Medical Cannabis Blog

Poster Offering: CBD:THC Ratio by Condition

11 November 2019
Poster Offering: CBD:THC Ratio by Condition

The cannabis community is increasingly recognizing the tremendous benefits gained by combining CBD with THC and other cannabis compounds in cannabis products. What’s less recognized than the entourage effect, but nonetheless gaining traction, is the importance of combining CBD with...

Synthetic vs. Isolate vs. Distillate vs. Extract

31 October 2019
Synthetic vs. Isolate vs. Distillate vs. Extract

There are many different methods used to process cannabis and obtain its active ingredients. As far as cannabis users are concerned, the primary difference between the various processes is: which components from the original plant remain in the final extract?...

Why Most Doctors Are Reluctant to Recommend Medical Cannabis

12 September 2019
Why Most Doctors Are Reluctant to Recommend Medical Cannabis

My brother has multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a degenerative disease affecting the brain and spinal cord; it generally causes problems with vision, balance, and muscle control. My brother’s body was deteriorating, but none of the medications his doctors recommended...

What's the Vaping Scare About and Why Is It Happening?

08 September 2019
What's the Vaping Scare About and Why Is It Happening?

What are e-cigarettes? Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are all the rage. Since their introduction in 2003, e-cigarette use (vaping) has mushroomed: as of 2018, more than 10 million people globally vape. Wikipedia describes an e-cigarette as follows: An electronic cigarette...

New Cannabis Derivative Offers ‘Holy Grail’ Outcome in the Treatment of MS

18 July 2019
New Cannabis Derivative Offers ‘Holy Grail’ Outcome in the Treatment of MS

Emerald Health, a Canadian cannabis pharmaceutical company, is developing what could be a “holy grail” treatment for sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Myelin is a sheath around nerve cells – a layer of protective insulation – that helps nerves smoothly...

Cannabis and Sleep

12 June 2019
Cannabis and Sleep

Miscellaneous Information about Cannabis and Sleep Low-doses of CBD have a stimulating effect, while high-doses of CBD have a sedating effect.[1] So if you use CBD for sleep, make sure you take a high enough dose. Sleep problems are often...

Cannabis in Nursing Homes

25 May 2019

Outstanding podcast on cannabis in nursing homes from The Brave New Weed: https://www.bravenewweed.com/all-episodes/ep54The relevant discussion starts at about 22:20. Issues discussed include: The pioneering use of cannabis in nursing homes in Israel, with a clinic just now opening in Beverly...

Cannabis and Cancer: Studies Show…

21 May 2019

1. Cannabinoid receptors and neurotransmitters are upregulated in tumor tissue.[1], [2] Studies show that cancer cells contain more cannabinoid receptors and endocannabinoids. In other words, tumors are sensitive to (one might even say our bodies are looking for) cannabinoids. 2....

Whole Plant Cannabis Doesn’t Fit the Healthcare Industry Mold

15 May 2019

Moreover, this [Epidiolex] is a purified form of CBD. It’s being delivered to patients in a reliable dosage form and through a reproducible route of delivery to ensure that patients derive the anticipated benefits. This is how sound medical science...

Cannabis Is Reaching its Me Too Moment

04 May 2019
Cannabis Is Reaching its Me Too Moment

I was just listening to the Brave New Weed podcast discussion (Episode 51) about the wrangling going on in New York regarding cannabis legalization. Two different threads in the discussion peaked my interest. One thread discussed the idea that many...

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