FAQ

frequently asked questions

 

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Can I track my order

Yes, you can! After placing your order, you will receive an order confirmation via email. When your order ships, you will receive another email with the tracking number and a link to trace the order online with the carrier

 

Can I return an item

Due to the nature of the product, we do not accept returns

 

How long will my order take to be delivered

Delivery times will depend on your location. Once payment is confirmed your order will be packaged. Delivery can be expected within 3 – 5 business days

 

Do I need an account or login details

It’s not required to create an account. It is however important to provide all required details to ensure your package reaches you. This service is managed with utmost discretion

 

What is your packaging like

Your order will be delivered in a sealed package via courier, no visible branding until opened, no product details will be displayed, your order will appear to be a regular item delivery

 

Are any of our products addictive

Our products are tried and tested and do not contain any products that could lead to addiction

 

On average, how long will our cannabis products stay in your system

Cannabis products will not show up in your system after 30 days from the last product consumed

 

What makes our cannabis Infusions so good

All our Cannabis rosin derived products are made using specially selected strains of the cannabis plant that deliver concentrated levels of potencies

How long do our Cannabis oil products last before expiring

Storing our products correctly in a cool dry area out of natural light or sunlight will ensure a shelf life of at least a year. We have even observed that the oil based products improve with age. Seasonal edibles are to be consumed within the first week of purchase as organic ingredients are used

 

When using our products are there any real side effects

Our Cannabis oil and derivative products are all made using only natural products, therefore our products are non-toxic and side effects are few and far between

 

Are you able to overdose using your products

You cannot overdose on any of our products, you can use too much and feel groggy, but this will only last a couple of hours

What is THC

Higher Levels in Sativa Strains

THC is the main psychoactive component of the marijuana plant. In other words, THC is the primary agent responsible for creating the “high” feeling associated with marijuana use. This compound works by imitating the effects of anandamide, a neurotransmitter produced naturally by the human body to help modulate sleeping and eating habits, as well as the perception of pain

What is CDB

Higher Levels in Indica Strains

CBD has the same chemical formula as THC, but the atoms are arranged differently. This slight variance causes THC to create a psychoactive effect while CBD lacks such an influence.

CBD accounts for up to 40 percent of cannabis extract. Its plentiful nature, coupled with its failure to produce a “high” effect, make it a strong candidate for medical applications

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​​Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the two main ingredients in the marijuana plant. Both CBD and THC belong to a unique class of compounds known as cannabinoids

 

​While many strains of marijuana are known for having abundant levels of THC, high-CBD strains are less common. But CBD has recently started to draw attention from the medical community, who seem to prefer CBD over THC

Known Medical Applications of Cannabis derived products

Let’s face it. Cannabis may not be a panacea or a miracle herb, but there’s no doubt that the plant is likely one of the most important natural medicines in human history

 

Thanks to the way compounds in the cannabis engage cells in the body, this ancient herb is remarkable in its ability to affect such a wide range of health conditions

 

What follows is a list of the most promising medical uses of cannabis, be advised that this list is far from comprehensive

Acne

A study published in 2014 found that an isolated cannabis compound, cannabidiol (CBD), exhibited effects that may suppress the inflammation and oil production associated with acne

 

Addiction

Cannabis and cannabis-derived medicines may be useful in the treatment of addiction and as a replacement for addictive pharmaceutical drugs. Not only does cannabis have a lower margin of risk than many habit-forming substances

 

Aging

Emerging preclinical research suggests that while chronic cannabis consumption may have negative wellness impacts on healthy adolescents and children, the herb may be more beneficial to individuals as they age

 

Early laboratory research suggests that while cannabis is associated with bone weakening in young organisms, the herb is correlated with a positive effect on bone health in older organisms

 

Alzheimer’s Disease

Research published online in the journal Aging and Mechanisms of Disease in June of 2016 found that an isolated cannabis compound, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) reduced both inflammation and the presence of amyloid plaques in human cells cultivated in the laboratory

 

Amyloid plaques are excess protein deposits in the brain and are also some of the primary markers for Alzheimer’s Disease 

 

Anorexia nervosa

Formal research on cannabis for anorexia is lacking. However, early evidence suggests that the endocannabinoid system, one of the largest neurotransmitter networks in the body, is imbalanced in those with anorexia nervosa

 

The endocannabinoid system is the primary target for cannabis compounds. While other plants may interact with this system, cannabis is thought to have some of the most profound effects on endocannabinoid health

 

Thus, anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders may be some of the many medical uses of cannabis

 

Antibiotic

Isolated cannabis compounds successfully killed MRSA cultivated in the lab

 

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that cause staph infections

 

The research found that cannabis compounds killed MRSA using mechanisms different from traditional antibiotics

 

Antifungal

The cannabis plant is well-known for its antifungal and antimicrobial properties

Early laboratory research on both cannabis resin and isolated cannabis compounds have discovered that many of the herb’s chemical constituents prevent the growth of species of some potentially pathogenic fungi

 

Antiemetic/Nausea

Cannabis is already famous for its ability to ease nausea and vomiting

 

While excessive, chronic, and protracted cannabis consumption may trigger nausea in some people, the opposite occurs in appropriate doses

 

Appetite stimulation

By now, the cannabis plant has developed a strong reputation as an appetite stimulator. However, the phenomenon commonly known as “the munchies” may be useful in the medical setting

 

Patients with chronic disease and emotional distress often struggle to maintain appetite, which can have a negative impact on the overall nutritional status and increase the long-term risk of disease

While some of the active components of cannabis may suppress appetite, at least two are known to have the opposite effect

 

These two cannabinoids are THC and its breakdown product, cannabinol (CBN). THC is the compound responsible for the intoxicating effects of cannabis

 

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

ALS is a neurodegenerative disease with an abysmal prognosis. Unfortunately, there are few treatments for the disease that successfully extend the lives of those with this disorder

 

Research on medical cannabis for ALS is limited, though there is much expectation that the herb can improve quality of life and perhaps even extend the lifespan of those with ALS

 

Other research has shown that the endocannabinoid system is dysregulated in ALS, making cannabinoid medicines a promising therapeutic approach.

 

Arthritis

Anecdotally, arthritis and inflammatory pain are two of the most common reasons why medical cannabis patients seek out the herb

 

Not only does research suggest that cannabis is a potent anti-inflammatory medication, but laboratory studies have found that THC, the primary psychoactive in the plant, is seven times more potent than aspirin

 

Although cannabis does have psychoactive side effects, these side effects are thought to be well-tolerated with time

 

Aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are also associated with severe side effects like ulcer

 

Asthma

Many find it surprising that cannabis and cannabis compounds have shown promise in the treatment of asthma

 

Research conducted in the 1970s discovered that inhaled cannabis acted as a bronchodilator, reducing inflammation in restricted airways, though smoking is not considered healthy for the lungs

 

This research was corroborated by a 2014 study suggesting that cannabis compounds inhibit airway contractions in the lungs, giving the herb bronchodilatory effects

 

Attention Deficit Disorder (with and without hyperactivity)

Cannabis is among the most-consumed illicit substances by those with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

 

Anecdotally, it is not uncommon for medical cannabis patients with ADD/ADHD to admit that the herb helps them focus and stay present

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Rates of autism spectrum disorder are rising faster than ever. Yet, not much is known about these sometimes-debilitating conditions

 

Already, a handful of states allow medical cannabis authorizations for cases of severe autism

 

Early research suggests that the endocannabinoid system is dysregulated in autism, with key alterations in areas that control inflammation and immune function

 

Autoimmune disorders

Autoimmune disorders are a key area of research for cannabis medicines. As potent anti-inflammatory compounds, cannabis has the ability to suppress immune function

 

This is an important feature for effective treatments of autoimmune disorders, making this one of the many medical uses of cannabis

Reduce systemic inflammation, calming the hyperactive immune systems in those with autoimmune conditions

 

Cachexia

Cachexia is a wasting syndrome often associated with severe illnesses like cancer and AIDS

 

This wasting is caused by a lack of ability to process and take in nutrients, leading to a loss of muscle mass and difficulty with normal bodily functions

 

Cannabis and cannabis medicines improve appetite, reduces pain, eases nausea and vomiting, and reduces inflammation.

This enables patients to take in and process more nutrients from food, easing the symptoms of malnutrition and wasting

 

Cancer

One of the most promising medical applications for this medicinal herb is for cannabis as cancer treatment

 

Cancer Pain

Cancer patients often seek out medical cannabis recommendations for good reason. Cannabis compounds like CBD and THC have a proven track record of easing cancer pain in human trials

 

THC:CBD mixture was found to be more effective than the placebo. It was also more effective than THC alone

 

Cerebral Palsy

The plant’s ability to improve symptoms in those with similar conditions makes it a worthwhile treatment to explore

 

A survey conducted in 2012 among patients with cerebral palsy found that medical cannabis was the preferred form of pain management for those that had tried the herb

 

Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting

Synthetic cannabis drugs already exist for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting

 

The anti-emetic properties of cannabis have been known about for thousands of years, and Western scientific research has found that ability of cannabis compounds to fight nausea and vomiting has been demonstrated in human clinical trials

 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

The powerful anti-inflammatory and bronchodilator effects aid in the treatment of emphysema, COPD, and other lung diseases

 

Cluster Headache

cannabis is used as a remedy for various types of headaches

 

Crohn’s Disease

In 2013, a small placebo-controlled clinical trial of 21 Crohn's patients found that smoked THC successfully eased symptoms of Crohn's disease

 

Of the 11 participants given cannabis, five achieved complete remission of their Crohn’s Disease. 10 out of the 11 patients showed a clinically improved response after medical cannabis treatment

 

Cystic Fibrosis

Endocannabinoid deficiencies have been found in rodent models of cystic fibrosis. In theory, cannabinoid medicines may be able to elevate blood levels of cannabinoid molecules and thereby improve symptoms of cystic fibrosis

 

Diabetes

Cannabis promotes balance in the body. Diabetes is a lack of balance

 

Both type one and type two diabetes may be responsive to the medical use of cannabis

 

For autoimmune type one diabetes, the cannabis compound CBD has been shown to reduce pancreatic inflammation

 

In another study involving over 2,500 participants, cannabis consumption was associated with smaller waistlines, lower fasting insulin levels, and improved insulin sensitivity in those with type 2 diabetes

 

Depression

Anecdotally, cannabis is well-known to improve mood. But, is depression one of the medical uses of cannabis

Preclinical research suggests that psychoactive cannabis improves depression symptoms in low to moderate doses while promoting apathy in higher doses

 

Non-intoxicating CBD, on the other hand, has been shown to have rapid antidepressant effects

 

Eczema

As an inflammatory and autoimmune condition, balm/topical cannabis is worthwhile to explore as a treatment for inflammation and itchiness associated with eczema

 

Endometriosis

The connection between cannabis and endometriosis is a complex one. Some research suggests that cannabinoid medicines may provide pain relief to those with endometriosis

 

Others have found dysregulations in endocannabinoid levels during certain phases of the menstrual cycle, endometriosis may be one of the possible medical uses of cannabis

 

Epilepsy

Research on epilepsy is some the most advanced regarding the medical uses of cannabis

 

Already, at least one pharmaceutical company has presented positive phase 3 data that cannabis compounds effectively reduce seizures in intractable epilepsy

 

The conditions treated with the new cannabis-based drugs include Dravet Syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

 

Fibromyalgia

In a survey by the National Pain Report, cannabis was found to be more effective at relieving fibromyalgia symptoms than the leading prescription drugs

 

Leading researchers also suggest that an endocannabinoid deficiency may play a role in the excess pain experienced by fibromyalgia patients

 

Fracture

2015 research from the University of Tel Aviv found that the cannabis compound CBD may help strengthen bone after fracture

 

The research was conducted in animal models, and it found that bones exposed to CBD after fracture 35 to 50 percent stronger after healing than bones in non-treated animals

 

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Cannabis engages with the body via cannabinoid receptors. Cannabinoid receptors are like locks found on the surface of cells

 

The active molecules in cannabis like THC and CBD engage with these locks like keys, producing therapeutic effects.

There may be many medical uses of cannabis when it comes to gastrointestinal health

 

Cannabinoid receptors are abundant throughout the gastrointestinal tract, controlling inflammation, immune response, digestion, motility, and visceral sensation

 

The way cannabis compounds engage the GI tract give the herb promise in the dietary and medical treatment of conditions like celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, and other irritable bowel diseases

 

Glaucoma

The medical use of cannabis for glaucoma was first proposed in the 1970s when researchers discovered that the smoked herb successfully reduced intraocular pressure

 

In the time since several studies have shown that cannabis compounds reduce inflammation and are neuroprotective for the optic nerve

 

Head Trauma

The anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis may be beneficial for several different forms of head trauma, including concussion, post-concussive syndrome, and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

Ultra-low doses of THC successfully prevents damage caused by brain inflammation

 

Hepatitis

Research suggests that patients with viral hepatitis are not only more likely to comply with treatment if they are cannabis consumers, but early preclinical research has found that a synthetic cannabis derivative inhibits inflammation that contributes to liver damage from the disease

 

HIV/AIDS

Synthetic cannabinoid drugs are already used to treat cachexia and wasting in AIDS patients.

However, there is a growing body of remarkable preclinical research that suggests that cannabis compounds may have positive effects on those with HIV/AIDS

 

Multiple studies have now found a positive correlation between cannabis and improved counts of functioning helper T immune cells in HIV/ AIDS patients

 

The most recent study, published in 2017, found that HIV/AIDS patients with positive levels of circulating THC in their blood showed improved immune markers over their non-consuming counterparts

 

Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s Disease is another severe neurodegenerative disease with a dim prognosis. Multiple animal studies have shown that plant-derived cannabis compounds like THC and CBD, among others, have neuroprotective effects in Huntington’s Disease

 

Hypertension

While active compounds like THC may increase heart rate in those with low tolerance, the herb has long been known to decrease blood pressure overall

 

Cannabinoid medicines may be useful in reducing blood pressure in hypertension

 

While the study looked at overall BMI, the study did not evaluate other lifestyle factors like diet and exercise

 

Improved Quality of Life

While subjective, one major benefit to medical and nutritional cannabis is an overall sense of positive well-being and improved quality of life

 

For many medical cannabis patients and wellness consumers, this means reduced pain, improved sleep, improved mood, and the ability to feel more present with life as it is happening

 

Injury

Whether it’s a transdermal patch over a strained muscle, a topical rub, or vaporized cannabis post-surgery, injury may be one of the most valuable medical uses of cannabis

 

Cannabis is a well-known analgesic, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory herb

 

These properties may be beneficial for those seeking relief from minor injuries and abrasions

 

Inflammation

In recent years, inflammation has been cited as a key culprit behind many modern diseases. From autoimmune conditions to depression to autism, systemic inflammation is a major contributing factor

As evidenced many times in this article, cannabis has strong anti-inflammatory properties

 

Insomnia

Sleep is one of the most common reasons consumers take an interest in adult and medical cannabis

 

While more research is needed to determine exactly how and why cannabis impacts sleep, evidence from as early as 1973 has found that the herb helps human consumers fall asleep faster and potentially stay asleep longer

  

Labour Aid

The topic of cannabis use during pregnancy is a subject of much taboo and controversy. However, there is ample archaeological and ethnobotanical evidence that suggests that cannabis was used as a labour aid by several ancient civilizations

No modern studies examining cannabis medicines as a treatment for labour pains exist, meaning that there is no evidence that cannabis is either safe or harmful for this purpose. However, given the herb’s long history as a labour aid, it may be worthwhile to study cannabis medicines as potential alternatives to procedures with known side effects such as epidurals. Epidurals, which are cocaine-derived, come with side effects such as loss of spinal fluid leading to persistent headaches, extended labour times, and a greater likelihood of instruments used during the labour process. Like cannabis, the epidural painkiller can enter a baby’s bloodstream prior to birth

 

Migraine

There is a growing body of evidence which suggests that there is a beneficial medical use of cannabis for a migraine. Cannabis tincture was used as a migraine and headache treatment by Western doctors in the 19th century

 

Now, new contemporary human research presented at the Third Congress of the European Center for Neurology has found that cannabis compounds may be just as effective as pharmaceutical medications in terms of migraine relief

 

Metabolic Syndrome

A growing body of evidence suggests that cannabis consumers have lower risk of diabetes and obesity, which are the primary risk factors for metabolic syndrome. Further, preclinical studies have shown that the endocannabinoid system seems to be a viable target for the potential treatment of conditions like atherosclerosis and insulin resistance

 

Mood Disorders

Cannabis consuming patients with bipolar disorder show cognitive improvements over non-consumers. Select case studies also support the use of cannabis for improves symptoms of bipolar disorder

 

Compounds such as CBD and cannabichromene (CBC) have been found to have mood-stabilizing and antidepressant properties

It’s important to note, however, that high doses of THC have been associated with greater anxiety and depression. Chronic cannabis consumption has also been found to worsen some mood disorder symptoms

Proper cannabis use can keep those untimely mood swings in check

 

Motion Sickness

Laboratory research suggests that the endocannabinoid system may play a role in the dizziness and nausea associated with motion sickness

As such, animal research using isolated THC have found that cannabis compounds decrease symptoms of motion sickness

Multiple Sclerosis

Already, a prescription drug made with isolated cannabis compounds is available to patients in many countries

 

Muscle Spasms

Several cannabis compounds are known muscle relaxers, which is perhaps why so many medical cannabis consumers pick up cannabis for relief from muscle spasms from conditions like multiple sclerosis, as well as for spasms from old injuries and other disorders

 

Muscular dystrophy

Cannabis has anti-spasmodic, muscle relaxant, and pain-fighting properties of the herb make it a valuable natural remedy to consider for the disorder

 

Neuropathy

Neuropathy is often associated with type two diabetes, resulting in permanent nerve damage and pain.

Small human trials have already found that cannabis compounds can have a positive impact on neuropathy

 

One human trial was conducted in patients with diabetic neuropathy of the feet. In the study, patients were given either a placebo or varying doses of vaporized THC

 

The study found a dose-dependent response to vaporized cannabis, those who consumed higher amounts of THC felt the most relief

 

Another showed a positive effect of inhaled cannabis on sensory neuropathy in HIV/AIDS patients

 

Neuroprotective Antioxidant

Cannabis compounds are neuroprotective antioxidants.

 

The neuroprotective qualities of the herb give it many medical uses, particularly those related to nervous system and brain disorders

 

Obesity

Emerging studies suggest that there is much promise for cannabis in the area of obesity. Not only are cannabis consumers associated with lower waist circumferences and smaller BMIs, THC causes positive changes in the intestinal microbiomes

 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Cannabis and cannabis compounds have many fascinating effects on mood, thinking, and behaviour. Cannabis compounds can positively change social behaviour and disordered thinking

 

Osteoporosis  

Cannabis compounds like CBD may positively impact bone health in aging adults

 

The fracture-healing abilities of CBD that were mentioned above may be particularly helpful for those with osteoporosis, who experience frequent fractures and breaks

 

Cannabis compounds may help strengthen bones for the elderly, but may make young consumers more prone to bone weakness

 

Pain

At this time, the analgesic properties of cannabis are quite famous. Its effects are thought to be especially useful for chronic pain, which can be very difficult to treat

 

Parkinson’s Disease

As another neurodegenerative disorder, the antioxidant effects of cannabis are expected to be useful in easing symptoms

 

Already, a 1990 Czech survey which included medical-cannabis consuming Parkinson’s patients found that half of those who consumed the herb once felt symptom improvement

 

Those who consumed cannabis longer than three months felt the greatest improvement

 

Pharmaceutical alternative

Unfortunately for many large biopharmaceutical companies, cannabis is often viewed by patients as a replacement for conventional pharmaceuticals that have high risks of unwanted side effects

 

Already, prescriptions for opioid painkillers are down in states with medical marijuana laws

 

Cannabis is also favoured over antidepressants, antianxiety medications, and other harsh drugs prescribed to those with debilitating illnesses

 

Post-traumatic stress disorder

CBD may help patients with post-traumatic stress and anxiety disorders overcome learned fear

 

The endocannabinoid system appears dysregulated in PTSD, suggesting that cannabis-based medicines may be helpful for the condition

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Cannabis has been used as a women’s health aid for millennia the anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant, and mood-boosting properties make the herb a promising aid during this time

 

Psoriasis

Psoriasis may be another medical use of cannabis. Psoriasis is an inflammatory autoimmune disease that affects the skin

 

The anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects of the herb are expected to reduce the symptoms of psoriasis when applied topically or when consumed

 

Schizophrenia

CBD significantly improves both positive and negative symptoms of the disorder

 

Sexual dysfunction

Those who experience unwanted pain during consensual sexual activity may enjoy one of several cannabis-infused lubricants and lotions now available

 

Many consumers found that the plant enhanced their sexual pleasure

 

Sleep Apnea

THC may help stabilize breathing in those who struggle with sleep apnea

 

Spinal Cord Injury

In a small clinical trial conducted in 2014, patients with spinal cord disease inhaled vaporized cannabis containing THC

 

Overall, the researchers found that cannabis was associated with a statistically significant reduction in pain scores

 

Stress

Along with pain and insomnia, stress management is one of the most common medical uses of cannabis

 

In a small human experiment, researchers found that low to moderate does of THC reduced the perception of stress in a mock job interview situation

 

High doses of the psychoactive, however, were associated with more anxiety in the same situation

 

Stroke

The relationship between cannabis and stroke is a complicated one

 

While the impact of cannabis on stroke prevention is up for debate, animal research does suggest that cannabis compounds may improve recovery from stroke after it happens.

You can thank the neuroprotective antioxidants in cannabis for this phenomenon

 

Tourette Syndrome

Cannabis compounds like THC successfully reduce tics in Tourette patients

 

THC has been found to reduce Tourette symptoms without causing any noticeable cognitive decline or negative side effects in small human trials

 

Therapy Aide

The potent anxiolytic and behaviour-modifying effects of the herb are thought to be beneficial for those with anxiety disorders, PTSD, and perhaps obsessive-compulsive disorder

 

The ability of CBD to help consumers approach difficult topics in a pleasant mood and potentially help reduce learned fear may be tools helpful in improving the outcomes of psychotherapy

 

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Thanks to the herb’s neuroprotective effects, there is much promise for cannabis for traumatic brain injury (TBI)

 

Low-dose CBD treatments for athletes are expected to act as a preventative therapy to reduce damage from inflammation in the event of severe head trauma

 

Additional research has already found that THC administration right after a traumatic brain injury can halt the damage, potentially saving lives

The endocannabinoid system in the Human Body

(ECS) is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids, which are endogenous lipid-based retrograde neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors, and cannabinoid receptor proteins that are expressed throughout the vertebrate central nervous system (including the brain) and peripheral nervous system. The endocannabinoid system is involved in regulating a variety of physiological and cognitive processes including fertility, pregnancy, during pre- and postnatal development, appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory, and in mediating the pharmacological effects of cannabis. 

 

The ECS is also involved in mediating some of the physiological and cognitive effects of voluntary physical exercise in humans and other animals, such as contributing to exercise-induced euphoria as well as modulating locomotor activity and motivational salience for rewards. In humans, the plasma concentration of certain endocannabinoids (i.e., anandamide) have been found to rise during physical activity; since endocannabinoids can effectively penetrate the blood–brain barrier, it has been suggested that anandamide, along with other euphoriant neurochemicals, contributes to the development of exercise-induced euphoria in humans, a state colloquially referred to as a runner's high

Two primary endocannabinoid receptors have been identified: CB1, first cloned in 1990; and CB2, cloned in 1993. CB1 receptors are found predominantly in the brain and nervous system, as well as in peripheral organs and tissues, and are the main molecular target of the endocannabinoid ligand (binding molecule), anandamide, as well as its mimetic phytocannabinoid, THC. One other main endocannabinoid is 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) which is active at both cannabinoid receptors, along with its own mimetic phytocannabinoid, CBD. 2-AG and CBD are involved in the regulation of appetite, immune system functions and pain management

The endocannabinoid system, broadly speaking, includes:

  • The endogenous arachidonate-based lipids, anandamide (N-arachidonoylethanolamide, AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG); these are known as "endocannabinoids" and are physiological ligands for the cannabinoid receptors. Endocannabinoids are all eicosanoids

  • The enzymes that synthesize and degrade the endocannabinoids, such as fatty acid amide hydrolase or monoacylglycerol lipase

  • The cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2, two G protein-coupled receptors that are located in the central and peripheral nervous systems

The neurons, neural pathways, and other cells where these molecules, enzymes, and one or both cannabinoid receptor types are all colocalized collectively comprise the endocannabinoid system.

The endocannabinoid system has been studied using genetic and pharmacological methods. These studies have revealed that cannabinoids act as neuromodulatorsfor a variety of processes, including motor learning,  appetite, and pain sensation, among other cognitive and physical processes.

 

The localization of the CB1 receptor in the endocannabinoid system has a very large degree of overlap with the orexinergic projection system, which mediates many of the same functions, both physical and cognitive. Moreover, CB1 is colocalized on orexin projection neurons in the lateral hypothalamus and many output structures of the orexin system, where the CB1 and orexin receptor 1 (OX1) receptors physically and functionally join together to form the CB1–OX1 receptor heterodimer

The Basics of Dabbing

Dabbing is a method of consuming marijuana. When you dab, you are heating a highly concentrated form of cannabis on a glass, quartz nail or titanium banger and inhaling the vaporized concentrate which gives you an intense high

Dabbing is the flash vaporization of cannabis concentrates once applied to a hot surface and inhaled. These concentrates are a lot more potent than marijuana flowers, so a little bit goes a long way. While bud tends to test between 10 to 25% THC, concentrates typically range between 50 to 80% THC, depending on the extract type and quality.

 

Why

Dabbing allows the user to experience an almost instant high that is much more powerful and lasts longer than regular highs. This is because the dabbing concentrate is extremely potent and can have up to 70-90% THC per dab. Also, it can induce a high using a smaller amount of the substance

How

So how does one dab? Below we will break up the tools required along with the necessary steps to get your dab on

 

A dab rig is needed, visit The High Co. online to view rig options


A separate rig for dabs only—never the cannabis plant, as the resin will negatively alter the quality of your dab

 

Cannabis concentrate or wax

 

A handheld confectioners Torch - Gas


A nail - This is a titanium or quartz surface which you heat before you place the wax on. There are two types—regular and dome-less. The dome covers the (regular) nail once it is heated and captures the vapor. There are also dome-less nails, which capture the vapor less efficiently without the second piece. If you use a dome-less nail you have the option of using a carb-cap which allows you to capture more of the vapor with less heat

Dabber - used to dab the wax onto the heated nail and often made of titanium

Something to heat the nail with, most commonly a mini blow torch

 

How Much wax/Rosin Is Enough to Dab

Different extracts have different THC concentrations, so it’s helpful to know how potent your oil is before dabbing with it. However, it’s generally recommended to start small and increase the dose if you feel comfortable doing so

A small dose is no bigger than a crumb. It may not look like much, but that’s still a lot of THC going straight to the dome at once. Dabbing can feel a lot more intense to those accustomed to flower, but as your tolerance adjusts, the effects become less jarring

Can Dab be medicinal

Absolutely. Patients needing a swift dose of THC to ease nausea, stress, appetite loss, pain, insomnia, and other symptoms may actually find dabbing to be an efficient way to deliver relief. As mentioned above, there are also high-CBD dabs with a myriad of other therapeutic benefits. Clean, pure concentrates are also commonly preferred by health-conscious consumers because they strip out resin-producing plant material

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