Tag Archives: medical marijuana

Flower of the Week: Tangie (Sativa)

28 Sep

Check out our new Flower of the Week series, featuring new strains available at Goddess Delivers. We are enjoying Tangie, a somewhat newer sativa strain from Amsterdam that crosses California Orange and Skunk. This strain is a good choice for those who lean towards sativa to help them keep lifted throughout the day, but prefer to stay away from the strains that keep them in their head a little too much.

Goddess members can order Tangie now for delivery!

CBD without the THC

8 Apr

This opinion article is based on the cited research and is not offered as medical advice. See the provided resources for more information. Talk to your doctor about what medication and dosage is right for your condition.

Looking for a CBD medication without the THC?
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The Guru Dev CBD is the first tincture we’ve found that offers a huge dose of CBD without the psychoactive effects of THC. This has it’s upsides and downsides. Both CBD and THC cannabinoids have their medical benefits, they’re just useful in different cases.

What is CBD?

CBD, like THC, is a cannabinoid that is a natural component of cannabis.

The cannabis plant produces CBD. It is a crop that shows evidence of being cultivated by humans for textiles, nutrition, and spirituality as far back as 2,800 BC. Scientists have recently studied the CBD element of the plant to test it as a preventative and possible healing aid for a variety of ailments.

What is CBD useful for?

CBD does not get you high.

There currently exists preclinical research, some of which is sponsored by the US government, that suggests that CBD has anti-spasmodic, anti-convulsive, anti-psychotic, antioxidant, anti-tumoral, and neuroprotective effects. (See below for research citations and links).

CBD also activates serotonin receptors, which leads to a gentle anti-depressant effect.

Research into the medical properties of CBD are piling up, making it impossible to argue against this potentially life saving, positive side effect, all natural medication. Yet CBD can’t do it all. Dr. Sean McAllister’s research at the Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco found CBD to reduces breast cancer cell proliferation, invasion and metastasis by inhibiting Id-1 gene expression.

His best results happened when he combined CBD with THC.

The Goddess Delivers also provides medications with a healthy balance of the two cannabinoids, such as our 35% CO2 CBD Hash Oil and our Cannatonic CBD strain.

What is THC useful for?

THC gets you high, which is a medically beneficial effect.

One of the common uses of THC is an anti-nauseant for cancer patients going through chemotherapy, which contains cellularly destructive chemo drugs that make it difficult to maintain a healthy appetite. The Catch-22 of the situation is that the body needs proper nutrition to make it through the difficult process of chemo.

THC is used by chemo patients as an appetite stimulant and anti-nauseant.

Along with it’s uses for minimizing the negative side effects of manufactured drugs, the THC found in the nature provided cannabis plant has been used for pain relief and sleep aid in different countries throughout human history. The uplifting side effects of sativa strains are often used for creative stimulant and a general state of well being and happiness. The relaxing and sleep aid side effects of indica strains are often used for pain and muscle relief.

Since the 1950s, these effects have been vilified in US media and law.

There are many speculations as to why this happened, though the strongest arguments lie in the fact that at the time the plant was widely used to create a variety of environmentally sustainable products. The illegalization of cannabis removed a powerful economic competitor. Lucky for patients, this stigma against valuable medication and economic stimulant has faded in the face of scientific evidence and government studies.

Why use a product with only CBD and no THC?

Patients that use CBD only products like the Guru Dev CBD Tincture make that choice because of their medical needs. They are often concerned about the psychoactive effects of THC which can cause interference in everyday activity in patients that are not used to them. CBD only products offer medical benefits with a mild mood stabilizer without the stigmatized “high”.

For serious pain relief, a CBD only product will not work as well.

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

Further Reading:

Indica Vs Sativa vs CBD – How the different strains effect your body.
6 Steps to Becoming a Cannabis Connoisseur – How to work with your doctor to evaluate which medication is right for you.
Research Behind the Cannabis Cancer Cure – Links to more medical studies organized by cancer type.
CBD? – More information on cannabinods.
How CBD Works – Detailed information on exactly how the cannabinoid effects your body.

Resources:

“How CBD Works.” Project CBD How CBD Works Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Apr. 2014.

“Medical Uses of Cannabis and THC.” Medical Uses of Cannabis and THC. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Apr. 2014.

“Cannabis (drug).” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 31 Mar. 2014. Web. 31 Mar. 2014.

El-Alfy, Abir T, et al. (Jun 2010). “Antidepressant-like effect of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and other cannabinoids isolated from Cannabis sativa L.”. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior 95 (4): 434–42. doi:10.1016/j.pbb.2010.03.004. PMC 2866040. PMID 20332000.

Grlić, Ljubiša (1962). “A comparative study on some chemical and biological characteristics of various samples of cannabis resin”. Bulletin on Narcotics (UNODC) (3): 37–46.

Ashton, CH; Moore, PB; Gallagher, P; Young, AH (May 2005). “Cannabinoids in bipolar affective disorder: a review and discussion of their therapeutic potential”. Journal of Psychopharmacology 19 (3): 293–300. doi:10.1177/0269881105051541. PMID 15888515.

Jones, N. A.; Glyn, S. E.; Akiyama, S.; Hill, T. D. M.; Hill, A. J.; Weston, S. E.; Burnett, M. D. A.; Yamasaki, Y.; Stephens, G. J.; Whalley, B. J.; Williams, C. M. (2012). “Cannabidiol exerts anti-convulsant effects in animal models of temporal lobe and partial seizures”. Seizure 21 (5): 344–352. doi:10.1016/j.seizure.2012.03.001. PMID 22520455.

Kozela, E.; Lev, N.; Kaushansky, N.; Eilam, R.; Rimmerman, N.; Levy, R.; Ben-Nun, A.; Juknat, A.; Vogel, Z. (2011). “Cannabidiol inhibits pathogenic T cells, decreases spinal microglial activation and ameliorates multiple sclerosis-like disease in C57BL/6 mice”. British Journal of Pharmacology 163 (7): 1507–1519. doi:10.1111/j.1476-

a b c McAllister SD, Christian RT, Horowitz MP, Garcia A, Desprez PY (2007). “Cannabidiol as a novel inhibitor of Id-1 gene expression in aggressive breast cancer cells”. Mol. Cancer Ther. 6 (11): 2921–7. doi:10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-07-0371. PMID 18025276.

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