Cannabis Suppositories Available in South Africa

Cannabis Suppositories

One of our most powerful products at Cannabis Therapy is our cannabis suppositories. Now, the idea of using a suppository can be strange for a number of people, but in actual fact it’s one of the best ways to effectively deliver the wonderful benefits of cannabis into your body. Cannabis Therapy aims to enlighten our prospective clients about the benefits and advantages of using a suppository over other more common delivery methods.

Cannabis Suppositories

Using a suppository makes sense

There are many advantages when choosing rectal administration of cannabis that are not available when using other more common delivery methods. Firstly, suppositories are a great way to deliver the goodness of cannabis that would otherwise be impossible if the patient has an impairment with oral ingestion. This includes patients prone to vomiting, or suffering a mouth injury or even issues with the gut or gastrointestinal issues. Also when you bypass the gastrointestinal tract, you preserve a lot of the goodness of cannabis that is otherwise lost during normal digestion processes, taking place in the stomach and liver.

When we examine how THC is broken down in the liver, we see that more than half of what is ingested is actually processed into a more stronger “high”. While this effect is not harmful in itself, it can be quite alarming to a patient who is not comfortable being in that state. We have found, however, that when the same quantity of cannabis is consumed via a suppository, several side-effects are avoided, while further allowing a larger amount of THC to enter the blood stream. This will improve the effectiveness of the cannabis to attack or treat the illness or disease that is present. Below is a picture that shows the effective uptake interval for oral, inhalation and rectal consumption of cannabis. You will see that rectal is by far the most effective method for the cannabis to be absorbed by the body.

Cannabis Suppositories

Fig. 1 – Comparative bio-availability of different administration routes
Inhalation : 10 – 25% efficiency, highly variable, depends largely on the individual’s level of experience
Oral : around 20% efficiency, highly variable, even between doses within a single individual
Rectal : around 50% – 70% efficiency, with predictable effects even between different individuals

It’s important to purchase your suppositories from a reputable company. Our team at Cannabis therapy will advise the best course of action and dosing information. We know that most of our patients will start to feel the effects of the suppository within 10 to 15 minutes. The effects will last between 4 to 8 hours, depending on the strength.

Best Way to Insert a Suppository


-Before inserting the suppository:

    • It is very important that you use soap and thoroughly wash your hands before any of our suppositories are inserted. 

      • Use of a set of disposable gloves or a finger cot to aid the insertion.

    • Please make sure that your fingernails are well maintained and do not have any sharp edges.

    • Please make sure that the suppository is solid enough to be inserted.

      • If you feel that the suppository is too soft, return it to the freezer and wait till it is solid enough to proceed. 

    • If you are only using half a suppository, then please make a cut lengthwise to help with the insertion process.

-Insertion steps:

      • Please lie on your side (preferred) with your leg pulled up towards your chest.

      • Please proceed to lift up your butt cheek and expose your rectum.

      • Please Insert our suppository lengthwise, with the pointed tip inserted first, then use your index finger to push the suppository in, till it is completely inside.

We then suggest that our patients lie on a bed for 10 to 15 minutes until the effects start to be felt. If you would like to know more about our cannabis suppositories, please do not hesitate to contact us today.


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