Cannabis oil and medicinal Cannabis have been used for centuries to prevent and treat major ailments and conditions, and to lessen pain.
Some Cannabis Health Uses
Fight cancer – cannabinoids found in Cannabis and cannabidoil have been shown to improve the body’s ability to fight certain types of cancer.
Regulate and prevent diabetes – Cannabis can help to stabilise blood sugars, whilst regulating and preventing diabetes.
Relieves chronic pain – The chemical compounds in Cannabis can help relieve chronic pain and aids in better sleep.
Medicinal Cannabis Regulations
The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has shown an interest in regulating and controlling the medicinal market of Cannabis and cannabidoil (CBD).
In May 2019 the Minister of Health announced non-prescription access to certain CBD products, alongside a publication of a 12-month exclusion notice. The notice allows CBD products to be sold, provided they contain no more than a 20mg “daily dose” of CBD, and make no claims to assist in treating diseases. This notice expired in May this year, therefore new amendments have been made. This includes: