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Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

Written by Zara Martin What is THC THC is one of a host of chemicals called cannabinoids within the cannabis plant that can influence how we feel pain, how we perceive our surroundings, and how our bodies cope with inflammation. In the human brain, THC works by binding with cannabinoid receptors on the brain’s neurons. These receptors affect how neurotransmitters

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Medical Cannabis and its Inpact on COPD

Written by Zara Martin What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease? This respiratory disease is characterised by an abnormal inflammatory response in the lungs and restricted airflow, which both result in difficulty doing the most vital thing in life —breathing. COPD is actually an umbrella term that includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis and, in some cases, asthma. The No. 1 reason someone gets COPD in developed countries is

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7 Fascinating Facts About The Endocannabiniod System

Did you know you have an endocannabinoid system? A year ago, I didn’t either. That’s because unless you’re a research scientist or work in the field of medical cannabis, it’s unlikely you’ll ever have heard of it. And yet, the endocannabinoid system has been hailed as “the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health.” Why do

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MCDSA Endorses Icharos Cannabis Oil Products in South Africa

MCDSA endorses only the very best medical grade cannabis oil products in South Africa. Icharos products are exactly that; medical grade cannabis oil concentrates made from organic buds/flowers only using the latest technology’s. Icharos Tinctures Cannabis oil concentrate is mixed with a carrier liquid (MCT) to increase absorption. Tinctures are 1000mg (1:10) 500 drops per bottle, and are available in

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5 Benefits of Medical Cannabis for Dementia

Dementia is not a specific disease. It’s an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer’s is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that typically presents in adults over the age of 65. The disease causes symptoms such as dementia. While symptoms

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Stroke Victims Turn to Medical Cannabis

What is a stoke? A stroke occurs when a blood vessel bursts in the brain or if a blood vessel to the brain is obstructed, restricting oxygen to the brain. This oxygen deprivation means cells in your brain will die within minutes. This leads to balance and movement problems, cognitive deficits, depression, language problems, learning disabilities, memory loss, paralysis, seizures,

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Managing Symptoms of MS with Medical Cannabis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that can develop at any age. MS is caused by damage to the myelin sheath, the protective covering that surrounds nerve cells. When this nerve covering is damaged, nerve signals slow down or stop. The nerve damage is caused by inflammation which occurs when the body’s own immune cells attack the

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Parliament and High Court Judgment on Use of Cannabis In Private Homes

Friday, 31 March 2017 – Parliament notes reports of the judgment today by the Western Cape High Court about the use of cannabis in private homes and that the national legislature has 24 months within which to change sections of the Drug Trafficking Act and the Medicines Control Act. Parliament is in the process of obtaining the judgment to study exactly what

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South Africa High Court Rules Cannabis is Legal

Cape Town, South Africa – The Western Cape High Court has made a landmark ruling, declaring that it is an infringement to ban the use of dagga by adults in private homes. In making the ruling on Friday, it has allowed for the possession, cultivation and use dagga at home, for private use. It has also ruled that Parliament must change sections

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CBD THCa Cannabis Oil Epilepsy Seizures

Growing Support for CBD & THCa in Treating Epilepsy

New findings by specialists shed new light on the discussion surrounding medical marijuana, cannabis oil, as an effective treatment for epilepsy. In recent years, cannabidiol (CBD) has gained support because it lacks the high that THC is known for. There is also ample evidence from animal studies and anecdotal reports that CBD has anti-seizure properties on its own. Epileptic seizures

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