Claims that cannabis oil can benefit hair loss have only been around for a few years now. Thanks to the discovery of the concept of medicinal marijuana, more and more money is being given to researchers.
Because of that, the beneficial properties of CBD oil are becoming more known now. It’s never too late to discover new and exciting things, especially while research budgets grow at such an astonishing rate.
Is Weed Legal In South Africa
So what is happening on the marijuana South Africa front?
Well, the government has 24 months to write this bill officially into law. However, private use has the go-ahead as of Tuesday 18 September 2018 (18:09 to be the new 4:20?).
Deputy Chief Justice, Raymond Zondo clarified that it is now up to the ruling ANC to decide what quantities are allowed per person and this will strictly be based on “personal use”.
The official status for weed in South Africa is that it is now decriminalised. BUT (and it’s an important but), dealing marijuana or smoking it outside the four corners of your own home remains illegal.
So what does this mean?
South Africans are on a mission. Health awareness is booming – awakening to the idea of changing to healthier and more holistic lifestyles. We are looking for healthier, more natural medicinal alternatives to the pharmaceutical drugs that have let us down in the past.
Cannabis Hair Growth
Cannabidiol (which is CBD) is one of a hundred active cannabinoid substances within the cannabis plant.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (which is THC) is definitely the most well known of these cannabinoids because of its psychoactive effect, which causes a sensation of ‘being high’.
Cannabis extracts with high concentrations of THC are usually known by a variety of names such as medical cannabis, medical marijuana, cannabis oil, marijuana oil, hash oil, or THC oil.
Whereas extracts with high levels of CBD are commonly known as CBD oil, cannabidiol oil, hemp oil or CBD hemp oil.
But does marijuana make your hair grow?
It depends – if you’re just purely blazing everyday and expecting benefits that go beyond the high, then probably not. We know a couple of bald smokers, and I think they’d agree with us on this one.
However, the effects of CBD can help with cell regeneration, which helps rebuild damaged follicular cells. Today, weed contains a lot of THC which is psychoactive, but not enough CBD to have a positive medical impact.
So if it’s lushes locks you’re after – drop the weed and try pure CBD oil to enjoy the medical benefits Mary-Jane has to offer.
Not only does cannabis oil stimulate new hair growth, but it also nourishes the scalp thanks to its gamma-linolenic acid – no more dry scalp!
Sound good? Well it gets better, because the same gamma-linolenic acid will have you itch-free and saying goodbye to eczema too. CBD oil is a fantastic eczema remedy.
Cannabis Oil Benefits For Hair
Cannabis oil is a THC dominant substance. Medical grade cannabis oil is widely beneficial and is considered as one of the most effective oils for alleviation of certain conditions such as depression, anxiety and sleeplessness, as well as alleviation from pain caused by illnesses such as cancer.
Although THC (found in high doses in cannabis oil) and hair growth are not linked, CBD (as in CBD oil) has recently emerged as an effective food supplement packed full of minerals and essential fatty acids. These nutritional qualities have led some to believe that CBD oil could work as an effective hair loss solution, and one which may ultimately help to restore normal rates of follicle growth.
So this means that using CBD oil for hair loss could improve the condition of your hair, while also slowing baldness in men and other forms of genetic hair loss. It can also boost your body to overcome temporary hair loss that may have been triggered by a dietary deficiency.
The use of CBD is also legal in South Africa, so why not find a local supplier in your area and try it out?
Hash Oil For Hair
Hash contains a high amount of THC and is usually associated with getting high. Therefore, hash oil is not necessarily good for hair growth as it is THC dominant, not having the high amount of CBD needed to stimulate hair growth.
Hemp however, is used in a variety of different ways, including making paper, clothing and food. The seeds from the hemp plant can also produce an oil, having a very low amount of THC, which can have significant benefits on your hair and skin.
Using hemp oil for hair can be very beneficial. When your hair loses moisture, it can become very dry and break easily. Hemp Seed Oil helps to maintain the natural texture of hair, preventing water loss and adding moisture to the hair and scalp.
Hemp Oil For Diabetes
CBD oil, as well as Hemp oil (both low in THC) are developing a great reputation for helping with many diseases and disorders nationwide. When it comes to diabetes, the multiple ways it can help is exciting, check out this list of benefits:
- Regulates and stabilize blood sugars.
- Reduces and relieves pain often associated with diabetes.
- Has anti-inflammatory properties, helping to reduce some of the inflammation found in many diabetics and arthritis patients.
- Improves circulation.
- Relieves muscle cramping.
- Reduces blood pressure.
- A healthy alternative to cooking oils (our personal favourite).
Can You Overdose On CBD Oil?
Short answer, No. CBD oil is extracted from hemp, which only contains a tiny amount of THC, the substance that makes you high. This is in contrast to Marijuana, which is low in CBD, but high in THC.
It’s important to know that CBD oils are limited to a 0.3% THC content. Therefore such a small amount of THC isn’t even noticed by our bodies. Ultimately, without much THC, CBD Oil can be used for all kinds of medical treatments without the risk of an overdose.
South Africa Marijuana
While smoking weed in South Africa has been decriminalised, there are a few things you should know before getting too carried away:
- The government still needs to come to a decision on how much marijuana a person may use in private as well as the age restriction for using marijuana.
- It is illegal to deal marijuana, sell it to your friends or smoke it outside of the four walls of your own home.
- The personal use, cultivation and private possession (private, as in your own property) of marijuana in South Africa is not a illegal anymore.
- The smoke from weed does share some of the negative effects as the smoke of a cigarette – at the end of the day you are heating plant matter.
CBD Oil South Africa
CBD is different to THC, as we’ve mentioned. Unlike THC, it is not psychoactive. This means that CBD does not change a person’s state of mind when they use it.
The market for CBD oil in South Africa is growing daily and there are many health shops stepping up to the plate – exciting times.
We advise that you do some window shopping and read all the reviews when buying CBD oil – don’t buy the cheapest brand just because it’s called ‘CBD-oil’. The stuff isn’t supposed to be cheap – yet.
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Like in the rest of South Africa, it is important to make sure the oil you are buying is of good quality – this is especially true now more than ever. The last thing you want to do is get ripped off in all this excitement.
As this is a relatively new and unregulated market, the owness is on you to ensure your product is of an acceptable quality – no SABS here. Also, by supporting good quality growers and products you are essentially aiding this market towards a cleaner, safer and better quality industry too.
Hash Oil For Sale
So hash is your thing? Well it’s exciting times in South Africa for just that. There are cannabis (hash) oil suppliers in South Africa who are so serious about their products being made from the best possible plant matter out there – using the best seeds, the best soil and loads of love. Dealing in Marijuana is however illegal – so why not grow and make it yourself?
The trick is to get into contact with these growers (or their private suppliers) – they will be able to give you the best quality products, and maybe even some tips to grow your own.
Hash Oil Prices
CBD oil prices can range anywhere from R350 – R1000 for 10 ml of oil, and most brands will advise that you drop about 5 – 10 drops under your tongue once/twice per day to get the full benefits of this oil.
As for Hash oil, the price can range anywhere from being free (grow your own) to R1000 + per gram for the really dank stuff – which is illegal to buy.
We hope you enjoyed reading all about cannabis oil for hair growth and that this post also gave you some new insights into the industry.