South Africa’s First Medicinal Cannabis License Awarded in Capetown

South Africa’s Medicinal Cannabis industry achieved a milestone this week with news that the first license has been awarded to Afriplex and House of Hemp – two companies with a long history of hemp and cannabis research.

The Paarl-based company Afriplex (Pty) Ltd has partnered with the House of Hemp to produce medical cannabis in a purpose built facility. The license was issued by South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA), as well as the first Cannabis Cultivation Licence.

Afriplex has also developed a state of the art Cannabis Testing Laboratory last month, which will carry out research and studies on the healing herb. The company’s facilities will also include processing and extraction facilities built to GMP Medical Cannabis standards to ensure the product meets both Department of Health and SAHPRA requirements.

Africa’s first medicinal cannabis license will include R&D, processing and testing facilities – image source: