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Using Cannabis to Treat PTSD

Using Cannabis to Treat PTSD

Using Cannabis to Treat PTSD Although antipsychotic drugs have been prescribed en masse to treat PTSD, a prominent study found that they don’t work and cause negative side effects. Cannabis can be used to mitigate the symptoms of PTSD, especially when combined with a support network and positive coping strategies. 29 states, the District of … Continued

Treating Insomnia with Cannabis

Treating Insomnia with Cannabis

How Cannabis Can Treat Insomnia About 30-35% of American adults complain of insomnia, affecting around 75 million people. Numbers are higher for women and the elderly. While we typically think of insomnia as the crushing inability to fall asleep, insomnia can also manifest as the inability to stay asleep throughout the night or falling asleep … Continued

Using Cannabis to Treat Anxiety

Using Cannabis to Treat Anxiety

Can Cannabis Be Used to Treat Anxiety? Nearly 1 in 5 American adults experiences anxiety each year, and nearly 1 in 3 or 31% of Americans will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Anxiety can get in the way of everyday tasks like … Continued

What Are Trichomes?

What Are Trichomes?

The Importance of Trichomes in Cannabis When you look at cannabis close-up, it’s covered in small, crystalline hairs. When properly cured and trimmed, buds will often sparkle with cloudy or amber-colored trichomes.  Those hairs are actually tiny resin glands that produce cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes, the essential oils which give cannabis its medical properties, its … Continued

Using Cannabis as an Opioid Exit Strategy

Using Cannabis as an Opioid Exit Strategy

Opioid Reduction Using Cannabis   Cannabis has been used to treat acute and chronic pain, due to its ability to ease pain for nearly 2,000 years. The first recorded use of cannabis as an anesthetic was in the 2nd century AD, when a Chinese surgeon mixed cannabis powder with wine to numb the pain of … Continued

The Entourage Effect

The Entourage Effect

Whole plant extractions serve as better therapeutic agents than individual cannabinoid extractions. Entourage Effect The “entourage effect” is a term coined by Prof. Raphael Mechoulam, known as the “Father of Cannabis.” Dr. Mechoulam is the scientist who isolated THC and CBD. He discovered that the interactive synergy of the full spectrum of therapeutic cannabinoid compounds, … Continued

The Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid System is perhaps the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health. The endocannabinoid system regulates every major function of our bodies and keeps us in balanced homeostasis. This system stretches from head to toe forming a network of receptors, which are found everywhere in our bodies. The trigger to … Continued

What are terpenes and how do they work?

What are terpenes and how do they work?

Terpenes are flavorful and aromatic compounds that give all plants their unique smell and taste.   Cannabis is made up of over 100 compounds called cannabinoids. Each of these compounds have various therapeutic effects on the body and mind. All strains contain a combination of cannabinoids and terpenes that determine how each plant might individually … Continued

What is Medical Cannabis?

What is Medical Cannabis?

Medical cannabis is a term used to describe the use of the cannabis plant and its constituent cannabinoids to alleviate symptoms and help people struggling with medical conditions. The Cannabis plant has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years across many cultures. Tikun Olam’s medical cannabis is produced from flowers of plants that … Continued

Cannabidiol – CBD

Cannabidiol – CBD

What is CBD? CBD, or cannabidiol, is the second-most-famous cannabinoid derived from the cannabis plant after, tetrahydrocannabinol aka THC. Unlike its euphoria-inducing sister cannabinoid THC, CBD is non-psychoactive and therefore does not induce the typical “high” associated with the cannabis plant. Many medicinal properties of the cannabis plant originate from CBD. Four things you should … Continued