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TYPES OF CANNABIS

Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica which are commonly cross-bred to create a variety
of hybrid strains with unique characteristics that serve many different patient needs

Sativa

• Uplifting and Energetic
• Cerebral, Spacey, or Hallucinogenic
• Best Suited for Day Use
• Commonly used for depression and fatigue

Indica

• Relaxing and Calming
• Body Buzz or “Couch Lock”
• Best Suited for Night Use
• Usually used for insomnia and pain

WHAT IS A CANNABINOID?

There are over 400 natural compounds found in the medical marijuana, 80 of which can only be found in Cannabis plants.
Every medical cannabis patient should get know and love the word cannabinoid.

Cannabinoids (e.g., THC and CBD) are the chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers that provide relief to an array of symptoms
including pain, nausea, anxiety, and inflammation. They work by imitating compounds our bodies naturally produce, called endocannabinoids,
which activate to maintain internal stability and health. To put a complex system simply, they mediate communication between cells, and when
there is a deficiency or problem with our endocannabinoid system, unpleasant symptoms and physical complications occur.

• Most popular cannabinoid
• Physchoactive compound
• Best used for pain, nausea, sleep, eating
and stress disorder

THC vs CBD

• Relaxing and Calming
• Body Buzz or “Couch Lock”
• Best Suited for Night Use
• Usually used for insomnia and pain

WHAT IS A CANNABINOID?

Personalized Medical Cannabis Care

There are over 400 natural compounds found in the medical marijuana, 80 of which can only be found in Cannabis plants. Every medical cannabis patient should get know and love the word cannabinoid.

THC

• Most popular cannabinoid
• Physchoactive compound
• Best used for pain, nausea, sleep, eating
and stress disorder

CBD

• Relaxing and Calming
• Body Buzz or “Couch Lock”
• Best Suited for Night Use
• Usually used for insomnia and pain

TYPES OF THERAPY

Smoked Cannabis

Cannabis can be smoked in a pipe, bong or joint. When inhaled, CBD, THC and other compounds are absorbed by the lungs, into the blood, and cross the blood-brain barrier.

Cannabis
Tea

Cannabis prepared as a tea will include significant amounts of CBD and THC in their non-psychoactive “acid” form. Cannabinoid acids have significant therapeutic properties, but little research has been done on these compounds.

Sublingual
Sprays

Sublingual sprays are made from cannabis extracts that may be mixed with another substance like coconut oil. The cannabis concentrate is sprayed under the tongue and quickly absorbed through the oral mucosa.

Edibles

Edibles are foods or snacks cooked with cannabis-infused oil, butter or ghee. The effects of orally consumed cannabis can last 4 to 6 hours—considerably longer than inhaled cannabis.

Vaporizing

Vaporizing with a pen or other device offers the same immediate benefits of smoking without inhaling smoke. Since a vaporizer heats the cannabis flower or oil without burning it, the active ingredients are inhaled as a vapor.

Capsules &
Gel Caps

Cannabis oil can also be taken in a capsule or gel cap like a vitamin or supplement. The effect, duration and dosing are similar to that of edibles.

Topical &
Salves

Cannabis extracts can be infused in a balm, lotion or ointment and applied directly to the skin. Patients report that cannabis topicals are effective for pain, inflammation, infections, and skin conditions.

Tinctures

Tinctures are herbal remedies in which the active ingredients of cannabis are dissolved in alcohol or another solvent. Their effect, duration and dosing are similar to that of edibles.

TYPES OF THERAPY

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