A Gauteng man has received SA’s first legal prescription for medical marijuana. Kwanda Mtetwa overcame severe pains thanks to cannabis.
A marijuana prescription is available in Mzansi. The 32-year-old Mtetwa is now a spirited activist for medical marijuana after the plant helped him overcome the horror pains he endured after a road accident.
The Gauteng man was involved in a motorcycle crash back in 2011 and later needed a safer and more effective way to treat himself. He began to grow his own marijuana before it was permitted in Mzansi.
Meet Kwanda Mtetwa, the first South African to get a legal medical prescription for medical marijuana. To buy his prescription, Mtetwa has a cannabis permit card with a unique QR code, He is a 'medical cannabis activist' lecturing at Cheeba Cannabis Academy. pic.twitter.com/CdPzWjV0bR
— Thando Sipuye (@ThandoSipuye) September 9, 2021
Mtetwa has now finally earned a legal medical prescription from a doctor for marijuana. While this event is not a novelty in other corners of the globe, in Mzansi it has been unheard of.
“The process is not easy, I would like to thank SAHPRA [South African Health Products Regulatory Authority] for making this possible. I did not think it would be possible in my lifetime,” Mtetwa told eNCA in a live broadcast.