The Cannabis Research Institute (CRI) of South Africa has certified a total of 43 CBD consumer products to date.
These products include capsules, oils, teas, shots and functional topicals, as well as a range of pet oils.
Before certification can be awarded, a brand and their CBD-containing products undergo a rigorous auditing process, with the certification only being awarded to those candidates meeting all of the criteria set by the CRI. This is done to ensure all CBD-containing products across the brand are of the highest quality and are compliant, adhering to the current requirements as set by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA).
To enable consumers to easily identify products certified by the CRI, approved brands are allowed to place the below certification logo on their packaging material, with the logo therefore indicating the stamp of approval from the CRI.
What products are safe to use
“With this certification, the CRI is setting a standard for the industry while also providing consumers with a clear way of knowing which products are reliable and safe to use,” says Dr Leandi van der Westhuizen, senior researcher of the CRI.
The CRI is the first Centre of Excellence in the field of cannabis and cannabinoid therapy management in Africa and is primarily focused on developing the medicinal cannabis capability in South Africa through substantiated clinical research. More information on the CRI can be obtained at their website