Medical Cannabis constitutes a radical and transformative value proposition for the Eastern Cape: it economically empowers local community by capitalizing on its indigenous plant biosphere, local cultural heritage and knowledge, mobilizing all to take advantage of the phenomenal unlocking of the world medical cannabis market. This historic opportunity for the Eastern Cape follows the cascading international legalisation of medical cannabis. Experts project a global market for cannabis exploding from a current USD8 billion to over USD100 billion within the coming 2 decades. The Easter Cape must rightfully position itself as a world player, both in the international export market and inevitably also in the domestic and regional Southern Africa market.”