how to unclog vaporizers

A few of our patients have had problems with their vapes clogging. Here are a couple approaches from YouTube on how to clear these. YMMV etc, but worth a try.



So these tricks will hopefully get you vaping again.


Schizophrenia and Multiple Sclerosis link?

Here is some info in the cool but unproven but wow if it turns out to be true category.  The Guardian reports   a trial underway in Great Britain treating schizophrenia with an antibody currently being used to treat Multiple Sclerosis.  The idea is that microglial cells in the brain can get out of control and cause or contribute to what we call schizophrenia.

This is a Really Big Deal because current treatment still targets the dopamine system and has at best middling results in this debilitating disease. So let us all Watch This Space.

Lyme Disease and Medical Marijuana

A lot of people in NY state have Lyme Disease and a lot of these people are suffering.  Lyme disease may be under-diagnosed and under-treated in areas like ours where it is endemic.

One big component of the daily problems that folks with Lyme have is chronic pain and trouble functioning day to day.  A big component of this can be the auto-immune response that the Lyme spirochete can kick off.  Your body attacks itself, thinking that your normal tissues are the enemy.

We know that THC and CBD interact with the CB2 receptors in our immune system to tamp down this auto-immune response.  Our own experience in Multiple Sclerosis and Crohns disease, both auto-immune diseases, has led us to reach out to the community of people suffering from Lyme disease.

Lyme disease needs a multi-pronged attack: antibiotics, supplements, and lifestyle changes all can contribute to living better.  Lowering our body’s auto-immune response with medical marijuana may be an important part of this overall plan.


How to start your medical marijuana

Here are a couple tips on starting your medical marijuana.  If you have not tried  THC or CBD, or if you have not tried a particular way to take THC or CBD (like by mouth instead of inhaled), there are a couple things to be aware of:

  • THC: the first couple of times you take your THC,  you might feel anxious. If this does not go away in a couple of days, call us.  Sometimes the experience you get with THC gets interpreted by your brain as anxiety and once your brain gets used to it, it’s OK. If anxiety on taking THC is really bad or if it lasts more than a couple days, stop the THC and call us.
  • CBD: the first couple of times you take CBD, you might get diarrhea.  If this does not go away in a couple days, stop your CBD and call us.

So go LOW and SLOW to start both THC and CBD.

CBD vape for $45. For real.

Here is an inexpensive choice to try CBD vaping. It’s the Juju Royale Irie Stick, with 100 mg CBD in a disposable vape pen. As of blogpost writing, they were doing a 2-for-1 sale.

This is sold out of  a place in WA state which has been a reliable source of online CBD products for some of our patients.  Here’s the link.

Obligatory Disclaimer:

We make no representation as to the reliability or quality of the products from the companies mentioned in this blogpost.  We cannot recommend any of these companies or products.  You have to do your own research and decide for yourself whether this is for you.

What is vaping?

Here is some info for beginners to vaping.

A lot of med marijuana can be given through a vape pen, which is a device that takes a small amount of liquid, turns it into a vapor, then allows you to inhale this vapor in order to get the medicine into your lungs and bloodstream.

Here are some videos culled from YouTube that may help.

Basics: what is a vape pen? How do they work?


How do I inhale without coughing?

TL;DR: keep inhaling air after your hit.



DIY med marijuana CBD gel topical

Yes we are geeks, and yes you can do this yourself.
Here’s a page from Leafly on how to do this from scratch.

One quick n dirty recipe for making CBD topical  from the Green Mountain CBD edible salve ( 600 mg / 30 ml, $30 so far):

  • one jar of Green Mountain CBD edible salve
  • one cup (250ml) aloe vera gel

Mix and if necessary heat GENTLY to get it to mix.

This makes a 2 mg CBD / ml gel to try as a topical. Just information.


Results: medical marijuana and pain

Here are results from 280 MedMarijuana Consultants patients who are being treated for pain.  We asked them to report their results on a 1-5 star scale (like Amazon or Yelp).  Here is what they said:

  • 70% had good or better pain relief with MedMarijuana Consultants
  • 40% had excellent pain relief with MedMarijuana Consultants

This is no accident.  Our process of followup and tuning medical marijuana  provides superior results.  We can get people  more relief faster.  Our decision algorithm is constantly updated in real time to learn from our patients’ experience and roll this out for our next recommendation.   Oh, and we can save you serious money when you buy your medical marijuana, that’s part of our real-time learning algorithm too.  So:

  • more relief
  • faster relief
  • less expensive.

Think about it.