Cannabis Oil Dosage.
Stay away from cannabis oil suppliers in South Africa that use Benzene, Isopropy alcohol, Naptha, Acetone or Butane to make cannabis oil.
We only suggest buying cannabis oil in South Africa from suppliers that use either food grade ethanol or CO2 extraction methods to make cannabis oil.
Some people do use coconut oil and infuse the Cannabis in there and this method is also acceptable although it will not be as strong as cannabis oil processed with food grade ethanol or CO2 extraction methods.
Was the product decarboxylated? Does it have THC in it?
When starting with cannabis oil it is important to start off slow to test ones tolerance for cannabis.
Hopefully you are aware that legal cannabis oil is now available in South Africa and have spoken to your doctor about completing the Section 21 application form.
If using a FECO (Full Extract Cannabis Oil) product then a maximum 1/4 rice grain /matchstick head size should be taken on the tongue or under, rubbed into the gums or eaten on a piece of food or put into gelatin capsules (Ask your local pharmacist).
Wait at least two hours before repeating this dose if it is your first time so as to experience the full effects.
If you are treating something like Cancer the idea is to saturate the body with the cannabinoids and this should be done at a patient’s own pace and tolerance level.
If you are using it for another ailment or disease also start off just as slow and then use responsibly and at your own discretion.
If you are using a cannabis oil blend or tincture start off slow as well to test tolerance, perhaps two to three drops maximum for the first dose to test the strength of the product.
If too much cannabis oil that has a HIGH THC content is ingested it may make you feel inebriated or stoned.
Should you find yourself uncomfortably high/intoxicated from ingesting too much Cannabis then have a look at the following link for suggestions on how to counteract the “high”. CLICK HERE.
Some people choose to make suppositories out of their Full Extract Cannabis Oil as this way there is little to no psychotropic or ‘HIGH’ effects as the Oil doesn’t get metabolized in the liver. Although this delivery method is still debateable.
To make suppositories mix some of the FECO Full Extract Cannabis Oil with Coconut Oil (Crede is a well-known South African brand who also supply Hemp Seed Oil. Buy the 500g glass jar of Organic Coconut Oil which should be available at your local health store or google). The suggested mix/ratio will always be debatable as Cannabinoid ratios aren’t available due to prohibition and I have no idea exactly how strong the Cannabis Oil you have is. But I would suggest something like 5ml FECO to 500g of Coconut Oil. Heat the Coconut Oil in a pot of water on the stove, I suggest placing/balancing the glass jar on two or three wooden clothes pegs to stop the glass jar from touching the bottom of the hot pot etc. you need to heat it just enough to liquefy it and then add the FECO Full Extract Cannabis Oil. Mix. Once suitably mixed remove from heat and once cool enough place into the freezer to solidify. Once a solid state has been reached remove from freezer and store in fridge. Take empty gel capsules and fill it with this Coconut Oil/Cannabis Oil mix and put these back into the freezer. Here is the important part, when you want to use these suppositories you have made, you must REMOVE the gelatin capsule before using it. Gelatin capsules are designed for oral use and do not dissolve sufficiently when used as a suppository so in my opinion if you don’t have access to a suppository mould then the above method may help. Again it is only a suggestion.
For the first week the Cannabis Oil may make you feel tired and drowsy.
This is normal as it is your body getting accustomed to the THC and other Cannabinoids in the Oil.
Try and relax, get some rest, even sleep if possible as it is important to allow ones body to rest as rest is a part of the healing process.
It is imported to stay hydrated to flush the body of the toxins.
Regular use of Cannabis Oil may lower blood pressure and thin the blood so it is important to keep this in mind if on any medication for the above. Discuss this with your doctor before stopping any prescribed medication.
Explore an alkaline diet and even a lifestyle change if necessary particularly removing all forms of stress.
A lot of South Africans are choosing to use Cannabis Oil in conjunction with their Chemo treatments to assist with alleviating nausea symptoms.
It is not recommended to use Cannabis Oil in conjunction with Morphine use.
If you are using Cannabis Oil for pain management then start off slow as recommended and work out what daily dose will be suitable for your needs.
The goal should be to find a balance, enough to take care of the problem, but not enough to make you stoned or disrupt your daily life.
Cannabis Oil Storage
Cannabis Oil should be stored in a cool and dark place like a kitchen or bedroom cupboard.
Keep out of the reach of children.