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Get informed & inspired at the 3rd Medicinal Cannabis Conference

It’s THIS weekend , but don’t wait until Saturday to begin learning!

There is a free lecture with Dr. Sulak on Friday night.  Dr. Sulak is one of our presenters for the weekend and is offering this wonderful opportunity to learn “Ways That Cannabis May Be Used to Treat Chronic Illness.”

5:00-6:30 pm
Arcata Community Center

 

DON’T MISS THE ENTIRE WEEKEND.  AVOID STANDING IN LINE TO REGISTER, JUST CLICK HERE AND SIGN UP!

BELOW ARE SOME COMMON QUESTIONS THAT ARE OFTEN ASKED ABOUT MEDICINAL CANNABIS:

How do I obtain medical cannabis?

In order for an individual to become a medical cannabis patient they will need a doctor’s recommendation for medical cannabis commonly referred to as a 215 recommendation. Patients should talk to their doctor about using medical cannabis for their specific ailments.  (CA)

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How do I use medical cannabis?

Cannabis has been used for centuries as a medicine. Many patients are familiar with seeing cannabis smoked, but that is only one of its applications. At HPRC patients can find cannabis flowers, topicals, tinctures, oils, edibles, raw plant, vapor pens, transdermal patches, teas, bath soaks, and other medical cannabis applications.

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JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND OF LEARNING  AT THE 3rd ANNUAL MEDICINAL CANNABIS CONFERENCE.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. 

This learning moment was sponsored by:
Humboldt Patient Resource Center
980 6th St. Arcata CA 95521
707-826-7988

The information presented in this article is not to be considered medical advice and is for informational purposes only. Always work with your primary care giver when making decisions about medicine use.

 

What to Look for in Your Cannabis Medicine

leaf-med-2.150pxWhen choosing a cannabis medicine, look for:
  • CBD-Rich Products: For maximum therapeutic impact, choose products that include both CBD, a non-intoxicating compound, and THC, the main psychoactive component of cannabis. CBD and THC work best together, enhancing each other’s therapeutic benefits.
  • Clear Labels: Look for labels showing the quantity and ratio of CBD and THC per dose, a manufacturing date and batch number (for quality control).
  • Lab Testing: Look for products that are tested for consistency, and verified as free of mold, bacteria, pesticides, solvent residues, and other contaminants.
  • Quality Ingredients: Select products with quality ingredients. No corn syrup, GMOs, transfats, and artificial additives.
  • Safe Extraction: Avoid products extracted with toxic solvents like BHO, propane, hexane or other hydrocarbons. Solvent residues are especially dangerous for immune-compromised patients. Look for products that entail a safer method of extraction like supercritical CO2.
  • Cannabis Not Industrial Hemp: Compared to whole plant cannabis, hemp is typically low in cannabinoid content. A huge amount of hemp is required to extract a small amount of CBD, raising the risk of contaminants because hemp, a bioaccumulator, draws toxins from the soil. The robust terpene profile of whole plant cannabis enhances the therapeutic benefits of CBD and THC.
This learning moment was provided by:
Project CBD Director, Martin A Lee
https://www.projectcbd.org

 

Relief from Cancer Symptoms and Treatment Side Effects

Relief From Cancer Symptoms and Treatment Side Effects
By Dustin Sulak DO
www.healer.com

When used properly, cannabis can be a safe and effective treatment for nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, chronic pain, and insomnia. Animal studies have c cancer cannabisshown that cannabinoids can prevent the development of neuropathic pain, a common side effect of chemotherapy.

The use of cannabis in the treatment of cancer is an emerging field in medicine, and your
cannabinoid medicine specialist should admit to knowing very little about the optimal dosage of the various cannabinoids. By staying up to date on the research and collaborating with other leaders in the field, providers like my colleagues and myself can continue to meet the needs of real patients who choose not to wait for the federal government to stop obstructing human research on cannabis and cancer. Medical cannabis can be a part of an integrative plan that addresses your mind, body, spirit, family, and community.

For a comprehensive review of the anticancer effects of cannabinoids, with numerous
personal success stories, I suggest Justin Kander’s book “Cannabis for the Treatment of
Cancer: The Anticancer Activity of Phytocannabinoids and Endocannabinoids,” available
online.
Read more about The Use of Cannabis to Fight Cancer and Promote Healing
http://healer.com/cannabis-and-cancer/