See separate article for child conditions defined as Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
Children are a unique population group as their brains and bodies are undergoing constant rapid development. When it comes to caring for children, who are affected by challenging health conditions, medical cannabis products can both support conventional treatment or, under doctor supervision, act as a standalone therapy in place of prescription medicines.
Scientific research in this area may be lacking, but that is no reason for a child to continue suffering when a potentially safe and effective, natural treatment option is available. Anecdotal reports are rife for using cannabinoid therapy to aid a wide variety of conditions.
CBD oil can be safely used by children and even babies. It can be an essential tool for treating serious disorders, such as epilepsy and seizures. THC, however, can have negative consequences on the long-term development of the developing brain. Hence, it should be used with caution to improve the quality of life in children with serious medical conditions.
Read our in-depth article on Children for more information about medical cannabis use in kids.
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 or paediatrician when considering treating your child with cannabis. Take great care to safely store products out of reach and not expose children 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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