Something is cooking in South Africa: dagga pizza brought to the public by Col'Cacchio and Africanpure oil. Starting 25 June 2019, South Africans can order their pizza with an extra smattering of Cannabidiol, a non-hallucinogenic chemical derivative of cannabis. Business Insider reports that Col'Cacchio's menu will now have two new pizzas: the Green Goddess and the Not-So-Plain Mary Jane.
Col’Cacchio co-founder, 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"
The weed economy is awakening in South Africa. In 2018, the country's highest court legalized the private use of cannabis by adults. The country is now tapping into the potential of the weed economy after the announcement in May that CBD oil had been removed from the list of highly-controlled drugs. The Health Ministry, therefore, opened the door for low-dose CBD products in the country and a month later, the Green Goddess is here. The exemption came with the caveat that the maximum daily dose of CBD oil should be 20 milligrams.
CBD oil has been found to treat anxiety, depression, insomnia, alleviate cancer-related symptoms and chronic pain. It is one of the 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant. However, if one is expecting to get high from just eating pizza, 2019 may not be that year as CBD oil is not psychoactive. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid in marijuana and this is not the oil one will get from the South African pizzas. Be warned, though, CBD oil may still cause diarrhea, changes in appetite and fatigue in some people.
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