cannabis

March 16, 2018

The Cannabis Business is a Positive Alternative

The Cannabis Business is a Positive Alternative The cannabis business is a positive alternative but there are still risks involved, alongside every opportunity. Business is well aware that the new medical cannabis industry holds plenty of scope for investment. But it is still early days and it is still a bit too early to commit fully to a cannabis venture, say some business owners. Funding a new firm that is not successful in the competitiveness of the industry could be a negative. But the cannabis business is a positive alternative if the companies are set up professionally and take every aspect of cannabis seriously: growing, manufacturing products, marketing, distribution, dispensing and packaging. Cannabis businesses still need to follow strict regulations and test all raw cannabis they obtain to sell as is or as a tincture, oil, capsule, e-juice and other edible. Where Does Cannabis Stand Legally? Cannabis has been legalised in 29 states for medical use and there is approval for recreational cannabis use in 8 states. But still cannabis is classed as a Schedule 1 drug which makes investment in cannabis a bit shaky. Banks and large finance houses cannot invest in cannabis or even assist start up companies […]
March 6, 2018

Medical Cannabis Can Treat ALS

Medical Cannabis Can Treat ALS The wording in this heading is vital: medical cannabis can treat ALS. Note that nowhere did we mention “cure” as there is no known cure for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). But using medical cannabis to treat ALS can be done. It can lengthen life spans and provide comfort from symptoms that can be debilitating. These symptoms include wasting away while muscles deteriorate, weakness, pain, drooling, spasticity and failure to breathe. What Exactly is ALS? ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is the most common disease involving deterioration of the motor neuron system.  A motor neuron is a neuron whose cell body is located in the motor cortex, brainstem or the spinal cord. They directly or indirectly control muscles and glands. ALS is the destruction of this control of muscles and movement of the arms, legs, mouth, and respiratory system. Patients are usually given 3 to 5 years to live, but some do live 10 years or longer. Medical cannabis can treat ALS, ensuring a better quality life and a longer life. There are stories of people with ALS who have lived on for 25 years thanks to medical cannabis treatment! Causes of ALS and […]
February 13, 2018

Legal Update – Cannabis Oil in South Africa

Legal Update – Cannabis Oil in South Africa For a legal update on the latest cannabis oil news in South Africa, read on. There has been a lack of news since the March 2017 court case in the Western Cape when government deemed it permissible to grow and use cannabis in the privacy of your own home. But nowhere else, and not on a commercial scale. So now, the famous Dagga Couple are appealing the decision – which could take as long as two years in total for a final decision to be made. While we wait for a legal update on the cannabis oil situation in South Africa, it is still illegal. That is, no one may cultivate cannabis on a commercial scale for the production of medical cannabis or recreational cannabis and no one may sell it. You may use it any way you want to in the comfort of your own home. Licenses to Cultivate and Produce Cannabis are Scarce While we wait, take note that not one license has been issued for anyone to grow, own or use or trade in cannabis in South Africa.  One person only has won a license to research industrial cannabis […]
January 11, 2018

Can Medical Cannabis be Used as a Medicine?

Can Medical Cannabis be Used as a Medicine? When we hear the question, “Can medical cannabis be used as medicine?” we at Medical Cannabis Oils tend to say “Yes”. Medical cannabis has this name thanks to its healing powers, its ability to treat simple conditions and complex diseases. If extracts from a mere plant can give a cancer victim hope, a depressed person light and an inflamed body less pain is it not worth using cannabis products as a medicine? Medical cannabis comes from all parts of the cannabis plant including the stem, leaves and flowers. Scientists are interested in the more than 100 different cannabinoids present in cannabis which are of use to human health. Cannabinoids are not new to the human body which produces its own, as part of the endocannabinoid system. The two main cannabinoids from cannabis, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are being studied for their incredible healing properties. THC, however, is psychoactive and the recreational part of cannabis that people like to get high. CBD, though, has no side effects and is a great way to maintain health or treat an illness. Use Medical Cannabis as Medicine for Pain Medical cannabis can be used as […]