Cannabis 101 2018-10-11T12:57:04+00:00

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How Many Varieties of Cannabis Are There?

Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds found within cannabis. Cannabinoids are the active ingredients in medical cannabis that give cannabis its medicinal and therapeutic benefits. The cannabinoids attach to the cannabinoid receptors that exist within the human body. There are many different cannabinoids. In fact, the many variants of cannabinoids have different effects and help aid different ailments.

The two most commonly known cannabinoids are THC and CBD.

Terpenes

Terpenes are the flavours and aromas of medicinal cannabis. Terpenes are organic compounds that are found in cannabis that cause the different strains to have unique flavour profiles. Much research is currently focused on pinpointing the way in which terpenes compliment the cannabinoids to produce additional medicinal benefits. There are over 100 different terpenes within cannabis strains, and research is continuing to discover more. Below are the most popular cannabis terpenes:

For those who are a little spicy! Caryopyllene is a terpene that can also be found in Black Pepper, Cloves, and Oregano.

Did someone say lemonade?? Limonene is a terpene that can also be found in Lemons, Limes, and Oranges.

Sugar and spice and everything nice! That’s what Linalool makes up! Linalool is a terpene that can also be found in Cinnamon, Coriander, and Lavender.

Just like an Island Get Away! Myrcene is a terpene that can also be found in Hops, Lemongrass, and Mangoes.

For the nature lovers! Pinene is a terpene that can also be found in Basil, Pine Needles, and Rosemary.

The smell of the earth. Terpinolene is a terpene (say that 10 times fast) that can also be found in Allspice, conifers, and cinnamon.

How to Consume YOUR Cannabis

This is definitely a personal choice, and also something that you should speak to about with one of our Cannabis Coaches or a Healthcare Practitioner. There are several ways that you can consume medical cannabis, and each way has its own benefits and effectiveness. We believe that you should ease into it with small doses. There are lots of factors that go into to dosage and effectiveness. It is important to understand your body, how you metabolize cannabis, and to what amount aids your personal needs. The underlining importance is that you understand how to self-manage and safely self-medicate. In doing these things properly, we hope that you experience the relief and comfort that you deserve.

Here are the 4 Main Ways:

Every patient is different; each with their own needs and preferences.

Many of our patients started treating their chronic conditions through traditional methods and found that their medications and therapies were either ineffective or had a large number of side effects. Some patients do choose to continue with some traditional treatments while also using Cannabis under the supervision of their primary physician, but many wish to taper off of pharmaceutical medications and increase their use of Cannabis instead.

Medical Cannabis therapy can be a great alternative to opiates due to its limited side effects and efficacy in patients with chronic pain. There is no commitment or catch to trying medical marijuana; if you do not like it you are able to continue exploring options. Are you or someone you know interested in exploring. Is cannabis as an alternative to your current treatments? Please contact us and one of our client care team will be here to assist you through the process.

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