We test prod­ucts for ad­dic­tive prop­er­ties - po­lice

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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.

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