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Medical use of cannabis is on the increase.
Medical use of the cannabis weed as raw material for the manufacture of refined medicines is on the increase.
A map of all the world countries where Cannabis weed is legal:
More and more countries are decriminalising the drug, even if they are not going as far as making it legal. The countries where personal possession of weed has been legalised, decriminalised and approved for medical use, are reflected above.
The countries in grey had no data available.
Cannabis is the most profitable crop per square metre worldwide.
As with most things, it can be complicated and more nuanced to answer. However, ultimately it boils down to a few key factors: total amount planted, the rate of yield, and the revenue per unit sold. It also depends on whether we are looking at the absolute value, or the most value per acre.
The most planted crops throughout the world are wheat and maize (corn). Rice and soybeans are other key staples. However, these are all relatively low yielding and do not make enough revenue per tonne of product produced.
The highest yielding crops are sugar cane, sugar beet, and tomatoes. Sugar cane accounts for about 80% of the world’s sugar production, while sugar beet the remaining 20%.
Not surprisingly, the most lucrative cash crops from a value per acre perspective are illegal in many parts of the world. With a higher risk to grow these, there is a higher reward for the farmers. Cannabis has a value of $47.7 million per square kilometre, while coca weighs in at $37.7 million and opium poppies $6 million per sq. km.
The most lucrative legal crops include tomatoes ($1.4 million per sq. km) and grapes ($625,000 per sq. km). Interestingly, tobacco comes in the middle of the pack with a value of $277,000 per sq. km. Rapeseed (also known as canola) comes in at $60,000 per sq. km.
From an absolute value perspective, the world’s most valuable cash crop is cannabis as well. It is followed by rice, maize, and then wheat.
Cannabis job creation is on the brink of an explosion:
As demand and production of cannabis increases, the demand for qualified persons on many levels will rise simultaneously. Persons who can pass a certification course at the online University, called “The Cannabis Training University”, can greatly reap the benefits in the future in several countries. It can be found online here:
South African citizens are squaring themselves up for the expected coming legalisation:
The governing body who will regulate the cannabis industry in South Africa is named “The Cannabis Development Council of South Africa” and can be found online here:
As scientific research findings prove medical benefits for treatment of various illnesses, derived from different cannabis refined products, country laws are changing to accommodate the manufacture and use of those refined products.
As medical prescription needs for patients are increasing, so is the demand for the refined medicines and the raw weed products.
It opens up a whole new chain reaction.
Patients need more refined solutions for treatment of their illnesses. Manufacturers must compete to produce the needed refined medicines. Farmers and growers must compete to grow best strains of crops for seed and fibres. In turn, agricultural researchers must find strains for higher yield results in farm production and chemical researchers must develop better medicine for improved patient medical benefits.
This relative new cannabis industry will stimulate job creation for many job titles from labourers on farms to University educators and all in between.
If South Africa stays slow and reluctant to legalise production of cannabis for medical use, interested and frustrated citizens and businesses will move out to neighbouring countries like Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and further away, to help with legislation where necessary and start from there with production. This will mean that the industry will develop faster in neighbouring countries with all the economic benefits that will come from it. Lesotho has already legalised production of cannabis.
Cannabis growing and cannabis farming:
Cannabis growing and cannabis farming can be one of the most lucrative career decisions anyone can ever make!
After all, South Africa has its own natural and indigenous variant version with five leaves, known all around to local inhabitants as the “five fingers Dagga” plant.
What’s more, it is virtually disease free and can be a natural insect repellent for other plants.
It can be a significant profitable career change decision!
Cannabis growing or cannabis farming can either be done on small scale or big scale. It can even be done in a small space like a backyard or inside a shed, tunnel or greenhouse. On a big scale it can be done by extensive farming outside in wide open spaces.
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How to grow medical marijuana legally (86 pages):
Table of contents:
- How to grow medical marijuana
- Choosing your strain
- Setting up a grow room or tent
- Cultivating marijuana indoors
- Cultivating marijuana using hydroponics
- Cultivating marijuana outdoors
- Harvesting and processing your crop
- Understanding the legality of growing marijuana for personal use
- Determining if you can grow marijuana for sale
- How to grow a quality medical marijuana
- Creating the proper environment
- Growing medical marijuana
- Harvesting your medical marijuana
- Learning about laws and regulations
- How to make a medical marijuana oil
- Preparing and equipping your workspace
- Extracting THC from the medical cannabis with a solvent
- Removing the solvent and storing the cannabis oil
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