What do the 2020 Elections Mean for Cannabis Legalisation in the US (and Around the World)

Despite its turbulent history and not-so-stellar international reputation, the U.S. still holds a large degree of influence over cultural trends in the world. With issues such as gay marriage and cannabis, elected officials have often been slow to budge. However, things start to be shifting in favour of marijuana legalisation, and Joe Biden’s recent victory in the 2020 elections...

Three Major Events for Cannabis in South Africa So Far

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The 2020 U.S. elections were good news for cannabis laws in the U.S. - several states voted to legalise it for medicinal or recreational use. But it's not all about the Americans - South Africa has seen some cannabis-related updates too. Although the cannabis industry is still far from legal, these small changes might be steps in the right...

Can Cannabis Help Women Struggling with Menopause?

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Almost 30 million women in the world are currently going through menopause, and are suffering symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, and night sweats. The usual treatment for these symptoms tends to be hormone therapy, which comes with a slew of side effects itself. Maybe that’s why a study has found that a number of women are turning...

Synthetic Marijuana, What are the Dangers and How to Avoid It?

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Now that weed has been decriminalised in South Africa, it’ll be easier to control quality and content. However you might still end up coming across dodgy products, so it’s important to be able to distinguish synthetic marijuana and the real deal. Why should you know how to tell them apart?  Fake weed can be dangerous. Normal cannabis products are natural...

Premium CBD Brand, CANNAFRICA, Opens First Retail Store

CANNAFRICA, the lifestyle brand of the first JSE-listed Cannabis company, Labat Africa, celebrated the official opening of its first retail outlet in early October. ABOUT CANNAFRICA: CANNAFRICA is the lifestyle brand of Labat Healthcare; which is the retail division of the first JSE-listed Cannabis company, Labat Africa. CANNAFRICA is a proudly African brand, with its range of premium Cannabinoid-infused products manufactured...

Cheeba Cannabis Academy Now Offering CPD Courses for Medical Professionals in South Africa

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The Cheeba Cannabis Academy, brought to you by Cheeba Africa, is Africa’s first fully dedicated cannabis education platform. They now have a new addition in the ‘first in SA’ list as they confirm the accreditation of their course for Medical Professionals by the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA), which means that their course now awards Continuing Professional...

CBD’s Star Set to Rise in the Face of a Pandemic

The novel Coronavirus may have wiped out whole industries in the long tail of its economic cyclone, yet it has shaken up others, leaving them ripe for the kind of innovation that only a crisis of this magnitude can catalyse. One industry that is primed for exponential growth in the wake of the pandemic is that of cannabis, specifically cannabidiol...

Can CBD Treat Depression in Elephants?

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Zookeepers at Poland’s Warsaw Zoo are going to be putting this to the test in a new research initiative. They have announced their new project in which they will test whether CBD oil can reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression exhibited in elephants. And the main question is, can CBD treat depression in elephants? This comes after the herd’s...

Sexual Satisfaction for Women Who Consume Cannabis

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The study was published in the journal Sexual Medicine, with evidence that suggests that women who consume cannabis regularly experience better orgasms, more arousal and have a higher level of sexual satisfaction overall. This study is the first of its kind to use a validated survey, which was used to assess the relationship between cannabis use and female sexual...

Cancer Cells and Cannabis – New Research

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As the body of research grows around cannabis, more places are making medicinal allowances for the plant. The plant has been accepted for a limited number of conditions, however, cannabis in the sphere of cancer is currently only accepted for addressing chemotherapy-induced nausea.  New evidence has emerged out of the University of Newcastle in Australia, digging deeper into the anti-cancer...