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MEDICINAL CANNABIS: THERAPEUTIC POTENTIAL

MEDICINAL CANNABIS: THERAPEUTIC POTENTIAL

leaf-med-2.150pxCannabinoids have demonstrated therapeutic effects in a broad range of conditions due to the widespread distribution of cannabinoid receptors throughout the body.Cannabinoids have demonstrated therapeutic effects in a broad range of conditions due to the widespread distribution of cannabinoid receptors throughout the body. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a regulator of physiologic homeostasis and is an exciting target of pharmacotherapy.
Modulating the activity of the ECS has proven effective in human and/or preclinical studies on mood and anxiety disorders, movement disorders, neuropathic pain, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, cancer, atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, stroke, hypertension, glaucoma, obesity/metabolic syndrome, insomnia, drug addiction, Alzheimer’s disease, and osteoporosis, to name just a few.  The vast majority of human research has focused on spasticity, nausea and vomiting, anorexia, and chronic pain.
Some conditions, such as migraine, fibromyalgia, and IBS have pathophysiological patterns that suggest an underlying clinical endocannabinoid deficiency, which may be suitably treated with cannabinoid medicines.

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ANOTHER METHOD TO ADMINISTER MEDICINAL CANNABIS : TINCTURES!

ANOTHER METHOD TO ADMINISTER MEDICINAL CANNABIS : TINCTURES!

leaf-med-2.150pxTinctures have been used for a myriad of ailments for thousands of years. These ancient recipes have been used across the globe and have been found in many different cultures. Cannabis tinctures are a special preparation of cannabis plant material and extraction solvent. The solvent used in tinctures in today’s medicine may include alcohol, olive oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, or glycerin. New technology even allows for concentrated cannabis to be blended into other liquids and herbs for a synergistic medical application. Tinctures are orally consumed, but can be applied to the skin. They can be applied sub-lingual or below the tongue to offer patients relief from certain ailments without the need to smoke a cannabis product. Tinctures are easier to titrate or self dose with compared to smoked cannabis products because of the standardized delivery systems like droppers versus puffs of a pipe. Patients enjoy the benefits of not inhaling combusted plant material to receive the desired medical effect. Tinctures are also a discreet application of cannabis avoiding the robust smell of burned cannabis. Many patients comment that tinctures also offer relief for longer periods of time than smoked cannabis and have far less sugars than prepared edibles like brownies or cookies. With the introduction of lab testing protocols around cannabis products, patients also benefit by knowing what cannabinoids are present in their medicine. This cannabinoid specific labeling allows patients to become familiar with the effects specific

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