Cannabis Therapy Education

How Does Cannabis Affect Your Immune System?

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How Does Cannabis Affect Your Immune System?

The immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs that serve as our bodies defense system against infectious organisms. It’s also vital to your well-being and ensuring that its functions aren’t compromised is in your best interest. For patients, So how does cannabis affect the immune system? Endocannabinoid System To understand the question of how cannabis affects the immune system, it’s essential to discuss the basic workings of the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system isn’t isolated like other biological systems, as it can be found throughout the body within humans and other animals. Cannabinoid receptors bind with cannabinoids such as THC and CBD...


Cannabis Won’t Cure Coronavirus, but It Can Help Ease Certain Flu Symptoms

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Cannabis Won’t Cure Coronavirus, but It Can Help Ease Certain Flu Symptoms

Obviously, there’s no dependable research on CBD’s or THC’s effect on COVID-19. But we do know a few things about cannabis and general wellness. This year, obviously, things are a bit more serious. We're dealing with multiple citywide quarantines, global economic disruption, and a pandemic being compared to the damn Spanish flu.  Down the rabbit hole of alternative cannabinoids and non-psychoactive cannabis, there is a wealth of potential medicinal benefits both preventative and curative. At least when it comes to the regular flu, CBD has been found to help support immune systems, ease symptoms, and replace over-the-counter pain relievers and sleep...


EXPLORING CANNABIS CRAFT PRODUCTS

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EXPLORING CANNABIS CRAFT PRODUCTS

EXPLORING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CANNABIS PRODUCTS CANNABIS TOPICALS Cannabis Topicals such as Cannabis Salve, Cannabis Oil and Cannabis Bath Salt are considered to be one of the safest ways to consume cannabis. Many people are using topical cannabis to relieve pain, itching, inflammation, and burning of the skin. Cannabis is a fat-soluble medicine and this limits the absorption of cannabinoids in topical applications. A topical cannot penetrate deep enough through the tough outer layer of the skin to the layer of the blood vessels to travel onward to the brain. Typically, the effect of a topical will start to occur...


How to Use Cannabis to Reduce Opioid Dependence

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How to Use Cannabis to Reduce Opioid Dependence

The overuse and misuse of opioid medications is major public health problem for which we don’t currently have an effective solution. Nearly 2.5 million Americans struggle with opioid addiction and over 100 people die every day from opioid overdose. Though controversial, more and more evidence is showing that medical cannabis could be a lifesaving component of a strategy to solve to this epidemic. I recently had the opportunity to work with Sanjay Gupta on the fourth installment of his groundbreaking series on CNN, Weed 4: Pot vs. Pills, helping to explain how cannabis can be a solution to this epidemic. How Cannabis...


WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THC AND CBD PRODUCTS?

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WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THC AND CBD PRODUCTS?

THC and CBD are both compounds found in the Cannabis sativa plant species and can be extracted to make hemp and cannabis products. There are hundreds of other compounds in cannabis, but these two get the most attention. CBD and THC have many of the same medical benefits. They can provide relief from several of the same conditions. THC is more effective for pain, however, CBD doesn’t cause the euphoric effects that occur with THC. Some people may prefer to use CBD because of the lack of this side effect. While CBD is non-intoxicating, studies show that combining CBD and THC...