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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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NY just added 5 more dispensary companies !

Hot off the press. NY state just approved five more companies to grow and distribute medical marijuana. Here’s  the article from Marijuana Business Daily.

This is good news for patients: the more competition, the lower the price. NY prices are at least 3x West Coast prices per mg of THC. Props to NYS for making this vital medicine more available to its citizens.

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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.

 

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How to use the Pure Ratios CBD vape

Here’s a quick video about how to assemble and use the Pure Ratios CBD vape.

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.

 

CORRECTION: The name is “Pure Ratios” , not “Pure Fusions”. My bad.

 

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Pure Ratios CBD vape

Many people have asked about the availability of CBD vapes online. Here is a video to help you inform yourself about this.

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.

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CBD capsules and oil online information

Many people have asked about the availability of CBD capsules or oil online. Here is a video to help you inform yourself about this.

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.

 

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CBD bioavailability and you

Some of our patients have a great response to CBD alone or in combination with THC for their pain or other symptoms.  Some other patients either have no response or have side effects from CBD taken by mouth. So what gives?

We’ve been thinking a lot about CBD bioavailability.  Basically this concept asks how much CBD your body actually absorbs from whatever CBD you take by mouth or inhalation.  There is a great review paper on this topic and a lot of really useful info can be gleaned from it.

First, if you take CBD by mouth your body might only get 1% of the total amount you ate. So a 20 mg CBD capsule might deliver only 0.2 mg of CBD to your bloodstream.

Second, CBD bioavailability is very variable between people. Your friend may absorb 10% of the CBD they eat, but you might only absorb 0.1% of the same CBD that you eat. So maybe “I’m not responsive to CBD ” might really mean “My body just doesn’t absorb CBD from my gut.”

We know that the bioavailability of inhaled (eg vaped) CBD is around 30%. So if you vape 1 mg of CBD in a hit, your body sees 0.3 mg of that vaped CBD. This is way more than your body might see from  20 mg of CBD that you take by mouth.

So maybe if CBD taken by mouth either does not work for you or causes you side effects like indigestion, you might want to try vaping your CBD.

One source for such a vape that some people find helpful is the cbd store . Although we can not recommend it, we can inform you that there is a CBD vape cartridge/pen combination on this site. The 400 mg Pure Ratios CBD vape cartridge costs around $80 and the pen itself is $20. At around 250 hits per ml, this would deliver around 1.6 mg CBD per vape hit  At 30% bioavailability your body would see  around 0.48 mg of CBD per vape hit. So 3 vape hits per day might give you, on average, way more CBD than three  20 mg CBD capsules would. And the vape cartridge would last over 2 months.  Just information.

 

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vaporizer that has good reviews

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A lot of our patients would like to find a vaporizer that is inexpensive and easy to use. The XEO VOID seems to fit this bill. It’s about $60 online, has great reviews from the vaping community, and seems to be really easy to use. You just stand it up, unscrew the top, and add your vaping oil. Easy.