South Africa targets legalization of medicinal cannabis in 2017
The South African Department of Health is making progress on reclassifying marijuana from an illicit substance to a prescription drug.
A top official with the Medical Control Council recently told the National Assembly that the MCC could begin the regulation process as soon as February, including allowing the cultivation and supply of MMJ, according to IOL, a South African news site.
The council has proposed rescheduling cannabis, or “dagga” as it’s known in South Africa, from a Schedule 7 banned substance to a Schedule 6 prescription drug.
South Africa has allowed cannabis to be used for research