cannabis is an ancient plant with roots all over the world. The dried flowers and extracts are taken as medicine to relax stress and ease anxiety.
the cannabis plant contains a spectrum of magical compounds called cannabinoids like tetrahydrocannabinol THC, cannabidiol CBD, and cannabinol CBN.
cannabis is medicine to relax stress and ease anxiety
female plants produce the resin secreting flowers that give us the concentrated medicine.
the flowers of the cannabis plant are a tangle of fiery orange hairs, sugary crystals, and chunky knobs enveloped by tiny leaves. Flowers are often referred to as buds or nugs. A cluster of buds that grow tightly together is called a cola. When cultivating cannabis, the objective is to harvest nice big colas, of which the calyxes are a part.
A bract is what encapsulates the female's reproductive parts. They are heavily covered in resin glands, trichomes, which produce the highest concentration of cannabinoids of all plant parts. Enclosed by these bracts are the calyx, a layer over the ovule at a flower's base. The calyx is the first part of the flower that is formed as a protective platform for the flower.
trichome covered nugs are carefully cured for the most potent cannabis strains.
trichomes are the clear bulbous resin glands where the cannabinoids are formed, including the psychoactive THC.
indica or sativa
the many cannabis strains offer an array of effects.
- Indica: the high from an indica strain leaves you relaxed and social
- Sativa: the high from a sativa strain can be uplifting and energetic for daytime use and pain relief
- Hybrid: a hybrid strain balances full body relaxation with gentle cerebral invigoration
OG Kush (Ogk) I. provides a euphoric and happy high with effects that help relax stress and ease anxiety. These nugs are dark and massive and covered in orange hairs and crystals. It carries an earthy pine and sour lemon scent with woody undertones. Everyday high with possible couch lock. Indica/Sativa %: 70/30.
Bubba Kush (Bk) I. is an indica strain known for its heavy tranquilizing effects. Sweet hashish flavors. Powerful relaxation, muscles ease, crushing stress while coercing happy moods. Relaxed and happy.
Purple Kush (Pk) I. is a pure indica strain that emerged from a Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani cross. Its aroma is subtle and earthy with sweet overtones typical of Kush varieties. Blissful, long-lasting euphoria blankets the mind while physical relaxation rids the body of pain, sleeplessness, and stress.
Blue Dream (Bd) H. is a sativa dominant hybrid which can ease you gently into a calm euphoria delivering swift symptom relief without any heavy sedative effects.
Blackberry Kush (Bbk) I. is a high THC indica strain offering pain relieving benefits. Heavy indicas are particularly good at relieving pain.
ACDC (Acd) H. is hybrid strain with high amounts of CBD, which makes it one of the best pain medicines. Relaxed and happy.
Harlequin (Har) S. is a 75/25 sativa dominant strain renowned for its reliable expression of CBD, and is popular for treatment of pain and anxiety. CBD can counteract THC's paranoia while amplifying its painkilling properties. Harlequin has the ability to relax without sedation and to relieve without intoxication.
Flo-OG I. is an indica dominant strain which is a delightful blend of Colorado FLO cut and OG that keeps you uplifted and clear headed. Lineage: flodica crossed with RD1. Indica/Sativa %: 70/30.
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cannabis is taken as medicine to relax stress and ease anxiety. This is medicine to enhance the things that are important in life like extending patience, inspiring creativity, improving appetite and enjoyment of food, and awakening a sense of wonder and playfulness.
medicine from the female cannabis plant
cannabis has significant medical benefits and works in harmony with the body to bring it into health. Cannabis can make you feel more relaxed, happy, sleepy, uplifted, creative, euphoric, focused and energetic. You have a choice of a bright, feel good high or to be thoroughly medicated.
anyone interested in cooking and baking with cannabis needs to know about the decarboxylation process. cannabis consists of hundreds of cannabinoids. The best known of these, THC and CBD, are present in the plant in the form of what are known as carboxyl acids. THC-a and CBD-a, a stands for acid. When you heat these substances, the acid releases a carbon dioxide molecule in a process known as decarboxylation or activation. This is the natural process of decay, and the application of heat serves to speed it up. you need to decarb your cannabis to obtain its pharmacological and psychotropic effects. THC-a to THC. Although not the healthiest way to consume cannabis, lighting up a joint is the quickest way to decarb it. Or a few seconds in a vaporizer at lower temperature is all it takes to convert THC-a into THC. This process ensures the cannabinoid acids are converted into their phenol form without creating decomposition products.
cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system
the endocannabinoid system is a physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health and promoting homeostasis.
THC, CBD, CBN
the cannabis plant contains a spectrum of compounds called cannabinoids like tetrahydrocannabinol THC, cannabidiol CBD, and cannabinol CBN. The cannabis plant also has over 80 compounds like aromatic oils called terpenes.
the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis is THC. Connoisseurs can select from a range of high-cannabinoid strains some at +22% THC. This is potent, you will be baked. CBD is not psychoactive. CBN is between THC and CBD and is mildly psychoactive, with sedative effects, providing pain relief for chronic muscle pain disorders, easing anxiety and depression, and reducing inflammation.
research shows that the synergy between cannabinoids, and the synergy between terpenoids and cannabinoids, is an important part of the beneficial effect from cannabis.
CBD enhances the medical benefits of THC while reducing its unwanted effects. CBD and THC act on different pathways in the body, complementing and synergizing their mutual analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and other medically beneficial effects. Terpenes such as caryophyllene help the body with absorbing cannabinoids.
both CBN and CBD are cannabinoids that can be isolated from the cannabis plant. CBN and CBD both act on receptors in the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is involved in a variety of functions in the body including appetite, pain, and immune system functioning.
genetics and the environment
genetics and the environment influence the structural formation of each cannabis plant. The plant's genetic makeup, also called a genotype, acts as a blueprint for growth: it allows a spectrum of physical possibilities, but it is up to the environment to induce these characteristics. The physical expression of a genotype is referred to as a phenotype, which is simply defined as the traits that the environment pulls out from the plant's genetic code. Everything from color, shape, smell, and resin production are affected by the environment.
use and legalization
statistics from the first 20 US states that legalized medical cannabis, confirm that rates of violent crime, traffic fatalities, prescription drug overdoses drop dramatically once cannabis is made more accessible. In states where medical cannabis is legal, new research indicates that drivers are less likely to abuse opioids.
epilepsy and PTSD
they give it to little kids with epilepsy and the seizures stop. Families have moved to states where it is legal, like Colorado, to get medicine for family members.
there are implications for patients with PTSD so they give it to soldiers and the soldiers get relief from PTSD.
cannabinoids remove plaque-forming Alzheimer's proteins from brain cells
THC may reduce the amount of amyloid beta in the brain. THC and other compounds in cannabis can promote the cellular removal of amyloid beta, a toxic protein associated with Alz.
cannabinoids might be neuroprotective against the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (Alz). THC can slow the production of amyloid beta proteins, the key contributor to the progression of Alz. amyloid beta is a hallmark characteristic of Alz and is commonly thought to cause neurodegenerative disease. cannabinoids affect both inflammation and amyloid beta (Abeta) accumulation in nerve cells. Abeta denotes peptides of amino acids that are the main component of the amyloid plaques found in the brains of Alz patients.
from a study of THC at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, with David Schubert, Senior author and Antonio Currais, first author.
hemp is like a cousin of cannabis, it is a variety of Cannabis sativa L. that is not psychoactive. Hemp has little or no THC, less than 1% THC.
CBD occurs naturally in female cannabis plants as well as in the male hemp plant. Female cannabis plants have a full spectrum of other cannabinoids (active components) that contribute to the effectiveness of the oil. Only the female cannabis plant secretes the quality medicine we are targeting. If it was derived from male hemp, there is much debate about the effectiveness of the oil for serious conditions due to the lack of other cannabinoids being present and the purity of the oil.
a sustainably farmed hemp crop can naturally remineralize the soil, bringing nutrients back to the soil.
hemp, often referred to as industrial hemp, is used for food, fuel and fiber. Hemp can be used in bioplastics, and is made into a compressed composite for building materials and car door panels, dashboards, trunks and head liners.
the cannabis plant secretes an oil, and we methodically get the oil off the plant using a solvent such as high proof organic alcohol, and into a concentrated form. Whole plant extracts from the female cannabis plant are more effective than isolated compounds, such as THC or CBD only.
CBD is for those who want to access the therapeutic and wellness affects of cannabis without its psychoactive properties. CBD can be very relaxing and anxiolytic. Be aware that the effects are not immediately evident, since CBD is not psychotropic, so start slow and work your way up the dose.
high CBD cannabis does not get you high and it is an appealing treatment option for patients seeking anti-inflammatory, anti-pain, anti-anxiety, anti-psychotic, and anti-spasm effects, with little or no lethargy or dysphoria.
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California reg 1 oz
21+ /recreational use of cannabis is legal in California for adults 21+. 1 oz /allowing possession of up to 1oz of cannabis. 6 plants /up to six plants in their home.