The opening of the Goodleaf store on Buitenkant Street, Cape Town will have many pro-cannabis residents rejoicing, as the store plans to include legal cannabidiol (CBD) products in its dagga-based offerings.

“We’re excited about what Goodleaf brings to the [local] market. The flagship Goodleaf store will offer consumers a well-curated and unique experience in an exclusive downtown space. This store will be the first of a number of premium cannabis stores that we intend to open in high-end retail locations across South Africa,” says Jonni Katz, Head of Brand and Retail for Southern Sun Pharma.

As the founder of eco-conscious brands Earthchild and Earthaddict, Katz is a veteran of South Africa’s retail industry.

“The physical location and the online stock a selection of leading international brands, such as top-selling US brand, Cura Select, reflecting its premium positioning in the rapidly growing CBD sector. It will soon complement this unique offering with its own range of CBD products under the Goodleaf brand,” Katz says.

Southern Sun Pharma has also announced the acquisition of South Africa’s preeminent emerging local online retailer, Africanpure.

Founded in 2018, Africanpure focuses on the rapid growth of medicinal cannabis products out of Africa by offering quality, competitively-priced and locally-produced CBD products.

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