Roughly 3.5% of adults in the United States live with symptoms of PTSD, according to the American Psychiatric Association. As a cannabis medicine physician, I get an insider’s glimpse into how patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder present at their first consultation for medical marijuana, as well as getting to monitor their progress with cannabis […]
You might want to break out some sticky sativa and start grinding because I’ve got some pretty groundbreaking stuff coming your way. Today we start the series on how marijuana can paradoxically protect our brains and slow the process of aging. Cannabinoid agonists (chemicals that bind cannabinoid receptors), once thought to impair the function of […]
I love you guys. You’re just frigging great. I owe a debt of gratitude to the medical cannabis community for giving me a voice and platform that, ultimately, has led to my success. So in the spirit of paying it forward, I’d like to share some of the knowledge I’ve gained as my clinical career in medicine has now morphed into a much more natural functional approach to whole-body optimization. Cannabis medicine is in its nascent stages in Western Medicine so establishing guidelines regarding whole-plant cannabis dosing and administration is also in its infancy.
Some of our patients at AR MMJ Cards have asked about the difference between terpenes and cannabinoids. We wanted to walk through the definition of terpenes, why they are important, how they interact with the brain and olfactory system, and a review of selected terpenes/strains. A close appreciation of the powerful value of terpenes is essential to even the casual cannabis connoisseur to unlock the most from your medication. We will delve into how cannabinoids act as a sensory catalyst in the central nervous system by starting a cascade of actions that amplify terpenes action even further. One can quickly glean how terpene genetics can have an enormous impact on the potential that medical cannabis has to offer.
According to the Mayo Clinic, “Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disorder that causes brain cells to waste away (degenerate) and die. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia — a continuous decline in thinking, behavioral and social skills that disrupts a person’s ability to function independently.” Alzheimer’s Disease not only impacts the patient, but also those around.
Arthritis involves a diverse group of processes and commonly results in inflammation within one or more joints. The two most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, with other forms being autoimmune, infectious, cancerous, or traumatic.
With the explosion of cannabis products into the mainstream, this topic couldn’t be hotter. Although cannabis has hundreds of identified cannabinoids compounds, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) are present in the highest concentrations and account for the bulk of beneficial physiologic properties that can be attributed to cannabis plants. These two compounds have important differences […]