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Blood, sweat and tears.

Medical Cannabis South Africa.

I’ve been wanting to write this post about Cannabis in South Africa for a while.

I do not know what has stopped me from doing it.

Maybe I just didn’t know what to say or what I could add to the conversation which I hadn’t already.

Perhaps I was waiting for legalization, hoping that someone would do something and take this to the next level.

Well I waited and nothing changed. Just more court dates, empty promises and dangled carrots.

No registered products produced using GMP methods or even information on how to apply for a licence to cultivate Cannabis for medicinal use in South Africa. Even Lesotho is ahead of us.

This lack of development has left me anxious, demotivated and angry as it has other South Africans too.

Enough is enough.

South Africans have a right to grow and use Cannabis as they see fit as long as they do so responsibly.

The Western Cape High Court ruled on the 31st March 2017 that it is a constitutional right for South Africans to use Cannabis in the privacy of their own homes. The State has appealed this and the court date is set for the 7th November 2017.  You can read more about that court ruling as well as the States appeal to the ruling by CLICKING HERE.

So where exactly is this Cannabis plant material meant to come from? Are South Africans expected to buy Cannabis Seeds online even though it is still illegal and cultivate it? Are they meant to say abracadabra and pull it from the ether or are they meant to buy it off the streets? I’ve always maintained that the only difference between a legal product and a illegal product should be a piece of paper. The quality shouldn’t be inferior.

I’m all for legalization, but like the rest of South Africa am not prepared to wait any longer. If you cannot do your job, then we will do it for you. If you cannot grow it yourself then we will grow it for you.

South Africans deserve to get the best quality products available, sent discreetly and safely to their door for their own personal consumption. If needed it should go from farmer to client with minimal mark up or influence in between.

I hope to offer you a variety of strains in the near future from outdoor landrace and hybrid strains, from Swaziland and the Transkei, to indoor strains grown in your province and even to your specifications.

As I’ve already mentioned, South Africans are already buying Cannabis online in South Africa via websites and social media platforms like facebook and instagram.

Have a look at the following facebook group CannaClubSA or “The South Africans Cannabis Growers Club” and you will see that South Africans are helping each other with regards to Cannabis education and cultivation.

Plant material is being requested from South Africans who wish to use it to make their own Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Edibles and/or Cannabis Tea and smoothies.

With this in mind I have a limited amount of the Cannabis Strain known as Exodus Cheese which was grown indoors which I can offer you if you are wanting it.

Generally known as simply “Cheese” or “UK Cheese”, Exodus Cheese is the original clone-only strain that originated in Southern England sometime during the late 1980s or early 90s. Said to be grown from a packet of Sensi Seeds Skunk #1, it is known for its high yields, potency and distinct, overwhelmingly strong cheese-like odour. Though the identity of the original grower is still debated, at some point in the early 90s the cannabis lifestyle activists based in Luton calling themselves Exodus acquired some clones of Cheese and from there it rapidly became one of the most popular and sought after varieties in the UK. Since then many breeders have created seed lines using Cheese, while the original clone is still found in grow rooms around the globe.

Exodus is a Cannabis Sativa dominant strain and is a cross between Skunk and Cheese.

With a 40:60 indica/sativa ratio it creates an impressive 18% THC level and packs quite a punch.

Exodus Cheese offers many benefits for medical cannabis patients. Medicinally effective in pain therapy, appetite stimulation and against insomnia. Psychologically, it can provide temporary relief from the symptoms of mild to moderate stress and depression. The physical effects of Exodus Cheese are said to relieve pain, whether it’s temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to serious conditions like lupus. Many also report relief from everyday irritations like indigestion or recurring headaches. Because its mental effects are more hazy than intense and cerebral, Exodus Cheese can be a good option for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.

On the “Streets” or from your friendly neighbourhood dealer this Cheese will cost you anywhere from R100 – R150+ per gram depending on how much is in the market, the time of the year and how much you are getting shafted.

Please note this is for Cannabis which has been grown indoor with careful care been taken to provide buds which are high grade and top shelf, AAA if you will.

I am offering this strain for R70 per gram, minimum order is 10grams and the maximum order is 100g. Add R100 for the courier fee to your door.

Orders will take between 2-3 business days and therefor orders will only be dispatched on a Monday Morning or latest Tuesday morning to ensure same week delivery and minimise risk and transit time.

I’m really not making anything on this so if you have any reservations or comments about the price then you are welcome to make contact and offer an acceptable alternative solution.

We will be offering more strains in the near future like high CBD strains as well as one to one strains.

There will no doubt be initial teething issues, but as more and more South African Farmers come out of the Cannabis Closet you should find that we grow Cannabis just as well if not better than the Canadians. There I said it.

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Yours in Medical Cannabis.

Ralph Higgo



This was me in the Transkei in March 2017 assisting rural farmers with education on cultivation.