The market for CBD oil products is growing heavily, and the legal status of cannabidiol (CBD) in South Africa makes it available for consumers on the shelves at health stores, pharmacies and delivered straight to your door.

But with so many different CBD oil products available, and different CBD oil types, how do you know which are the best CBD products to buy?

Here are a few of our favourite CBD products available; including CBD oils, CBD vapes, CBD water, CBD edibles, CBD topicals and more.

Goodleaf CBD Infused Sparkling Water

Goodleaf’s nano-filtered water-soluble CBD combines spring water with natural flavours, zero sugar or calories. There’s 4mg of CBD per bottle and it comes in 3 unique combinations – Peach Geranium, Berry Hibiscus and Aloe Rose.

Retail Price: R20 per bottle (or R225 for 12)

Africanpure Plus CBD 1500mg (30ml)

africanpure Plus CBD 1500mg – 30ml is a high-strength drop for those who need a large amount of CBD per dose.

Made from the finest naturally grown hemp & blended with extra pure olive oil, this CBD product can be used for pain, arthritis, anxiety, stress, insomnia and more.

Retail Price: R1595.00

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Koi CBD Soft Gummies – Tropical Fruit

Koi CBD Soft Gummies are absolutely flavorsome and rolled thrice in broad-spectrum CBD blend. Every piece has a consistent and effective dose of CBD.

The flavours included are acai pomegranate, lime and tangerine. There’s a sour version too, if that’s your thing!

CBD gummies will take between 60 to 90 minutes to kick in, unlike spray or vape (which are nearly instant).

Retail Price: R200.00

Urbal Activ Peppermint CBD Mints

Urban Activ’s CBD Mint’s keep your breath fresh with peppermint-flavour, but each mint also packs 5mg of CBD per mint.

The tin includes 12 mints, bringing the total amount of CBD to 60mg per tin.

Retail Price: R355.00

Thrive CBD Chocolate (20g)

If you’re all about eating chocolate and benefiting from CBD – these Thrive Artisan Cannabis chocolates have 10mg (2.5mg per block) of CBD and are made with a blend of dark cacao, coconut sugar, CBD oil and whole flower hemp extract.

Just 1 block a day is recommended, so don’t over indulge!

Retail Price: R80.00

Healthy Coffee Guy CBD Infused Single Origin Coffee (250mg)

It’s highly debatable if you’re receiving all the good stuff with CBD-infused coffee. However, Healthy Coffee Guy’s CBD infused single origin coffee is absolutely delicious, with hints of your favourite cannabis herb.

Best prepared with a percolator, you can get a couple of cups out of this and 200mg CBD per bag.

Retail Price: R380.00

Elixinol CBD 300mg Citrus Spray

This 1 oz (30 ml) spray dispenser bottle of Elixinol Liposome contains 300 mg of cannabidiol extract (CBD hemp oil) with a citrus flavor.

It’s stronger than tincture, with roughly 60 servings and a recommend dose of 3 sprays per day.

Retail Price: R1195.00

Superfoods Raw Hemp CBD Chocolate (50g)

Another chocolate on the list, Soaring Free Superfoods have become popular with their range of superfood products.

Their new Raw Hemp CBD chocolate includes ethically sourced organic raw cacao mixed with high quality CBD oil extract.

Retail Price: R118.00

CBD and Cannabis FAQ

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical compound that exists in the cannabis plant. Its therapeutic benefits are widespread and can be used to ease symptoms of conditions such as anxiety, acne, pain, sleep deprivation or even increasing your sex drive.

Is CBD legal in South Africa?

Yes – CBD oil products containing 20mg or less are legal to sell. For the next year, products containing CBD will not fall under the scheduling system that controls drugs in South Africa. This exemption was gazetted by health minister Dr Pakishe Aaron Motsoaledi.

Can CBD get you high?

Most CBD products contain little-to-no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the psychoactive chemical compound that gets you “high”. As a result, CBD products are safe to use at any time of the day – even before work.

What do people use CBD products for?

CBD products can be used to alleviate a number of symptoms from physical and mental ailments including insomnia, inflammation, anxiety, depression and more.

Can CBD be used to treat pets?

There has been studies that suggest CBD is beneficial for treating certain conditions in animals.

Can I purchase CBD oil and other products at Dischem or Clicks?

Both Dischem and Clicks stock CBD oils, topicals and other products at their stores – including Elixinol CBD oil products.

Is it legal to grow marijuana in South Africa?

The Constitutional Court has ruled that it is not a criminal offense to grow marijuana in South Africa for personal consumption. As of now, it is legal to grow your own marijuana plants at home.