We test products for addictive properties - police
According to the police, they repeatedly collect new products off retail stores to test their chemical composition. Chief Pol i c e I nf or mation a nd Communications Officer Superintendent Phindile Vilakati said they were aware that there were a lot of strains of cannabis locally.
“Of note, the industrial hemp is not farmed locally even though there seems to be products sold in the open,” she said, adding that they were usually alerted by concerned members of the public who inform them of such products whenever they come across them.
She clarified that they usually found them to be harmless due to lack of cannabinoids in their chemical composition.
Cannabinoid are chemicals which act on receptors and alter neurotransmitter release in the brain.
Chief Police Information and Communications Officer Superintendent Phindile Vilakati.