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Canna Care Docs, a division of MVC Technologies, qualifies patients into medical marijuana programs in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Illinois, District of Columbia and Canada.
Canna Care Docs is committed to the medicinal value cannabis brings to your holistic healthcare treatment and providing safe and compliant access into medical marijuana programs. At Canna Care Docs you will spend time with a caring, non-judgmental medical professional qualifying your condition for medical marijuana and discussing cannabis as it relates to your specific needs.
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THC Basics: An Introduction For Patients
An Introductory Lesson on THC Basics For Medical Cannabis Patients Cannabis, a plant that has proven to be endlessly complex is still under the microscope by researchers, patients, physicians, and society. But one of the most famous and most widely known phrases associated with the plant will always be THC, or more appropriately, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. But many new patients need an introduction on THC basics, learning how it plays a role in a patient’s well-being and healing. While cannabis has been used for medical, religious, and recreational purposes for over 5,000 years(1), THC, as an isolated cannabinoid derived from the plant was first discovered by Raphael Mechoulam and Yechiel Goani in 1964(2). This cornerstone research discovery by Mechoulam would lead to the discovery of other cannabinoids including CBD, as well as the endocannabinoid system, our body’s way of utilizing the healing potential of cannabis.(3) THC is known to be the major psychoactive component of cannabis, in other words, it’s the part of the cannabis plant that gives the euphoric feeling of being “high.(4)” As one of the many cannabinoids present within cannabis, THC interacts with our endocannabinoid system to produce a wide range of effects.(5) THC activates CB1 receptors within the […]
The Foundation of Cannabis-Infused Beauty Products
One of the newest trends in the cannabis-infused beauty products containing the cannabinoid CBD. As you may know, CBD is one of the active components within cannabis, however in its isolated form is non-psychoactive, and can offer many of the therapeutic benefits of cannabis without the “high.” Recently consumers may have noticed an increase in new cannabis-infused beauty products that claim to harness the powers of CBD in the forms of bath bombs, creams, lotions, lip balms, and moisturizers. For any passionate medical cannabis patient, these products are an exciting new way to consume cannabis without inhaling harmful smoke. However, those claims suggesting that cannabinoids can be absorbed through the skin are currently rooted only in anecdotal evidence, and not clinical research. There is emerging research suggesting that transdermal cannabis consumption, that is, cannabis absorbed through the skin, can address arthritis and surface level pain. However, cannabis as a medicine is still very new, and this new consumption method requires validation from further research.
CBD: Exploring The Therapeutic Effects of Cannabis Without the High
For those who might be exploring the benefits of cannabis or are considering its many therapeutic effects, Cannabidiol, often abbreviated as CBD is especially important for cannabis patients. CBD possess a wide array of therapeutic effects, without the psychoactive and intoxicating effects that are typically associated with cannabis. CBD is one of close to 85 cannabinoids present in cannabis, with THC being the most commonly known. Cannabinoids are chemicals within cannabis that offer relief to patients, similar to natural compounds in our body called endocannabinoids. As a standalone drug, this cannabinoid has garnered significant interest in the last ten years from the medical community for a number of benefits as a 1: ♦Neuroprotective ♦Antiepileptic ♦Anti-anxiety ♦Hypoxia-ischemia ♦Anti-inflammatory ♦Anti-asthmatic ♦Antipsychotic ♦Antitumor The Potential Value of CBD For Patients With increased pressure from the North American public, cannabidiol has taken center stage as a drug with an impressive volume of therapeutic applications, but is often still wrapped up in state politics and medical cannabis legalization. With increased attention and further legalization efforts in the United States, research surrounding the health applications are still in its infancy stages, but documentation and clinical trials continue to flow into the public sphere. The CBD Knowledge-Base […]