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How to Medicate with Hash or Wax

5 Jun

How do you medicate with Bubble Hash, Hash Oil, Shatter, or Wax?

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Warm It, Don’t Burn It:

Bubble Hash, Hash Oil, Wax, and Shatter are better consumed by controlled heating rather than burning. Cannabinoids vaporize at 356ºF (180ºC) so it is unnecessary to heat them up to the point where inhalation might burn the lungs. It is easy for a long term smoker to simply pack a concentrate on top of a bowl, but this isn’t a viable choice for a patient who is suffering from a smoking aggravated lung condition.

However one study indicate that Cannabis may help with certain lung conditions.

A 2002 study found that cannabinoids appear to stabilize breathing in sleeping patients. So even if smoke inhalation isn’t optimal for lungs in the long term, studies indicate cannabis imbibed in a different manner can be helpful for breathing conditions.

What do you do if you want your concentrates without smoking them?

Hand-Held Vaporizers:

Vapor pens are a fantastic, portable way to take concentrated medication. Vapor pens, pre-loaded hash oil cartridges, honey oil syringes, and other forms are all available to current patients through the Goddess website. They look exactly like e-cigarrettes, so are easier to use in uncertain social situations.

Refills are available in a variety of strains and flavors which include Indicas, Sativas, CBD, and Hybrids.

Stationary Vaporizers

Standing vaporizers like the Volcano are powerful options for patients with at home medical needs, and most can be utilized for hash, oils, and waxes. Even vaporizers which are intended for use with dry bud can be modified for use with certain concentrates.

However, when it comes to simplicity, stealth, and mobility – hand-held vaporizers are a more multi-use choice.

Eat it

Concentrates are powerful when eaten.

However, they aren’t guaranteed to taste good.

Oils can be melted or mixed into drinks or food. Some patients have tried eating them straight by using a toothpick to scoop up small doses. Other patients go a different direction and make their their own edibles with Ganja Goddess Butter or Ganja Goddess Oil.

Our Mint Meltaway chocolates are edibles that are made with CO2 extracted medication.

With any method, patients trying a concentrate or edible for the first time should consume with caution in a comfortable environment. Use in small increments until the appropriate dosage is understood.

Direct Application

Some patients have called in and reported taking concentrated CBD or Hash oil and applying it directly to the area in question, for example in the case of skin or prostate cancer.

Goddess Delivers could not find any scientific studies supporting the effectiveness of direct application. Please let us know if you find any!

Dabbing

Wax, Shatter, and Hash Oil can all be dabbed. The process refers to taking a small portion of the concentrate and heating it on a hot surface, such as a nail or knife, and inhaling the vapor.

It is similar to vaporizing and is an effective method for medicating with shatter and waxes.

If a patient needs to medicate in a public or business environment, using a portable e-pen vaporizer might be a more discrete choice than dabbing, but that is entirely up to the medium used.

New Patients are Welcome

The Goddess Delivers knows that medicating can be a daunting task for new patients with no experience with medical marijuana. We’re here to serve you. If you have any questions that can’t be answered by these articles, please feel free to call in and speak to one of our representatives.

We won’t give you medical advice, but we will offer our personal opinions.

Talk to your doctor to see what medication is right for you.

Further Reading:
What is the difference between Hash, Oil, and Wax?
Do you carry Rick Simpson Oil?
CBD without the THC?
What is the difference between Indica, Sativa, and CBD strains?
How to figure out what medication is right for you.

Citations:

Carley et al. 2002. Functional role for cannabinoids in respiratory stability during sleep. Sleep 25: 399-400

“UCSF Study Finds Pot Smoke Less Harmful Than Tobacco – CBS San Francisco.” CBS San Francisco. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2014.

“How To Medicate With Concentrates.” Medicating With Concentrates: Using Wax, Hash Oil, Shatter Or Ice Hash As Medicine. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2014.

REVIEW: Rick Simpson Oils

18 Feb

cannanector

The Goddess Delivers has two versions of the Rick Simpson Oil: Canna Nector Honey Oil and Pharmaceutical Grade CBD oil.

Made with the same CO2 extraction process, Canna Nector contains no chemicals, fillers, or traces of butane that are side effects less optimal extraction methods. At high pressures, CO2 grabs hold of the medial properties from the plant and extracts them. Once returned to room pressure, it evaporates completely back into a gas, leaving the cannabinoids behind without residue.

It is a simple and clean option.

This all natural cannabis nectar comes in an applicator to refill vapor pens with minimal spillage or waste. It is a good choice for patients who want an effective and low effort medication.

For patients who want a heavier CBD medicated effect, try our CBD oil.

Our new Pharmaceutical grade CBD oil has 19.49% CBD, 20.77% THC, and .87% CBN. This is a great ratio with a lower THC count than other oils on the market which makes it a perfect option for patients who want to minimize the psychoactive effect of their medication.

For more info, check out:
FAQ: Do You Carry Rick Simpson Oil?
FAQ: CBD?
FAQ: Indica vs Sativa vs CBD

Ganja Goddess Capsules

21 Nov

GanjaGoddessCapsAre you looking for a product to help with pain management without experiencing the strong psychoactive effects commonly associated with cannabis? Clear headed pain management has taken a step forward with our new Ganja Goddess Capsules. Raw cannabis contains Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, THCA, which transforms into THC through the drying and heating process. Essentially when marijuana smokes the raw THCA cooks into THC.

THCA, like CBD, is non-psychoactive.

It does still appear have anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects. [1][2] What this means is that products created using raw cannabis or cold extraction methods are just like CBD products which won’t get the patient as ‘high’, yet also offer a higher concentration of elements that aid the healing process.

Our new line of Ganja Goddess capsules provide for clear-headed medication with CBD comparable effects. Made with pure C02 cold extracted hash oil and organic olive oil, these capsules come in three categories:

50mg Therapeutic
Our original raw version made with the cold extraction process.
47mg of THCA, 8.5 mg of THC, 2mg CBD, and .7mg CBN

50mg High Strength
A new powerful version which is decarbonized to have a larger THC content.
39.5mg THCA, 19mg THC, 1.7mg CBD, and .8mg CBN

100mg Therapeutic
A new raw version made with the cold extraction process.
93.5 mg THCA, 17mg THC, 3.8mg CBD, and 1.3mg CBN

These new versions of our Ganja Goddess Capsules are very popular due to their concentrated medicinal qualities. Please bear with us as we work to keep up with the high demand!

References:

[1] Ruhaak LR, Felth J, Karlsson PC, Rafter JJ, Verpoorte R, Bohlin L. (2011), “Evaluation of the cyclooxygenase inhibiting effects of six major cannabinoids isolated from Cannabis sativa”, Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin 34 (5): 774–8, 21532172
[2] Moldzio R, Pacher T, Krewenka C, Kranner B, Novak J, Duvigneau JC, Rausch WD. (2012-05-07), “Effects of cannabinoids Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol, Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinolic acid and cannabidiol in MPP(+) affected murine mesencephalic cultures”, Phytomedicine 19 (8-9): 819–24, 22571976

The Week in Marijuana News

17 Nov

National

Bill Introduced in Congress to Exempt Legal Marijuana from Federal Gun Ban – The Daily Chronic

Did you know that it’s illegal for medical marijuana patients to purchase or own firearms? Well, it’s true and it’s all because of a 2011 ruling from The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. The Daily Chronic reports “In a memo released at the time, federal firearms dealers were notified that medical marijuana patients are ‘addicts’ or ‘unlawful drug users’ who cannot legally own weapons or ammunition.” Read the rest of the article from The Daily Chronic to find out what steps are being taken to fix this issue.

Read the rest of the article here.

Most Americans Don’t Think Employees Should Be Fired For Off-the-Job Pot Use – Alternet.org

How’s that for a headline? Times are certainly changing, and according to a new polls published by the Huffington Post in conjunction with YouGov, a whopping two-thirds of Americans say it’s time for it to be ‘unacceptable’ for employees to be fired for consuming marijuana after work hours. We heartily agree.

Read the rest of the article from here.

Can Smoking Pot Be Considered a Form of Free Speech? –  Alternet.org

A man in Philadelphia is arguing that his possession of marijuana was protected under the First Amendment. We’re sure he’s hoping his argument holds water, because if not he could face “six months in prison and $1,000 in fines” according to Alternet.org. Apparently this case could be a huge deal if it turns out to be a success. As Alternet.org reports most cases such as this have argued the right to religious freedom to defend their use of marijuana.

Read the entire article here.

Pharmaceutical Company Gets FDA Approval For Marijuana Plant Derived Drug – The Weed Blog

The FDA has granted “orphan drug designation” to GW Pharmaceuticals for their new medication “Epidiolex”. The medication, which will be used to treat children with Dravet syndrome will contain Cannabidiol as the active ingredient. In case you were wondering what exactly ” Orphan drug designation” means the Weed Blog explains it as such:

 “The FDA may grant orphan drug designation to drugs intended to treat a rare disease or condition – generally a disease or condition that affects fewer than 200,000 individuals in the U.S. The first NDA applicant to receive FDA approval for a particular active ingredient to treat a particular disease with FDA orphan drug designation is entitled to a seven-year exclusive marketing period in the U.S. for that product, for that indication.”

The Weed Blog asks some interesting questions about this development. Such as can a major pharmaceutical company produce better medical marijuana products? And if this could be the start of a corporate take over of the medical marijuana industry. What do you think?

Read the entire article here.

Lifestyle

One Bunch of Fresh Cannabis Leaves – The New Yorker

You know real change is coming to the world when The New Yorker publishes an article with cannabis recipes. While we have not personally tried out this recipe for “Underground Pop-Up Weed-Dinner Green Congee” it sounds absolutely delightful!

Check out the recipe and the whole article here:

 

The Week in Marijuana News

28 Oct

National

Gallup: For First Time, Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana

Gallup released the results of a survey asking participants if they believe that marijuana use should be legalized in the United States. The results were historic to say the least. For the first time a majority of Americans favor the legalization of Marijuana at a grand total of 58%. There has been a dramatic change in opinion since 1969 when Gallup first asked the question in which only 12% of Americans favored the legalization of marijuana.

You can read the rest of the results from Gallup here.

The Gazette: Families of children with epilepsy moving to Colorado, drawn by success of marijuana oil

We shared on our Facebook page the story of a Coloradan family who found success treating their daughter’s seizures with CBD oil. Now, as The Gazette reports, families are migrating to Colorado (one of the two states in the United States with fully legalized marijuana, in hopes of treating their own children with the same method. These so called “marijuana refugees” are separating families and starting new lives in Colorado to hopefully achieve the same success that others have found using CBD oil to treat seizures.

Here is the YouTube video documenting the story of Charlotte, the little girl who suffered from about 300 seizures a week due to Dravet’s syndrome, but found enormous success from CBD oil.

You can read the whole Gazette article here.

Did you know that the Goddess delivers CBD oil? Check it out here.

Time: 8 Things We Won’t Miss When Pot is Legal Everywhere

In light of poll results from Gallup, Time published a list of the eight things none of us will miss when marijuana is legalized everywhere in the US (hopefully sooner rather than later). Our favorites from the list? The “ritual apologies by world-class athletes” and other high profile people who get caught smoking marijuana, and the ending of what Time estimates are 658,00 arrests every year for marijuana possession.

Read the whole list and dream of the future here.

International

The Washington Post: Growers celebrate as Uruguay prepares to legalize marijuana cultivation, distribution

Uruguay is closer than any other country in the world to having full consumption and cultivation laws instated. If voted into law, “Uruguayans will be able to grow up to six plants in their homes,” and “cooperatives of up to 45 members will be able to cultivate up to 99 plants for their own use” the Washington Post reports. The effort to legalize is apart of the country’s list of left leaning social reforms and an attempt to curb the the illegal drug trade which is estimated to have at least $30 million running through it’s veins.

Read the full Washington Post article here

Opinion

CNN: Marijuana is safer than alcohol

CNN’s opinion writer Dan Riffle, a prosecutor for the organization that was behind the campaign to legalize marijuana in Colorado, lays out the bones of the one of the arguments for marijuana legalization: that alcohol (a regulated substance) is far worse for the body and society than cannabis. The parallels between America’s failed alcohol prohibition, and it’s failing war on drugs are intriguing to say the least. Much like how making alcohol illegal put power and money in the hands of criminal bootleggers, the criminal crackdown on marijuana has only empowered the threateningly powerful and violent drug cartels. In addition Riffle lays out the alarming statistics revolving the harmful effects of alcohol, which are quite frightening.

Read his full piece here: