Healthy LifestyleSmoking
October 8, 2018

Marijuana: the good, the bad and the ugly

Whether you’ve tried it yourself, have a friend who does it or just watch others doing it on TV, you probably know a thing or two about marijuana. Also called weed, cannabis, pot, hash or dope, marijuana is no longer considered “taboo” or only something hippies smoke. With its recent legalisation in private homes, marijuana use amongst the public is on the rise. Your brain on weed Marijuana plants produce several chemical compounds called cannabinoids. The two most important of these are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC for short, and cannabidiol or CBD. Once you inhale (or eat) marijuana, these chemicals make…
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September 19, 2018

Weed is legal now. Here’s What you need to know

Today, the court legalized private use and possession of weed (cannabis / ‘dagga’) for South Africans. What exactly is legal? You can now grow cannabis in “a private place”. You can smoke weed in the privacy of your home. What is still illegal? You cannot sell weed to anyone, in any form. You cannot smoke weed in public. So, we can smoke as much weed as we want to, as long as we're at home? Not quite. This is only the first ruling in the process. In the next 2 years, Parliament needs to sort out the following details: *…
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Medication & Treatment
April 21, 2017

Understanding medical cannabis

Good news for those who enjoy a little “herbal” remedy; after two years of process, the Medical Innovation Bill now makes medicinal cannabis legal in South Africa. The bill was approved in November 2016 and means that chronic pain sufferers will now be able to use medical cannabis as a legitimate pain medication – once pharmacies and doctors start supplying them of course. The South African Medicines Control Council (MCC) says that people can apply for a license to: cultivate or grow and produce cannabis and cannabis resin, extract and test cannabis, cannabis resin and manufacture a medicine containing cannabinoids.…
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