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Cannabis Health exists for a reason, as the plant is a medicine for many, and there are so many reasons why. Here we will curate all the latest medical cannabis news and updates, to ensure that you can medicate yourself fairly and responsibly.

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

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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

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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...

Your Brain on Terpenes

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We have understood terpenes outside of cannabis for some time, as it is key for the food, cosmetics, fragrance and pharmaceutical industries. Now it’s time for us to start recognising and using these compounds to our benefit.  Terpenes are the largest class of phytonutrients in green foods and grains - these are the same compounds that contribute to the cannabis...

Cannabis Becoming the Go-To for Chronic Pain Patients

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Recent research from the Harvard Medical School has found that cannabis consumption for roughly 250 000 chronic pain patients more than doubled during the timeframe of the study.  Almost 1 in 5 South Africans suffer from chronic pain, and research conducted by the Harvard Medical School is suggesting that more people are turning to cannabis for chronic pain relief than...

Why Does Food Taste so Good When You Have the Munchies?

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The more familiar you become with cannabis, the better you can control associated urges such as the munchies. But any stoner will know that giving in to the munchies always means you’ll have a delicious meal - whether it be takeout, a 5 star meal or a simple toasted cheese. So why does food taste so good when you...

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Are Grow Clubs Legal in SA?

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As of September 2018, South Africa decriminalised cannabis for private use. In addition to This was great news for those who no longer wanted...

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