Cannabis oil South Africa
Cannabis oil also sometimes referred to as hemp Oil/dagga oil/dagga olie/marijuana oil/Rick Simpson oil, is a cannabis product or concentrate obtained by separating resins from the cannabis flowers by means of an extraction process. If using a solvent then we suggest only using a high proof alcohol or 96%+ food grade ethanol. Do not use denatured isopropyl alcohol or Benzene etc. Cannabis oil is not hemp seed oil which can buy at your local health shop.
Only top quality, organic and pesticide free cannabis flowers should be used in the product of Cannabis extracts.
Here are the main types of cannabinoids you will hear about:
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. Learn more about THC by clicking here.
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 oil online in South Africa have no idea what they are buying. Many suppliers in South Africa are using questionable solvents like denatured isopropyl alcohol, benzene, acetone and even petrol and paint thinners to make their products. These solvents contain carcinogens and should not be used in the manufacturing process. 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 suppliers also use the trim, left-over leaves, when making “FECO” Full Extract oil/Rick Simpson oil to save on production cost and the result is a poor quality product which looks legit but lacks the cannabinoids mentioned above.
For more information on suggested 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.