South Africa's weed oil salesmen get ahead of themselves with medical marijuana products

While the use of dagga is illegal in South Africa‚ products containing the drug for medicinal purposes are starting to mushroom. But most of these are illegal‚ said the Medicines Control Council.

The Department of Health is working to have dagga legally recognised as a prescription drug under controlled circumstances and permits to cultivate and supply the drug are likely to be issued only in the first half of next year.

Medicine containing marijuana is still illegal in South Africa.

But some products are already on the market and the latest to go on sale in the country are Rick Simpson’s Oil and Charlotte’s Web‚ two organic solutions that contain THC‚ the psychoactive ingredient in dagga.

Cape Town online resource for medicinal cannabis‚ the Medical Cannabis Dispensary‚ said the products can be used to treat a host of ailments‚ including cancer‚ arthritis‚ diabetes‚ leukaemia‚ osteoporosis‚ Crohn’s disease‚ insomnia‚ migraines and...

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