In South Africa, Government Notice No. 756 of 2019 Medicines and Related Substances Act (101/1965) provided exclusion of certain preparations containing Cannabidiol (CBD) from operation of certain provisions of the Act.
CBD preparations which are products containing less than 20 mg per daily dose of CBD, are now allowed to be sold and are exempt from the Schedules to the Medicines Act.
• Products are to be labelled for General Health Maintenance, Enhancement, or Relief of Minor Symptoms.
• To contain no more than 10ppm (0,001% of THC).
What is Legal & Certified – what is important to know about my CBD brand choice?
NOT MORE THAN 0,001 PER CENT THC:
The CBD laws for South Africa state that Legal CBD products are required to contain no more than 0,001% THC in South Africa and are derived from hemp plants rather than marijuana plants. If a product contains more than 0,001 per cent THC, avoid it.
CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS (COA):
A COA is a document created by a third-party testing facility that verifies a product’s specifications, including its components and concentration. Ensure the company has a COA for their products that is readily available on request. RETHINK products all have a COA.
NO UNVERIFIED CLAIMS
CBD oil has so many remarkable benefits. However, it cannot be claimed that it cures, ‘treats’ or mitigates any disease. If you come across any company that makes these kinds of claims, think twice.
CAN YOU FIND THE COMPANY ON THE INTERNET?
One way to tell if a company is legitimate is by doing an online search – do they have a comprehensive website that answers all your questions, and a customer support number?