The Green Buddha Patient Co-op proudly supported Washington State Initiative Measure No. 502 which licenses and regulates marijuana use for persons over twenty-one. Want to know more about legal issues with cannabis and how to stay in I-502's legal compliance?
Scientists of the University of North Carolina, USA, observed that
commercially available baby soaps and other wash products may cause
positive results in a drug screening on THC. They concluded: "Such
results in this population can lead to involvement by social services or false child abuse allegations. Given these consequences, it is important for laboratories and providers to be aware of this potential source for false positive screening results and to consider confirmation before initiating interventions."
Source: Cotton SW, et al. Clin Biochem. 2012 Mar 23. [in press]
Green Buddha Patient Co-op is by appointment only and is open five days a week:
Tuesday to Friday
10:00am to 4:30pm
10:00am to 2:30pm
And by special appointment. If you are struggling to make our hours be sure to let us know. We won't leave you dry! Call or email for an appointment today.
2253 NE 65th Street
Seattle, WA. 98115
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.
Endocannabinoid handout coming soon!
The Green Buddha Patient Co-op has been researching the safest way to make Rick Simpson oil. If you are not familiar with Rick Simpson and his oil please take a look at his website Phoenix Tears. Our conclusion is that Simpson oil is best made with either ethanol or olive oil. Read the full report here.
At the Green Buddha Patient Co-op the primary focus has always been on safety first. Read the full Green Buddha FAQ on Cannabis Testing!
Scientists have identified more than sixty different cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. The one most people know about and focus on is THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), a cannabinoid found concentrated in cannabis that elicits the mildly psychoactive mind and body 'high' that is traditionally associated with smoking the plant. While THC is effective for pain relief in many patients, the ‘high’ feeling may be, at times, an unwanted or overwhelming side-effect.
Recent studies have shown that concentrations of CBD (Cannabidiol), another cannabinoid, give a feeling of calm and wellbeing in addition to providing excellent pain relief and muscle relaxation. CBD rich cannabis reduces anxiety and thus makes it the cannabinoid of choice for those with mental health issues such as social anxiety and PTSD. Furthermore, strains high in CBD and low in THC are a handy tool for medical patients because they do not leave the patient feeling disoriented or otherwise unable to perform daily functions, as a THC filled flower might. CBD has even been shown to counteract some of the sedative effects commonly associated with a THC ‘high’.
The Green Buddha in house high CBD strain M’Otto #2 has been tested at 11% CBD and almost devoid in THC making it an excellent choice for those interested in non-stony pain management. One can also mix a higher THC strain with M’Otto #2 to get the synergistic effect of both cannabinoids and a greater sense of pain relief without a diminished ‘high’ feeling. The Stranger recently reviewed M'Otto as real medicine for real patients.
Green Buddha Patient Co-op will now regularly stock high CBD strains, including M’Otto#2 to better serve the needs of our patients. If you have not had an opportunity to try a high CBD strain please ask about it on your next Green Buddha office visit.
Phytochemical-and-genetic-analyses-of-ancient-cannabis-from-Central-Asia - Read all about the world's oldest sample of cannabis in this 2008 publication. The more than two thousand year old sample was found to be selectively bred for its high THC properties and used for religious-spiritual purposes.
Cannabis Chassidis - a fascinating look at the ancient and emerging Torah of Weed. Did the Messiah get high? What did the ancient Israelites mean by "Be Loose like the reed"? And finally a guide for harmonious use.
A look at Cannabis in Classical Arabic Sources - Abu Hassan Al-Ghurabi
Cannabis and Religious Freedom - Olsen
Cannabis and Chocolate (2007) (Wo)Mankind's favorite two items even better together! Get the facts!
The Art and Science of Cooking with Cannabis : the primer by Adam Gottlieb and a must read for anyone wanting to cook with cannabis. (1973)