CANCER RESEARCH

THE NATIONAL CANCER INSITURE SAYS THE FOLLOWING:

“Cannabis has been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory”

“Studies in mouse models of cancer showed that CBD together with delta-9-THC may make chemotherapy such as temozolomide more effective”

“A laboratory study of cannbidiol (CBD) in estrogen receptor positive and estrogen receptor negative breast cancer cells showed that it caused cancer cell death while having little effect on normal breast cells”

THE BASIC TERMS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Cannabis:
The dried leaves and flowering tops of the Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica plant. Cannabis may help treat the symptoms of cancer or the side effects of cancer treatment, such as nausea and vomiting, pain, and cachexia (loss of body weight and muscle mass).

Hash Oil:
Hash Oil is extracted or concentrated cannabinoids from the Cannabis plant. Hash is much more potent that “flower” and can be smoked, ingested, or applied topically. Hash Oil can be made using a few different extraction methods. The most common methods are the following: BHO: Butane  CO2: Carbon Dioxide  H2O: Water,  ISO: Isopropyl Alcohol EHO: Ethanol PHO: Propane.

Transdermal Patch:
This type of patch is adhered to your skin much like a band aide. Patches are time-released and work for 8-12 hours depending on the patch. Most patches are non-psychoactive, and are excellent options for long term use.

CB1 & CB2 Receptors:
Receptors are the part of the human body that cannabis bind to. CB1 receptors are found mainly in the brain and spinal cord. CB2 receptors are found throughout the body in the immune system, digestive tract, and the peripheral nervous system.

Endocannabinoid System:
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is the system in the human body that cannabinoids interact with and has been linked to helping regulate multiple bodily functions. Watch these 5 videos to learn more about the endocannabinoid system!

Cannabinoid:
A type of chemical in cannabis that causes drug-like effects all through the body, including the central nervous system and the immune system.  Cannabinoids may help treat the symptoms of cancer or the side effects of cancer treatment. A few commonly known cannabinoids are: THC, CBD, THCa & CBDa. Our bodies produce their own cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids.

CBD (Cannabidiol):
CBD is a cannabis compound that has significant medicinal benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned” and can actually counteract the psychoactivity of THC. CBD has demonstrable neuroprotective and neurogenic effects, and its anti-cancer properties are currently being investigated at several academic research centers in the United States.

CBDa (Cannabidiolic Acid):
CBDa is a raw form of Cannabis. It has no psychoactive effects and has shown to have anti-proliferative effects, inhibits cell growth in tumors/cancer cells, and reduces inflammation.

THCa (Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid):
THCa, is the main constituent in raw Cannabis. It has no psychoactive effects, but has been shown to have anti-proliferative abilities that are crucial in helping inhibit the growth of cancerous cells.

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol ):
THC is the chemical responsible for most of cannabis’s psychological effects. THC attaches to certain types of receptors found in the body. This can effect bodily movements, thinking, coordination, and time perception, according to NIDA. THC also can help to regulate the immune system, and is also known to kill cancer cells.

AN EXAMPLE TREATMENT PLAN:

Don’t get caught in the confusing world of Cannabis! Your treatment plan will be as individual as you are. Let one of our experienced professionals guide you though your options in order to give you the information you need to come up with a regiment that will suit you best.

An example treatment plan would be to start with ingesting roughly 60mg of CBD twice daily, along with 5mg transdermal dose of THCa:CBDa twice daily. After tolerance builds a basic outline goal is to get you t60mg of THC twice daily, to be taken with CBD.

Most cancer patients we meet with express that they do not want to feel the pyschoactive “high” associated with THC use.  However, research suggests that THC can also be highly beneficial in treatment plans. It is our goal to help you feel safe and comfortable using Cannabis products. We typically start by building your tolerance level up using transdermal patches. Transdermal patches are a great option because you can remove them and stop receiving medication, so if for any reason you do not like the effect of THC you can remove the patch and the effect will wear off within minutes. Some patients take citicoline prior to ingesting THC t“cut the high” feeling (i.e. 250mg 45 minutes prior tingestion). Citicoline is a supplement that supports brain function and has been known to help patients build a tolerance to THC. In most cases patients find that after 3-4 weeks they no longer need citicoline when uploading THC as they have built up a tolerance to taking higher dosages of THC without the feeling of being “high”.

Example of what your cannabis treatment might look like:

Morning: 60mg of CBD orally, 60mg Sativa THC orally, 5mg THCa:CBDa transdermal

Night: 60mg of CBD orally, 60mg Indica THC orally, 5mg THCa:CBDa transdermal

We offer a large variety of products that may work for you. The example above is a totally SMOKE FREE treatment. Call us, or stop in today to find out how we can help you!

AN EXAMPLE TREATMENT PLAN:

Don’t get caught in the confusing world of Cannabis! Your treatment plan will be as individual as you are. Let one of our experienced professionals guide you though your options in order to give you the information you need to come up with a regiment that will suit you best.

An example treatment plan would be to start with ingesting roughly 60mg of CBD twice daily, along with 5mg transdermal dose of THCa:CBDa twice daily. After tolerance builds a basic outline goal is to get you t60mg of THC twice daily, to be taken with CBD.

Most cancer patients we meet with express that they do not want to feel the pyschoactive “high” associated with THC use.  However, research suggests that THC can also be highly beneficial in treatment plans. It is our goal to help you feel safe and comfortable using Cannabis products. We typically start by building your tolerance level up using transdermal patches. Transdermal patches are a great option because you can remove them and stop receiving medication, so if for any reason you do not like the effect of THC you can remove the patch and the effect will wear off within minutes. Some patients take citicoline prior to ingesting THC t“cut the high” feeling (i.e. 250mg 45 minutes prior tingestion). Citicoline is a supplement that supports brain function and has been known to help patients build a tolerance to THC. In most cases patients find that after 3-4 weeks they no longer need citicoline when uploading THC as they have built up a tolerance to taking higher dosages of THC without the feeling of being “high”.

Example of what your cannabis treatment might look like:

Morning: 60mg of CBD orally, 60mg Sativa THC orally, 5mg THCa:CBDa transdermal

Night: 60mg of CBD orally, 60mg Indica THC orally, 5mg THCa:CBDa transdermal

We offer a large variety of products that may work for you. The example above is a totally SMOKE FREE treatment. Call us, or stop in today to find out how we can help you!

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY:

Mary’s Year-Long Journey with Cancer

Mary was diagnosed with brain cancer in February, 2014. She had an MRI that showed 3 lesions. In the middle of March, she had a second MRI that showed the lesions had grown by about double. She was scheduled for and had surgery on May 15th. They were able to remove all three lesions during the surgery. They also had ti remove a portion of her brain ti get to the lesions. She was in the hospital for four days. The lesions were sent to two different labs for evaluation. The diagnosis was gliblastoma multiforme, a very rare and aggressive type of brain cancer. After about two weeks recovery time, she started radiation and chemotherapy. She had radiation everyday, Monday through Friday for 35 sessions. At the same time, she took an oral chemotherapy pill everyday that she had radiation. At the end of this treatment, she had six weeks rest and then started a stronger dose of the oral chemo that she would take one pill a day for five days. She would do this each month for six months. During this time she had visits with her oncologist once a week with blood tests to insure her blood counts were not dropping too far…

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