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A Buyer's Guide: How to Buy Medical Cannabis Oil in South Africa

Cannabis Oil Buyer’s Guide 2018

With the abundance of cannabis oils on offer on social media and the internet, those who want to self-medicate are often faced with the daunting task of separating the good from the bad, the mediocre from the exceptional.  So much information is available at the click of a button, but so much misinformation and outright … Read more

Strongest Workout with CBD Cannabis Oil

How Micro-Dosing On Cannabis Led To The Strongest Workouts Of My Life

January 21, 2018 — 10:25 AM Growing up as an elite-level mountain bike racer for 15 years then transitioning to ultra-running, I’ve had my fair share of pain with the long miles. I was so ignorant about cannabis even five years ago. Sure, I’d had it offered to me at parties growing up, and even … Read more

MCT Medium Chain Triglycerides CannaMedica

MCT Oil – A Review of Medium Chain Triglycerides

Interest in medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) has grown rapidly over the last few years.  This is partly due to the widely-publicized benefits of coconut oil, a rich source of them.  Many advocates boast that medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) can aid in weight loss.  In addition, MCT oil has become a popular supplement among athletes and bodybuilders. Here … Read more

Treating Breast Cancer with Cannabis Oil

Treating Breast Cancer with Medical Cannabis

Breast cancer is a major and growing health issue among women. Invasive breast cancer is the most common type cancer affecting women worldwide, and the second-most-common type overall, according to the Susan G. Komen foundation. This year, an estimated 232,000 cases will be diagnosed just in the US. Early detection and successful treatment are crucial … Read more

The Difference Between THC and CBD

THC vs CBD – The Synergy of Cannabinoids

The first written proof of using marijuana as a medicine dates back to 2900 BC when the Chinese Emperor Fu Xi noted that “cannabis was a very popular medicine that possessed both yin and yang” As it seems, cannabis sativa has been used for both medicinal and recreational purposes for five millenniums now, if not … Read more

Medical Cannabis for Inflammatory Skin Disease

The skin is the largest organ in the human body.  One of its principal functions is to protect the body against external agents and it is the first defensive barrier of the innate immune system.  Other important functions of the skin include controlling body temperature, maintaining the hydro-electrolytic balance and perceiving painful or pleasurable stimuli.  … Read more

The Painful Truth – Managing Pain with Medical Cannabis

Pain is the alarm of disease, the symptom that announces that all is not right with our bodies.  Whether due to an accident or illness, it is the most common reason that people seek medical assistance.  But, because pain has many causes, some of which are poorly understood, it is often a complex and vexing … Read more

The Effects of Medical Cannabis on OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

Medical Cannabis has been used extensively in the last decade to treat a variety of anxiety-driven disorders.  In particular, CBD (cannabidiol) stands out, because of its strong anti-anxiety potential.  No two forms of anxiety are alike.  Social anxiety differs vastly from PTSD, and for those suffering from any anxiety driven disorder, the experience is very … Read more

CBD for ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder)

Oppositional Defiant Disorder Overview As its name indicates, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (also referred to as Oppositional Defiance Disorder or ODD) is a disorder characterized by anger, defiance, and negativity. Adolescents and teenagers who have Oppositional Defiant Disorder are prone to be destructive, belligerent, and physically violent. Oppositional Defiant Disorder may begin to manifest in children … Read more

NPA, SAPS and other enemies of the people

This article originally appeared in The Daily Maverick on 21 June 2018.  Please note that the Medicines Control Council (MCC) has since ceased to exist and transformed into the new South African Health Products Authority (SAHPRA). As the UK promises an about-turn on its archaic cannabis laws and Canada becomes the first G7 nation to … Read more

Cannabis and Neuropathy: How Marijuana Helps Treat Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathy is defined as the damage to the sensory, motor or automatic nerves that occurs from an underlying cause. It’s a complex and chronic condition that affects nearly 20 million people in the United States. Also known as peripheral neuropathy, this condition causes weakness, numbness and pain to extremities like hands and feet. The pain … Read more

Treatment Guideline: The Effect of Cannabis Oil in the Treating of Alzheimer’s

This treatment guideline is to be used for products, cannabis oils, that are only endorsed by CannaMedica. The guide is to be used for treating Alzheimer’s. Most of the people we treat choose the cannabis oils we endorse over conventional western medicines that have let them down. No one likes to get high! If the oils … Read more

Cannabinoids & Breast Milk: Do Cannabinoids Play A Larger Role In Our Life Than We Thought?

Research into the workings of the endocannabinoid system has yielded significant discoveries for scientists attempting to learn more about pre and post-natal development. It is apparent that endocannabinoids, chemical compounds produced in the body that are similar to the psychoactive ingredients in marijuana, act as a catalyst for early embryonic development and development thereafter into … Read more

Study: Cannabis-Based Medicines As Potential Treatments For Traumatic Brain Injuries

A recent study published in The American Surgeon was titled “Effect of Marijuana Use on Outcomes in Traumatic Brain Injury.” In this study, researchers concluded that patients who had detectable levels of THC in their bodies were less likely than those who did not to die as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The … Read more

Medical Marijuana and Perinatal Brain Injuries

Cannabis is working its way toward being legalized nationwide as scientists continue conducting sound research on cannabinoids, the compounds found in cannabis, as potential forms of treatment for a wide array of ailments. A recent study suggests cannabis as a viable treatment option for those suffering from perinatal brain injuries. While there are many causes … Read more

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