How to Make a Glycerin-Based Medical Marijuana Tincture

" Making your own medical marijuana tincture is a fairly easy process. "

How to Make a Glycerin-Based Medical Marijuana Tincture

“Medical marijuana can come in many forms. A patient can choose his or her preferred method of consumption. Glycerin-based tinctures are very versatile and a great alternative to smoking, vaporizing, or strong-tasting alcohol-based tinctures.

A quality glycerin cannabis tincture can be mixed with any food or beverage and allows patients who need fast relief to place the tincture directly under their tongue. Not only does this method bring fast relief, it also allows patients to control their dosage in a similar manner to smoking their medicine. Although it takes a little time, making your own medical marijuana tincture is a fairly easy process.

Here’s what you will need to get started:
– A crock pot with a “low” and “warm” setting
– Cheesecloth
– Large bowl
– Latex gloves
– Wooden spoon
– 1 gallon of food-grade vegetable glycerin
– 1/4 -1/2 lb of medical marijuana or high quality trim material
– Glass storage container (not pictured)”

Read more: http://bigbudsmag.com/grow/how/article/how-make-glycerin-based-medical-marijuana-tincture-january-2013

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Marijuana Compound May Beat Antipsychotics at Treating Schizophrenia

“A certain marijuana compound known as cannabidiol (CBD) can treat schizophrenia as well as antipsychotic drugs, with far fewer side effects, according to a preliminary clinical trial.”

Read more: http://psychcentral.com/news/2012/06/07/marijuana-compound-may-beat-antipsychotics-at-treating-schizophrenia/39803.html

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New Study: Cannabidiol, a non- THC compound derived from Marijuana effectively treats schizophrenia.

“A certain marijuana compound known as cannabidiol (CBD) can treat schizophrenia as well as antipsychotic drugs, with far fewer side effects, according to a preliminary clinical trial. Cannabidiol differs from THC which is the much publicized intoxicating chemical in THC.”

 “The results were amazing,” said Daniel Piomelli, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology at the University of California-Irvine and a co-author of the study. “Not only was [CBD] as effective as standard antipsychotics, but it was also essentially free of the typical side effects seen with antipsychotic drugs.””

Read more: http://www.classicalmedicinejournal.com/the-classical-medicine-journal/2012/6/18/new-study-cannabidiol-a-non-thc-compound-derived-from-mariju.html

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Cannabidiol Relieves Psychosis in Schizophrenia, Why is it Illegal?

“A molecule in cannabis (CBD) has shown to relieve anxiety and symptoms of psychosis in people diagnosed with schizophrenia, though many patients are denied or discouraged from this medicine with fewer side effects than pharmaceutical products because the DEA has deemed the cannabis plant to be “illegal”. The U.S. government needs to answer “why?” this medicine warrents time in prison when nobody is being harmed.

 Investigators concluded, “Our results provide evidence that the non-cannabimimetic constituent of marijuana, cannabidiol, exerts clinically relevant antipsychotic effects that are associated with marked tolerability and safety, when compared with current medications. … The results … potentially represent a completely new mechanism in the treatment of schizophrenia.”

 “Studies have suggested a wide range of possible therapeutic effects of cannabidiol on several conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cerebral ischemia, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, other inflammatory diseases, nausea and cancer,” Zuardi writes. Let’s look at a few of these in detail, shall we?

1. Antiepileptic action
“In 1973, a Brazilian group reported that CBD was active in … blocking convulsions produced in experimental animals.”

2. Sedative action
“In humans with insomnia, high doses of CBD increased sleep duration compared to placebo.”

3. Anxiolytic action
“CBD induce[s] a clear anxiolytic effect and a pattern of cerebral activity compatible with an anxiolytic activity.”

4. Antipsychcotic action
“[C]linical studies suggest that CBD is an effective, safe and well-tolerated alternative treatment for schizophrenic patients.”

5. Antidystonic action
“CBD … had antidystonic effects in humans when administered along with standard medication to five patients with dystonia, in an open study.”

6. Antioxidative action
“[I]t was demonstrated that CBD can reduce hydroperoxide-induced oxidative damage as well as or better than other antioxidants. CBD was more protective against glutamate neurotoxicity than either ascorbate or a-tocopherol, indicating that this drug is a potent antioxidant.”

7. Neuroprotective action
“A marked reduction in the cell survival was observed following exposure of cultured rat pheochromocytoma PC12 cells to beta-A peptide. Treatment of the cells with CBD prior to beta-A exposure significantly elevated the cell survival.”

8. Antiinflammatory action
“CBD, administered i.p. or orally, has blocked the progression of arthritis.”

9. Cardioprotective action
“CBD induces a substantial cardioprotective effect.”

10. Action on diabetes
“CBD treatment of NOD (non-obese diabetic) mice before the development of the disease reduced its incidence from 86% in the non-treated control mice to 30% in CBD-treated mice. … It was also observed that administration of CBD to 11-14 week old female NOD mice, which were either in a latent diabetes stage or had initial symptoms of diabetes, ameliorated the manifestations of the disease.”

11. Antiemetic action
“The expression of this conditioned retching reaction was completely suppressed by CBD and delta9-THC, but not by ondansetron, [an] antagonist that interferes with acute vomiting.”

12. Anticancer action
“A study of the effect of different cannabinoids on eight tumor cell lines, in vitro, has clearly indicated that, of the five natural compounds tested, CBD was the most potent inhibitor of cancer cell growth.”

In sum, the past 45 years of scientific study on CBD has revealed the compound to be non-toxic, non-psychoactive, and to possess a multitude of therapeutic properties. Yet, to this day it remains illegal to possess or use (and nearly impossible to study in US clinical trials) simply because it is associated with marijuana.

What possible advancements in medical treatment may have been achieved over the past decades had US government officials chosen to advance — rather than inhibit — clinical research into CBD (which, under federal law, remains a Schedule I drug defined as having “no currently accepted medical use”)? Perhaps it’s time someone asks John Walters or the DEA?” 

Read more: http://rinf.com/alt-news/latest-news/cannabidiol-relieves-psychosis-in-schizophrenia-why-is-it-illegal/17827/

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Doctors utilise marijuana as pain relief

“A pair of scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco has found that a compound derived from marijuana could stop metastasis in many kinds of aggressive cancer, potentially altering the fatality of the disease forever.

“It took us about 20 years of research to figure this out, but we are very excited,” said Pierre Desprez, one of the scientists behind the discovery. The finding, which has already undergone both laboratory and animal testing, and is awaiting permission for clinical trials in humans.

Desprez, a molecular biologist, spent decades studying ID-1, the gene that causes cancer to spread. Fellow researcher  Sean McAllister was studying the effects of Cannabidiol, or CBD, a non-toxic, non-psychoactive chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. Finally, the pair collaborated, combining CBD and cells containing high levels of ID-1 in a petri dish.

“What we found was that his Cannabidiol could essentially ‘turn off’ the ID-1,” Desprez told HuffPost. The cells stopped spreading and returned to normal.

“We likely would not have found this on our own,” he added. “That’s why collaboration is so essential to scientific discovery.”

Desprez and McAllister’s findings was first published in 2007. Since then, their team has found that CBD works both in the lab and in animals. And now, they’ve found even more good news.

“We started by researching breast cancer. But now we’ve found that Cannabidiol works with many kinds of aggressive cancers–brain, prostate–any kind in which these high levels of ID-1 are present.”

“We’ve found no toxicity in the animals we’ve tested, and Cannabidiol is already used in humans for a variety of other ailments,” he said. Indeed, the compound is used to relieve anxiety and nausea, and, since it is non-psychoactive, does not cause the “high” associated with THC.

While marijuana advocates will surely praise the discovery, Desprez explained that it’s not so easy as just lighting up. “We used injections in the animal testing and are also testing pills. But you could never get enough Cannabidiol for it to be effective just from smoking.”

Furthermore, the team has started synthesizing the compound in the lab instead of using the plant in an effort to make it more potent.”It’s a common practice. But hopefully it will also keep us clear of any obstacles while seeking approval.””

By Sola Ogundipe

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/01/doctors-utilise-marijuana-as-pain-relief/

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Study Finds Medical Cannabis Provides Relief for Cancer, PTSD Patients

“A large number of people support the use of cannabis in medical treatment and now a new study has found that medical cannabis can help improve appetite and ease chronic pain among people suffering from a number of diseases including cancer, ALS and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.The substance is known to soothe severe pain, increase the appetite, and ease insomnia where other common medications fail.”
 
 
  
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Marijuana Autism Miracle!

“Government continues the big lie.

Marijuana helps kids with autism spectrum disorders and often results in dramatic behavioral benefits, sometimes even complete relief from their incapacitating symptoms.”

Marijuana Autism Miracle!

“This was reported in the scientific journal Nature Communications and further supports the huge body of medical evidence that marijuana is the best, safest brain medicine that we have. It is also well documented that it is very effective for M.S., Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Migraines, Seizures, etc.

 Yet our government keeps telling the BIG LIE: that marijuana is a dangerous, addictive drug with no known medical benefits!

Children with the autism spectrum disorders, especially those that resulted from Fragile X syndrome, often end up significantly disabled because of this terrible condition that results in trouble doing even such basic things as talking and walking, and also causes major deficits in social behavior.

Researchers from U.C., Irvine and from Inserm, a French research organization, again documented that that marijuana’s active ingredient, THC, has corresponding endocannabinoids in the brain that naturally improve the brain’s function.

Marijuana is actually potent enough to relieve many autism symptoms and essentially reestablishes synapses which are vital for correct brain function. This may explain why it is so therapeutic for so many brain conditions and illnesses and is also such a pleasurable herb. And cannabis has no unpleasant or harmful side effects. After the intelligent voters of Colorado and Washington recognized how safe and effective it is and voted to make it legal for all adults, it’s incredible that our government still tells us the big lie: that marijuana is a dangerous, addictive drug with no known medical benefits.

It’s actually the safest recreational, over-the counter or prescription drug in the world, never causing a single death. And it’s proven to be a remarkably effective medication for 50 different diseases including all the neurological ones listed  above, plus cancer, nausea and vomiting  including hyperemesis gravidarum of pregnancy (remember Princess Kate), chronic pain, arthritis, AIDS, Crohn’s Disease, anxiety, ADHD, depression, insomnia, etc.” – 

                Stephen H. Frye, M.D.
 
 
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Oregon family uses medical marijuana to manage son’s autistic rage

“An Oregon family has turned to medical marijuana to manage their son’s severe autistic rage. “It was indescribable, it was horrifying,” said Jeremy Echols, father of 11-year-old Alex. “When you’ve got no other options, are you honestly gonna say no?”

Eleven-year-old Alex Echols is severely autistic, and his doctor said Alex’s self-destructive behavior is brought on by Tuberous Sclerosis, a rare, genetic disorder that affects about 50,000 people in the U.S.  The disorder causes unregulated growth of non-malignant tissue in organs. In Alex’s case, his neurologist said growths in Alex’s brain have led to seizures and autism.”

Read more: http://www.kptv.com/story/20660400/medical-marijuana-used-to-treat-autism

“The Echols have set up a Facebook page that chronicles Alex’s journey. You can find their blog at www.facebook.com/alex.autism.rage.mmj.”

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Ore. parents use pot to treat boy’s autistic rages

“The parents of an 11-year-old boy in Oregon are using marijuana for his autistic rages.

Alex Echols’ behavior was brought on by tuberous sclerosis, a genetic disorder that affects about 50,000 Americans. The disease causes growths in organs, which can lead to seizures and autism.

Echols  cannot communicate with words, so it is difficult for his parents to know what’s troubling him.

His parents have turned to medical marijuana to manage his behavior.

Echols is one of about 50 Oregon children with a medical marijuana card. While autism is not a qualifying medical condition like cancer or severe pain, seizures are.

After a few months of treatment, his parents say they saw a dramatic improvement.

“Indescribable, it was horrifying,” says Echols’ father. “He was …. acting normal then all of a sudden run himself into a wall. When you’ve got no other options are you honestly going to say ‘No’?””

http://www.10news.com/lifestyle/health/parents-use-pot-for-to-treat-boys-autistic-rages-012513

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Boy given medical marijuana to manage violent Autism symptoms

“Parents of a young boy are using medical marijuana to help manage violent self control issues due to Autism. The boys parents were not able to find a solution to their sons violent outbursts and self destructive behavior.They then researched using medical marijuana as a solution. The child has shown remarkable positive results using the liquid form of the drug.”

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYlAbJRQ5g0 

“Boy given pot to manage autism

 An Oregon family is using medical marijuana to calm their son’s autistic rage. KPTV covers this difficult story.”
.http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/health/2013/01/24/dnt-pot-helps-kid-with-autism.kptv

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