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Roundtable #DaggaDebate on #MedicalDagga

A two day conference in South Africa discussing the use of medicinal cannabis took place in Johannesburg.

8 hour audio recording of the conference.

Part 1
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4WJojoiFSszdEk2OFZnbXk1WlE/view?hc_location=ufi

Part 2
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4WJojoiFSszdVZXOVJXcDNKMDQ/view?hc_location=ufi

Part 3
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4WJojoiFSszRFI1dVdoakl0cGs/view?hc_location=ufi

Part 4
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4WJojoiFSszbHBLeE84SXh2N2c/view?hc_location=ufi

Part 5
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4WJojoiFSszd0RRM2lxeTJJMWc/view?hc_location=ufi

Wellness Warehouse Answers

Recently we asked Wellness Warehouse some concerning questions regarding the product they sell as CBD Hemp Oil.

DM: What are the ingredients used in Wellness Warehouse CBD Hemp Oil and does your product contain Cannabidiol?

WW: The CBD Hemp oil is supplied by Coyne Healthcare this is not a Wellness Warehouse product, contact with Coyne Healthcare can be made directly via info@coynehealthcare.co.za . It is available through various outlets and medical practitioners. The ingredients are stated on the packaging of the product. These are grape seed oil, vanilla bean extract and CBD. Sunflower oil is also present making up less than 1% of the product and this will be omitted in future production.

DM: Does Wellness Warehouse CBD Hemp Oil contain any genetically modified organisms or any other form of genetically modified ingredients?

WW: To the best of our knowledge no GMO additives have been included in the production of the product. This will be verified with the supplier.

DM: Is Wellness Warehouse CBD Hemp Oil an extract from the flowers of hemp or seeds?

WW: Seed and Stalk

DM: If Wellness Warehouse CBD Hemp Oil contains the cannabinoid Cannabidiol how much of the cannabinoid is present in the product?

WW: 100mg per 15ml

DM: If Wellness Warehouse CBD Hemp Oil contains the cannabinoid Cannabidiol how did your company manage to get past the red tape to be able to sell cannabinoids deemed illegal by the March 2014 amendments of the Drug & Trafficking Act of 1992?

WW: For more information on this please contact info@coynehealthcare.co.za

DM: Is Wellness Warehouse CBD Hemp Oil sourced and manufactured in South Africa?

WW: The product is produced in the US.

DM: Have Wellness Warehouse externally tested the terpene profile of the CBD Hemp Oil? If so what were the results?

WW: Wellness Warehouse cannot independently test every product supplied to it by its suppliers. For further information contact info@coynehealthcare.co.za

DM: Can the canabanoids in the oil be independently verified? If so, would Wellness Warehouse object to an independent analysis of the product?

WW: Yes they have best independently tested. The COA is available. The product supplies pure CBD with 0% THC.

DM: At R66.60 per ml Wellness Warehouse CBD Hemp Oil is out of reach for many people, why is this product so expensive?

WW: The product is produced in the US (paid for in US dollars) and shipped to South Africa. Due to the South African regulations specific small batches are produced to comply with South African requirements. Pure isolated CBD is an expensive ingredient and this can be verified by searching online and reviewing various suppliers of CBD based products.

DM: Are you aware that the effects of CBD are enhanced/potentiated by using it in conjunction with other cannabinoids including THC? This makes whole plant extracts far more therapeutically valuable than isolated cannabinoids.

WW: There are a number of studies based on isolated CBD. One can argue both ways and at this point there is no conclusive evidence proving one is better than the other. Whilst THC certainly has benefits it is illegal and also produces psychotropic effects which many people cannot tolerate long term when used therapeutically. Consider people who need to work , study, children or are tested for drugs.

DM: A reader brought this to our attention: “The information on the Wellness Warehouse website is misleading – They explain studies show CBD therapy can achieve some amazing results – however the information is shared in such a way as to convince the reader that one could expect these results from their product. These healing results are generally not achieved through dosing with products created from Hemp CBD; diluted into base oil, but rather achieved through dosing with full plant extract with a high CBD ratio.” Could you comment on this statement?

WW: This is not true. There are a number of CBD specific studies where pure isolated CBD is used. The article advises readers to do further research by visiting www.projectcbd.org .

Refer to the following studies as examples of isolated CBD. There are many others…

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16612464

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22506672

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24117398

DM: Is Wellness Warehouse CBD Hemp Oil safe to use on cancer patients and what is the success rate?

WW: There is no reason to believe there would be any negative interaction in cancer patients or any person using the product in the recommended form as per the instructions. It is however recommended that a person dealing with cancer or any form of a medical condition consults with a medical professional before starting with any new form of supplementation

Wellness Warehouse Fail To Answer Questions On Its CBD Hemp Oil

Recently the dagga community was abuzz regarding the CBD (Cannabidiol) Hemp Oil sold by Wellness Warehouse however the excitement was short lived as it quickly became apparent that this product is not the same as Phoenix Tears also known as Rick Simpson oil, which is a full extract of the flowers of the cannabis plant, nor was it even a close resemblance to an extract of the famous Charlotte’s Web high CBD strain sought after by parents who’s children are suffering from epileptic seizures.

Members of the South African dagga culture posted their concerns of the product sold by Wellness Warehouse as CBD oil soon after it went viral among the community.

“How can you sell a product that supposedly has healing CBD in but
yet also contains sunflower oil which is GMO & toxic?”

“Even the hemp plant contains a small percentage of THC.”

“It’s made from the Seeds not the plant thats why it doesnt have any trace of D9-THC.”

“Then its useless. Simple!”

We contacted Wellness Warehouse on Twitter and after a delay they responded and asked us to send questions we have regarding the product to the Managing Director of Wellness Warehouse “who would gladly answer any questions” we may have regarding the product.

We then compiled a few question from our readers and sent through our questionare.

A few days later Wellness Warehouse responded by asking if the answers will appear in the magazine to which we replied yes.

Another few days passed and this is the response received from Wellness Warehouse:

“As this isn’t an own brand product we feel this would better be directed to our supplier as a feature. They would be more than happy to answer your questions, I’m sure. If that works for you, I’ll forward your questions to him. Please let me know. Thanks – Wellness Warehouse”

We have since lodged a complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa.

The Wellness Warehouse website lists that the CBD Hemp Oil contains hemp oil, grape seed oil, sunflower oil, vanilla bean, vegetable glycerin emulsifier.

Further more the website says:

Cannabidiol CBD is a natural constituent of hemp oil. Cannabidiol
(CBD) is a naturally occurring constituent of industrial hemp/
cannabis. It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. CBD is extracted and separated from specific varieties of cannabis, often known as hemp. Chemically, CBD is one of 85 chemical substances known as cannabinoids, which are all found in the cannabis plant. CBD has come into the spot light due to its potential benefits across a spectrum of conditions such as
psychiatric conditions, neuropathic pain, epilepsy and certain types
of cancer.

The is a large amount of preclinical evidence and studies on CBD
with large scale clinical trials underway.It is important to note that
CBD cannot make one high or intoxicated and that to date there are no documented studies that show undesirable effects.Our oil is produced in a facility in the US and has specifically been produced to comply with South African regulations. CBD is extracted from industrial hemp and then combined with organic grape seed oil. The result of which provides us with a pure CBD oil which has a 0.0001% concentration of THC and is a food supplement. It is also legal in South Africa as it complies with all of the regulatory requirements.

The unanswered questions:

  • What are the ingredients used in Wellness Warehouse CBD Hemp Oil and does your product contain Cannabidiol?
  • Does Wellness Warehouse CBD Hemp Oil contain any genetically modified organisms or any other form of genetically modified ingredients?
  • Is Wellness Warehouse CBD Hemp Oil an extract from the flowers of hemp or seeds?
  • If Wellness Warehouse CBD Hemp Oil contains the cannabinoid Cannabidiol how much of the cannabinoid is present in the product?
  • If Wellness Warehouse CBD Hemp Oil contains the cannabinoid Cannabidiol how did your company manage to get past the red tape to be able to sell cannabinoids deemed illegal by the March 2014 amendments of the Drug & Trafficking Act of 1992?
  • Is Wellness Warehouse CBD Hemp Oil sourced and manufactured in South Africa?
  • Have Wellness Warehouse externally tested the terpene profile of the CBD Hemp Oil? If so what were the results?
  • Can the canabanoids in the oil be independently verified? If so, would Wellness Warehouse object to an independent analysis of the product?
  • At R66.60 per ml Wellness Warehouse CBD Hemp Oil is out of reach for many people, why is this product so expensive?
  • Are you aware that the effects of CBD are enhanced/potentiated by using it in conjunction with other cannabinoids including THC? This makes whole plant extracts far more therapeutically valuable than isolated cannabinoids.
  • A reader brought this to our attention: “The information on the Wellness Warehouse website is misleading – They explain studies show CBD therapy can achieve some amazing results – however the information is shared in such a way as to convince the reader that one could expect these results from their product. These healing results are generally not achieved through dosing with products created from Hemp CBD; diluted into base oil, but rather achieved through dosing with full plant extract with a high CBD ratio.” Could you comment on this statement?
  • Is Wellness Warehouse CBD Hemp Oil safe to use on cancer patients and what is the success rate?