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Finding Relief: Medical Marijuana 

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California has been the home of the cannabis movement since the early 1960s. Contrary to its counter-culture reputation, marijuana provides incredible medicinal results. With the legalization of medical marijuana in California, access is easier and creates a world of relief for patients. Everyday people who suffer from chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD, Parkinson’s, Crohn's, and a multitude of health concerns, are finding relief in California's medical marijuana.


Treat Anxiety Naturally With Medical Marijuana

Anxiety is a mental health disorder characterized by unpleasant or worrisome thoughts. Those who suffer from anxiety report consistent feelings of worry and unease typically about events or outcomes that have not yet transpired and an inability to set aside such feelings. Over 3 million Americans suffer from anxiety.

Cannabis and Anxiety: Clinical studies have shown that cannabis, particularly low thc/high cbd cannabis strains and products, effectively treat anxiety by boosting serotonin receptor signaling, elevating mood and reducing anxiety.

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Chronic Pain - Medical Marijuana Provides an Alternative to Opioids 

Chronic Pain is typically defined as persistent pain that lasts longer than 12 weeks. In addition to the localized pain it can also cause fatigue, interruption in sleep, mood changes and decreased appetite.

Cannabis and Chronic Pain:

With Chronic pain cannabis offers a way to manage your chronic pain without using opioids or pain medication. A 2010 study by McGill University showed that a low-dosage regimen of cannabis was effective in reducing pain and providing temporary relief.

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A low thc/high cbd strain can be effective in treating pain.

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PTSD - Find Relief with Medical Marijuana

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is a mental health disorder caused by exposure to a life-threatening or traumatizing event such as warfare, natural disasters, accidents or a physical or sexual assault. When someone suffers from PTSD their daily quality of life is affected. Those who are suffering from PTSD experience flashbacks or nightmares of the traumatic event, anxiety, heightened irritability and depression.

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Cannabis and PTSD:

Many states and research institutions are currently conducting studies on the efficacy of medical marijuana in treatment of PTSD, particularly in veterans. In 2014 the US Department of Health  approved the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies for a study of medical marijuana with veterans. There is scientific evidence available that proves those suffering from PTSD have deficient endocannabinoid receptors- something that is directly replenished by smoking or ingesting medical cannabis.

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OG Kush

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Crohn's Disease - Medical Marijuana to Reduce Flair Ups

What is Crohn’s Disease? Crohn's Disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects your digestive tract and causes pain in the abdomen, loss of appetite, fatigue, and vomiting. Symptoms range from mild to severe and can severely impact a sufferer’s life.

Crohn's and Cannabis: Because Crohn's directly affects the digestive tract, it can wreak havoc on your digestive system as well as appetite. Crohn's sufferers have found cannabis to been an effective treatment for pain relief, appetite stimulation, stomach cramp relief and more.

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Habit Drinks: easier absorption method than capsules.

18:1 CBD Capsules

Purple Sticky Punch , Ogre - Both great indicas with strong pain relieving effects.

Prefer vaping? The Legion of Bloom Exodus Cheese is a strong indica vape cartridge with cannabis terpenes great for pain relief.

Our medicated ghee from Clarified Confections is another great option, it encourages the production of butyric acid that aids in healthy digestion.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Marijuana

+ What is CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a cannabis compound with significant medical benefits. Recently, research has shown CBD to have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-anxiety properties without the psychoactive effects (the "high" or "stoned" feeling) that THC provides. If you are looking for more information on cannabis strains or delivery methods, check out the Learn page on our website.

+ Sativa vs. Indica: How are marijuana strains classified?

Marijuana strains are classified into three groups(Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid) based on the traits and effects of the strain. According to Leafly, Sativas are often described as invigorating and cerebral so many medical patients suffering from fatigue may use a Sativa during the day. Comparatively, indica strains are known for being relaxing and are often used for pain management or insomnia.

+ I want to consume cannabis but I do not want to smoke, what should I do?

There are a variety of ways to consume cannabis without inhaling smoke. Some popular alternative consumption methods are vaporizing and edibles. Vaporizers heat cannabis to lower temperatures in order to vaporize compounds like THC instead of burning it, creating a cleaner experience. Edibles offer a wide variety of consumables from cannabis infused drinks to brownies made for precision dosing. In addition to these popular forms, cannabis also comes in infused topical products like lotions and tinctures that are applied to the skin or directly under the tongue.

+ What are concentrates/what is dabbing?

Cannabis concentrate is a highly concentrated extract from the cannabis plant. Through the extraction process, cannabis flower can be transformed into a variety of products(hash, wax, kief, shatter, crumble) that contain a significantly higher percentage of THC, CBD, or both. Dabbing usually refers to a dose of concentrate that is heated on a hot surface, usually a nail, and then inhaled through a dab rig.


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