Cannabis Oil South Africa: A Buyer’s Guide 2018

With the abundance of cannabis oils on offer on social media and the internet, those who want to self-medicate are often faced with the daunting task of separating the good from the bad, the mediocre from the exceptional.  So much information is available at the click of a button, but so much misinformation and outright falsities exist too.  MCDSA, have

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Why is Medical Cannabis Oil So Effective in Treating MS?

About 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. Specifically, the disease causes the immune system to attack myelin, a fatty substance forming a protective, insulating sheath on nerve fibres. Scar tissue, known as sclerosis, forms due to the myelin

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Treating Anxiety With CBD Oil

It’s a normal part of life to experience occasional anxiety. But you may experience anxiety that is persistent, seemingly uncontrollable, and overwhelming. If it’s an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it can be disabling. When anxiety interferes with daily activities, you may have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are real, serious medical conditions – just as real and serious

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The Blunt Truth About Cannabis And Autism

It’s morning in Nahariya, a tiny Israeli town near the Lebanese border, and 4-year-old Benjamin is repeatedly smashing his head against the wall. He spins wildly in circles, screeching at full volume. As his mother tries frantically to calm him, he pulls down his pants and defecates on the floor. When they leave their apartment, Benjamin wrestles free of her

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Cannabis Supercharges Metabolism and Cuts Fat Cells in Half

As cannabis becomes more integrated within mainstream culture, millions are becoming more educated on the many benefits of THC and other cannabinoids. Not only does cannabis consumption lower insulin resistance, but it also improves fasting insulin and facilitates metabolic function. More athletes and even those engaged in moderate recreational fitness have found incredible benefits from daily consumption of the once

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CBD And Children – Is It Safe?

As a parent, you’d do anything for your child, particularly if they are desperately ill and conventional medicine is failing them. Across the globe there has been one headline grabbing story after another of parents giving their sick children CBD, the non-psychoactive compound in cannabis for conditions like epilepsy, cancer and autism. But the question still remains, is it safe

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Medical Marijuana for PTSD

The definition of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is “a psychiatric disorder that occurs following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening event.” To be diagnosed with PTSD, a person must meet the following criteria for at least one month: Have at least one reoccurring negative symptom At least one “avoidance” symptom (refusal to express emotions, refusal to visit a certain

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The Truth About Medical Marijuana And M.E.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) is an injury to the Central Nervous System and it is a chronic and disabling disorder. Usually triggered by an infectious disease process, e.g. a virus, or by chemicals over stimulating the immune system. M.E. is a multi-system disease, affecting not only the neurological system but also the immune, musculoskeletal, endocrine (hormonal) and cardiovascular systems. Prognosis is

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Clearing the Smoke: Medical Marijuana and Respiratory Conditions

Recent studies have shown that medical cannabis and, in particular the cannabinoids THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), can effectively relieve and manage the symptoms of COPD and other chronic breathing disorders.  What is of significant interest, is the efficacy of the delivery method.  Danielle Piomelli, PhD, professor of pharmacology at the University of California at Irvine, told Reuters as far

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Studies Debunked: Cannabis Does Not Cause Schizophrenia

What is Schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a lifelong mental disorder involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behavior. This leads to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, a withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion and a sense of mental fragmentation. While schizophrenia is not curable, it can be treated. The symptoms of schizophrenia fall into three categories:

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