Browsing: Medical Cannabis

Love Medibles? Check Out the Supply at Provision Seeds!

April 6th, 2015 | By

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In addition to a number of Canadian strains, The Provision Seed company out of Ontario offers high-quality, ready-to-consume medibles – and they ship just about anywhere. Whether you’re looking for a more affordable choice or you can’t get medibles locally, you have to check them out.

Provision’s medibles come in three delicious flavours so far – luscious chocolate, tart lemon-lime & tangy orange. Each candy-like gem contains 10 mg of THC so you can easily adjust your dosage based on your individual tolerance level. We found that 2 to 3 did the trick for heavier smokers while non-daily users were more likely to be very satisfied with just one.

Remember that medibles can take up to 2 hours to start working and the effect generally lasts from 6 to 8 hours. Take it slow & easy until you determine your optimal dosage because being too high for that long only sounds like fun. Trust me, it’s not.

Even if you don’t overdo it, don’t be surprised if you remember very little the day after you get a strong medible buzz . That’s what happened to some of our testers, so it’s probably best to try these while you’re safely at home for the evening. Definitely, do not drive, use power tools or operate any type of machinery while under the influence.

Provision Seeds’ medibles are made with vacuum-purged cannabis oil as well as other natural and artificial ingredients. The ingredient list is readily available on their website if you have any concerns. Note that these should go in the refrigerator or freezer as soon as they arrive to preserve their freshness.

Here’s the only catch – Provision sells out of their medibles practically as fast as they can make them. Keep an eye on their site & buy as soon as you see them go back in stock or you’ll miss out. If you don’t live in Canada, they could take a few weeks to get through customs (it took 10 days for me, 14-16 days for friends). They’ll arrive in a vacuum-sealed pack inside a small padded mailer – no one would ever guess they’re not plain candy by looking at them.

These Canadian medibles are sold in singles, 5-packs and 10-packs at very decent prices. Grab a few singles to sample the flavours or find out if this type of medicine is right for you, but we recommend getting at least 10 total. If you like them as much as I think you will, you’ll be glad you did.

NB: Next up at Provision Seeds – high-quality shatter & other concentrates!

Sherry

20 Ways Cannabis Can Help the Elderly

February 17th, 2014 | By

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1. Effective at treating and slowing Alzheimer’s disease

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A new study shows how cannabis can slow the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease and may actually be able to stop it completely.

 

2. Effective at treating many forms of cancer

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34 scientific studies showing that marijuana cures cancer, categorized by the type of cancers being cured in each study and also a government study of a person with leukaemia treated with cannabis extract. 

 

3. Effective against pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis

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In the world’s first controlled trial of a cannabis based medicine to treat rheumatoid arthritis, a significant analgesic effect was seen and disease activity was suppressed following Sativex (cannabis extract) treatment.

4. Effective against chemo induced nausea and vomitting

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Nausea and vomiting can present as symptoms of a variety of diseases or as secondary consequences of chemotherapy or radiotherapy of cancer. It is for this latter indication that THC has gained acceptance as a highly efficacious therapeutic agent, often effective in cases resistant to other more conventional medications. More.

5.Effective at preventing sleep apnea

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These findings underscore a therapeutic potential of dronabinol (a man made version of cannabis) for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.

 

6. Reduces neuropathic pain

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A single inhalation of 25 mg THC three times daily for 5 days reduced the intensity of pain, improved sleep and was well tolerated.

 

7. Effective at fighting the pain of Osteporosis

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Promising results have recently demonstrated the therapeutic value of cannabinoids for treating osteoarthritis.

 

8. Effective at protecting the intestines

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A simple extract of medicinal cannabis can significantly reduce inflammation as well as prevent injury in the gastrointestinal tract.

 

9. Protects against heart attacks

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A study released in Biochemical Pharmacology found that even tiny amounts of THC could provide protection from heart attacks as well as reducing the potential for cardiovascular damage.

 

10.  Halts brain damage

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Extremely low doses of THC, the psychoactive part of cannabis, protect the brain from long-term cognitive damage in the wake of injury from hypoxia (lack of oxygen), seizures, or toxic drugs.

 

11. Effective at treating damage from strokes

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New research suggests compounds in cannabis could protect the brain from damage after a stroke has occurred. Scientists hope to perform human trials shortly.

 

12. Effective against migraines

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Cannabis was used extensively as a treatment for migraines from 1874 to 1942.  More lately, migraines are thought to be in some cases a result of cannabinoid deficiency.

 

13.  Effective at treating tremors and pain from Parkinson’s

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Smoking cannabis appears to reduce tremors and pain and improve sleep among Parkinson’s disease patients, researchers from Israel reported.

 

14. Effective at treating Crohn’s disease

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A short course of THC-rich cannabis produced significant benefits for 10 out of 11 patients with active Crohn’s disease, compared with a placebo and without any side effects.

 

15. Effective at attacking HIV

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Researchers have discovered that THC in cannabis may stop the spread of HIV.

 

16. Effective treatment for depression

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Recent finding suggest depression may be treatable using certain cannabinoids.

 

17. Effective at killing MRSA bacteria

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Marijuana is a strong antibiotic that can kill otherwise resistant bacteria and disrupt the progression of diseases such as Mad Cow disease and Creutzfeld-Jakob disease.

 

18. Effective at attacking the herpes virus

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THC attacks the part of the herpes virus that is needed for it to spread.

 

19. Effective at treating spasticity in Multiple Sclerosis

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Smoked cannabis was superior to a placebo in symptom and pain reduction for participants with treatment-resistant spasticity.

 

20. Effective at preventing seizures

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CBDV, one of the cannabinoids in cannabis has proved to be an effective anticonvulsant for several types of seizure without having any side effects.

 

Holistic Biochemistry of Cannabinoids, by Dr Robert Melamede

January 20th, 2014 | By

I always had my suspicions that cannabis was a super plant, but never in my wildest dreams did I think that it could be responsible for regulating most of the body’s essential processes.  Over to Dr Bob:

“Endocannabinoids are the oil of life. And what they do is minimise. It’s friction we’re talking about. Biochemical friction essentially and what we’d like to do is minimise the consequences, essentially, we don’t want ourselves wearing out. So we need to oil ourselves appropriately, and our bodies try to do that, but there is a direction to our imbalance because even though we’re all unique and we’re all different, we all share a certain characteristic. We’re all getting older and that age is attributable to the accumulated damages that are occurring from that friction and we’ll elaborate on that a little more because as was pointed out by Dr Mephlam, these things have constructive roles as well, they are part of signalling mechanisms.

So free radicals act as chemical messengers they allow us to realise there is an imbalance, and when I say us, I mean at a chemical level between ourselves, between our organs and between us as individuals, formations in our societies, how we fix things.

But certainly on a chemical level, free radicals tell us that something is wrong, lets try to fix it. But alternatively they say something’s wrong, lets kill it, because we don’t want, for example, genetically damaged cells in us. If we can’t fix those genetically damaged cells, then we have mechanisms to do that – dna repair mechanisms – then we get rid of those cells because these are the cells that go on to become cancer.

Is marijuana the ultimate holistic medicine if it is coordinating and balancing all of these different organised entities within our body. Or is it the devil’s weed as others would have us believe?

So we are seeing it working on a sub cellular level. We see that leading up to consciousness demean by transcending scales and how its effect on consciousness has an impact on society. This is why cannabinoids have such a unique evolutionary role because they are transcending like this. So cannabinoids regulate cardiovascular health and this is all work sponsored by the NIH and  researchers all around the world. This is coming out of peer reviewed journals.  I don’t talk about my research as since I became chairman of the biology department. That’s when I shifted to cannabinoid research and it goes very very slowly when you have to waste all your time being chairman.

So cannabinoids regulate cardiovascular health and what you see here is when you have a heart attack blocking oxygen and eventually the oxygen re flows and you have a ischemia reperfusion that generates injury. That injury is free radical associated. Here what you see is that you reduce the cell death in your heart through the endocannabinoid system, so presumably exocannabinoids of various forms will have similar effects.

..Dealing with the heart, with arrhythmia and cell death, and in both cases, the cannabinoids prevent cell death and prevent arrhythmia which are fundamental problems when you have cardiovascular disease.

..It’s regulating the digestion system, so we see that the pharmacological modulation of the endocannabinoid system can provide new therapeutics for a number of diseases. Things like gastro intestinal disease, paralytic ileus, chrons disease, irritable bowel syndrome and a whole variety of digestive system related illnesses where people who are using cannabinoids know it works. This is the foundation for it. It’s this balancing act again of trying to restore biochemical health, essentially.

Cannabinoids have a profound effect on the nervous system. The key component here of this is even if these studies aren’t as positive as many expect them to be, that we are only just beginning to appreciate the huge therapeutic potential of this family of compounds is clear.

For multiple sclerosis, for pain, for spasticity, for a whole variety of neurologically related imbalances, the endocannabinoid system is how your body is trying to fix you, and if you’re not being fixed, that means you need more, so the ideal medicine is often not the little purple pill that you see on TV or any of the variety of things. In my mind, the first choice medicine should be cannabinoids when there is an indication for it because they are mimicking what your body is doing.”

More in this video:

 

12 Medical marijuana miracles you should know about

November 18th, 2013 | By

Rick Simpson

Rick is the guy that originally worked out how to use cannabis against cancer when curing his own skin cancer. He then tried (without success) to take this medicine to the Canadian authorities after curing hundreds of people of cancer. They raided his house and tried to prosecute him.

Concentrated cannabis oil made in this way is now known as Rick Simpson Oil. Many many people have benefitted from Rick’s story and methods. We owe him a big one. Watch Run from the Cure here.

 

Charlotte Figi

This recent documentary follows a family trying to care for their daughter Charlotte who has Dravet Syndrome (a severe untreatable form of epilepsy). She also has attention deficit disorder. At 2 years old, her parents had tried all recommended meds and some of them nearly killed her. She was having 50 seizures a night. Sometimes, 300 a week! She was catatonic. Doctors wanted to put her into a medically induced coma. At 5 she managed to get a medical marijuana card in Colorado.

Upon starting her first dose of high CBD oil, her seizures stopped immediately, and there were no more seizures at all that day or night. She came out of her state and her parents got to meet her for the first time. A year later she is eating by herself – a completely different child.

Watch the CNN documentary here or a shorter summary.

 

Cashy Hyde

Cash Hyde had a stage four brain tumor. He first became ill when just two years old. He had a 4.5 cm brain tumor around his optic nerve. Surgery removed 10% of the tumor and he was then put on high dose chemo and stem cell therapy. His parents were told he was going to die. None of the pharmaceuticals were working. He stopped eating and was vomiting 9 or 10 times a day. Doctors had no answers. His parent fed him cannabis oil through his feeding tube. He starts to eat and recovery begins immediately. Ultimately, Cash lost his battle, though his parents remain convinced cannabis kept him alive.

Find out more here.

 

Kristen Courtney

Kristen was on over 40 different medicines. Methotrixate and other potent anti inflammatories which nearly took her sight and caused her face to swell up. She was taking many painkillers and antibiotics. She had classic steroid toxicity, with a face the shape of a moon. At 16, she was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and that evolved into a lupus condition, interstitial cystitis, an auto immune disorder and she was bedridden for four years. Her mother thought she was going to die. Then, she started juicing raw cannabis, and after 4-6 weeks, her pain stopped and her recovery began.

See the rest of this fantastic story here.

 

Joanne

Joanne was sent home to die. She had multiple chemo treatments that nearly killed her. She found Rick Simpson oil, and after only 2 weeks, she had more energy. After one month, she felt better. Six weeks later, she was in full remission. The oil also helped in her recovery from chemo.

See her testimony.

 

Dial Hall

Dial had very advanced lung cancer and was on his death bed in his final hours. The family were told he was hours from death. They stopped the morphine and gave cannabis oil instead and the guy was brought back to his family. He got up, walked, and started eating food – his family got extra time with him they would never have had if he had stayed on morphine.

See his story.

 

Peter Germain

Peter successfully treated his type 2 diabetes using cannabis oil in just 6 weeks. Cannabis reduced his dangerously high blood sugar levels. He lost over 50lbs and is now healthy.

He explains more here.

 

Shona Banda

Shona Banda treats her Crohn’s Disease using cannabis. She has recovered from Crohn’s Disease, which she had for 8 years. At one point, she was bedridden and walking with a cane. She had been sent home to die and was on her deathbed. She saw Rick Simpson’s video and later bought an old dome vaporiser which she left on heating for a while, then noticed small amounts of oil forming inside the vaporizer. She started treating herself with this oil. Now she is cured entirely, goes hiking and can care for her children properly.

See her story.

 

David Triplett

David had 2 cancerous lesions removed from his nose, but they returned in 2009. He got a prescription for cream to use and discovered the cream was actually a chemo drug. After finding disturbing pictures of people who had used the same cream, he decided against it. Instead, he got some cannabis oil from his dispensary. After 3-4 weeks, the oil actually brought cancer out from his nose and destroyed it.

Check out the amazing video.

 

Dennis Hill

Dennis Hill is a biochemist who treated his own cancer using Rick Simpson oil. He refused chemo and took cannabis oil instead. After a 3 month course, his tumor had gone. After taking a 6 month course of the oil, he was completely clear of cancer.

See his story.

 

Cheryl Shuman

US celebrity. Cancer patient. Was a vegetable. She was taking 27 pharmaceuticals plus morphine and had to take all her medications intravenously. She had to use a colostomy bag, couldn’t pee or shower and was basically ready to die. She started taking cannabis oil and was completely cured in 90 days.

Watch the video.

 

Unnamed 8 month old baby

In this video Dr William Courtney explains how an 8 month old child had their brain tumor completely cured by the use of cannabis oil.

See the amazing video.

 

For more information on how to safely make cannabis oil see this link. I use a slow cooker and olive oil.