Most of the people we treat choose the cannabis oils we endorse over conventional western medicines that have let them down. No one likes to get high! If the oils are used correctly this can be avoided altogether.
CBD alone is often sufficient in treating Epilepsy and or seizures. If CBD is not sufficient it may be necessary to compliment it with THC.
STORAGE OF CANNABIS OILS
Cannabis oils are best kept in the fridge when not being used. If this is not possible, store in a cool dry dark cupboard. The oils have a shelf life of many years.
DIRECTION FOR USE
For dosing using a tincture, do not dilute in water or juice. It’s easiest to accurately dispense the drops from a tincture into a teaspoon and then consume. Alternatively drop directly into your mouth.
CBD is bitter and if you are “uncomfortable” with, dislikes, the taste then you can take with a little honey to sweeten it.
Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil
Cannabidiol (CBD) refers to Cannabis oil with a high content ratio of CBD which promotes general good health and well-being, benefits neurological disorders, and treats various ailments. CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory and effectively treats the pain associated with inflammation. CBD is not psychoactive, doesn’t get you ‘high’, but unlike the nutrient supplement Hemp CBD products sold at health shops, it has THC in it in order to render it effective. Without THC it is useless – also called the entourage effect.
Added Benefits of CBD Oil
CBD cannabis oil, taken alone, effectively treats the following conditions;
- General Health Wellbeing
- Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
- Cancer Prevention
- Cancer Remission
- Heart Disease
The medical cannabis CBD strain used in the CBD products MCD endorses is a 20:1 strain (CBD to THC).
Dosage: Start on 5 drops 3x a day. It’s always best to keep CBD in your system. If one is unable to dose 3x a day, twice will have to do.
THC Oil (Delta 9)
To treat Epilepsy and or seizures, you need THC and unfortunately THC can make you ‘high’. However, if you micro-dose using a tincture in drops, it will allow you to build up a tolerance over a short period of time (days). There is no one-size-fits-all approach with THC cannabis oil dosing – it’s different for everyone. Most, if not all people we help, have to get on with day-to-day life and can’t afford to be high.
The medical cannabis THC strain used in the THC products MCD endorses is a 12:1 strain (THC to CBD).
Dosage: Start on lowest recommended dosage, 2 drops twice daily, to be safe, and increase as you feel comfortable until the desire effect is reached. If you feel “high” or abnormal, decrease dosage and remain on same dosage for 72 hours before increasing it again. Dosing twice a day, morning and later afternoon, is normally sufficient. If you have trouble sleeping and you’re not using CBN as a sleep aid, then a third dosage before bed is advisable.
We recommend using a tincture, with starting dosage of:
- CBD: 5-10 drops – 3 times a day.
- THC: 3 drops – 2-3 times day. (Start on 2 drops 2-3x a day. Increase every 48-72 hours by 1 drop per dosing. You can carry on increasing as need be. This way one avoids getting high.)
For children (age & weight depending)
- CBD: 1 drop per kg of weight – divided by dosages a day, preferably 3.
- THC: 2 drops – 2 times a day – Only if still seizing. (start on 2 drops and gradually increase as tolerance permits).
MCD is unable to comment on “other” cannabis oils whose origins are unbeknown to us. We recommend reading about cannabis oil in South Africa before making any decisions.
WHAT DETERMINES THE QUALITY OF CANNABIS OIL
MCD endorsed cannabis oils are all made from medical grade organic cannabis (flowers) only. The oils are processed in laboratory conditions using the latest technology similar, if not the same, equipment used in the legal states of America. Co2 based extraction cannabis oil is the latest, cleanest, toxin (solvent) free and most expensive extraction technique requiring specialised machinery. The entire process from soil to oil is controlled, after all what you put in is what you get out. The oils are not lab tested.
Everyone’s tolerance varies, rather be safe than sorry. Start low and increase dosages until desired dosage is reach. This way one avoids getting high altogether. If too much THC, THCA and or CBN oil is consumed too quickly a “high” or “stoned” feeling could be experienced, a general change in perception, euphoria (heightened mood), and an increase in appetite. Short term side effects may include a decrease in short-term memory, dry mouth, impaired motor skills, red eyes, and feelings of paranoia or anxiety. In the event of getting high it’s best to take a nap and sleep it off. The “feeling” will pass.
The information contained herein is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, it is provided for educational purposes only. You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Nothing contained herein is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment.