On Thursday, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister for Health, excluded preparations containing cannabidiol (CBD) from being scheduled in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act of 1965 for the next 12 months.
CBD is a natural chemical compound found in cannabis plants which is used for medicinal purposes and is not psychoactive.
A report of CBD by the World Health Organisation (WHO) stated it exhibited no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.
Issues such as chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer’s, depression, stress, and anxiety can be addressed and treated with CBD containing products. Its properties could lower blood pressure and act as a natural anti-inflammatory.