A major change in South African laws has just been defined by the government
The decision has the effect of removing the CBD from Schedule 7 (including hard drugs such as heroin) and including it in Schedule 4 of the Drug Control Reform Act, Substances of the Appendix 4 are those that can be sold by pharmacists upon presentation of a prescription. This decision will end on May 15 2020, unless a new amendment choose to renew it.
From Annex 7 to Annex 4
On May 23, the Ministry of Health released an update on cannabis regulation in South Africa, allowing the use of cannabidiol.
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Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi authorizes the acquisition of cbd products in pharmacy but also over-the-counter for low concentration products that must not contain more than 0,001% THC and no more than 0,0075% CBD beyond this amount, a doctor's prescription will be required, In bonus: the products of low dose of CBD are for the next 12 months outside the pharmaceutical regulation.
However, some points remain to be clarified reports the magazine MBD
Nathan Emery, a former South African executive, questions how the government plans to enforce the restriction on maximum doses of CBD. It is also unclear whether regulations could be introduced for retail, labeling, advertising, distribution and quality control.
"There is no infrastructure specifically designed to handle the thresholds indicated in the Ministry of Health proclamation. Maybe they will ask the outlets, but it's hard to control," he said. he declares.
The change also does not indicate whether or how CBD products considered illegal may be introduced into the legal market.
What does this mean for the entire South African industry?
What is important to remember is the exclusion of CBD from hard drugs and its inclusion in prescription drugs. This means that all "preparations" containing CBD are outside the highly controlled drugs and can be legally sold by anyone.
These new laws will facilitate trade not only for consumers, but also for CBD manufacturers. This is an important step for the legality of cannabis in Africa since most countries of the continent still do not allow it, with the exception of Zimbabwe,