Dr. Sulak explains the basics of medical cannabis. A must watch.
In 1999, the United States National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine released the most comprehensive review of medical cannabis to date. They found that marijuana is not a completely benign substance. It is a powerful drug with a variety of effects.
Phytocannabinoids are a class of compounds found in plants (phyto-) that act upon the endocannabinoid system. The vast majority of phytocannabinoids are found in the species cannabis sativa, but other cannabinoids have been found elsewhere in the plant kingdom, such as piper nigrum (black pepper) and echinacea purpurea (purple coneflower).
article July 19, 2015
The beneficial compounds in cannabis can be administered by inhaling smoke or vapors, ingesting cannabis added to food or drink, swallowing capsules, taking liquid extracts such as tinctures or oils absorbed through the mouth or swallowed, or applying cannabis lotions, salves or patches to the skin.
article July 18, 2015
Cannabis is unlike any other medicine due to its wide range of effective dosages, incredible safety profile, broad physiologic mechanisms of action, and versatility in treating a wide range of symptoms and diseases. Using the correct dose of cannabis is the single most important factor in having a successful therapeutic relationship with this powerful herb.
article July 17, 2015