Limonene is an abundant cannabis terpene with an unmistakable citrus aroma, most commonly resembling tangerine, grapefruit and lemon. Also found in high concentrations in the rinds of citrus fruits, limonene is often used in cosmetics, household cleaners, and as flavoring agents in food.
Linalool is a common cannabis terpene displaying a floral aroma with spicy undertones. The soothing characteristics of this terpene have been used for centuries, as linalool is commonly found in lavender, in addition to several other flowers and spices. Linalool is also a critical component in the production of Vitamin E.
Myrcene is the most abundant terpene naturally found in cannabis, carrying a strong earthy and musky scent with fruity undertones. Also found in hops, lemongrass, basil and rosemary, myrcene comes in high concentrations in mangoes. This may account for why eating mangoes before using cannabis can accentuate the high.
Caryophyllene, also known as beta-caryophyllene, is a primary terpene responsible for the spicy or peppery aroma found in several cannabis strains. Often referred to as a sesquiterpene, due to its larger molecular size, caryophyllene is also found in black pepper, oregano, cloves, basil and rosemary.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a progressively debilitating and complex chronic condition where immune system abnormalities attack the central nervous system, damaging nerve fibers through the destruction of the myelin sheath, which serves as a nerve protectant. MS will affect the entire nervous system including the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves, causing chronic pain and nerve dysfunction throughout the entire body.
Pinene is one of the most common cannabis terpenes that carries a distinct pine scented bouquet. This aromatic terpene is also found in pine trees, rosemary, dill, basil, and parsley. There are two types, alpha-pinene and beta-pinene, but alpha-pinene is most prevalent in cannabis. Alpha-pinene is also the most naturally occurring terpene around the world.
Finding your most effective CBD to THC ratio will aid in maximizing the potential medicinal benefits cannabis can provide. Whether you’re an experienced cannabis user or embarking on a new treatment regimen that involves cannabis, a fundamental understanding of how to find your ideal ratio can help you achieve your desired results.
CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis used to treat a multitude of conditions such as epilepsy, nausea, pain, anxiety, depression, neurodegenerative disorders, opioid withdrawal and PTSD. CBD has also demonstrated a potentially pivotal role in battling adverse side effects of chemotherapy and has shown promise in inhibiting growth in certain types of tumors.
Perhaps one of the more common medical recommendations for cannabis is for anxiety. This is perhaps because many conditions are associated or exacerbated by anxiety. After all, it’s not unusual for someone who’s in pain all the time to feel anxious. As for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it was once put under the umbrella of anxiety disorders, but is now considered a “trauma- and stressor-related disorder,” according to the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).
Over 36 million individuals are living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. HIV/AIDS patients often deal with a plethora of symptoms that are both caused by the disease itself and the medicines prescribed to combat it. These symptoms include nausea, severe pain, wasting syndrome, appetite loss, and mood debilitation.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder which holds a number of complexities, often making it difficult to treat. About 2% of the United States population lives with from fibromyalgia, with a ratio of about 8 to 2; women to men. A large portion of fibromyalgia patients are middle-aged women, however it affects all ages even children.
Sage (There She is Art) is one of our passionate and hardworking staff members and a skilled artist. She was named Vegas Seven’s “Best Street Artist You Don’t Know,” and has an eclectic portfolio ranging from hand-drawn street art, to one-of-a-kind, eye catching paintings. In her own words Sage discusses medicating with cannabis for creativity, and what works best when she creates her art.
November is National Epilepsy Awareness month. This year the Epilepsy Foundation is focusing on raising awareness of SUDEP, or sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. It’s estimated that 1 in 150 people who suffer from uncontrolled seizures pass away from SUDEP. There are steps that can be taken to help reduce the risk of harm, and the Epilepsy Foundation provides recommendations on just how to do so.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. We want to do our part and help raise awareness about Breast Cancer, and provide insight to the connection to medical marijuana in helping manage the symptoms of Breast Cancer, and highlight promising studies for the antiproliferative effects of CBD - including the slowing of metastasis and even apoptosis in certain cases.
One morning I was abruptly awoken to agonizing pain in my lower spine, and had to crawl to my roommate's door to have him take me to the ER. Turns out I had suffered an injury when I was lifting weights that led to two compression fractures, two bulging discs, and severe tension in my lumbar.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can occur after a severely traumatic event. These events include combat, assault, serious accidents (such as a car wreck), natural disasters, and mental abuse. The majority of people who go through these traumatic events have symptoms following the event, however not everyone is afflicted with PTSD which occurs even long after the event.
At this point, most people are familiar with THC and equate THC percentage to medical cannabis strength. In actuality, it's a combination of terpenes and cannabinoids such as CBD, THCA, and CBN which work together synergistically to provide various medicinal benefits. Without the joint effort, the magic of cannabis wouldn’t be possible.
As we transition into recreational this Saturday, July 1st it's important for our Las Vegas patients to not only understand that we are remaining patient first, but to understand how recreational affects them. We have some great news that our patients will be happy to hear, and some realities which we want to prepare them for. Below are a number of changes coming with recreational, if anyone has any additional questions please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This fall Nevada voters will decide if all adults should have access to marijuana -- no prescription required. We all know some people who just don’t like marijuana and can’t imagine voting for legalization. I think even those folks should vote in support of legal cannabis. Here are five reasons why: