CBD Amnesty

By |Published On: May 15th, 2020|

Remember, at the stroke of midnight on 15th May 2020, South Africa’s twelve month schedule free moratorium on cannabidiol (CBD) ends. By tomorrow morning, all your CBD products will revert back to being schedule 4 controlled substances. This of course means, all those tinctures, balms, edibles and lifestyle products you’ve ferreted away, will require the signature of a medical professional for you to safely and legitimately harbour them in your home. Despite the WHO proclaiming CBD to be as safe as anything on the planet, the SAHPRA school of infinite cannabis wisdom has deemed it a controllable cannabinoid. This decision is obviously based on control and ker-ching, not on peer reviewed studies.

With the deafening silence from our esteemed medical regulators on the matter, we suggest you round up all your almost illegal CBD infusions, pack and label them, and head off to your nearest police station to hand them in to the proper authorities.

This will ensure the proper medical waste destruction protocols will be adhered to, 20mg at a time.

Of course, the regulators may well have overlooked this critical juncture due the covid lock down and a perfectly amicable compromise will ensue. Maybe the status quo will remain until the end of time. Maybe SAHPRA will invoke the blatant lunacy of inserting CBD into their special Schedule Zero, thereby making it an oxymoronic, pharma controlled, over-the-counter ‘health product’ with no medical claims being possible. The only people who would be vaguely excited about the prospect of schedule ‘0’ would  be the companies that pass muster for GMP in the controlled and befokly anal world of  medical regulations.

As with all things SAHPRA, we wait with baited breath to see how outlandish the next phase of medical cannabis capture will be. Maybe they’ve forgotten all about it and are busy peddling illicit tobacco on the underground market. Maybe they mistakenly take us all for fools as they are want to do, and are conjuring up a special schedule for the most benign cannabinoid of all just to totally confuse us.

No prescription required, unless you intend wearing a T-shirt and open toe shoes to purchase it between 9am and midday in selected metro area.

It goes without saying, you’ll have to be accompanied by both parents.

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  1. Nkosinathi Ngcobo May 22, 2020 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    Let’s stop those gatekeepers, Marijuana is a herb.

  2. Marco May 21, 2020 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    We will always just be criminals to people that doesn’t

  3. Ernst Conradie May 21, 2020 at 9:16 am - Reply

    The clock should have stopped the moment the lockdown was declared by the president. And should only start running again once the lockdown is totally lifted.

    It is always the case that everything works in the favour of the mega rich and protected by the government. Enabiling them to make more money and share it with those in power.

    If they have to lockup everyone that grows there own medicine and all the smokers they will need a massive amount more jails!

  4. Psymedia May 19, 2020 at 5:11 am - Reply

    What a shame!

  5. Len10 May 17, 2020 at 9:10 am - Reply

    Our bodies, Our choice. We are not property !

  6. Burny Enever May 17, 2020 at 8:14 am - Reply

    Only you can make one read disastrous articles and laugh all the way lol..

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