain. Hemp is easily grown in most climates, as it grows, hemp breat...more
Is Hemp The New Tobacco
Malawi has always relied on tobacco as its main cash crop, but with the majority of the world turning away from cigarettes- causing a rapid decline in demand for tobacco; farmers are having to find al...more
Industrial vs Medicinal Hemp
The term 'Hemp' commonly refers to the industrial/commercial use of the cannabis stalk and seed for textiles, foods, papers, body care products, detergents, plastics and building materials. He...more
All Eyes on Malawi - The Road to Hemp Legalization
On May 18, 2015, Boniface Kadzamira, an independent member of parliament, stood up in Malawi’s national assembly to make the case for the legalization of industrial hemp. “The whole house laughed...more
From Soil to Oil: Ikaros Africa
With over 50 years of cumulative experience in the medicinal hemp industry, Ikaros Africa brings their pride and joy to the heart of Malawi. With much of the Malawian countryside ideal for growing he...more
Is Africa Set to Become the Next World Cannabis Powerhouse?
Is Africa set to be the next cannabis powerhouse? If cannabis were to be exported legally throughout the African content it could bring in as much as $79.8-billion (R983-billion) per year to the conti...more