Co-founder of Col’Cacchio, Kinga Baranowska, said: “The pizzas will be drizzled with AfricanPure Cannabidiol (CBD oil) which contains no THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) or synthetic chemicals, making it absolutely safe to enjoy. Customers will also be able to add CBD oil to any other dish on the menu at an additional cost of R25.”
AfricanPure is just one of the leading African CBD brands to have come on to the market in South Africa since the announcement by the National Department of Health that CBD can be legally bought in the country.
The March 2019 Prohibition Partners Africa Report said South Africa’s market is now expected to be worth about R25.8billion by 2023. Having seen the economic potential offered by the local production of medicinal cannabis, the province has latched on to the “weed economy” big time.
In April, the Paarl-based company Afriplex, in partnership with the House of Hemp, was the first to be awarded a licence for the cultivation and commercial production of medicinal cannabis by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority.