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Medicinal Cannabis for Anxiety

Medicinal Cannabis for Anxiety – Ask your Doctor if Cannabis is right for you

Call us on 063 44 88 991 to schedule your appointment with Dr Johann Baard or Book Online.

Many people nowadays deal with anxiety and similar mental conditions, it’s very common.

Anxiety is when you feel really worried, panicky, or nervous because of fear or stress, especially about something that’s going to happen soon. It’s okay to feel this way, but it becomes a problem when it’s much more than the situation calls for and starts to make your daily life harder.

People with anxiety disorders can have symptoms that go from mild to really strong, and those with severe anxiety may find it tough to handle everyday activities. Anxiety is quite common, affecting one in four people at some point in their lives.

Despite their established efficacy, first-line antidepressant treatments are associated with significant side effects, leading many afflicted individuals to seek alternative treatments.

Cannabis is commonly viewed as a natural alternative for a variety of medical and mental health conditions. Currently, anxiety ranks among the top five medical symptoms of using medical cannabis.

What does medical cannabis treat?

Medical Cannabis can be been used to treat a number of different symptoms and conditions, including

Chronic Pain,

Nausea and Vomiting

Multiple Sclerosis

Seizure Disorders


Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Anxiety and Depression



Chronic neuropathic pain that impacts daily activity or impairs mobility

Mood disorders such as anxiety, which are common in patients with chronic pain

Sleep disturbances and clinical insomnia, made worse by pain and anxiety.

Your doctor may prescribe medical cannabis to relieve symptoms associated with a variety of conditions that have not responded to conventional medicine.

Medicinal Cannabis in Cape Town

To know if you are eligible for medical cannabis treatment contact us and we will book a consultation for you with our resident medical director, Dr Johann Baard, with a special interest in medical cannabis treatment to assess whether you qualify.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How can you access medical cannabis in South Africa?

Medical cannabis can only be prescribed by a doctor. If he/she decides medical cannabis therapy is appropriate, then your doctor will apply to SAHPRA for approval. Medical cannabis products are not registered medicines in South Africa and can only be accessed through a section 21 approval process, provided they are in medical use internationally.

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Is using medical cannabis legal in South Africa?

Yes, medical cannabis is a legal treatment in South Africa.

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Are medical cannabis products quality controlled?

The Regulatory Authority has established quality standards for medicine, including medical cannabis products, and all companies who import, manufacture and supply medical cannabis products in South Africa are required to comply.

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Cannabis Clinics was established to assist South African patients seeking access to legal, local and imported pharma-grade medical cannabis through either online or in-person consultations. Medicinal Cannabis in Cape Town.

Older Adults

Are you over the age of 55 and concerned about the long-term side effects of some of the medications that you are taking? Speak to our doctors about medical cannabis as an effective plant-based alternative.

Older South Africans may be deterred by the stigma attached to cannabis. By consulting with one of our doctors you may find that you have the most to gain from this clinically evidenced natural-medicine. Dependent upon the condition for which you are seeking help it is likely that our doctors will be able to prescribe a cannabis medication format that has no psychoactive effect.

Medicinal Cannabis in Cape Town
Medicinal Cannabis in Cape Town
Medicinal Cannabis in Cape Town
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