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CBD Is Everywhere, but Scientists Still Don’t Know Much About It

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Posted 07 March 2019

It’s worth reflecting on these statements: “It is a kind of a new snake oil in the sense that there are a lot of claims and not so much evidence”, and “People are making it out to be a nirvana kind of drug, and that’s a problem. One compound cannot cure everything.”

CBD Is Everywhere, but Scientists Still Don’t Know Much About It

“It is a kind of a new snake oil in the sense that there are a lot of claims and not so much evidence,” said one expert.

By Roni Caryn Rabin Feb. 25, 2019

New York Times

Cannabidiol, or CBD, a nonintoxicating component of the marijuana plant, is touted as a magic bullet that eases pain, anxiety, insomnia and depression. Salves, sprays, tinctures and oils containing CBD are marketed as aphrodisiacs that boost desire; as balms for eczema, pimples and hot flashes; and Read the rest

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Status of cannabis-containing products (including oils) and the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal use

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Posted 06 February 2019

This communication to stakeholders has been placed on the SAHPRA web site and should provide much-needed clarity on the legal status of the many cannabis-containing products that are currently on the South African market, but also on the use of the section 21 process for access to quality-assured medicinal products.

Status of cannabis-containing products (including oils) and the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal use

https://www.sahpra.org.za/Publications/DownloadDoc/7655

1 INTRODUCTION

On the 18th September 2018 the Constitutional Court handed down a judgment1, which declared existing legislation, criminalising the use, possession, and cultivation of cannabis, unconstitutional. It would, therefore, now not be an offence for an adult person to:

  1. use or be in possession of cannabis in private for his or her personal consumption in private; and b. to cultivate cannabis in a private place for his or her personal consumption in private.

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Medicinal cannabis products: Patient information

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Posted 30 May 2018

The Australian TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) has published the following patient information guide.

In South Africa, an application in terms of s22A(9) is needed for exceptional access to THC-containing preparations for research or treatment, and a s21 application needed for access to unregistered THC (S6 when intended for therapeutic purposes) or CBD (S4 when intended for therapeutic purposes) preparations. 

Medicinal cannabis products: Patient information

29 May 2018               

Over the past few years there has been increased interest from Australians in the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. Commonwealth, state and territory governments have used existing laws or passed specific laws to allow the prescribing and dispensing of medicinal cannabis products, as well as cannabis cultivation and manufacture for medicinal purposes.

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Cultivation of Cannabis and Manufacture of Cannabis-related Pharmaceutical Products for Medicinal and Research Purposes

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Posted 07 March 2017

The MCC has published a draft guideline for comment entitled “Cultivation of Cannabis and Manufacture of Cannabis-related Pharmaceutical Products for Medicinal and Research Purposes”, accessible at http://www.mccza.com/Publications/DownloadDoc/5500.

The closing date for comment is 30 March 2017.

This is an extensive document, arranged as follows:

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