Learn More about Your Cannabis Options
Flower - The most common form of cannabis made from the dried buds of the cannabis plant, it is the least concentrated of the available products. There are three distinct plant varieties: Sativa, Indica and Ruderalis (rare). Each strain has its own physical characteristics that set it apart from the others, but the real difference can be experienced in the range of uses and effectiveness between the different strains. Indicas are often used to bring relaxation, ease pain and assist sleep while Sativas can provide energy, focus and a creative spark.
Concentrate - Under the umbrella of cannabis concentrates falls any product procured through an extraction process. Solvents such as butane, CO2, and ethanol pull compounds from the cannabis plant, creating products that have a concentration of cannabinoids. Concentrates come in a few different prominent forms:
Butane Hash Oil (BHO) - Also known as “Shatter”
CO2 Oil - Typically used in vaporizer pens
Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) - Can be orally administered or applied directly to the skin
Tincture - Liquid cannabis extract used by patients looking for dosage control and fast-acting effects without the health risks associated with smoking. Most commonly, alcohol is used as the solvent (any proof greater than 80 can be used effectively), but other fat-soluble liquids can be used as well, such as vinegar or glycerol. Generally, three or four drops of the tincture are placed under the tongue, where it’s absorbed into the body rather than being swallowed and digested. When ingested, tinctures are immediately absorbed in an empty stomach but require time to process through the liver, reducing dosage control.
OUR PATIENTS HAVE USED MEDICAL CANNABIS TO HELP WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Severe sleep disorders
Nausea induced by chemotherapy
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
We have collected various studies and reports related to the medical benefits of cannabis on our Research page. As new research is made public, we will continue to build our library.