Category Medical Marijuana

THC Isn’t The Only Therapeutic Cannabis Ingredient 0

Jun15

Even though THC-abundant strains of marijuana are the most prevalent throughout North America, scientists have shown that the plant we have all come to love and respect has much more to offer than the oh-so familiar cannabinoid, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. Strains with high levels of THC have dominated the market due to their strong euphoria-inducing effects, which is why most people are unfamiliar with the plethora of beneficial cannabinoids ripe with aptitude for medical application, too many to list in detail within this post.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is probably the most commonly known “secondary” cannabinoid among the active ingredients in marijuana, and has been heavily adopted for its medicinally therapeutic properties during the last couple years. CBD’s growing popularity due to its effectiveness has largely spurred public interest into the discovery and research of other cannabinoids ganja has to offer.

Cannabigerol (CBG) has been proven to provide relief from pain and depression with MORE effectiveness than tetrahydrocannabinol. CBG also differs from THC in that it does not interact with CB1 and CB2 receptors, but engages other receptors, such as the adrenoreceptors and serotonin receptors. It was first identified in 1964, but a high-yielding species was not cataloged until one was found in a French hemp field in the 1980s. Currently, the only known high-yielding strain rich in CBG resides in the greenhouses of GW Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturers of Sativex.

Don’t be fooled by the illusion of variety (medication wise, there is definitely a true variety in flavor) when your selection is plainly: indica, sativa, or hybrid, with options on potency. Stay apprised to where the medicinal marijuana industry is headed, and what it has to offer you as a patient, you may just find that the remedies other cannabinoids have to offer are a better fit for you than THC!

Also, here’s some further reading, if I’ve sparked your interest in cannabinoids: CBC, CBD, CBN, CBG, CBGM, CBGV, THC, THCV.

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Garfunkel and Oates – Weed Card 0

Jun5

Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel) and Kate Micucci (Oates) sing a little ditty about the “perils” of obtaining medical marijuana in California. You can tell how much they’re suffering. I got a kick out of this video, and so should you. Check out more of Garfunkel and Oates if you do.

Med Box, the Red Box for Medical Marijuana 0

May18

Over the past two decades, we have certainly seen a spur of growth in regards patient access to dispensaries and collectives to obtain the necessary medication for conditions such as MS, HIV, depression, cancer, and anxiety. Patients join a collective or dispensary by showing their doctor’s medical marijuana recommendation and are granted access to the entity’s current cache of medications, which include dried flower, edibles, extracts, tinctures and more.

Now, what if this array of herbal remedies was stored in and dispensed from an automated vending kiosk? Currently, several collectives and dispensaries have done just that, and with their “Med Box” are starting to test the value in making the process of purchasing medical cannabis an autonomous one.

Many wonder how this can possibly be legal. This process is more than legal, it actually ensures patient and collective compliance and transparency. It provides automation and inventory control for the collective while offering a quick and easy way for patients to get their medicine.

Med Box locations are specially annotated on WeedMaps, or you can keep track of dispensaries and collectives with a Med Box via the official Med Box locations page.

Source: Examiner

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