Why is Medical Grade Cannabis Oil in South Africa so Expensive?

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Why is Medical Grade Cannabis Oil in South Africa so Expensive?

Why is Medical Grade Cannabis Oil in South Africa so Expensive?

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Our team at Medical Cannabis oil is often asked why the product is so expensive? We decided to put this short article together to highlight some of the reasons why a medical grade product is priced the way it is. The point of departure is that the input product (IE. The Cannabis that is used in the oil) has to be specially produced for medical application. Medical grade cannabis is not cheap, it typically take on average 10 grams of medical grade cannabis to make 1 gram of oil concentrate. If the cannabis is not specifically medical grade, then you will not achieve the desired Medical grade Cannabis oil is expensive because the ‘material’ used to make the oils, i.e. medical grade cannabis, is not cheap. At best it takes 10 grams of medical grade cannabis to make 1 gram (1000mg) of oil. The cannabis won’t yield that percentage if it’s not medical grade.

medical grade cannabisHow much does a gram of medical grade cannabis cost these days? 

These days you can expect to pay upwards of R150 per a gram for high quality medical grade cannabis. If you purchase in bulk, then obviously the prices come down slightly.

The other factor adding to the cost of cannabis oil is our unique production process. Certain old school methods like the popular but basic DIY Rick Simpson method (RSO) produces a thick black oil which may contain chemical byproducts. It takes years of experience, sophisticated equipment, labour, knowledge and more to achieve top quality cannabis oil. We make use of a coconut oil extraction method, its organic and gentle and most importantly, there is no additives or solvents.

RSO-OilSome people choose to buy mediocre quality oil made with the Rick Simpson (RSO) method and stored in a syringe for R3500 for 5ml – that’s R700 a gram. Rick Simpson’s suggested guideline for the consumption of oils to treat cancer is 90 grams in 90 days, which will end up costing you R63 000 at R700 a gram.

If you would like guidance on how best to secure proper medical grade cannabis oil, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We have a team of highly trained consultants that are happy to guide you through this process.

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