Nowadays, just about every cannabis-related business splits strains into two primary categories: indica and sativa. You’re probably aware of the lingo. A sativa gives you an energising and uplifting high, whereas an indica offers a calmer, sedative body high.
Since this categorisation has been used for decades, it must be accurate, right? Well, not quite. There’s evidence to suggest that we may have been duped by inaccurate science the whole time.
You may be thinking, “no this can’t be true, there has to be a difference”, and don’t stress because we thought the same thing! However, we must accept the evidence and come to terms with the fact that the distinction between the effects of indica and sativa strains is likely a bunch of nonsense.
Buckle up because in this post we’re going to pull the cotton from your eyes and explain why we think there isn’t a difference between the psychoactive effects of indica and sativa strains. To conclude, we’ll hash out how the cannabis industry should classify the effects of strains moving forward.
Have you ever considered using CBD and THC Together? Over the last few years you’ve probably noticed an explosion of Cannabidiol (‘CBD’) in South Africa. You can find these products almost anywhere, from CBD oil, topical creams and CBD-infused water to name just a few. But here’s the catch: for these products to be legally sold over the counter to consumers, they must contain less than 0.001% Tetrahydrocannabinol (‘THC’), and less than 600mg of CBD per product.
Don’t get us wrong, we’re all for CBD’s health benefits. However, did you know that the advantages of using CBD are highest when used in conjunction with THC, and vice versa? Luckily for you, when C3 reopens, you will be able to choose from strains that contain combinations of CBD and THC to be grown on your behalf, such as Blue Dream CBD.
Sounds interesting? Below we will explain the differences between CBD and THC, their relationship with each other, and how they work together. We will also introduce CBG, a cannabinoid that’s rising in popularity.
In line with the theme of using CBD and THC together, we’re reviewing a strain that will offer members just that.
The legendary Blue Dream has received a make-over of epic proportions. Humboldt Seed Organisation crossed Blue Dream with California Orange CBD to create Blue Dream CBD, a strain with a THC to CBD ratio of 1:1.
Dr Shiksha Gallow is a medical scientist and doctor in clinical pathology. She is also medical director for JSE-listed Labat’s Biodata – a division which is undertaking groundbreaking research on the use of medical cannabis to treat serious illnesses ranging from cancer to autoimmune diseases. She spoke to Jackie Cameron of BizNews about why cannabis has healing properties – and what her research is showing so far about shrinking tumours and pushing people who are gravely ill into remission. – Jackie Cameron
The New, by Humboldt Seeds, as the name suggests, is relatively new to the market. It’s an Indica-dominant cannabis strain resulting from crossing the famous Girl Scout Cookies with Larry OG.
When we first flowered this plant out, we noticed its eye-catching resin production, which gives the buds a gassy cinnamon-like smell. Once The New is flipped into flower, the resin production starts within the first few weeks. More…
After the decriminalisation of cannabis in South Africa, cannabis clubs opened for business. They filled a gap in the market – getting people high-quality cannabis legally and safely.
The cannabis club model has been around for much longer than just in South Africa.
In Europe, cannabis clubs are known as cannabis social clubs and have operated in certain countries for decades. So, why not give you a break-down of the inspiration for C3’s existence, explaining how these cannabis social clubs came to be and how they work?
We’ll also highlight the similarities and differences between South African cannabis clubs, like us at C3, and the cannabis social clubs in Europe. More…
It has been a few months since C3’s temporary business closure in December 2020. Thanks so much for all the messages of support. Please read on for some of the legal developments, and our best idea of how long it could take for the industry to be back on its feet again. More…
We were on Smash Afrika’s show talking about all things relating to our brand Cape Cannabis Club AKA C3. We spoke about how you can become a member of our cannabis club, the legalities of growing your a plant, and our different plant offerings.