Two Hermanus liquor stores have been told by the police to remove Durban Poison Cannabis Lager from their shelves and to stop selling the beer. There is reportedly an ongoing investigation into the beer.
The police have reportedly instructed 2 liquor stores to remove cannabis-infused beer product from their shelves.
This is although the, Durban Poison Cannabis Lager, does not contain illegal substances.
A report by IOL News indicated that the police told the two liquor stores in Hermanus to stop selling the beer because there's an investigation pending.
The owner of the beer, Graeme Bird, has tried to explain to the cops that the product is legal, but they have not yet given permission for it to be sold again.
We've tried to explain the legality and that we are stocked already all over the country.
The beer uses a brew with hemp seeds added to give it a unique flavour. Hemp is one of the main species within the cannabis family but is not highly psychoactive, so it is legal for commercial use in SA.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the police did not confirm giving an order to remove Durban Poison Cannabis Lager from the shelves, but admitted there is an ongoing investigation.
Hermanus police have opened an enquiry about the product for further investigation.
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