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Medical Cannabis

It is time to consider cannabis as an herb with medicinal properties rather than an intoxicating drug. Here are some articles that may improve your understanding of the plant._

Lavender and Cannabis

By James Brent

Lavender (Lavander officianlis) has peer reviewed research describing a decrease in blood brain barrier permeability in rats, 100-200mg per kg per day IP (1). It provides neuroprotection, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety benefit. It may be helpful in mild pain and depression. Oral  doses  using  alcohol tinctures or oil infusions were preferred over topical application or…

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Medical Cannabis: What Patients Need To Know

By James Brent

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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Considerations For Purchasing Cannabis

By James Brent

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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Cannabis Safety Guide

By James Brent

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

By James Brent

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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Cannabis

By James Brent

This is a quote that read on the Society of Cannabis Clinicians educational web site: “ Consider cannabis as drug with some psychoactive properties rather  than as an intoxicant with some therapeutic properties”.  I prefer to consider cannabis as a medicinal adaptogenic and tonic herb. The phytochemicals in plants serve purposes for the plant which…

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