Small-scale farmers of cannabis, commonly known as dagga, in the Eastern Cape are pleading for assistance with licensing, skilling and resources. The Mbizana region is a prime dagga growing region. Last month Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane said in his state of the province address that he wants to optimise the production of cannabis as part of his economic growth plan for the province. Mabuyane urged those opposing the production of cannabis to instead look at its economic benefits. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com