The Green Leaf has always been considered a taboo in South African culture, often associated with decreased intellect, poverty, and a decline in general function. Marijuana, affectionately and popularly known as “Mary-Jane”, “Weed”, “Ganja”, “Doobie”, “The Herb”, “Dank” , “Pot” or “Grass” still remains a popular herb most teenagers experiment with as a rite of passage into the adolescent world. Although it possesses highly beneficial properties, the herb remains infamous throughout society, with most dubbing it as the ‘youth killer’
Not all love is lost though, as curious researchers, herbalists and weed lovers have advocated for weed and moreover, provided valid evidence that supports the consumption of the herb. It turns out that the plants Marijuana and Hemp contain a chemical compound called Cannabidiol (CBD) that is known to have highly beneficial properties to the entire body without getting you on cloud high, I mean nine. To maximise the benefits while making sure that no psychoactive properties are derived, CBD oil is often derived from the Hemp plant because of the plant’s absence of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), thus providing us with oils and edibles that work well to heal the mind and body.
Here are five CBD products we recommend you should try for pleasure, focus, energy and mood!
1. Goodleaf Water-Soluble CBD Powder Sachets
R195 for 20 sachets, Goodleaf.co.za
Dubbed as your daily dose of calm, these water-soluble sachets are the perfect mood stabilisers for when the days seem stressful and never-ending. Each sachet contains 10 mg of CBD and can be poured into your coffee, smoothie or glass of water.
2. Goodleaf Ease Soothing Relief Roller
R295 for 10ml, Goodleaf.co.za
Sneak rolls in between meetings, breaks and those stressful moments that make you want to jump out the window- you can even roll apply it when you are about to board a plane. The Goodleaf Ease Soothing Relief Roller is the perfect travel companion that helps you tackle each moment just a bit calmer.
3. Africanpure Ease CBD Oil
R345 for 30ml containing 300mg of CBD, Africanpure.co.za
The Africanpure Ease Drops are the perfect remedy for the insomniacs and avid overthinkers. Formulated with CBD Isolate, these droplets are your bedtime companions.
4. BIOMEDCAN CBD Pleasure Capsules
R699.99 for 300mg of CBD, cbdstore.co.za
For bedroom use, these capsules are your pleasure amplifiers to take things to the max in the pleasure realm. These capsules are designed to “increase libido and blood flow, improve arousal and sexual stimulation, promote sperm motility count and semen quality, longer lasting erections, more intense and easier to reach orgasms for her.”
5. FourFive CBD Oil
R289.99 containing 300mg, fourfivecbd.co.za
Athletes are going to love this one as it is designed for athletes, by athletes. The fourfive cbd oil accommodates the everyday athlete by providing a oil that eases joint pain, inflammation and other physical agony that may be faced while on the move.