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.

 

Dysmenorrhea and medical marijuana

There is a huge interest in medical marijuana for treatment of dysmenorrhea.  This is a really common and really debilitating condition that robs young women of many days every year.

What sense does it make to treat dysmenorrhea with medical marijuana? Well, a  lot of the problems with dysmenorrhea pain, nausea, and general malaise seem to be mediated by prostaglandins.  This much is pretty well worked out.

Folks have been using medical marijuana to treat dysmenorrhea for a long time (Whoopie Goldberg has a whole line of products for this !). So is there science that can explain these empirical benefits? There sure is.

THC has been shown to  decrease prostalandins in experimental models.  CBD has a well known anti-inflammatory effect on the CB2 system.

One major benefit of using medical marijuana for dysmenorrhea is that the treatment may be episodic: you start the medical marijuana a few days before your period and stop it a couple days after.

Mary LaRussa, FNP,  is a womens’ health guru who has real expertise in both womens’ health and medical marijuana. She can tune medical marijuana to your own individual needs. Why not give her a call?

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.

 

Medical Marijuana and Jeff Sessions

Here’s an article from today’s Washington Post arguing that Jeff Sessions will fail in his quest to limit patients’ access to medical marijuana.

Our new Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has targeted marijuana including medical marijuana in his new War on Drugs.  He has asked Congress to allow him to prosecute doctors patients and providers of medical marijuana in states where it is allowed, breaking the years-long agreement between the Federal and State governments.  So far, Congress has resisted this terrible policy, but we all need to make our Congressman(person)   aware of our support for medical marijuana.

Call the local office of your US Congressperson and tell them you want marijuana on Schedule 2.  That’s short hand for making medical marijuana equal to oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl for the DEA and FDA. Right now it’s the equivalent of heroin (“no medical use”). Both the NAS (National Academy of Science) and NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) have said that medical marijuana is effective in treating disease and may be one of the keys to taming our opioid epidemic.

It is crazy that we have to fight our own Attorney General to make sure that facts about reality determine our government’s policy. So be it, but fight.

 

 

CBD vape online: more info

We have more information about the availability of CBD vapes online. Here is  another  video about another source to help you inform yourself about this.

Thanks to our patients for keeping us informed about options! Whenever we get some new useful info, we try to broadcast it to help everybody.

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.