For some reason, a few months ago when the high court ruling was made and weed was all the talk, this idea of buying CBD Oil at Dischem seemed to pop up. We haven’t been able to work out if they were perhaps selling CBD at the time, or had announced plans to, but the only hemp-related product we’ve been able to find Dischem selling is hemp seed oil.
Since this seems to be somewhat of a new urban legend among online weed culture in South Africa (as we’ve had a number of people telling us to look for CBD at Dischem), we wanted to clarify some things. We’ve written this article to set the record straight, and lead those who are just as confused as us in the right direction.
In short, no. We searched online and in store, as well as phoning a number of larger branches, and we couldn’t find any trace of CBD Oil at Dischem.
This is most likely due to the fact that while CBD Oil isn’t technically illegal, it’s not fully legal or regulated either. The framework is still to be put in place for a legal CBD market, and while no one has been arrested or charged for possessing or using CBD Oil, it doesn’t mean it’s a totally legal area yet.
We’re sure, however, that as soon as a legal framework comes into place, with a regulatory body defining the rules and regulations around CBD, how it can be sold or labelled, and who can sell it, that Dischem will be one of the first Pharmacies selling CBD Oil in South Africa.
For those looking to use CBD or Dagga Oil for Cancer, anxiety, sleeplessness or nausea, the search will have to go a little deeper than your local pharmacy – at least for now.
Dischem is one of the many hemp seed oil suppliers in South Africa, a legal nutritional oil quite similar to Olive Oil or Coconut Oil. Hemp seed oil is best used cold as it has a very low smoke point and can’t really be heated, and is rich in omega 3 & 6 essential fatty acids. Hemp seeds also contain more protein than both chia seeds and flaxseed.
Many people use hemp oil as part of their daily supplement routine, adding it to pastas, sauces, salad dressings, or even smoothies and protein shakes. It’s a fully legal product made from hemp (which is essentially cannabis with a THC content of 0.3% or less), and we hope to see CBD regulated in a similar way.
Hemp seed oil has long been available from Dischem, as well as most health shops or holistic wellness outlets countrywide.
The best place to find CBD in South Africa is currently the online market. There are plenty of outlets, both local and international, at your fingertips, stocking various CBD products such as oils, tinctures, gel capsules, sprays and salves.
However, there are a lot of products for sale that don’t accurately reflect the CBD content they claim to have, or are entirely mislabelled as we’ve seen in cases of some shops trying to sell hemp oil as CBD.
In our opinion, Faithful to Nature is one of the most reliable stockists in South Africa, with quick and discreet delivery. The main CBD oil they stock is from a Swiss brand called Cibdol, and is lab-tested, manufactured under government regulations, and comes in a variety of forms and doses.
Faithful to Nature also stocks Coyne CBD Oil and Elixinol CBD Oil, the two other most reliable brands of CBD we were able to find locally. It’s a pity that we’re not more spoilt for choice, however in such a gray area market, we’re lucky to have a stockist like Faithful to do some of the ‘weeding out’ for us (catch that one?) when we’re looking for reliable, quality products.
We’re still not quite sure where the idea of finding CBD Oil at Dischem came from, however it’s not quite yet a reality. We hope to have supplied you with some helpful information and alternatives, and made the confusing process of finding CBD Oil just a little bit easier.
As we said before, it surely won’t be long until Dischem, Clicks, and all the other South African pharmacies have CBD Oil (and hopefully cannabis oil too) flying off their shelves and into the medicine cabinets of those who need it.