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Why my tolerance so high?

Probably because you are stimulating your cannabinoid receptors too often and with too much THC.

When you initially start to medicate, either recently or decades ago, your endocannabinoid receptors we smaller, less abundant and probably not as efficient. As you start introducing Cannabis they up regulate which means more are produced and they are more efficient. It’s like the body wants to be able to manage the intake of more Cannabinoids.

As you keep medicating, usually more often and usually with higher THC concentrations, these receptors become saturated and now instead of up regulating, they down regulate. Now it requires more and more THC to get the same effect you got before. This is called tolerance.

When this happens it might be time to do a T-break or tolerance break. Which might sound easier said than done since for most of us this has now become medicine, not just something we do on a Friday afternoon just to get high. Once these receptors stop being overloaded they will begin to up regulate again in just a few short days and then you can resume consumption.

To keep your tolerance low:

Use the least amonut of THC needed to get the desired effect. This should be your optimal dose. Taking more than your optimal dose will only lead to quicker tolerance and undesired side effects.

The oral route, tinctures, capsule, edibles, last longer leading to medicating less often and less tolerance. The inhalation route leads to a kicker tolerance since it has a shorter half life and requires more treatments during the day.

Avoid concentrates, obviously they will have more THC and saturate your receptors quicker.

Try to incorporate regular T-breaks into your regimen. They will save you money on the long run and you will get better relief when you do medicate.

Remember that THC is not the only Cannabinoid out there, CBD, CBG, CBN among others can also help you take a break from THC.

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How to get a Medical Marijuana Card in Florida

Lesson 1. How to get your medical marijuana card. 

Cannabis is an amazing plant. It’s been used for a millennia for medical and ritualistic purposes as far out as the Middle East and China. 

In 1937. The marijuana act made the plant illegal Nationwide despite objections from the medical community, fast-forward to 1996 and California becomes the trendsetter in the legalization of cannabis for medical use.

In November of 2016 79 years. After the one of the most versatile plants in the world was outlawed in the US. The Sunshine State jumps on the scientifically literate bandwagon and specific. Doctors can recommend cannabis for your ailment. 

So how do you get your recommendation? I’m so glad you asked. You have to be at least, 21 years of age, be a permanent or seasonal, Florida resident, with a valid, driver’s license, or state ID and have a qualifying condition and the records to prove it. You can even download and complete the records release form right on buddocs.org. 

During your initial evaluation we’ll help you complete your application to the state and after 10 to 14 business days you’ll get your temporary card that will allow you to get you your medicine. 

Unsure about whether or not you qualify, buddocs.org has a free screening evaluation tool that will let you know if you qualify.

To keep your prescription up to date, you have to be seen your BudDoc at least twice a year. After you are a card carrying member of the medical marijuana community just pick a dispensary and get medicated.

Now you may be asking yourself, How do I start? Go to buddocs.org for your appointment to get your medical card and make sure to follow buddocs on Instagram for the latest. I’m Zouain and this was dr. Chanlattes medical minute brought to you by buddocs.org

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5 Unheard Ways to Master in CBD Dosage

The Cannabis plant has 60 Active compounds, one of which is Cannabidiol. CBD is an extensively used component in various creams, gummies, treats, vapes, etc. People are well familiar with its uses like CBD for inflammation, pain relief, anxiety, and stress. CBD has become a popular product in recent days. However, you should also know its dosage along with its uses. There are many misconceptions about the CBD dosage, slight up and down can cause a big difference.

How much CBD should you take? 

There has been plenty of research done to study the effect of CBD on the human body. There is no fixed dose for taking CBD for each of its applications. The studies also say that the difference in the amount of CBD dose can show different effects on people. So the dose which is appropriate for your specific use will vary. There are many factors to look upon before figuring out the correct dosage. The Normal dosage for CBD is 20 milligrams to 40 milligrams. Some people take significantly less, like 2 mg, while others take as high as 60 mg. Quite many trials and errors take place before settling the correct dose. Here are five ways to master CBD dosage. 

  1. Start low and Go slow- When you are a newbie to CBD, starting with a low dosage is preferable. This way, you can introduce CBD to your body and observe how the body reacts to it. Decide a minimum baseline of dosage which is comfortable for your body. Also, many people have benefitted from the low dosage of CBD from 2 milligrams to 6 milligrams. Take the minimum dose for the first seven days and observe its effect. If you do not see any benefit of CBD in the first week, increase the dosage based on how your body responds to it. Raise it by 1mg to 3mg every three days. Like this, you can figure out the adequate dose for yourself. 
  1. Take into account certain crucial factors- Before taking CBD, you must consider some factors which determine the dose. Factors such as concentration of CBD, potency, age, gender, weight, individual body chemistry, tolerance to CBD, and other health factors play a vital role in deciding dosage. The dose will also depend on the purpose for which you are using normal or travel-ready CBD capsules. The people with more weight and Men will require little more than the usual dose. Old-age people and kids need a bit less than the standard dose. People with severe health problems like seizures should consult their GP before taking CBD. You should consult a healthcare professional having sound knowledge of CBD and related fields before you take CBD. 
  1. Analyze the results after taking the dose– If you are taking CBD for a lengthier period for a particular problem. The symptoms reflected must be taken into account. Keep track of how your condition is improving with an everyday dose of CBD. Make sure you do not develop any side effects of CBD, which are rare like liver damage, but can happen specially at really high dosages. CBD products come in various forms as gummies, oil, vape kits, and balms. Each of them has profound impacts and probable side effects. Although CBD does not cause any side effects, a little precaution will save you from unnecessary harm. For instance, Epidiolex is an approved product of CBD for treating epilepsy. It needs utmost care while consuming. Avoid re-dosing as it is a common reason for people consuming an excessive quantity of CBD. Taking CBD more than desirable by the body can result in weight gain, fatigue, diarrhea, and liver damage. 
  1. Take CBD as per your Body Sensitivity- The body capacity of every individual is different. Something which suits your body might not be suitable for someone else. It is another factor to consider while deciding how much CBD you will need. Study the symptoms it has on the body and regulate dosage accordingly. You are sensitive to CBD if you feel drowsiness after taking CBD. To avoid getting drowsy, take CBD before going to bed unless the doctor advised you to take it at a proper time. If the CBD shows ill effects on your body, reduce the dosage of CBD. Do not panic with light dizziness, as it is very naive after consuming CBD. If you experience side effects, you have reached your limit. To avoid any health problems, refrain from vaping CBD. Long-term vaping can damage your lungs. Try other sources of CBD than Vaping. 
  1. Use CBD Dosage Calculator- The enormous diversity in the brands and their concentrations make it difficult to formulate the efficacy of CBD products. Determining the dosage for themselves is difficult and complex for many people. For them, we have an easy solution of CBD Dosage Calculator. The CBD calculator calculates the dosage as per your weight. It is a combination of weight and application. A 250 lb man playing football will need more dose than a 100 lb woman. Those who are using CBD for chronic pain will require more dosage than the ones suffering from anxiety. 
  • Low strength- 2 milligrams CBD per 10 kg 
  • Medium strength- 7 milligrams CBD per 10 kg 
  • High strength- 13 milligrams CBD per 10 kg 

Conclusion 

CBD is known for its multi health benefits. Only the right approach can give the desired results. It is safe for use unless you cross a specified limit. There are some things you need to consider before you start consuming CBD. Finding the correct dose for CBD is a process involving some days of trials. Bodyweight defines an accurate CBD dose for a person. You should always start with a small dosage and raise it as per the need. Researchers are taking place to find drugs that can help get the most effective results from CBD with less intake. Until better research comes, you can rely on the CBD Dosage Calculator or can consult the doctor. 

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Telemedicine may be ending soon

MMJ was approved in Florida in 2017 and since then more than 567,000 patients have been added to the OMMU registry and are using Cannabis on a regular basis.

As you all know, in 2020 we had the Covid-19 pandemic, which was really hard for everyone. Some people were affected directly and lost their lives to the virus and some lost their jobs leading to tremendous anxiety and depression.

On 3/9/2020 an executive order was issued giving MMJ the status of essential, meaning you could not go to church or buy alcohol, but you could still see your MMJ doctor and buy medicine at the dispensary 🤩. It also allowed the use of telemedicine for established patients, which at that point was not legal in the state of Florida like in other states.

Advantages of Telemedicine:

  • Save money on gas
  • Safety from distancing 
  • Quick and Easy
  • Not having to drive 
  • Nothing was lost using it

Disadvantages of Telemedicine:

  • None

On 4/27/2021 an extension of that order was given for another 60 days and it will probably be the last one. With Covid-19 cases dropping significantly more and more patients being vaccinated, and the need to move forward to a more similar life like we had before, it is likely the state will not extend it, making it illegal again. After June 26, we have no idea what will happen.

For those of you who live close to one of our offices, it’s not a big deal, but for those who live far away, this might be an issue. But don’t worry, we will do our best to accommodate to our patient’s, even if it means doing events in Tampa and Melbourne every month. If it ends, we will send you an update on how to proceed. 

We all know it should stay because of the stated reasons above, so please call you state representative and tell them how important this is for you, along with all the good things about having telemedicine and that there are really no negatives about it. Hopefully, they’ll listen and either extend it or just take it as a positive change brought by the pandemic and needed by you, the patients, more than anyone else and just keep it permanently. 

Florida Representatives

Rep. Will Robinson – 850.717.5071
Rep. Juan Fernandez-Barquin – 850.717.5119
Rep. Alex Andrade – 850.717.5023
Rep. Stan McClain – 850.717.5023
Rep. Alex Rizo – 850.717.5110
Rep. Randall Maggard – 850.717.5038
Rep. Kaylee Tuck – 850.717.5055
Rep. Tyler Sirois – 850.717.5051
Rep. Bob Rommel – 850.717.5004
Rep. Patt Maney – 850.717.5106
Rep. Sam Killebrew – 850.717.5041

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CBD vs CBG vs CBN: Simply Explained

When looking at the composition of the cannabis and hemp plants, it is astonishing to discover there are over 100 different phytocannabinoids present. Among these are THC, CBD, CBG and CBN. 

While you may be aware of what THC is, and CBD is becoming more popular by the day; you may not be aware of CBG and CBN. These fascinating minor cannabinoids (in title only) potentially hold the key to helping with several different ailments. Here, we take a closer look at the difference between the three and why they should hold your interest.

CBD – Cannabidiol

Since this is the most popular of the phytocannabinoids, it is the first we will look at. This is categorized as one of the major cannabinoids along with THC. It is a compound that does not contain the psychoactive properties found in THC. It is generally derived from hemp plants (categorized as containing less than 0.3% THC). CBD has been studied extensively in recent years. While it has only been approved for use in treating epilepsy, there are studies being conducted to find the ability to manage:

  • Inflammation (and the pain associated with it)
  • Chronic pain (and general neurological pain)
  • Skin conditions
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Convulsions

The market is currently flooded with ways to ingest CBD. Edibles, tinctures, flowers and vaporizers are just a few of the ways in which CBD can be utilized. This is thanks to the Farm Bill of 2018 that legalized the use of industrial hemp and its byproducts.

 

 

CBG – Cannabigerol

While this is classified as a minor cannabinoid, it can be considered one of the most important. This is because all the other compounds in the plant derive from it. CBG and CBGA are converted into CBDA and THCA. This occurs when the plant is exposed to UV light and oxygen. In other words, while the plant grows in the sunlight, the other compounds begin to develop.

Part of why this compound is considered to be worthwhile is due to how it interacts with the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Unlike with CBD, it acts like an agonist. It is also believed to act as a GABA uptake inhibitor. There are many studies that have been conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) into CBG. These have shown the likelihood for the ability to use CBG for such things as:

  • Neuropathic pain
  • Inflammatory pain
  • Colitis and other digestive issues
  • Antibacterial properties

These studies also suggest taking CBD alongside CBG allows you to enjoy the entourage effect. This is in essence when the two compounds work together by enhancing the effects each compound may provide. This is one of the main arguments for using a full-spectrum compound rather than an isolate.

CBN – Cannabinol

The first to have been studied and synthesized is CBN. This is because it is a byproduct of when THC begins to degrade. Simply by letting a cannabis plant age, or by applying heat and oxygen, THC converts into CBN. While CBD and CBG do not contain psychoactive properties, CBN can potentially cause you to feel that same feeling of euphoria. The feeling is different than when you are utilizing THC, but it is to be avoided by those not willing to encounter psychoactive compounds.

The majority of the research conducted suggests CBN for use as a sedative. It is also believed to have the ability to stimulate bone growth, according to NCBI. The other properties it is valued for include:

While CBN will develop during the growth cycle, as it is exposed to sunlight and oxygen, it is more present once THC degrades. For this reason, it is different than all the other compounds that derive from CBG. The most direct route is that CBG converts into CBD and THC and subsequently THC converts into CBN. For this reason, it is not shocking to see that CBN behaves closest to THC in how it interacts with the body. It is recommended for those looking for the effects gleaned from THC without the psychoactive properties.

What are the Differences

The main differences between CBD, CBG and CBN are how they interact with your body. While CBD and CBG will not produce psychoactive properties without THC present, CBN may. The main difference is how the different compounds interact neurologically. They also have different ways in which they provide relief from inflammation and can be used as an antibacterial agent.

While we already understand a great deal about these different compounds, research is ongoing. Proving the effectiveness in battling certain physical and neurological maladies can lead to further approval for medicinal uses. This will also lead to a better understanding of the best methods for usage and proper dosage.

 

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What is kief ?

Kief, an Arabic word meaning “pleasure” or “intoxication”,is the name used commonly to describe the sticky, crystal-like powder substance found on the Cannabis flower.

Kief or keef has been collected and used for thousands of years as a highly concentrated form of cannabis found on the trichomes fo the plant.  High-quality kief is generally light blonde or tan in color while Kief that is green likely contains additional plant matter so it’s less concentrated.

Kief packs a much higher concentration of cannabinoids and terpenes than the cannabis flower, making it an ideal option if you’re looking to increase your cannabinoid intake or just looking for a different way to use it.

Trichomes are tiny, bulbous glands that protrude from the surface of the buds and leaves of late-stage cannabis plants.

HOW TO USE KIEF

You can either collect kief from your grinder or you can get it from dispensaries here in Florida. Dispensaries like Rise, Surterra Wellness and Fluent all have kief. Usually sold by the 1/2 gram or 1 gram. Price ranges from $30 to $45 and for some odd reason some MMTC’s dispense it under the patient’s inhalation route so it won’t affect your smokable allowance.

Here are some common ways to use kief:

Smoking kief by itself

You can smoke kief by it self on any pipe or smoking hardware but keep in mind that it’s a very fine powder and it can find it self inside the actual bowl. Also kief tends to burns longer and stay lit so be careful not to loose it all under the flames.

Sprinkle kief on cannabis flower

Sprinkling it on top of ground cannabis flower that is then smoked or vaped is one of the most common ways of using it. Adding kief will boosts your flower’s potency, allowing you to use less to achieve the same results. Some creatives ones are “tarantula joints” and “moon rocks.”

Add kief into your morning coffee or tea

Kief is usually high in the raw and acidic form of cannabis which is non-psychoactive but when mixed in with coffee or tea it gets activated by the heat. To make kief coffee or tea, simply sprinkle some kief powder into your mug and stir. Taking kief this way offers a delayed, yet longer lasting and stronger effects. 

In summary, kief is the sticky, resinous, crystal-like substance that has a higher concentration of cannabinoids than the flower and can be smoked by itself or added to flower to get a more powerful relief.

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What is the difference between THC and THCa

Cannabis is known for it’s powerful and intoxicating effects but these effects usually come from THC or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol which in reality is not present in the raw form of the plant. The natural form has THCa or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid which is the acidic form of THC and it has no psychoactivity at all. 

As the plant dries, THCA converts to THC slowly. Heat expedites this conversion in a process known as decarboxylation. Even though THCa is the precursor to psychoactive THC effects, their chemical composition and effects on the body are different. So why does THC give psychoactivity and THCa doesn’t? The reason is because THCa has a three-dimensional shape and it’s larger molecule doesn’t fit into our cannabinoid receptors, specifically the CB1 receptors.

How does THCA become THC? The answer is through heat and light — or the process of decarboxylation. Heat removes a group of atoms from THCA called carboxilic acid, altering the THC chemical structure, thus becoming the perfect shape to fit into our endocannabinoid system (ECS) CB1 receptors and producing the elevated experience.

THCA is believed to have an assortment of medicinal properties. There isn’t a lot of evidence to definitively support this claims so more research needs to be done. Here are some of its properties:

  • Anti-inflammatory properties for treatment of inflammatory conditions like lupus and arthritis
  • Neuroprotective properties for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases
  • Anti-emetic properties for treatment of lack of appetite and nausea
  • Anti-proliferative properties noted in studies of prostate cancer

Decarboxylation Process 

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The acidic precursors are considered “thermally unstable,” so they will alter their form when exposed to heat. Because of this instability, the molecules lend themselves to several different methods of decarboxylation.

Here are some ways that weed is decarboxylated:

Sunlight conversion: Over a period of time THCA converts to THC through exposure to heat or light. So eating or juicing raw buds that have been exposed to the sun for a long time might cause unwanted high in some patients.

Smoking: The hot temperature from the combustion process of burning the dry weed will rapidly convert THCa to THC.

Vaporizing: Similarly to smoking it, the heat of the vaporizer unit will convert THCa to THC in a very efficient way.

Cannabis concentrates:  THCa can be extracted, isolated and made into crystals that can be consumed in dabs. When heated up THCa will convert to THC.

Conventional oven: Raw Cannabis needs to be activated before making edibles. Usually material gets ground up, spread evenly across a baking sheet, and baked around 230 degrees Fahrenheit, or 110 degrees Celsius, for 30-90 minutes. This will decarboxylate the Cannabis and activate it.

Blue River™ THCa is a solvent-less concentrate, made through extreme pressure, filtration, and controlled temperatures.

In Conclusion

Understanding the plant’s properties and how and why they interact with our bodies the way they do is extremely important in achieving the maximal benefits while avoiding adverse side effects. Cannabis molecules each have their own benefits and as raw cannabis is further studied, we will learn more about their benefits.


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What is RSO?

Rick Simpson oil or RSO is a thick and dark cannabis-derived oil that has an especially high concentration of THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol . THC has very potent effects that, when concentrated, have shown signs of being able to treat a variety of ailments. RSO is usually made with indica-heavy strains of marijuana because Rick believes that the highly sedating effects of Indica would help aid in the healing process. He also recommends people doing their own instead of buying it at a dispensary. Here in Florida only Trulieve and MUV currently carry it and can sell it in bulk if necessary.

Rick Simpson had Skin cancer and says the benefits of RSO directly contributed to his remission. With claims like this, many others took note and tried it for themselves, and some even claiming that their stage 4 cancer went into remission after using the RSO.

Rick had several ailments before the cancer and had started smoking Cannabis to help with his pain. Later doctors noticed three bumps on his skin that were cause for concern, the biopsy confirmed it was cancer. He use a topical cannabis oil applied on bandages. After four days of this treatment he removed the bandages and saw that the tumors had disappeared. This positive response to the topical cannabis application solidified his belief in the healing and therapeutic properties of cannabis so he wanted to share it with everyone.

The main characteristic of RSO is that it is a whole plant extract, meaning nothing is added or removed from the plant’s natural chemical composition and it provides patients with full spectrum benefits in oil form.  RSO is fully decarboxylated which ensures that THC-A will become activated (or psychoactive), and as a side effect will cause the consumer to feel a mental high.  RSO has a dark brown color as well as an intense taste and odor of the cannabis plant.  

Some guidelines have been adopted for the treatment of Cancer and despite being completely experimental some patients are adding it to their treatment plan. The goal is not easy to achieve since patients should consume 60 grams of RSO in 90 days. Patients have to be able increase their consumption rapidly. Some recommend starting with 3 very small doses daily of about the 1/2 the size of a grain of rice for week 1. From weeks 2-5 patients should double the intake every 4 days and for weeks 5-12 patients should be able to consume 1 gram per day until the 60 grams are gone(usually 90 days).

What else does RSO allegedly treat?

The main claim behind RSO is that it can treat cancer. However, many RSO supporters claim that it has helped in the treatment of other conditions, including:

  • high blood pressure
  • infections
  • chronic inflammation
  • arthritis
  • asthma
  • drug addiction
  • depression
  • multiple sclerosis

However, there is little direct evidence to support these claims.

In conclusion, more research needs to be done since there ins’t enough evidence to support these claims. So keep going to your Oncologist and follow their recommendations but adding Rick Simpson Oil to your regiment will not hurt you at all and, if it ends up helping you beat Cancer, why not do it. If it didn’t help you beat, at least it helped you give it your best fight.

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Understanding our Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system plays many important roles in the human body utilizing its receptors distributed mostly in the brain and gut. It help regulates and keep the body in homeostasis which is the perfect body balance. First discovered while trying to understand the effects of cannabis, and named the endocannabinoid system for this reason.

Because of its widespread effects and therapeutic potential the endocannabinoid system is a major target of medical research. While we have been able to figure out the basics of the system, much more remains to be uncovered and now that more research is allowed soon more information will come out.

What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoid are the chemical messages used by the endocannabinoid system. Our bodies produce our own cannabinoids called endocannabinoids.

These interact with cannabinoid receptors named CB1 and CB2 to regulate basic functions including mood, memory, appetite, pain, sleep, and many more.

There’s about 80 different cannabinoids found in Marijuana, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), and are considered exogenous cannabinoids. When consumed, they interact with cannabinoid receptors to produce different physical and psychological effects in the body.

What is the Endocannabinoid system?

The endocannabinoid system has two receptors known as CB1 and CB2. The distribution of CB1 and CB2 receptors within the brain and body explains why cannabinoids have certain effects.

CB1 receptors are distributed throughout the body but, are mostly present in the brain and spinal cord. Found in high numbers in brain regions associated with the behaviors they influence. For example, there are CB1 receptors in the amygdala, which plays a role in memory and emotional processing and the hypothalamus, which is involved with appetite regulation, and . CB1 receptors are also present in nerve endings where they help to reduce sensations of pain.

CB2 receptors tend to be distributed in the peripheral nervous system. They are especially concentrated in immune cells. When these receptors are activated, they help to reduce inflammation which is believed to play a role in many diseases and conditions.

With respect to the cannabinoids found in cannabis, researchers found that THC binds to both CB1 and CB2 receptors, activating them just like an endocannabinoid would do.

CBD does not seem to bind directly to cannabinoid receptors. Instead, it works by inhibiting an enzyme called FAAH, which is responsible for the breakdown of Anandamide, the most important endocannabinoid in the body. When FAAH is inhibited, it cannot break down Anandamide at it’s normal rate which leads to a Anandamide buildup in the brain.

How does the ECS work?

Endocannabinoids are cannabinoids produced naturally within the human body and are “short-order” neurotransmitters, meaning they are synthesized on demand. In other words, they are only produced when the body signals that they are needed, and they are only present for a short amount of time.

After released, endocannabinoids are quickly broken down by enzymes, which include FAAH (fatty acid amide hydrolase) and MAGL (monoacylglycerol lipase).

When you consume exogenous cannabinoids like Marijuana, large amounts of cannabinoids enter the body and stick around so the endocannabinoid system is activated more strongly and for longer than it would usually be.

The ECS is involved with regulating many basic functions of the human body, including:

ECS Functions

The ECS is involved with regulating many basic functions of the human body, including:

  • Appetite
  • Metabolism
  • Pain
  • Sleep
  • Mood
  • Movement
  • Temperature
  • Memory and learning
  • Immune function
  • Inflammation
  • Neural development
  • Neuroprotection
  • Cardiovascular function
  • Digestion
  • Reproduction

Besides maintaining basic functions, the ECS also acts in response to illness. Tumor cells,for example, have been shown to express more cannabinoid receptors than healthy cells. Studies also show that patients with conditions like Parkinson’s disease, anxiety, chronic pain and arthritis show higher levels of endocanabinoids.

As a result, some scientists believe the overall function of the endocannabinoid system is to regulate Homeostasis which is a key in maintaining a good balance in life.

Diseases are largely a result of a failure in achieving homeostasis. Thus, the endocannabinoid system’s role in maintaining homeostasis makes it a unique target in medicine.

The Endocannabinoid system and current medicine

Due to its widespread effects in the human body, the endocannabinoid system shows a promising future in treating many diseases and conditions.

There are currently two major ways of targeting the endocannabinoid system: synthetic cannabis and medical marijuana.

Medical marijuana is the most commonly used way of targeting the endocannabinoid system to treat various conditions. Compounds in marijuana, including THC, CBG and CBD, are known to produce therapeutic effects by interacting with the ECS.

Medical marijuana can be used for a wide variety of conditions including chronic pain, nausea, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and palliative care.

Despite the success of medical marijuana, some users experience unpleasant side effects, such as feeling dizzy, lightheaded and high. Some people do not enjoy the psychoactive effects of cannabis like paranoia and would prefer a treatment that avoids this.

Some researchers are currently looking into whether the endocannabinoid system can be targeted peripherally using synthetic cannabinoids which cannot cross the blood-brain-barrier. This would avoid the side effects of cannabinoids entering the central nervous system and affecting the brain, in other words feeling high.

In sum, the endocannabinoid system is truly a remarkable treasure for scientists and medical professionals. It is very complex, plays many important roles in many vital processes, and holds promising future as a treatment target for many debilitating conditions.

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Different Ways of Using Medical Marijuana in Florida


Medical Cannabis can be used in many different forms and via many different routes. Depending on that specific form and route taken, there will be a different onset of the medication, how long it will last and what type of experience the patient gets. Florida law permits patients to utilize it as Oral, Sublingual, Topical, Vaporized, Rectal and Smokable with edibles coming soon. Make sure you experiment around to find out which one works better for you. Also keep in mind that orals have a very slow onset when compared to vaporizing which is almost immediately. 


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Oral

The oral route is very popular but sometimes difficult to dose due to different metabolism and absorption rates. It has a slow onset at 30-90 minutes so make sure not to over medicate. Also it will give you a longer relief since it will last 6-8 hrs depending on the patient and the amount used. Anything ingested orally and swallowed falls under this category like capsules and oils and soon edibles. 


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Sublingual

Usually used in tinctures forms which are created by soaking cannabis in very high-proof alcohol creating a very potent medication. Cannabis tinctures are dosed sublingual – applied under the tongue or to the lining of the mouth and letting it sit for 10-15 sec. This method bypasses the GI system making it ideal with those that have GI absorption issues. Start tincture dosing at 2.5 milligrams of THC and titrate up to avoid over medicating which is fairly easy with this method. Onset is faster than with the oral route at around 20-30 minutes and last 6-8 hrs.


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Inhalation

Vaporizing cannabis heats the active ingredients to a boil, turning them into an inhalable vapor. While vaporizing avoids the health drawbacks of smoking, it delivers terpenes and cannabinoids to the bloodstream just as fast. Vape pens are the 1# choice by patients but also patients can vape flower in cups or pods available only in a few dispensaries.The process of vaporizing is fairly similar as smoking; inhale, hold for three to five seconds, and exhale. 


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Topical

As technology advances, methods are being created to enhance the absorption of cannabinoids through the skin. Patients have the option of purchasing creams infused with THC & CBD, which are often used to relieve pain and muscle spasms in a localized area. Topicals don’t get you high making them a great choice for pain relief when working or on the go. A new line if topicals, called transdermal, allows the medicine to be absorbed through the skin and then delivered to the bloodstream. They give a full body relief and have a slow release of cannabinoids making then a great choice for the elderly. Onset is fairly slow at 30-60 min but they can last a long time, some even last 72 hrs.  


Rectal

Not a preferred one and not commonly used but has been gaining popularity among some patients specially those that have problems swallowing, cannot vape or need specific relief in the rectal area, lower back or pelvic area. It has a great absorption rate due to the large venous plexus in that region and because it bypasses the GI system.


Smoking a legal joint in florida.

Smokable

Since April of 2019 patients can smoke the actual flower. By law they can buy up to 2.5 oz every 35 days and be in possession of 4 oz at a time. Smoking it gives the patient a rapid onset but shorter lasting effect when compared to oral and transdermal Also  the full entourage effect with other cannabinoids present and seems to be a more cost effective. There are risk associated with it and like airway inflammation, chronic cough and bronchitis so every patient has to discuss it with their Cannabis doctor and sign a new informed consent to get approved.