DOSAGE - Individuals' reactions are very difficult to assess, as many
factors can play a role in the situation. The terminology within the
industry can be confusing and very misleading, but our cannabinoids are
We completely decarboxylate
all of our extractions, so our listed total THC for each product is
fully activated. Many other edibles on the market report total
cannabinoids, but don't delineate between THC and THC-A, which is fine
for a smokeable product, but not in
regards to an edible.
We very closely monitor and regulate our dosage
within each bar, to allow our customers to titrate the dosage as they
need. If someone is not familiar with this rating system, they could
very easily over medicate, which will lead to many unwanted and often
less than desirable side effects.
We test every
batch of products. You are eating exactly what we say. If you eat more
than you know that your tolerance is, you will get a terrible
experience. Within our own building we have people who are limited to 2
squares of a bar (16mg THC) and can eat the entire bar (100mg THC). Huge
differences as these, if an individual knows their tolerance, can make
it a desired experience with our medicine.
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Cannabis Edibles Medicinal Edibles and Cannabis Butter
to ancient Hindu legend, Lord Shiva gifted humankind with Bhang - a
paste of cannabis leaves gently cooked with milk and spices, thus
beginning the long history of ingested forms of the cannabis hemp plant
as food, tonic and medicine. Today, "edibles" are an important part of
many patients' treatment regimine, delivering phytocannabinoids with
longer lasting and more subtle effects than inhalation. On a cautionary
note, the oral route results in a delayed onset of action sometimes as
long as 40 minutes until the effects are experienced, thus making it
more difficult to tritrate the correct dose. Also when cannabis is
taken orally it is metabolized in the liver prior to entering the blood
stream (first pass metabolism) and the THC is broken down to a more
potent psychoactive metabolite.
heated butterfat extraction of THC and other canabinoids from cannabis
flowers and leaves is now a popular way to prepare many medicinal food
products. Two of our conference presenters are caregivers that make a
cannabis butter for their patients.
Video - Mothers Know Best about Medical Cannabis, Part 2 - Debbie Jeffries, mother of ADHD patient, and her mother LaRayne Jeffries co-wrote Jeffrey’s Journey,
explains how medical marijuana capsules moderated oppositional defiant
behavior in Debbie's child - at our Third Clinnical Conference on
Cannabis Therapeutics in Charlottesville, VA, May of 2004. Then Patricia
R. Skidmore, RN, MSN, HNC and mother of an AIDS patient tells her
Our friends at WAMM in Santa Cruz, California are believers in cannabis butter
Video - Medical Cannabis Providers in California - Valerie Corral & WAMM-
Co-Founder of the Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM) in
Santa Cruz, CA, Valerie Corral speaks to the Second Clinical Conference
on Cannabis Therapeutics in Portland, OR, May, 2002. WAMM, a collective
of patients and caregivers, was formed in 1993, especially to enable
patients the means to grow their own medicine, with wheel chair
accessible paths through the Cannabis garden. An epileptic herself,
Valerie and her husband Mike developed strains of medical marijuana over
a 27 year period and WAMM conducts research on the efficacy of these
strains for different medical conditions, with a peer reviewed study in
CBD: Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid that shows great medicinal
promise. There are countless clinical tests being conducted using this
medicine. Typical amounts in bud are less than 1%; an "enriched" strain
may contain 4% CBD or more.
THC: Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol is the cannabinoid that
gets all the news. Typical amounts in bud are between 8% - 20%,
depending on the strain. These values are much lower in tinctures and
creamery butter, and can exceed 75% in hash oils.
CBN: Cannabinol is a natural degradation byproduct of
THC, and is non-psychoactive. Levels in bud are typically less than 1%.
As a rule of thumb, the more CBN there is in an MMJ product, the older
THCA: Tetrahydro-cannabinolic acid is naturally made by
the plant. Curing (exposure to heat, light, and air) of the plant
converts some of the THCA to THC. When you heat or ignite the plant or
plant extract, the remainder of the THCA is "decarboxylated" to THC. A
very low THCA value informs edible makers that the medication is
properly converted. This value is provided by our HPLC (high
performance liquid chromatography) instrument only.
THCV: Tetrahydrocannabivarin is a minor cannabinoid and
has been shown to suppress the effects of THC and acts as an appetite
suppressant. There are present clinical studies using THCV as a Type-2
diabetes treatment. CannLabs provides a qualitative (yes/no) analysis
for this compound. This value is provided by our HPLC instrument only.
CBG: Cannabigerol is also a minor cannabinoid. There are
presently clinical tests using CBG as a treatment for glaucoma.
CannLabs provides a qualitative (yes/no) analysis for this compound.