Cannabis has been used by people living with AIDS and HIV since the early days of the epidemic. Today, a growing number of patients use medical-grade products to treat many disease symptoms as well as antiretroviral therapy (ART) side effects. There have been suggestions that medical cannabis may afford long-term benefits, effectively slowing or even preventing the progression of the disease.
AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) is a syndrome caused by the retrovirus called HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). The disease weakens the immune system, making people much more vulnerable to infections and disease. This susceptibility worsens as the syndrome progresses. HIV is found throughout all of the bodily tissues but is transmitted through the body fluids of an infected person. It is important to understand that HIV is a virus, while AIDS is a medical “syndrome”.
Please contact us to begin your medical cannabis journey with specific dosing advice. As each person’s biochemistry, tolerance level and condition at hand are entirely unique, any advice that we give needs to be considerate and appropriate.
Our clients have consistently chosen MCDSA-endorsed cannabis oil over conventional medicines that have let them down. We only advocate highly-concentrated medical-grade products, derived from marijuana plant flowers, which are far superior to over-the-counter, hemp-derived supplements.
Visit our Product Guide for more information about each recommended product and further insight into the various cannabinoids that we recommend for treatment. Cannabis Oil explains everything you need to know about sourcing a high-quality product in South Africa.
Our Knowledge Centre provides a world of information and is a fantastic starting point for educating yourself on all things medical cannabis.
Always speak to your doctor when considering cannabis as a treatment aid. Take great care to safely store products and not expose children or pets unintentionally.
THC products are psychoactive, causing one to become “high”. These are to be used with special caution in children, pets and persons prone to anxiety or stress. Depending on the unique situation, it may be appropriate to substitute THC with non-psychoactive THCA. CBN and 1:1 oils may also cause mild psychoactive effects.
However, if products are used correctly, it may be possible to avoid the psychoactive effect entirely. Should you feel uncomfortable or have any questions at any time, our trained team of staff are on standby to attend to your concerns.
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