Cannabis has been hailed as one of the oldest medicinal plants, whose use can be traced back over five thousand years.
Over the last thirty odd years, extensive scientific research and anecdotal evidence has shown that cannabis can provide relief for a vast number of medical conditions.
THC ( tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) are the most commonly used cannabinoids .
Whereas THC is known for its euphoric effect, CBD does not cause you to feel “stoned or high”.
The emergence of COVID 19 last year ,turned our world upside down. Not only were we faced with a deadly virus and no vaccine or cure in sight ,but the isolation of lockdown ,and financial ruin of most industries led to an all- time high rate of anxiety, depression and suicide amongst all age groups.
Psychiatric drugs, despite their efficacy, could not easily be tolerated by many a young teenager or adult patients taking a handful of chronic medication due to side effect profile and drug interactions.
This is where a safe, non-addictive substance like CBD can offer an alternative treatment to the commonly prescribed anxiolytics and hypnotics.
CBD has also been effective in assisting with chronic pain, insomnia ,symptoms of the menopause and general inflammation.
Although there are no studies to support the use of CBD in children(except for a rare type of epilepsy), there is anecdotal evidence of successful use in children with ADHD most forms of anxiety disorders.
THC has been beneficial in treating chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting, appetite stimulation and pain.
It is currently not approved for sale in SA.
The above mentioned are but a few of the medicinal benefits of CBD and THC.
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