Cannabis oil in South Africa
What is Cannabis oil?
Cannabis oil (hemp Oil/dagga oil/dagga olie/marijuana oil/Rick Simpson oil) is a cannabis product or concentrate obtained by separating resins from cannabis flowers by means of an extraction process.
Cannabis oil is not hemp seed oil which can buy at your local health shop.
Cannabis oil should only be made using top quality, organic and pesticide free cannabis flowers.
Here are the main types of cannabinoids to look out for in cannabis oil:
THC is the primary psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, responsible for what is known as ‘getting high’. THC is able to ease moderate pain (analgesic) and to be neuroprotective, to reduce neuroinflammation and to stimulate neurogenesis.
CBD is a cannabis compound with a wide array of medical benefits, without making users feel ‘high’. In fact, CBD can actually counteract the psychoactivity of THC. Recent research has found that CBD is highly effective as a treatment for a wide range of conditions, from arthritis and diabetes to cancer and depression.
CBN is a mildly psychoactive compound – its most pronounced attribute is its sedative effect. However, unlike THC, CBN induces little to no psychoactive effects.
Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA)
The benefits of the cannabis compound THCA are slowly being discovered but already showing remarkable anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and anti-emetic effects. Unlike THC, THCA is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid.
Often people who buy cannabis oil online in South Africa have no idea what they are buying.
Many cannabis oil suppliers in South Africa are using questionable solvents like denatured isopropyl alcohol, benzene, acetone and even petrol and paint thinners to make cannabis oil. These solvents contain carcinogens and should not be used to make cannabis oil. There are also numerous self-appointed medical cannabis dispensaries claiming to offer you the purest CBD oil for sale in South Africa yet cannot back up their products with valid test results.
Often too these online cannabis oil suppliers use the trim, left-over leaves, when making cannabis oil to save on cost and the result is a poor quality cannabis oil which looks like cannabis oil but lacks the cannabinoids mentioned above.
Our advice is to stay clear of anyone that offers you cannabis oil for sale online in South Africa.
We say this because quality, reproducible and legal cannabis oil in the form of Tilray medical cannabis products are now available in South Africa.
To access this legal cannabis oil you will need to work with your doctor, oncologist or health care provider to complete a Section 21 application form. The whole approval process, providing the information supplied is correct, should only take 48 hours to approve.
For more information on suggested cannabis oil dosage and side effects click here.
Need more information on how to counteract a too “High” feeling? click here.
Always consult with a doctor before stopping any medication or trying any new treatment.
We suggest you watch the video below which gives some more information on Cannabis.