Pharmaceutical retailers Dis-Chem and Clicks have rolled out CBD products, the non-hallucinogenic chemical derived from dagga, onto shelves.
CBD has taken off in South Africa, showing up in everything from pizzas to beer. Clicks says since October brands such as Elixinol, Rethink and Cannabex are available in 92 stores nationwide, with wider product assortments online.
Here’s what we found out:
They can be bought off shelves as long as they contain a maximum daily dose of 20 milligrams (mg) or less, and the product can’t claim to cure or treat any specific condition.
This follows an announcement made by former health minister Aaron Motsoaledi that low dose CBD products can be legally bought and sold until May 2020, reported Parent24.
Business Insider South Africa found a variety of brands in select stores in Johannesburg and Cape Town with prices starting at R295 and hitting R695,00 for 15ml tinctures containing varied strengths of CBD oil.
Dis-chem is one of South Africa’s oldest and most well-loved Pharmacy chains, and among the first to begin stocking cannabis and hemp-based products.
Dischem Pharmacies stock a number of cannabis and hemp-based products on their shelves, such as CBD Oils food supplements, topical tinctures, oral tinctures, and massage oils.
CBD oil Dischem price:
Unfortunately, we have not tried Dischem CBD oils yet since our favourite online dispensaries all offer a wide range of CBD products.
They also sell some specialist items such as hemp protein supplements and body washes and are a quality cannabis-based health product provider in South Africa.
Dischem Sells Releaf CBD Oil starting at R500 as Dischem, as well as Re:think for the same price. The dosages start at 400mg which makes them low-cost and great for first-time users. Elixinol and Cannabex start a little higher, at R700.
CBD oil is extracted from dagga grown from seeds bred to have high levels of CBD (which doesn’t make you high) and low levels of THC (which does).
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for more quotes from it).
Your body is hardwired to receive this kind of product (CBD oil) … Anthony Cohen, CEO – Elixinol South Africa
It’s been outlawed and stigmatised for 90 years… Anthony Cohen, CEO – Elixinol South Africa
It’s used to relieve symptoms of chemotherapy and its anti-inflammatory properties are said to relieve acne.