August 20, 2012
Marijuana Sold to South Africa Helps AIDS Orphans in Swaziland
Swazi Gold, a highly potent and valuable strain of marijuana, is being sold to South Africa from neighboring Swaziland by the grandmothers of AIDS orphans, The New York Times reports. The income barely supports the basic needs of extended families headed by grandmothers of children orphaned by parents who died of AIDS. Although sales are strong, the grandmothers do not make much money since middlemen take most of the profit.
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