“In this video my good friend Michael Backes, medical marijuana R&D expert and author of the book Cannabis Pharmacy (2014), shares some of his knowledge on the therapeutic power of pot. During my treatment for breast cancer, I learned how powerful medical marijuana truly can be in helping to alleviate some of the serious side effects of cancer treatment, including pain, nausea, and loss of appetite. I was not a pot smoker at the time of my diagnosis, and hadn’t used weed since I was a teen. Backes and my fellow cancer patients shared their experience and knowledge with me, and with the blessing of my oncologist, I found that it could be a very helpful form of relief.
In this video, Backes talks about how to use vaporizers, how to dose correctly for different forms of therapeutic relief, the difference between smoking, edibles, and vaporizers, CBD vs. THC, why the classifications of Indica and Sativa don’t matter as much as most people think, and why temperature is important when vaporizing weed.”
“the JAMA study found solid evidence that marijuana is effective at treating one big condition: chronic pain. The JAMA review found “30% or greater improvement in pain with cannabinoid compared with placebo,” across the 79 studies it surveyed.
Name matters a little. I typically find kush strains to be my favorite taste wise, but there can be big differences even within the same strain. It all depends on who grew and cured the product. Either way, as Jeffrey Raber points out in this LA Weekly article, all of these strains are going to have similar effects. This really should come as no surprise considering they’re all cannabis. Via LAWeekly:
These are the “strains” that medical marijuana consumers are sold, often at premium prices, with the promise that they’ll do something special for you.
But a foremost cannabis expert, Jeffrey Raber, who holds a PhD. in chemistry from USC, says it’s all BS. Those names don’t mean anything, and a forthcoming study he’s working on will prove it, Raber tells us. In fact …
… he even disputes the commonly held notion that the two polar types of weed, indica and sativa, produce opposing effects — specifically that indica is more of a depressant and sativa is more of an upper…” [Continue Reading]