Be sure to read: Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects - 2011 - explores what additional elements might be medicinal in Cannabis and their complicated interactions with the major cannabinoids.
Tale of Two Cannabinoids THC & CBD - 2006 - explores the complex relationships between the two major cannabinoids.
Read the only peer-reviewed article on Medical Cannabis Dosing co-authored by the Green Buddha Patient Co-op Director.
Hard to believe I know - but the Federal Government has indeed patented marijuana. Read the original document.
As most of you know the Federal Government does not approve of medical marijuana for anyone in this country except the five IND patients* currently alive. Nonetheless in 2003, the Federal Government patented marijuana for its neuroprotectant properties! Apparently the Feds are aware that cannabis and cannabinoids are able to provide protection against neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and HIV dementia. The patent also notes that a disclosed class of cannabinoids are powerful as antioxidants. The patent notes that cannabinoids could thus be valuable in treating diseases caused by oxidative stress. Some of other medical conditions that might be treated by cannabis and/or cannabinoids include heart disease, and Down's syndrome and other kinds of neurological damage. Read a copy of the US Patent for Marijuana here.
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We are located in the friendly neighborhood of Ravenna in north Seattle. There's excellent street parking available and of course we are fully ADA compliant and wheel chair accessible.
Smoking is not a medical delivery route and the taking of burnt particulate material into our lungs is not the healthiest of modes for utilizing medical marijuana. Fortunately one can vaporize instead. A vaporizer is a device that is used to extract and deliver cannabinoids from marijuana plant material and deliver by inhalation. Vaporizing is healthier than smoking, and cannabinoid vapor has been shown to be a positive stimulant on the immune system and has also been shown to be statistically significant in reducing tumours. The vapor should contain no particulate matter or tar as no combusion occurs. It will also the most cost-effective mode of utilizing your medicine, making it last longer and saving you money. Vaporizing will also minimize the smell which can be useful in being discreet while medicating.
If you are looking for a good vaporizer we would be happy to recommend some. There are dozens of companies that sell them online and just about every local headshop now carries vaporizers. Locally we find that Capitol Hill Tobacco at 1658 East Olive Way in Seattle (206-322-3511) has a great selection of inexpensive vaporizers. You can also find great deals on Craigslist and Ebay, in used vaporizers. Vaporizers cannot be sold with sensible instructions, if valid instructions were included with vaporizers they would be considered marijuana drug paraphernalia and thus would be illegal to sell. So Green Buddha suspects that a lot of folks buy vaporizers and cannot figure out how to effeciently use them, and in frustration resell the items. When you buy your vaporizer and assistance with it, please let us know you want to bring it in the office for a one-on-one demonstration. Nothing beats getting a demonstration with your vaporizer for learning to dial it in just perfect. We at Green Buddha love to show you how to use your vaporizer.
Vaporizers have been found to be most effective when the cannabis is heated to a temperature between 180C to about 220C. Running the devices at a higher temperature can result in flash point burning. Most commercial vaporizers are slow in extraction, the vapor first inhaled will be aromatic but only minimally active. As the plant material rises in temperature the vapor becomes increasingly bio-active. Thus vaporizing a small amount of material with a slight shift up in temperature after the first pull might be considered the efficient use of the medicine. The Multidisplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies has done a number of scientific based vaporizer studies that might be of interest for further reading.
CBD - pain medicine without being stoned
Cannabidiol —CBD— is a compound in Cannabis that has medical effects but does not make people feel “stoned” and actually counters some of the effects of THC. After decades in which only high-THC Cannabis was available, CBD-rich strains are now being grown by and for medical users.
The reduced psychoactivity of CBD-rich Cannabis may make it an appealing treatment option for patients seeking anti-inflammatory, anti-pain, anti-anxiety and/or anti-spasm effects without disconcerting euphoria or lethargy.
Scientific and clinical studies indicate that CBD could be effective in easing symptoms of a wide range of difficult-to-control conditions, including: rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, PTSD, epilepsy, antibiotic-resistant infections and neurological disorders. CBD has demonstrated neuroprotective effects, and its anti-cancer potential is currently being explored at several academic research centers in the U.S. and other countries.
Anti-tumoral action of Cannabinoids - 2011 - don't be surprised if the next generation of chemo drugs are cannabinoids.
Cannabinoids and Cancer - 2006
Neuroprotective Effects/ Multiple Sclerosis/ Parkinsons
The Pot Book - on Parkinsons - 2010
US Patent for Cannabis - 2004
Epilepsy/ Seizure Disorder/ Brain Injury/ Migraines
Anti-convulsant Activity of CBD - 2010 - CBD can be a wonder drug for epileptics.
Liver Disease/ Renal Disease/ Diabetes
Marijuana decreases diabetes - 2012
HepC and Marijuana - 2010
GI Diseases/ IBS & Crohn's/ Gut Dysmotility / Nausea
Endocannabinoids and Nausea - 2011
IBS and Marijuana - 2008
Infection/ Immune System/ AIDS
MRSA and Marijuana - 2011
Palliative Care/ Alzheimer's Disease
Terpenoids and Alzheimer's - 2012
Mental Health/ Psychiatric/ Cognitive
Cannabinoids and Psychosis - 2011
Cannabis and the Brain - 2006
Vaporization versus Smoking/ Lung function
General Medical Cannabis & Endocannabinoid Science
Endocannabinoids - 2011
Peripheral CB1 and obesity - 2011
Marijuana and the Cannabinoids - 2007 - current research on cannabinoids edited by the US Government grower who maintains the Fed's Mississippi marijuana farm.
Tale of Two Cannabinoids THC & CBD - 2006 - explores the complex relationships between cannabinoids.
The Endocannabinoid System as an Emerging Target of Pharmacotherapy - 2006 - here's what drug companies are interested in exploring about cannabinoids.
Cannabis as Therapeutics - 2005
Medical cannabis Dosing (co-authored by GB Director) - 2004
Cannabinoids - 2004
Biology of Marijuana - 2002
Cannabis Harm reduction - 2001
Marijuana Use and Mortality - 1997
Extractum Cannabis - 1854 - the first mention of cannabis in an American medical journal.