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CANNABIS SEEDS
Cannabis seeds are readily available in South Africa. This article includes our recommendation for a trusted supplier of world-renowned marijuana seeds, along with updated laws, and everything you need to know about genetics and breeding, various types of seeds and strains, as well as growing indoors versus outdoors.
Nov 25, 2020
Cannabis 101, Lifestyle
MEDICAL CANNABIS CAN HELP YOU GET THROUGH MENOPAUSE
Menopause currently affects nearly one billion women across the globe. Its consequences are all-consuming and can affect every aspect of a woman's life. You shouldn’t have to suffer in silence without treatment. Medical cannabis can help.
Nov 18, 2019
Health
HOW MEDICAL CANNABIS CAN HELP WITH MACULAR DEGENERATION
AMD is a common eye condition and a leading cause of vision loss among people aged 50 and older. While more studies need to be conducted on the effects of macular degeneration, anecdotal evidence suggests that cannabis can profoundly help people who suffer from macular degeneration (MD).
Nov 11, 2019
Health
AVANA – LIFE INFUSED
MCDSA is proud to introduce AVANA. Extracted from the finest organically grown cannabis flowers and infused in MCT oil for maximum absorption, the AVANA range brings you the highest quality medical cannabis oil products available in South Africa.
Oct 31, 2019
Health, Cannabis 101
CAN MEDICAL CANNABIS COUNTER THE PROGRESSION OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS
Cannabinoids receptors are widely present all over the cardiovascular system and that’s the reason researchers believe the endocannabinoid system might play a key role in the regulation of blood circulation and cardiac functions. Medical cannabis oil high in THC and CBD could help prevent atherosclerosis onset as well as be helpful from the early stages of atherosclerosis.
Jan 13, 2019
Health
MEDICAL CANNABIS OIL FOR INFLAMMATORY SKIN DISEASE
There is increasing evidence of the potential of cannabinoids for the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases, including psoriasis and atopic dermatitis and for the treatment of auto-immune diseases such as scleroderma, characterised by inflammation and fibrosis.
Sep 07, 2018
Health
MEDICAL CANNABIS OIL FOR INFLAMMATORY DISEASES – ARTHRITIS
People suffering from arthritis often complain of pain in the affected joint, which is commonly accompanied by redness, a sensation of heat, and minor swelling. CBD oil shows promise as a treatment for arthritis pain. If it affects receptors in the brain and immune system in the way that researchers believe, it may reduce inflammation and pain. When used in synergy with THC, inflammation, pain relief, and joint protection are at its optimal efficacy.
Sep 05, 2018
Health
MAN’S BEST FRIEND – CBD FOR DOGS
CBD oil continues to prove itself as a remarkably effective way to treat a number of ailments your dog might be experiencing. Problems with debilitating tremors, itchy skin, allergies, restlessness, chronic pain, ailments of the nervous system, and cardiovascular issues are just some of the problems that may be aided by CBD products for dogs.
Sep 05, 2018
Health
MEDICAL CANNABIS OIL FOR THE ELDERLY
Ageing influences the biochemical and physiological effect of drugs on the body. A new study, published in The European Journal of Internal Medicine, found that cannabis therapy is safe and efficacious for elderly patients who are seeking to address cancer symptoms, Parkinson’s Disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and other medical issues.
Aug 15, 2018
Health
THE PAINFUL TRUTH – MANAGING PAIN WITH MEDICAL CANNABIS OIL
Pain is an alarm for disease, announcing that all is not right with the body. Cannabinoids have shown significant promise for soothing pain. Separate pain-relieving mechanisms between opioids and marijuana medicines suggest that combined treatment may enhance relief, while limiting side-effects.
Jul 29, 2018
Health
OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANT DISORDER (ODD) – CAN CBD OIL HELP?
It is a known fact that no pharmacological treatment exists to manage ODD. Cannabidiol (CBD), is a natural compound found in the cannabis plant, with little to no side-effects, both short- and long-term, and the results that parents have reposted in treating ADHD, ODD, ADD and ASD, has been encouraging and could pave the way for future clinical studies.
Jul 21, 2018
Health
THE EFFECTS OF MEDICAL CANNABIS OIL CBD ON OCD
Medical Cannabis (CBD Oil) has been used extensively in the last decade to treat a variety of anxiety-driven disorders. In particular, CBD stands out, because of its strong anti-anxiety potential. No two forms of anxiety are alike. Social anxiety differs vastly from PTSD, and for those suffering from any anxiety driven disorder, the experience is very different. The same can be said for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Jul 18, 2018
Health
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS – WHY IS MEDICAL CANNABIS SO EFFECTIVE IN TREATING MS?
The ability of CBD and THC, in synergy, to reduce inflammation, manage pain and act as an anti-spasmodic agent, has been proven and many MS sufferers have found significant relief from their symptoms with medical cannabis.
Jul 07, 2018
Health
MEDICAL CANNABIS OIL AND PROSTATE CANCER
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in medical marijuana. Clinical research has shown that CBD contains properties that relieve convulsion, inflammation, anxiety and nausea. It could even inhibit the growth of some cancer cells, including those that cause prostate cancer.
Jul 04, 2018
Health
GETTING BACK ON YOUR FEET: MEDICAL CANNABIS OIL FOR PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY
Peripheral neuropathy is a chronic and complex condition that  can occur when you have nerve damage. Tell-tale symptoms of the condition are numbness, weakness and pain — particularly in extremities like your feet and hands. Recently, people have begun turning to medical cannabis for peripheral neuropathy to relieve their pain associated with the condition.
Jun 30, 2018
Health
WHY IS MEDICAL CANNABIS OIL SO EFFECTIVE IN TREATING MS?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue in the central nervous system, primarily the brain and spinal cord. One in 5 people with MS surveyed in 2014 said they used medical cannabis to help their symptoms. Medical cannabis can help with the pain, stiffness and muscle spasms.
Apr 22, 2018
Health
TREATING ANXIETY WITH CBD OIL
Anxiety disorders are the most common and pervasive mental disorders in many Western Countries, South Africa included. Studies prove that medical marijuana with high levels of CBD provide a therapeutic effect on those with anxiety disorders.
Apr 12, 2018
Health
THE BLUNT TRUTH ABOUT MEDICAL CANNABIS AND AUTISM
In a study of patients with autism, researchers have found that medical cannabis (With a high CBD content), has proven to be an incredibly effective treatment for the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder.
Mar 11, 2018
Health
CANNABIS SUPERCHARGES METABOLISM AND CUTS FAT CELLS IN HALF
Not only does cannabis consumption lower insulin resistance, but it also improves fasting insulin and facilitates metabolic function. Coupled with the pain-relieving effects of both plant and human-derived cannabinoids, cannabis and exercise seem to go hand in hand if you’re looking to improve your physical health.
Mar 02, 2018
Health
CBD AND CHILDREN – IS IT SAFE?
Since its discovery, scientists have noted that CBD has some very interesting effects on the body; namely, it is anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, reduces seizures in epilepsy, alleviates anxiety, and can have anti-tumoral actions. Across the globe there has been one headline grabbing story after another of parents giving their sick children CBD, with life-changing results. But the question still remains, is it safe to give CBD to children?
Feb 11, 2018
Health
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