Those who suffer from PTSD are often riddled with anxiety and feel uneasy. Medical marijuana can help curb those anxious feelings by inducing a calming effect, which are often found in indica strains which relax the mind whereas sativa strains would energize the mind.
“Lately, I’ve been smoking State Flowers Wifi 43. It has the relaxing effect you’d expect from an indica, and notes of limonene help you feel uplifted rather than couch-locked…” Read the full story here.
“One of my most memorable experiences as a patient consultant happened when one of our patients came to me saying that although he got some relief from cannabis, it often ended with anxiety…” – Read the full story here.
I’m so excited to be a part of The Apothecarium team. Their mission and core values are everything I stand for and believe in. I couldn’t think of a better fit for me at this time.” – Merideth, Lead for the Apothecarium
That interaction really touched me because our team tries so hard to stay educated and help educate our customers, as well as choosing to listen to our guests’ needs before showing them any products. It feels good to know we’re really making this a great experience for our customers and that’s really all we can ask for in a business.” – Esan, The Apothecarium Doorman
“I have a rare form of rheumatoid arthritis in my eyes and my spinal cord. Because of this, I lost my sight for about three years and endured intense back pain. After my doctor told me my vision would never improve, it was time to find alternative remedies…” Read the full story here.
“Tonight, I’ll be smoking on some Master Kush from Cannabiotix. The aroma is a very pungent citrus scent followed by that sweet kush flavor, very earthy and piney. This is a strain that will put you in the right mood for a relaxing night at home. You can expect a cerebral high with some full body relaxation.”
A week later I saw her again in the lobby. Our eyes met and she waved me over. She was so excited to share that the tincture helped her and she was back for more.” – Rob, Cannabis Consultant at The Apothecarium
“Recently I had a woman come in who hadn’t used cannabis since the 70’s. She had initially come to us for something to help elevate her mood since her cat had just passed. We picked out a couple of pre-rolls and after, we started discussing how cannabis can help with her pain…” Read the full story here.
“The Apothecarium is a fantastic place to work. This company has helped me achieve some of my own personal goals, like sponsoring me to run in the USO 5K last year, helping to raise money for and donating to a local junior high school band…” Read the full story here.
“In high school I broke my kneecap and tore my ACL meniscus. Just today I had a customer come in with the same type of injury and she was looking for some relief using medical marijuana…” Read the full story here.
“What am I looking for in flowers? Well, as the purchasing manager for The Apothecarium Las Vegas, I’m looking at everything: appearance, flavor, aroma, terpene profile and, of course, effects…” – Nick W., Purchasing Manager, The Apothecarium
“Many people have to try multiple products to find one that works well for them, so it was so nice that we found her the right product on the first try, and that it was just a matter of finding the right dose” – Ana C., The Apothecarium Consultant
“I had a first time patient a little while back who came in because they have been struggling with insomnia since they were a teenager. She came to us because she was desperate for relief…” Read the full story here.
“Not every patient that comes in is looking for a cure. Recently, I had helped some gentlemen who were really just curious about the health benefits that you can yield from cannabis…” Read the full story here.
“A while back, I had a customer come in who was a WWII veteran. He had suffered a back injury that’s left him in pain for over 35 years. After all this time, his pain meds had stopped working for him…” Read the full story here.
“When I give consultations, I always do my best to relate to my guests. One time I met a fellow married mother who was looking for some stress relief. I told her flat out, cannabis has helped strengthen my marriage.” Read the full story here.
“Most days, I work in the inventory room making sure that our products are stocked, but on busier days, I help out on the floor. One day, I met a woman who has been struggling with sleep. She has MS (Multiple Sclerosis) — she’s almost always in pain, but it’s much worse in the mornings.” Read the full story here.
“One day a patient came in looking for relief from her colitis symptoms. She didn’t want to smoke or vape anything, and because of her colitis, we opted to not go the edible route…” Read the full story here.
“In my opinion, it’s extremely important for dispensaries to carry a large variety of products. While some products may work wonderfully for one individual, they may not be a viable option for another…” Read the full story here.
“A patient came in recently struggling with anxiety and severe neck pains during stressful times. They were specifically looking for relief without any type of ‘high.’ After discussing their needs…” Read the full story here.
“One of my patients has been struggling to get off of her opioid pain meds that were prescribed to her for chronic back pain. As a result, she’s been dependent on her pain meds…” Read the full story here.
“I had a patient come in who was dealing with a form of stomach cancer. She told me she had tried all types of cannabis, ranging from flower, to edibles, and vaporizers. Unfortunately, none of those had been successful…” Read the full story here.
“Recently a guest came in whose mother was going through chemotherapy and battling cancer. At the time, his mother was in so much pain she could barely get off the couch and couldn’t eat. I told him about Rick Simpson Oil (RSO)…” Read the full story here.
“One of our long time patients brought her mother in who suffers from glaucoma. Despite having had surgery and pursuing multiple treatment options, nothing has worked for alleviating her symptoms. Her doctor finally…”
Bisabolol is a cannabis terpene boasting a delicately sweet and floral aroma with hints of citrus and spice. Commonly found in German chamomile and the South American candeia tree, bisabolol is widely used in cosmetics, fragrances, and skin care products.
Glaucoma is typically treated with eye drops or surgical procedures, depending on the severity of the condition, to decrease intraocular pressure and slow the progression. Cannabis has shown to lower intraocular pressure and also may act as a neuroprotectant, potentially inhibiting glaucoma advancement.
Terpinolene is a cannabis terpene that displays a piney or woody aroma with hints of citrus and herbal spice. Terpinolene can also be found in sage, rosemary, apples, tea trees, cumin and nutmeg. The strong aromatic properties of terpinolene make it a commonly used ingredient in soaps, perfumes, lotions, and insect repellents.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 [email protected]
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: