Medicinal cannabis ways to use marijuana without smoking – Part 5


Recently a study suggested that the most long-lived people in the world is for its hemp-based diet. Today there are many including seeds of this plant and all kinds of essences of marijuana to their usual food to give a new and cannabis touch; and to benefit from their nutrients.

For example, hemp incorporates vitamins like A, B, C, D, E; Omega 3 and Omega 6 and amino acids. They antioxidant elements that ensure full of energy every day start, and then your mind to remain strong throughout the day. Also contributes to good cardiovascular health, even when taken in small amounts, it is an essential component to reduce the risk of cancer.

If instead of seeds you want to add flowers or leaves of cannabis to food, there are many specialized books with recipes like this and more and more shops (in places that have legalized the plant) engaged in the sale of all product with marijuana among its ingredients. You can cook special butters, salads, cereals, cakes, cookies and even candies with different levels of CBD and THC, depending on the therapeutic objective that we carry us to the mouth.


Drinks are also a great bet. Purely medicinal teas, meanwhile, are perfect for those who suffer all kinds of stomach, kidney or nervous system problems arising: relax, sleep and help to balance the body. When replacing chamomile and linden for marijuana envelopes come in handy many fans to this drink at any time of day or night.

However, we must remember that cannabis is not water soluble, which means that you cannot dissolve in water. But for a person who wants to start to notice its effects slowly, a simple infusion will be ideal to test cannabis for the first time. If you want to increase the effect, simply add a little milk, a fatty substance that will allow cannabinoids adhere more effectively to other molecules.

On the other hand, there are those who dedicate their business to cook cannabis beer, because, as coincidence, hops of this drink come from the same family of vegetables that marijuana itself. Some also produces coffee with her to give a new flavor to the morning and to enhance their effects. Others are dedicated to chocolate shakes with cannabis and spiritual drinks, but do not contain THC, cause gyrations in countries that are not yet accustomed to seeing cannabis products in supermarkets.

It is beverages, although they serve to delight the palate, also contain therapeutic properties for those who make (such as those who drink milkshakes to control cholesterol). Anyway, there is a wide range of products and consumption patterns to take advantage of all the properties of cannabis. It only remains to choose the one that best suits our needs.

Medicinal cannabis ways to use marijuana without smoking – Part 4

Lubricating gel

The undoubted benefits of marijuana for the senses have also led to the advent of products to enhance or improve the sex lives of users. However, for now only women can benefit from first sexual lubricant on the market, which promises the incredible figure of “orgasms 15 minutes.” Although those who have tried enough doubt the veracity of this statement.

This lubricant gel is applied directly to the private parts and oil containing medicinal cannabis (THC and cannabinoids) from marijuana grown in California. According to its creators, it is 100% natural, edible and vegan; and its pH is low to promote skin care.

The result? A viscous, soft and slippery substance in which cannabinoids cause the muscles of the vagina to relax and tissues become much more sensitive, “allowing users to enjoy continuous orgasms.” Although it is designed for women, there have been many men who have also tried, for obvious reasons. And they say really warming is experienced with some tingling where it is most needed.

By transdermal patches

Also it is investigating the application of cannabis with THC transdermal patches that easily adhere to the skin and are used to relieve pain, anxiety, muscle spasms, nausea, insomnia or loss of appetite. This patches gradually release a relatively high dose of the cannabinoid and are applied in areas they confluence many veins.

According to the testimonies of those who have begun to try, the effects are drastically different from other forms of cannabis. And it is that when smoked, cannabis reveals its effects in a few minutes, while many hours with these patches are necessary because the effects are longer lasting, besides not being hallucinogens.

For example, in clinical trials for a transdermal therapeutic patch delta-8-THC in permeability studies in human skin for a stable medium level THC past 1.4 hours it is achieved and maintained at least until 48 hours.

However, cannabinoids are very large molecules to easily pass through the skin, so scientists are trying to get the modification of the molecule cannabinoid so you can do it faster. Also under consideration it is a transdermal delivery system for cannabidiol (CBD) using a etosomal vehicle. The soft twosomes vesicles are able to encapsulate and penetrate the skin to make very large soluble molecules such as cannabinoids.

After 72 hours of transdermal administration on the shaved abdomen of mice with said etosomal system, stable concentration levels are reached in the blood of CBD to 24 hours. The amount of CBD is achieved that penetrate the skin, at 12 and 73 hours after application of the patch, is respectively 23% and 43% of the initial dose.

Medicinal cannabis ways to use marijuana without smoking – Part 3

Drugs and tinctures

Another common form is the application sublingually, putting cannabis oil under the tongue using a dropper. In this case the final product was made with ethyl alcohol and has to marinate in the refrigerator for four to six weeks.

It can also be swallowed as cannabis-based, such as a compound known as Sativex (one of the most common and the few that are permitted in Europe) drugs. The latter is intended for those with muscle stiffness and pain in joints associated with diseases such as multiple sclerosis. In any of these cases you have to wait some days to see the desired effects.

The medicinal benefits of cannabis lacked a support oficial. In this case, the findings as part of an investigation that follows the guidelines of the FDA to have been obtained, we are talking “first” of what, according to experts, it could be considered “empirical evidence”. In other words, the first clear indication of a cannabis drug could soon receive approval from the US institution.


Medicinal cannabis ways to use marijuana without smoking – Part 2


Many experts believe that smoking is the least effective method of use cannabis as medicine. In fact, its therapeutic power can be seen magnified when the essential oil from the cannabis plant occurs. These oils are basically concentrates obtained dry plant by various extraction methods. We speak of a substance that, unlike other extractions need combustion (dabs, shatters …), orally consumed and have potent therapeutic effects to combat numerous diseases such as cancer and especially epilepsy.

The high content in CBD being made ​​with these oils (and low or no THC) makes even children and newborn babies can use it as a drug for treatments. This way of consuming marijuana is changing the lives of many patients, so its use has become a goal for many patient’s associations and success for many others.

Usually specific plants are grown for making these oils, the level of each of its components is controlled and manipulated to achieve the proper amount according to the patient need. The oil is usually filled into capsules or small plastic containers (like many other drugs) to be ingested directly or mixed with food. Experts recommend not to abuse because, although its effects are slow to appear, they are very powerful. It is best to be patient with the dose.


Another of the most common and effective ways of applying the topical cannabis. Creams, ointments and other ointments transdermal act quickly on skin, muscles and bones. Since ancient mystics and shamans have used it to relieve all sorts of aches and bumps and so do today physiotherapists themselves. They are composed of a fat-absorbing base lot of resin and ‘manufactured’ by extraction with solvent marijuana.

The product obtained is usually mixed with beeswax and other substances that give different consistencies depending on the result to be obtained. This type of cannabis derivative, in all its forms (creams, ointments, etc.), has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, so it is usually in high demand by people with arthritis, osteoarthritis, lower back problems, psoriasis and tendinitis.

If anything characterizes cannabinoids found in marijuana is non soluble in water, but in fats and organic solvents. Precisely this makes applied, they can be absorbed much better than any other substance. In addition, skin receptors are abundant of the endocannabinoid system, so that they will act with them effectively and improving the health status of the patient. It is only necessary to apply the product on the affected area with the help of small scrubs, for a period of between 30 and 60 seconds.

Medicinal cannabis ways to use marijuana without smoking – Part 1

Marijuana has become a plant that is entering with force kits, especially in those who suffer from a chronic illness. Their forms of consumption and application are numerous, varied and go far beyond the typical combustion at high temperatures: from rectal and vaginal suppositories tinctures, salves, oils and all kinds of drugs. Notes if you want to get the most out of a plant that never fails to impress in its various forms.

Any regular user knows that smoking cannabis is one of the greatest worldly pleasures. However, this plant can be eaten in many different ways and serve as a benefit, too, who prefer other ways away from the usual to take advantage of their properties for medicinal reasons.


Even regular smokers recognize that anyone should use a vaporizer occasionally, because they are full of advantages. It is true that pose a great investment, but also a good buy if those who use them are delicate health. Its benefits for the body are important, since they do not need to burn grass for your enjoyment.

In a vaporizer, marijuana is heated to a lower than combustion to produce a vapor that is inhaled and containing intact active components of marijuana temperature. They are also adjustable in its working range: the temperature at which the various cannabinoids present in the plant vaporize is between 157 ° to 220 ° Celsius and can be played between them. Low temperatures provide a soothing effect and those found at the top of the scale and tonic produce a physical effect.

Other than that, are discrete instruments, which can be used almost anywhere without another person intuit what is being consumed, through a simple electronic cigarette. In addition, they make the smell of marijuana do not go outside and yet, a fresh taste and effect are preserved. They also protect the lungs from irritation and fight at the same time.

The smoke flavor is essentially carbon monoxide, so the users with vaporization discover the true, authentic and unique aroma content in plants terpenes. Of course, we can enjoy the taste of smoke, very different from one variety to another, but burning strongly alter the aroma, while vaporizing transports senses intact to the consumer.


Some pet supply stores in the united states sell items containing animal use cannabis

Sick pets also benefit from the qualities of medical marijuana.

This trend has led to an industry dedicated to developing cannabis-based products for pets, ranging from groceries to shampoo.

One of those companies is Treatibles that produces biscuits for dogs and cats containing cannabidiol, a compound in marijuana that help calm pets.

Canna Canna-Pet Companion and also manufacture pet supplements, including a shampoo which they say is good for older dogs because it helps with muscle aches.

According to some animal owners cited by The Guardian, the products have positive results, as explained Anthony Georgiadis owner Bernie, a dog suffering from seizures and that the drug not only did not help, but even damaged his liver.

Since Bernie started using products containing cannabis you are much better as its owner.

They are legal these products?

In the case of consumption for humans, marijuana or cannabis products containing face restrictions in most of the territory of the United States.

If the user lives in a state where cannabis is not legal, pet products can be ordered online, provided they do not contain THC, a psychotropic ingredient in marijuana.

But according to The Guardian, some of these products contain this ingredient, so the best thing would acquire only in those states where consumption is legal for humans.

New studies show the power of cannabis to fight cancer

Studies have shown that marijuana not only helps combat the symptoms of cancer treatment, but also fight the disease. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, often credit and fight cancer cells leads, but a new study shows that not only the THC works in this action. The study examined six chemical elements not all hallucinogens found in marijuana called cannabinoids. The study found that each of these chemicals showed effective anticancer properties as THC. Moreover, when these chemicals are used in combination, they have an even greater impact on cancer cells.

The anti-cancer tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main component of cannabis and hallucinogenic properties have been recognized for many years, but research into similar derivative compounds of cannabis, known as cannabinoids, have also demonstrated this.

Six cannabinoids studied, each demonstrated as effective anti-cancer properties as those observed in the THC. Importantly, they had a greater effect on cancer cells when combined between them.

This study is a critical step in the unpicking the mysteries of cannabis as a source of medicine. Cannabinoids examined have minimal, if any, side effects hallucinogen and their properties as anti-cancer agents are promising. These agents are capable of interfering with the development of cancer cells, stop in their tracks and prevent them from growing. In some cases, by using specific dosing patterns, they can destroy cancer cells themselves.

Opponents of medical marijuana often claim that the drug is not necessary because there are synthetic drugs like Marinol. However, Marinol contains only THC and none of the other tested for cancer cannabinoids, so it offers only a fraction of the benefits that medical marijuana has to offer.

Patches of marijuana for pain

There are so many different ways to use the medicinal properties of cannabis Mary`s Medicinals the company recently introduced a new method, with transdermal patches THC.

Patches easily adhere to the skin, are quite flexible and come in packs of 3 units with the following varieties:

THCA, THC Indica, Sativa THC, hybrid THC, CBD and CBN. They are excellent for pain, anxiety, muscle spasms, nausea, insomnia and loss of appetite.

According to the testimony of a patient who decided to test patches THC Indica, one on each wrist (to counter the size and tolerance of the user in question) the first 30 minutes which the company takes to be noticed the effect almost did not notice anything and it was about an hour and a half in his mind when he felt a warmth and a tingling sensation through his arms and chest. It took 2 hours to realize that he felt no pain in his legs and feet. He felt “high” hurt his right knee earlier in the day but after the patch and did not feel it anymore. At two and a half of use, and hours he realized that his back did not hurt at all, although usually had a dull pain in the back every time sitting at the computer for long.

About 3 hours later, he began to yawn without reason, and then half an hour later noticed the pain in his back. So, even though the patches seem to have begun to lose their effectiveness over three hours after application, was still calm, happy, and without feeling any pain in your body, about 4 hours later put the first one in the wrists, it was then, when he realized that the patches were still doing their job, just 4 hours to put on.

After about 5 hours in his opinion, he realized that the patches were not helping much pain in the legs or his back.

These patches would be interesting for someone who is looking for pain relief, anxiety, muscle spasms, nausea, insomnia or loss of appetite, but whoever placed. Help with pain most of the day, and each patch only costs about $ 8 a piece, thanks to the fact that they come in packs of 3. But the reason I did not give the consumer to these patches of THC one highest rating is because there is room for improvement with this product.

If patches as these are used to relieve pain in the joints, it would be good if the patches were produced at doses higher than 10 mg per patch, so you do not have to use more than one at a time. Even more interesting would be if they were in a different way, with some sort of design printed on the back, so you do not have to walk with giant rectangles, peach close to the body every day. And finally, it is good to include an alcohol swab to clean the skin before applying the patch, or a cleaning pad that also would be useful to help with cleaning the sticky residue left on the skin without causing addition the mild irritation so difficult to remove after removing the patches. In addition, you are red marks on the wrists for a long time because patches can stick fast to the skin.

Products like these really show the medicinal properties of cannabis that make you be free of pain, if you want to test yourself, check out this handy guide to help decide which patches would be the best for everyone

Osteoporosis and treatment with cannabis

Osteoporosis is a skeletal systemic disease with a higher incidence in women than in men. This results in decreased bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone. We could say that is a silent disease that is found when there is a broken bone.

The most common fractures are wrist, femur and vertebrae.

Aging is one of the causes of osteoporosis but also found genetic and hereditary factors. A poor diet, lack of exercise but especially menopause is one of the factors that most influence the occurrence of the disease in women.

Cannabinoids regulate many physiological functions and its impact on the immunity is generally anti-inflammatory as potent modulators of cytokine cascade. This powerful anti-inflammatory effect has contributed preclinical data in which an efficacy of cannabinoids in complex diseases such as osteoporosis is demonstrated.

Studies have concluded that endocannabinoids and their receptors are involved in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis. It has been found that pharmacological and genetic inactivation of CB1, CB2 and GPR55 receptors in adult mice increase bone mass suppress bone resorption and protect against bone loss. This means that the CB1 and CB2 receptor agonists and antagonists can prevent or even reverse the disease osteoporosis and other bone diseases.

A large number of medical researchers believe that the oil rich hemp CBD is a potent treatment for osteoporosis. The endocannabinoid system promotes healing fractures and the development of new bone tissue. Terpenes (cannabinoid) found in Cannabis promote general health.

Medical marijuana pills

Pills or tablets are the most common way to take any medicine. But it might not be the best when it comes to medical marijuana.

The use of marijuana as medicine is still controversial, although the active ingredient in marijuana is regularly prescribed in Canada and the US

In fact, drugs containing THC pills, such as Marinol (dronabinol) and Cesamet (nabilone), are often recommended as a substitute for marijuana.

While it is easy to think of as equal treatment, the research shows some important differences.

Start time

A study conducted last year in the New York State Psychiatric Institute was the first time a pill THC, dronabinol compared with smoked marijuana for pain control.

In the study, smoking a joint full effect was taken in 15 minutes. Dronabinol, on the other hand, took 60-90 minutes to reach its peak.

As a Florida physician Dr. Heather Auld noted in a recent article that a lower starting time is better for patients with pain.

Duration of effect

Although marijuana and dronabinol reducieron pain, the study found that the effect of dronabinol lasted longer.

In this case, experts say that a longer-acting treatment is preferable.

Dosage flexibility

The biggest advantage of smoking marijuana is the ability of patients to self-adjust the dose. Due to the shorter time to onset, patients can easily adjust the dosage taking additional puffs when necessary.

Moreover, delayed effects of THC pills, combined with its long-acting, makes it difficult and dangerous for patients auto adjust the dose.

Studies show that both smoked marijuana and dronabinol suffer from inconsistent bioavailability, which also makes it difficult for doctors to predict dosing. This makes the flexibility offered by smoking even more beneficial.

Moreover, while it may be inconvenient a joint every two hours, vaporizers are widely preferred by physicians and provide easier for patients to take marijuana all day manner.

Side effects

A study published last month concluded that the patients are placed both dronabinol as they do from smoking a joint.

On the other hand, some believe the delay in the start of dronabinol psychoactive effect could make it less subject to abuse.