The South African government rescheduled CBD (cannabidiol) and THC
(tetrahydrocannabinol) which seems to favor the country’s current economic climate.
The rescheduling of the said cannabis compounds is a warm smile to the cannabis industry. However, the act also means that no one would be exempted from the pharmaceutical and medical legislation and regulatory requirements anymore.
Hemp regulation was patterned more on European standards, and the THC limit was set at 0.2%.
South African Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize signed the notice published a week after the CBD domestic moratorium expired.
This new cannabis legislation development was promised to be released in April 2020 but was impeded by the coronavirus pandemic.