Italian franchise launches South Africa’s first Cannabis pizza

Several companies have been scrambling to take advantage of the cannabis industry since it was legalized.

Italian inspired pizza franchise Col’Cacchio have teamed up Cannabidiol (CBD) oil maker africanpure, to bring South Africans its first ever dagga pizza.

From 25 June 2019 customers can get a little more than what they bargained for with a dash of CBD, the non-hallucinogenic chemical derivative of cannabis used for medicinal treatment, splashed onto their pizza for an additional R25. Three sprays makes the dose under 20mg.

Two new gourmet pizzas will feature on the menu, the aptly named Green Goddess (grilled baby marrow, feta, fresh basil and CBD oil) R125 and the Not-So-Plain Mary Jane ( chicken, peppadews, roast mushrooms, avo dressing and CBD oil) R140.

Companies across South Africa have been coming up with innovative ways to bank on this growing industry, after the Department of Health announced CBD can now be legally purchased in SA.

In April, four South African companies obtained licences to supply medicinal dagga from the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA), the regulatory body responsible for granting cultivation and export licences.

Earlier this year, the City of Cape Town freed vacant land in the Atlantis Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for the production of medical cannabis.

“At Col’Cacchio, we have always aimed to be innovative with our menu offering and provide our loyal fan base with the latest health positive trends. We love to stay ahead of the curve and are extremely proud to be the first restaurant in SA to launch a Cannabis pizza and look forward to seeing old and new faces in our restaurants coming in to try this exciting new range,” said Kinga Baranowska, Col’Cacchio co-founder.

The range will be available at all Col’Cacchio restaurants.

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