Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC ) is not found in fresh cannabis. Fresh cannabis refers to raw cannabis that has not been dried, cured, or heated. If THC is present, it is only in very small amounts. Instead, the cannabinoid exists tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA). But, what is THCA? And what’s the value in consuming raw cannabis, anyway? Read more here.
Have you ever wondered why you have to consume larger and larger quantities of cannabis to feel the effects? Recent research has the answer, and it also has some good news. Cannabis tolerance is, unfortunately, a real thing. However, a 2016 study suggests that the body begins to recover from tolerance within just a couple days after abstaining. Read more here.
The endocannabinoid system in the human body is responsible for maintaining homeostatis, which enables all systems and organs to function optimally together including physiological processes – which is why cannabis also works well in treating emotional and mental imbalances. Each time you have an ailment or condition, whether it’s the common cold or cancer, it’s likely that this is a result of an instability within the endocannabinoid system. Read more here.
Since radiation and chemotherapy are the only two approved treatments for cancer, it’s important to let people know that other options do exist. There’s nothing wrong with exploring these options and finding out more information about them so people can make the best possible choice for themselves. It’s always important to do your own research. Read more here.
Even though the US government officially denies any such therapeutic use of cannabis, it has taken out a patent on cannabinoids saying they ‘are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia’. Read more here.
The ability to move food onward in the intestine is called “motility” and is driven by timed contraction of the intestinal muscle. Unfortunately, sometimes the timing of contractions can go haywire. Cannabinoids have been shown to reduce motility in a dose-dependent matter. In other words, the more cannabinoids supplied, the slower the food moves through the gastrointestinal system (to a point). Read more here.
It was the last straw for cannabis advocate, Jeanne Carodeau. She had grown up with a history of traumatic abuse done onto her by others in her life and although she couldn’t control that, she could control what she was putting into her body and recognize the harm it was doing to her. Read more here.
Here’s a great way to have your medicine, without the need to carry a pipe. It is also better than inhaling smoke, and the familiar act of taking a pill makes it a more socially acceptable form of medication. Now you can easily, and safely make your own Canna-Caps at home! Read more here.
Cannabis and women’s health go way back. Cannabis flowers are thought to be an ancient remedy for menstrual disorders in China, and cannabis preparations have been used throughout the centuries to ease difficulties relating to pregnancy. Read more here.
THC needs to get into your brain to do just about everything it does. Even peripheral effects like increased heart rate may be caused by THC acting within the CNS. So how much do we actually know about THC (and other cannabinoids) getting into the brain? It turns out quite a lot. Read more here.