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Terpene Testing News!

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Cannaceutics is proud to announce that we have begun terpene testing with Scepter Labs!

Late last year we started hearing our patients asking about terpene profiling. Most patients seek this kind of testing so they can better tailor their cannabis use to specific symptoms. Terpenes are different from cannabinoids (THC,  CBD, and more) in that cannabinoids are the “medicinal” part of the plant. Cannabinoids produce pain relief and the psychoactive “high” effect of cannabis. Terpenes are different, fragrant compounds that work with cannabinoids to produce unique effects on the brain. This “synergy” between cannabinoids and terpenes are what make cannabis work better for symptoms than just cannabinoids or terpenes alone would.

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Cannabis as Part of a Healthy Lifestyle: The Exercise Boost

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Cannabis users are just as likely as anyone to eat healthy food and to pursue some form of exercise, they just use cannabis for pain instead of over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers.  Getting out for some movement is a great way to get or stay healthier, and the positive body effects you get from exercise can enhance the effects of your medicine!

According to a recent study published within the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, researchers at the University of Sydney discovered that engaging in exercise can provide you with a stronger buzz and increase the potency of cannabis. Rather than needing to use specific types of medicine, the fact is that working out for just a half hour will trigger an additional stronger high for marijuana users. Within the study, 15 cannabis smokers were asked to complete 35 minutes of exercise on a stationary bike while the researchers measured the level of THC in their blood. The study found that levels of marijuana’s active ingredient were 15% higher on average after the participants had engaged in exercise.”

So not only is exercise good for you on its own, it can boost the effectiveness of your medicine! For those of you who have a hard time exercising because of pain, cannabis helps relax your muscles for gentle stretching or yoga, and light weight training with resistance bands, swimming, or water-walking are great no-impact/very low-impact workouts. Be sure to check with your doctor before beginning an exercise program.

Quote source: http://wellspring-collective.com/marijuana-and-exercise/

 


THC and the Cannabinoid Profile: Higher THC Percentages Don’t Necessarily Indicate Effectiveness

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These days, patients routinely request whichever strain we have with the highest THC reading, while levels of anxiety in American adults are skyrocketing. We tend to think of CBD as the “painkilling ingredient” in cannabis, but it is also an antipsychotic agent that can positively affect a patient’s mood. Of course patients are free to choose whichever strain they like, but taking a look at the proportions between THC and CBD tells us that a high percentage of THC isn’t necessarily what every patient needs in order to find relief. Read more


E-Cigs and Cannabis Oil Cartridges May Pose Health Risks

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For months at Cannaceutics, we have heard questions about whether we carry pre-filled cannabis oil cartridges for vape pens. Cannaceutics planned on bringing the cartridges in later in 2017, but there are rumors in the industry that the product inhaled from the cartridges may not be safe.
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Understanding Your Medicine

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As a patient, it’s important to know what you are putting in your body. There are several important cannabinoids in cannabis that helps give it its medicinal proprieties. Below is a list of the most common cannabinoids and the reported medicinal benefits related to them.

CBD – Cannabidiol

CBD is a non-psychtropic cannabinoid that is believed to reduce the psychoactive effects of THC. CBD has been demonstrated to show a variety of medical properties.

Reported Medicinal Benefits

• Reduces the symptoms of anxiety.
• Reduces psychosis including delusions or hallucinations
• Reduces seizures and convulsions
• Protects against nerve damage
• Reduces tension in blood vessel walls
• Relieves spasms and convulsions
• Reduces risk of artery blockage
• Reduces spread of certain cancers
• Reduces vomiting and nausea
• Kills surface bacteria
• Reduces blood sugar levels
• Reduces effects of psoriasis
• Reduces contractions in the small intestine
• Reduces pain
• Promotes bone growth
• Reduces inflammation
• Reduces function in immune system

CBN – Cannabinol

CBN is a cannabinoid with low psychoactive properties formed by degenerating THC. High levels of CBN tend to cause drowsiness, dizziness or confusion and is often a sign of improperly stored or old marijuana that has past its prime. CBN has been demonstrated to show a few medical properties.

Reported Medicinal Benefits

• Relieves spasms and convulsions
• Reduces pain
• Reduces inflammation
• Fights free radicals in the bloodstream

CBG – Cannabigerol

CBG is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in hemp and marijuana. CBG tends to be higher in cannabis species without much THC and is found only in trace amounts in marijuana strains. While little research has been conducted on CBG, it has been found to have medical properties.

Reported Medicinal Benefits

• Kills surface bacteria
• Inhibits cell growth
• Promotes bone growth

CBC – Cannabichromene

A non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. While little is known about this cannabinoid, it is believed to have medical properties.

Reported Medicinal Benefits

• Reduces inflammation
• Reduces pain
• Promotes bone growth
• Kills bacteria or fungi
• Inhibits cell growth
• Prevents constricting of the blood vessels

THC – Tetrahydrocannabinol

THC is the most common compound and main psychoactive cannabinoid in marijuana. THC requires heat to turn into a form that can be readily used by the body. THC has been shown to have a wide range of medical benefits.

Reported Medicinal Benefits

• Reduces the symptoms of anxiety
• Relieves spasms and convulsions
• Reduces spread of certain cancers
• Reduces vomiting and nausea
• Reduces pain
• Reduces pain from nerve damage
• Protects against nerve damage
• Encourages eating and appetite
• Fights free radicals in the bloodstream
• Reduces inflammation
• Promotes growth of new nerve tissue
• Reduces pressure in the eyes from glaucoma and other eye disorders