It may be helpful to consider Cannabis extracts as an addition to other infection treatment protocols for the present health care crisis. There are references to support the belief of a synergistic affect with Echinacea purpurea which can modulate the endocannabinoid system by targeting CB2 receptors. Certain Echinacea preparations have anxiolytic action. Anxiety can negatively…

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It is important to consider what is meant by “Sativa” and “Indica” cannabis. Sativa can be defined by the plant structure ( a tall, narrow leaf plant originating in warm, humid regions or the psychoactive effect which is uplifting and stimulating. Indica can be defined by its structure a shorter, bushy wide leaf plant originating…

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THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid that some people consider a beneficial effect. Many people consider this an unwanted effect. THC does have some other benefits such pain relief, appetite stimulant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-bacterial and neuroprotective. CBD is the cannabinoid that is most associated with medical treatment and has those benefits, is not psychoactive. It also…

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I have chosen Nevada as a model for creating a testing safety reference guide. Nevada appears to have  the most comprehensive requirements for laboratory testing and accreditation. Testing includes:  moisture content, potency analysis, terpene analysis, foreign matter inspection, microbial screening, heavy metal screening, and pesticide residue analysis. Laboratory accreditation requirements include: following a minimum of…

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A Case for Medical Cannabis, Commonly Known as Marijuana      Establishing fact and fiction in the debate about marijuana and its’ usefulness in medicine or potential harm to society has created a large divide between the opposing views.  The following information is an attempt to provide some help in understanding what has been researched concerning…

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