The Chain

KAYA 959  |  Series , ±22 min episodes total time 44 min  | 
‘The Chain’ is a podcast about South Africa’s budding cannabis industry. It zooms in on the informal market to tell the story of ordinary people who have modeled the value chain in both recreation and medicinal spaces while unraveling the economic potential in a mature regulatory regime. Through the eyes of the Cannabis Queen of the South – Dr. Thandeka Kunene, Africa becomes a key to supplying and owning the growing global appetite for cannabis, creating jobs and developing communities through inclusion.

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The Chain - Value chain of cannabis in South Africa and its burgeoning market

‘The Chain’ is a podcast about South Africa’s budding cannabis industry. It zooms in on the informal market to tell the story of ordinary people who have modeled the value chain in both recreation and medicinal spaces while unraveling the economic potential in a mature regulatory regime. Through the eyes of the Cannabis Queen of the South – Dr Thandeka Kunene, Africa becomes a key to supplying and owning the growing global appetite for cannabis, creating jobs and developing communities through inclusion.
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The Chain 2: Street Chronicles

n this episode, we visit a prominent block in Johannesburg north where street dealers have been supplying the market with cannabis for decades. Fargo, an unemployed chef reveals interesting details about how street - trade works, the market, and appetite for weed among professionals and their run-ins with law enforcement. The conversation takes an interesting turn when we are confronted with the police doing their routine visit. Later, we head to the southern Cape in Swellendam where the indigenous Rastafarian community chats about their efforts to contribute to a new regulated environment with one voice.

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