Medicinal cannabis oil information

FAQs

What is the best way to store my cannabis oil products?

Keep your cannabis oil products in a cool dry dark place. Do not expose it to direct sunlight for extended periods. Suppositories melt very quickly and are therefore to be stored in the freezer.

How long does it last/remain effective/expire?

If stored correctly cannabis oil lasts indefinely, it improves with age.

Can I take my cannabis oil products on an empty stomach?

Yes you can, your oil does help induce an appetite, so whether you eat before, during or after you’ve had your oil it is perfectly fine.

Are there any side effects?

Cannabis oil is relatively non-toxic and there are a few side effects.

Can you overdose?

No.

Is it addictive?

Addiction is “a compulsive physiological and psychological need for a habit-forming substance”. It is possible to develop a psychological addiction to most things that are taken to excess, however it is not physically addictive.

What’s the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Hemp is used to describe a marijuana sativa plant that contains only trace amounts of THC. Hemp is a high-growing plant which uses include fibre, oil (not the same as cannabis oil), and seed. Hemp is refined into products such as hemp seed foods, hemp oil, wax, resin, rope, cloth, pulp, paper, and fuel.

Can you use cannabis oil products externally?

Yes, however it’s best to mix with organic coconut oil. Great for external skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis, skin cancers, arthritis etc. Read more about types of products here.

What methods of consumption exist?

You can take cannabis oil products orally (capsule), with a vaporiser (oil), through a suppository or by using an ointment. Read more about types of products here.

How long does cannabis stay in your system?

This really depends. No one can really say how long you will test positive for marijuana since the rate of THC metabolism varies per individual. It is detectable in your urine for up to 30 to 35 days since last consumption.

What is a tincture and why would somebody want to ingest cannabis this way?

A tincture is basically a liquid form of cannabis extraction typically mixed with alcohol (Ethanol), glycerin or MCT oil. It can be taken sublingually (under the tongue) or put into any food or beverage. It usually comes in a bottle with a dropper. The tinctures are typically less concentrated than straight oils and are used for less severe remedies or maintenance doses. Tinctures are an excellent form of delivery. They are easy to use, flexible because you can put them in just about anything and it’s much easier to dose properly if you are using a product that is transparent about the number of mg of THC or CBD in the bottle as well as per dropper.

Most tinctures suspend cannabis extracted oils in alcohol, but yours don’t. Why?

Because this is medicine, we’re trying to be smart about every step in our process, including what delivery method the medicine comes in. Alcohol burns and many people with diseases or allergies cannot tolerate anything with alcohol in their stomach.  Additionally, alcohol can evaporate which changes the dilution effect of what you are getting, so it makes it more difficult to dose properly.

Glycerin isn’t optimal either, it doesn’t absorb right into your skin or membranes. It also has a limited amount of saturation to it in terms of how many cannabinoids it can hold, so it is not a good natural solvent. So you’ll find glycerin tinctures tend to separate and you need to constantly shake them or put them in a water bath to attempt to get a consistent dose.

We chose to use MCT oil for our tinctures. MCT stands for medium chain triglycerides and is a form of coconut or palm oil where the long chain fatty acids have been removed, leaving it in a s table liquid form. What is so terrific about using this oil in tinctures is that MCT oil is very easily absorbed by the stomach wall and membranes and is easy to digest. It’s fast acting and produces a very consistent product, because it evenly absorbs the cannabis compounds, so every dropper will have a consistent dose.

What differentiates our cannabis oil?

Our extracts are made from multiple strains of the cannabis plant in varying potencies. We do not use byproduct (or “trim”). Traditionally, most recreational products and competing medical oils are made using what the grower throws away and or “substandard” cheap bud.

How does the experience of vapour compare to that of smoke?

The most obvious differences are noticed in the first three minutes and more subtle effects can be noticed the next day. Much of what a smoker experiences in the first minutes are actually the side effects of smoke, rather than being due to any medicinal qualities. The experience is the result of a ‘damage control’ response by the body. Smokers who are not already used to vapourisers often cannot tell that anything is happening at all — until about 3 minutes later! Vapour is generally described as being stronger, lighter, clearer, more thoughtful, longer lasting, and more energetic. You are much less likely to get some of the common physical aspects with a vapouriser. People generally feel better, clearer and cleaner the next day after vapourising – without the ‘fuzziness’ that might be experienced the day after a smoking session.

Where can I buy cannabis oil products in South Africa?

Contact us and we will point in the right direction depending on your medical requirements.

Can I use medical cannabis for my pet?

Yes you can, but its best to do so under veterinary or specialist guidance.  Your animal will love you for it. Read more about cannabis oil for pets.