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'Hemp oil not to be confused with cannabis oil'

The properties of cannabis of oil and hemp oil should not be conflated when debating medicinal marijuana.

This is according to Tony Budden, marketing manager at hemp oil supplier Hemporium.

Budden explained the difference between the two oils, after activist Sheldon Cramer (aka Bobby Greenhash) was bust for his cannabis oil operation.

Hemp generally has very low THC - so no drug value variety like cannabis. Though hemp oil is good for ailments, it not like cannabis oil which is used for cancer and other conditions. It has caused a lot of confusion.

Tony Budden, marketing manager at Hemporium

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Many advocates of legalising dagga have claimed that cannabis oil is a miracle cure for conditions like epilepsy, cancer, diabetes and multiple sclerosis, particularly after conventional medicine proved to be unsuccessful.


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