Business Insider South Africa reports
Pizza franchise Col’Cacchio has launched South Africa’s first ‘dagga pizza’ – which comes lightly dressed with Cannabidiol (CBD), the non-hallucinogenic chemical extract of cannabis and used for medicinal treatment, as they leave the oven.
Many South African companies are banking on the growing CBD industry after the Department of Health announced the cannaboid extract can now be legally purchased in SA, provided the maximum daily dose is under or at 20mg, and if the product does not claim to cure or treat any specific condition.
Col’Cacchio’s pizza contains a dose large enough for a light effect, but not enough to stop you going back to the office or driving.
“It’s not going to make you high. It’s not going to make you giddy. But, by the end of your meal you’ll start to feel the calming effects of CBD,” said Mike Saunders, africanpure co-founder, the company supplying the CBD oil to Col’Cacchio.
We tried the new pizzas, and here’s what we found:
At Col’Cacchio, you can choose between two gourmet pizzas:
The aptly named Green Goddess – grilled baby marrow, feta, fresh basil and CBD oil for R125
The Not-So-Plain Mary Jane – chicken, Peppadew® Piquanté Peppers, roasted mushrooms, avo dressing and CBD oil for R140.
Alternatively, you can pay R25 to add the CBD oil spray to any of their other pizzas.