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Colorado Cannabis Oil and Tears

We are home of the Colorado Cannabis Tears and Colorado Cannabis Oil Syringes (aka Phoenix Tears, Rick Simpson Oil or RSO ). We are currently the only Infused Product Manufacturer in Colorado producing the highly demanded miracle oil.

We pride ourselves in giving you the finest marijuana infused products available in Colorado. We extract our Colorado Cannabis Oil using a full plant extraction with food grade ethanol alcohol method to bring you the finest quality of Colorado Cannabis Oil available. The very same oil is infused into our Colorado Cannabis Syrup, a glycerine based cannabis tincture. These products are available to both the Recreational & Medical marijuana customers. They are available in syringes, capsules, 30 day syringe supplies and syrups.

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Colorado Cannabis Oil Syringes and Colorado Cannabis Tears

Since 2000, cancer patients of all types have been fighting the illness with Cannabis Oil and winning their battle! Colorado Cannabis Oil produced by Caregivers For Life is the most effective and least harmful treatment to inhibit metastasis as reported by many of our patients. Metastasis is the spreading of cells from one organ to another. Studies have shown that cannabis oil also has decreased the size of tumors.

How Does It Work?

Let us start by examining what happens when cancer controls the body and how it applies to the cannabis oil. One of the essential parts necessary for healing our bodies is the pineal gland. It produces melatonin which is a great fighting agent against illness. In cancer patients, melatonin levels tend to be lower. Studies have shown that smoking cannabis increases the melatonin levels in our body. With Colorado Cannabis Oil, the ingested oil is at a much more concentrated level making it 1000 times more effective. Everyone has an acidic base that makes up our PH balance. As we get older our bodies acidify changing our PH levels. Too much acid is a breeding ground for cancer. Since cannabis oil raises melatonin levels, the body PH is raised causing a detoxifying effect on the body to remove impurities.

The melatonin the pineal gland produces is an essential part of healing. When the function of the pineal gland is impaired, it produces much thc benefits less melatonin and therefore we become sick and diseased.

Studies have been released that show people suffering from cancer have low levels of melatonin in their bodies. As we age we acidify and cancer thrives in an acidic environment. So bringing the body´s PH level up is very important when you are suffering from cancer and many other conditions. The oil works to do this. Melatonin travels to every cell in our bodies and is the key to good health. And we are not just talking about treating cancer, it seems that melatonin levels are important to treat all conditions.

Cannabis oil promotes full body healing and raises melatonin levels thousands of times higher than normal when ingested. When the pineal gland produces vast amounts of melatonin, it causes no harm to the body but it is very hard on the condition you are suffering from and indeed can eliminate it. From what we can gather, all this along with your PH being raised while the oil is detoxifying your body we think causes the healing effect of this medication.

From my own (Rick Simpson) experience with the oil I cannot help but wonder what would happen if a person was to ingest larger quantities of oil over a longer period of time. If a person were to do this, can they actually reverse the aging process and grow younger instead of aging with no sickness or disease.

Keep in mind, the side effects of cannabis oil are sleep, hunger and an all over sense of well being. Proper nourishment is vital to a body with disease. When we sleep our cells regenerate so rest is key to fighting off disease.

Where can I get Colorado Cannabis Oil?

So you ask yourself, how can I obtain this miracle oil? Caregivers For Life Recreational & Medical Cannabis Center or at many of our distributing Marijuana Centers. Additionally, a simple Google search for “cannabis oil testimonials” will bring up a list of patients of various levels of cancer and other illnesses begging for the opportunity to share their tales of survival using Colorado Cannabis Oil of Phoenix Tears, RSO or Cannabis Oil. We have Colorado Cannabis Oil and Tears available in syringes, syrups, capsules for the recreational Customer. We have 20 and 30 day supplies for the medical patient. Call 720-536-5462 today FOR AVAILABILITY or email us at caregiversforlife@comcast.net! We also have high CDB with low THC packages available. All Colorado Cannabis Oil products are available for the medical patient with a Colorado Medical Card and the recreational customer a valid ID and you must be over the age of 21. We can not ship! You must come to our store front to purchase.

I want to be a Colorado Medical Marijuana Patient

You must be a resident of Colorado to obtain a medical marijuana card. You may visit Dr Cohen at Cohen Medical Center located at 276 Galapago St, Denver, CO 80223 (303) 892-6436. They are familiar with our Colorado Cannabis Oil. If you name us as your Marijuana Center on your paperwork you will receive discounts on your medical purchases. Please bring your paperwork and ask for our patient coordinator to get you signed up for discounts.

Is all Cannabis Oil the same?

No, but, we do the extraction method that Rick Simpson recommends. We use a food grade alcohol. We do a full plant extraction. We use a hybrid mix of marijuana in our cannabis oil. We have a quality oil at a very fair price. We do use coconut oil in our recreational syringes, If you see white residue in your syringe it is just the coconut oil residual. By law we have to keep our recreational products limited to 100 mg of THC and you are limited to purchase 8 syringes per day. The coconut oil is used to control the THC milligrams in our recreational product.

How long do I take Cannabis Oil?

Most recommend a 90 day regime of 1 gram or syringe per day. The dose to keep you healthy that people have recommended is at least 10mg per day just to fight off disease.

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WE ARE MOVING OUR EXTRACTION FACILITY. WE WILL BE BACK UP AND WHOLESALING OUR 7/1/2017. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR PATIENCE.
If you a licensed medical or recreational marijuana center in Colorado you may purchase wholesale Colorado Cannabis Oils. Call us today at our licensed kitchen. Caregivers For Life Infused Product Manufacturer is one of the only kitchens in Colorado where the Colorado Cannabis Oil is manufactured and sold to dispensaries in Colorado. We do a full plant alcohol extraction and have one of the only approved machines in Colorado to do it. We pride ourselves in bringing this precious miracle oil to Medical and Recreational customers! Ask you local dispensary to place an order for you if it is not readily available at their location. If you are looking to purchase from a specific dispensary you need to call them in advance to see if they have the oil in stock. Caregivers For Life dispensary location in Cherry Creek USUALLY has a full stock of the oil, simply because we manufacture it.

Who can buy? Do I need a medical card? How much can I buy?

It is illegal for us to ship and marijuana products from Colorado. You must purchase from our store front. Under no circumstance whatsoever can we ship. We also need to tell you Colorado marijuana must stay within Colorado boarders so, it is best to plan an extended stay if you choose this alternative type of treatment.

Colorado Cannabis Oil is ALWAYS available at our home store Caregivers For Life 310 Saint Paul St Denver, CO 80206.

WE CURRENTLY HAVE RECREATIONAL & MEDICAL COLORADO CANNABIS OIL AVAILABLE ONLY AT 310 SAINT PAUL ST DENVER, CO 80206
If you are a recreational customer with valid ID any state you may buy up to only 8 syringes per day. The price per syringe is $30.00 plus 22% tax. syringe tears croppedSMALLER

If you are a Colorado Medical Marijuana patient you may buy up to 56 grams (900mg THC each) per day of the Colorado Cannabis Oil (medical dosage). We also have single gram syringes for $25.00.

CURRENTLY WE ARE OUT OF STOCK ON OUR MEDICAL CANNABIS OIL. WE ARE MOVING OUR EXTRACTION FACILITY. WE HOPE TO HAVE THE OIL AVAILABLE 7/1/2017. PLEASE CHECK BACK WITH US THEN. WE ARE VERY SORRY OUR MEDICAL OIL IS NOT AVAILABLE. HOWEVER, WE DO HAVE RECREATIONAL OIL AVAILABLE IN THE INTERIM.

To become a member simply designate us as you Medical Marijuana Center on your application for your Colorado Medical Marijuana card. It’s that easy to be a member.

For the Recreational customer without a medical card, keep in mind Colorado limits the amount of THC sold recreational customers to, 100mg per package and 10mg THC servings. Colorado also limits you to 8 syringes per day by law to purchase. We always recommend everyone start with a 10mg dose of THC to be able to monitor the side effects you will have from THC.

Colorado does not recognize other medical marijuana cards from other states. You must be a Colorado resident to obtain your Colorado Medical Marijuana Card. If you do not have the medical card you are allowed to make a Recreational purchase at our store but you are limited to 8 syringe purchases per day.

We have had just as many successful stories on our recreational dosages as our medical dosages.

What is the difference between Medical Colorado Cannabis Oil and Recreational Colorado Cannabis Oil.

In Colorado the maximum milligrams of THC allowed to be sold in a package is 100mg of THC. As a recreational customer, with a valid ID any state, you may purchase up to 8 syringes of 100mg THC per day. Now, the difference with medical Colorado Cannabis Oil is the milligrams of the THC. In a syringe of medical it is 900mg of THC. We recommend starting on the recreational side with 10mg THC doses until you build up a tolerance to THC. The medical patient in Colorado is allowed to purchase 56 grams or 56 syringes of pure Colorado Cannabis Oil with no THC restrictions with respect to milligrams. You are however limited to 56 grams per day.

Can I travel with it?

By law you are not allowed to cross state lines with marijuana products either by car, mail or plane. Legally, we must tell you Colorado marijuana products must stay within Colorado boarders. We can not ship under any circumstances whatsoever. We are a highly regulated business. We can not recommend anything outside of our marijuana laws here in Colorado. It can not be shipped and it is illegal to take Colorado marijuana outside of our boarders. We recommend an extended stay if you are interested in treatment with Colorado Cannabis Oil.

What Are the cannabinoid levels in the product

Each recreational product is tested and the testing panel is on the product itself. We focus primarily on the THC. You can purchase CBD and CBN products at our store to supplement along with the Colorado Cannabis Oil. We focus on a product that is affordable and that works. The increase in CBD and CBD would drive the cost of our Colorado Cannabis Oil up considerably.

Additional Information

Our Colorado Cannabis Oil is made with a hybrid mix of Marijuana. It is a full plant extraction just as Rick Simpson recommends.

In the beginning, take the Colorado Cannabis Oil in the evening before bed, as it will make you very sleepy. We recommend a 10mg dose for several evenings until you get accustomed to the feeling of THC. cbd interactions

 

Do the research on Cannabis Oil treatment. Decide if it is the treatment for you. We can not advise you because this is not a product regulated by the FDA and we are not doctors. This is an alternative form of treatment that you must do your own research and decide for yourself. We can tell you we have had many patients that report success to us and thank us for saving their life. We have had all different types of cancer patients and patients treating many different degenerative diseases report success. We have had diabetic patients, COPD patients, Alzheimers and many other degenerative diseases that have successfully gained success from this treatment.

If you have a tumor that is visible or a skin cancer we have had patients report success in mixing the cannabis oil with coconut oil and applying it directly to the site or tumor.

We make capsules, syringes and syrups all infused with the Colorado Cannabis Oil.

I want Colorado Cannabis Oil for my pet

We have had many that have treated animals with Colorado Cannabis Oil and have reported success. Keep in mind that animals process THC differently than humans. The dose should be ever so slight and heavily monitored. Just as with humans you work to build the tolerance, you increase the dose about every 10 days.

Although we can not recommend the dosage for any animal we can share that customers have reported giving a 70 pound animal doses of about 5 mg THC mixed with CBD tincture a couple time a day. thc effects

If you can see the tumor, mix the Colorado Cannabis Oil with coconut oil and rub directly on the tumor every day for about a month.

Shipping of marijuana products is illegal. Legally we have to tell you Colorado marijuana must stay within Colorado boarders. We do have several dispensaries all over Colorado that sell our products but you would have to contact them to see if they carry our products or ask them to order them for to pick up at a convenient dispensary location.

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) DISCLOSURE

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.

Colorado Cannabis Oil Dosages

It usually takes the average person about 90 days to ingest the full 60 gram or 60 ml oil treatment. I suggest that people start with three doses per day, about the size of a half a grain of short grained dry rice. The patient should take this dosage every 8 hours, early in the morning, then again in the afternoon and then they should take their final dose of the day, about an hour before bedtime. It should also be noted that as a patient begins to ingest this oil, the patient does not normally feel the oils effects until about an hour after they have taken their dosage, so please be aware of this fact. A beginner’s dose such as I am describing would equal about ¼ of a drop.

After four days at this dosage which should be taken three times a day, most people are then able to increase their doses by doubling the amount of their dosage every four days. By following this simple procedure, many patients have reported that they felt that they had not experienced the high, which this oil can cause. But in truth no two of us are the same and we all have different tolerances, so some will be able to up their dosages more quickly than others. In reality, even if one does become what is commonly referred to as being high this will not harm them in any way, if the oil they are ingesting was produced from the sedative strains of Indica, which I recommend and the resulting oil was produced in the proper way.

It takes the average person anywhere from 3 to 5 weeks to get to the point where they can ingest 1 gram or 1 ml per day. Once they reach this dosage they can continue at this rate until their medical issues are brought under control. This means that after the patient has become accustomed to the oils use, each dose they are ingesting will equal 8 to 9 drops every 8 hours and in many cases, I have seen patients that have had no trouble ingesting even far more. It takes a dosage roughly the size of two grains of short grained dry rice to equal one drop, so once the patient has become accustomed to the oils use they are actually ingesting doses which equal 16 to 18 grains of rice per dose.

In some cases I have even seen patients who had no fear of this medication, ingest the full 60 gram treatment in one month and after doing so, many of them were declared to be cancer free.
By using the method which I am describing, it allows your body time to build up a tolerance for this medication slowly and once the patient becomes accustomed to the oils effects, most patients actually report that they enjoy taking it.

We all have different tolerances for any medication and your size or body weight has little to do with your tolerance for hemp oil and even children can take the same dosage as adults, with no detrimental effects.

WARNING ABOUT THE USE OF THIS MEDICATION WHEN USING OTHER DRUGS

Be aware when commencing treatment with hemp oil that it will lower your blood pressure, so if you are currently taking blood pressure medication, it is very likely that you will no longer require its use. Often patient’s will try to continue using their blood pressure medication, but if it is taken along with the oil their combined effect, can bring the patient’s blood pressure down too uncomfortable levels. It’s a good idea for those beginning treatment with the oil, to check their blood pressure often and then reduce their intake of other blood pressure medications as their blood pressure levels reduce. In the event that a patient is already suffering with low blood pressure, I have had reports from people who have this condition and they stated that simply drinking some water when they began to feel uncomfortable did help to some degree. Those who have low blood pressure, may in some cases find it necessary to ingest even smaller doses of this medication and to increase their dosages accordingly. But since this medication really does not present a danger, I think that their bodies will adjust to the oils effects in a short time, after which they should experience little or no difficulty with its use.

Diabetics should also be aware that they will usually find that their need for insulin will be reduced and it may even decrease to the point, where they will no longer require its use at all and the same goes for most other pharmaceuticals as well. Diabetics are diagnosed with type1 or type 2 diabetes and no matter what type you suffer from, it is still beneficial to use this oil because not only will it decrease your need for insulin, it will also protect your body from all the other harm this disease can cause.

Dose in evenings until you are used to the dosages so they are not uncomfortable with the psychoactive effects of Cannabis oil. They will build up a tolerance to THC and be able to increase dosages in time.

Recommending cannabis oil is a work in progress with the person that takes it and to be watched very closely. Less is better to start and it is a long road to get up to a full gram of cannabis oil per day for someone that is just starting on this type of alternative medicine. Be patient and aware.

I am looking for high CBD OIL. Do you have it?

YES! We have the purest CBD oil that is regulated by the State of Colorado sold in Colorado. We have a very high CBD tincture produced by Mary’s Medicinals. We recommend taking it as the “high CBD Oil” recommended by many patients. You can take the CBD enhanced products CBD_Wheel in addition to the Colorado Cannabis Oil.

Be very careful when purchasing CBD products online, many of them are made with synthetic CBD that gives you absolutely no benefit whatsoever.

Most patients tell me that the products worked best when they took a gram of Colorado Cannabis Oil a day for 90 days in addition to a CBD supplement. You have to start the THC dosage very low, so the patient is comfortable with side effects. Sleep and nourishment delivers the body about 25% of the healing process during treatment. Cannabis will serve those needs.

The CBD and THC are reported by many patients and studies to shrink tumors and stop the cancer from spreading. We recommend 10 MG of THC 3 x per day at the very most for a person with no THC experience. Continue for 4 days,, then slowly increase the dose each week. Each few days you build up a tolerance to the psychoactive effects.

Reducing the side effects of marijuana

You may also insert the cannabis oil as a suppository to reduce “high” effects. Google how to make a suppository with the cannabis oil. Basically you mix with coconut oil and insert. We would also recommend taking acetyl-L carnitine a natural supplement found at the health food store to subdue psychoactive (high) effects. This has been the recommendation of many of our patients.


Science. January 2014. Pregnenolone can protect the brain from cannabis psychoactive effects. Pregnenolone is considered the inactive precursor of all steroid hormones, and its potential functional effects have been largely uninvestigated. The administration of the main active principle of Cannabis sativa (marijuana), ?(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), substantially increases the synthesis of pregnenolone in the brain via activation of the type-1 cannabinoid (CB1) receptor. This hormone, then, acting as a signaling-specific inhibitor of the CB1 receptor, reduces several effects of THC. This negative feedback mediated reveals a previously unknown paracrine/autocrine loop protecting the brain from CB1 receptor over activation that could open an unforeseen approach for the treatment of cannabis psychoactive effects

Legally, we must tell you all Colorado marijuana products must stay within the boarders of Colorado. We must tell you that recreational purchases are limited in the THC milligrams sold. If you are thinking about using Cannabis Oil as an alternative treatment, do a google search to obtain all the information necessary for you to make the decision. Google Rick Simpson, Phoenix Tears, and RSO. We can answer many questions and give you recommendations but the research and decision is up to you. We are not licensed physicians.


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The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

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Here’s How Long Weed Stays In Your Urine

Here’s How Long Weed Stays In Your Urine
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January 30, 2017, 12:00 PM
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One of the most common questions people have about cannabis is, “How long does weed stay in your system?” This is a pressing question because there are a lot of employers who require some sort of drug testing. And a failed test could seriously damage your prospects of getting or keeping a job.

The most common way that employers test for cannabis use is by analyzing urine. These tests are fairly cheap and are extremely sensitive to traces of cannabis.

So how long does marijuana stay in your system? How long can weed be detected in your urine? Read on to find out.

THC vs. THC-COOH: The Science Behind Urine Tests
The first thing you need to know is what exactly a urine test is looking for. Surprisingly, they don’t actually detect straight tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). What these tests are really trying to pick up is a chemical called THC-COOH.

When you consume cannabis, THC enters your bloodstream and gets you high. After your body processes the THC it creates a new derivative chemical. And that’s what THC-COOH is.

Urine tests have been designed to detect the presence of THC-COOH since the only way that chemical would be in your body is if you’d already used cannabis.

The problem for pot smokers is that THC-COOH stays in your system much longer than THC. That means that you can test positive for cannabis even if you haven’t smoked for days.

Time Test: How Long Does Weed Stay In My Urine?
OK, now that we’ve got a little science beneath our belts, let’s get back to the big question. How long does weed stay in your urine?

There are a few key factors that determine the answer to that question. How frequently you use marijuana, the size of your dose, and the way your body metabolizes THC all impact how long it’ll stay in your urine.

Since there are so many variables, it can be hard to pinpoint a precise amount of time that THC-COOH will stay in your urine. But researchers have come up with some general timelines that will help you gauge how long your urine will turn up positive for cannabis.

Here’s What the Research Shows
One key study found that weed can stay in a person’s urine for a surprisingly long period of time. That study found that urine will test positive for THC an average of 27 days after use. Heavy users can test positive for as long as 77 days after a smoke sesh.

One-time use will usually stay in your system for 5-8 days.

If you use cannabis 2-4 times per week and then stop, you’ll test positive for 11-18 days.

If you smoke 5-6 times per week, it’ll stay in your urine for 33-48 days.

And if you’re a serious smoker who gets high every day, weed will stay in your urine for 49-63 days.

The Problem With Urine Drug Tests
The obvious problem for anybody who uses cannabis is that you can test positive for a long time after your high has worn off. Think about it: Even if you smoke once and then stop, you can get a positive urine test a full week after you actually puffed.

Critics of drug testing have long pointed out the problem with using urine tests as a way of determining who uses drugs. These critics have pointed out that an employee who lives in a state where pot is legal can follow all the rules and still get in trouble at work when their urine test comes back positive long after they’ve actually sobered up.

Other Types Of Marijuana Tests
Although urine tests are the most common cannabis tests, there are a few others you should be aware of. Some tests look for THC in your saliva — cops use this one a lot. The good news for smokers is that THC doesn’t stay in saliva for very long. Usually, you’ll start turning up positive an hour after smoking and it’ll all be out of your saliva in 12 hours or less.

Hair follicle tests aren’t all that common because they can sometimes come back with false positives. But hair follicle tests can also be the hardest to pass. That’s because traces of cannabis can stay in your hair for anywhere from seven to 90 days.

The last, and least common, test is a blood test. Employers and law enforcement don’t use this one very often since it only detects very recent use. THC-COOH doesn’t bond well to blood cells, so it doesn’t stay in your actual blood for very long.

The Final Hit
If you have to get tested for marijuana, it’s most likely that you’ll be facing a urine test. The problem for pot smokers is that these tests come back positive long after the high has worn off and they’re fully sober.

Since it’s usually pretty hard to cheat a urine test, your best bet is to understand how long THC-COOH will be in your system by using the timelines in this article. The more you can adjust your usage for an upcoming test, the better.

In the end, though, it probably makes the most sense for heavy users to try and avoid jobs that require drug testing. And in the meantime, it’s important for the cannabis community to advocate for the elimination of marijuana drug tests since they don’t actually indicate if a person is impaired while on the job.

Even the most responsible cannabis user will still test positive for days or weeks after smoking. And when that happens they could be disciplined or cut off from a job, even if their cannabis use is legal in their state and it doesn’t affect their work performance in any way.

What are Cannabis Oil, Shatter, and Wax Extracts?

What are Cannabis Oil, Shatter, and Wax Extracts?

Shatter, wax, honeycomb, oil, crumble, sap, budder, pull-and-snap…these are some of the nicknames cannabis extracts have earned through their popularity, prevalence, and diversification. If you’ve heard any of those words before, they were likely used to describe BHO (butane hash oil), CO2 oil, or similar hydrocarbon extracts. This list of descriptive subcategories might lead you to believe that there are stark differences between each one, but the division between glass-like shatter and crumbly wax is more superficial than you’d expect.

For those of you who are new to the concentrates game, a cannabis extract is any oil that concentrates the plant’s chemical compounds like THC and CBD. This is achieved through a variety of extraction processes and solvents, the most common being butane. Advancements in extraction technology have enabled the use of other solvents like carbon dioxide and pure hydrocarbons in a process that utilizes pressure in a safe closed-loop system. The end product is a highly potent oil of varying consistencies most popularly used for vaporization and dabbing.

So what’s with the different consistencies, and are they telling of an extract’s quality?

What is Marijuana Shatter?

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Shatter, with its flawless amber glass transparency, has a reputation for being the purest and cleanest type of extract. But translucence isn’t necessarily the tell-tale sign of quality – the consistency and texture of oil comes down to different factors entirely.

The reason shatter comes out perfectly clear has to do with the molecules which, if left undisturbed, form a glass-like appearance. Heat, moisture, and high terpene contents can also affect the texture, turning oils into a runnier substance that resembles sap (hence the commonly used nickname “sap”). Oils with a consistency that falls somewhere between glassy shatter and viscous sap is often referred to as “pull-and-snap.”

What is Marijuana Wax?

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Cannabis wax refers to the softer, opaque oils that have lost their transparency after extraction. Unlike those of transparent oils, the molecules of cannabis wax crystallize as a result of agitation. Light can’t travel through irregular molecular densities, and that refraction leaves us with a solid, non-transparent oil.

Just as transparent oils span the spectrum between shatter and sap, wax can also take on different consistencies based on heat, moisture, and the texture of the oil before it is purged (the process in which residual solvents are removed from the product). Runny oils with more moisture tend to form gooey waxes often called “budder,” while the harder ones are likely to take on a soft, brittle texture known as “crumble” or “honeycomb.” The term “wax” can be used to describe all of these softer, solid textures.

The Complex Art of Cannabis Extraction

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There’s a reason cannabis extraction is now as big a part of competitive Cannabis Cups as flowers; the knowledge and care that goes into extracting oils is as complicated as the art of growing the plants they are derived from. Every step of the extraction process demands a balance of art and science, beginning with the selection of starting material and ending with the purging and storage process. This simplified explanation of oil consistencies is only a scratch on the surface of this emerging craft, and it’s exciting to imagine how much further science and technology will carry its potential.

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Can Cannabis Cure Cancer?

Can Cannabis Cure Cancer?

Given that 39.6% of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, cancers affects nearly everyone. Chances are, someone close to you has battled cancer.

Oncologists, more than doctors in any other discipline within medicine, support the option of recommending cannabis as part of a treatment program for patients suffering from cancer. However, while the positive effects of using cannabis to alleviate cancer symptoms have been well documented, the U.S. government continues to classify cannabis as a Schedule I drug — high potential for abuse and no known medical use. Consequently, the federal government’s position on cannabis stifles much-needed research on cannabis as a “cure” for cancer.

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Moreover, the federal government’s position has fueled massive misinformation about cannabis as a potential cure for cancer. On the one hand, the federal government officially claims cannabis has no medicinal value. On the other hand, many pseudoscience “cancer quacks” unethically exaggerate claims of cannabis as the ultimate cure for cancer providing unsubstantiated help to thousands of cancer patients.

So what is the truth?

What is a Cancer “Cure?”

On the question of cannabis as a cure, Dr. Abrams, a cannabis advocate and one of the leading oncologists and cancer researchers in the world, cautions on the use of the term “cure”:

“Cure is a huge word in oncology. It usually implies that the patient has survived 5 years without evidence of their cancer. We are able to cure more cancers today than we were when I began my career as an oncologist. That has been through advances in diagnosis and treatment with conventional therapies.”

As a cancer and integrative medicine specialist at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Mount Zion in San Francisco and an oncologist for more than three decades, Dr. Abrams observes:

“[After] 33 years of being an oncologist in San Francisco, I would guess that a large proportion of the patients I have treated have used cannabis. If cannabis definitively cured cancer, I would have expected that I would have a lot more survivors. That being said, what we do know is that cannabis is truly an amazing medicine for many cancer and treatment-related side effects — nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, pain, depression, anxiety, insomnia.”

Dr. Abrams’ opinion reflects a consensus within the credible oncologist and cancer scientific community: there is no doubt that cannabis is effective at treating cancer-related symptoms and treatment-related side effects, but the jury is still out on whether cannabis can actually “cure” cancer.

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If It’s on the Web, It Must Be True, Right?

Because cancer affects so many people, it’s natural to want confirmation that cannabis can, without question, cure cancer. The Web is rich with stories from people who claim cannabis, particularly “cannabis oil,” cured or reversed their cancer. When we asked Dr. Abrams why he thought there are so many anecdotal claims of cannabis curing people’s’ cancer, he cautioned:

“I note that many of the people who are very vocal about how cannabis oil cured their cancers seem to forget that they also received conventional therapies. If people really have used only cannabis oil and can truly document that they have cured their cancer (other than a skin cancer), they need to submit that data to the National Cancer Institute’s Office on Cancer Complementary and Alternative Therapy’s Best Case Scenario website so that evidence can be documented.”

Further, note that many of the numerous articles available that make declarative claims that cannabis cures cancer misrepresent studies, exaggerate claims, or omit key facts.

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Cannabis Cancer Research Shows Promise, But We Need to Do More

As we search for anti-cancer treatments, the anti-cancer potential of cannabis has been examined in numerous scientific studies on cannabinoid receptors and endocannabinoids, resulting in promising leads. Significant research has demonstrated that cannabinoids may inhibit or stop the growth of cancers — including breast, brain, liver, pheochromocytoma, melanoma, leukemia, and other kinds of cancer — from spreading or growing. Moreover, cannabinoids have proven to promote apoptosis, the programmed death of tumor cells, while stopping angiogenesis, blood vessel production to the tumor. One study, conducted by Madrid’s Complutense University, showed that in one-third of rats treated, the injection of synthetic THC eliminated malignant brain tumors while extending life in another third.

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The research is promising, but thus far it has been limited to preclinical studies, which are studies of drugs or treatments in animals prior to being carried out in humans. While the preclinical research offers hope, before anyone can confidently claim that cannabis can provide a “cure,” clinical research needs to be done.

Further, because cancer describes a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth, it’s unlikely there will be a single “cure-all” cannabis remedy. Likewise, naturally-derived or synthetic cannabinoid agonists may be need to be combined with traditional chemotherapeutic regimens or supplemental alternative medicines.

In order for cannabis to find its way into routine clinical cancer treatment, rigorous pharmacological and clinical studies need to be done. And to accelerate this process, the federal government should lift the federal ban on medical cannabis.

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Paradoxically, the federally-funded National Cancer Institute has warmed up to cannabis as a cancer treatment and has even quietly acknowledged that cannabis has been shown to kill cancer cells in preclinical studies. Nonetheless, the federal government has yet to make any significant strides to align their position with the scientific community and the overwhelming number of Americans.

With more and more states legalizing medical usage and the majority of Americans supporting medical cannabis, we can hope the federal government will finally modify its draconian prohibitory position and if indeed, cannabis can cure cancer, those suffering will no longer have to turn to questionable sources to learn how cannabis may help them.

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Opportunity to Improve Healthcare

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Opportunity to Improve Healthcare

Healthcare to Improve for Cannabis Patients

Cannabis patients comprise 1% of over 100 million US residents with qualifying conditions such as chronic pain, PTSD, cancer induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), cachexia, neurodegenerative disorders, seizure disorders, spasticity disorders, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and glaucoma. This “therapeutic gap” exists in large part due to the lack of credible, clinically useful information about cannabis for patients and health care professionals. A 1% prescription rate for medical marijuana corresponds to the prescription rate observed in surveys of physicians practicing in specialties where cannabis is part of the treatment armamentaria. The fact that between 5-7% of surveyed physicians prescribed a synthetic cannabis analog quantifies the potential for broadening usage of medical cannabis.

420 InSight sees a historic opportunity to use health information to improve care for one million patients already using cannabis, and to increase access to medical cannabis as appropriate for all patients with qualifying conditions. Cannabis patients who have received their recommendations from HCPs with whom they have preexisting patient-doctor relationship to a person would like more and better health information about cannabis. Better information results in more appropriate treatment, better outcomes, and reduced drug costs for the cannabis patient.

There are 39 states and the District of Columbia with partial or full-fledged medical cannabis programs, containing

  • 271 million residents (85% of US population, including 181 million >18 years of age)
  • 2 million patients
  • 120 million patients with qualifying conditions.

The Long Tail of the Green Rush

California became the first state with medical cannabis in 1996, and 22 states and the District of Columbia have approved or implemented programs through 2014. In states with medical cannabis, there are

  • 1 million patients, 600,000 registered (90,000 registered in California voluntarily, estimated 500,000 total with marijuana recommendation from physician)
  • 140 million adult residents
  • 23 million adult residents suffering from arthritis and chronic joint pain
  • Millions more with conditions treatable with medical marijuana, including cancer and HIV, epilepsy, PTSD and fibromyalgia.

In addition to the 23 states and District of Columbia, CBD oil extracted from high-CBD/low-THC strains of cannabis is legal in 16 states without a full-blown medical cannabis program. Ohio and Pennsylvania will decide whether or not to legalize medical cannabis in 2016.

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Marijuana Laws in Colorado – ColoradoPotGuide

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Marijuana Laws in Colorado

Possession

If you are an adult 21 years of age or older, you can now legally possess one ounce of marijuana in Colorado. The way the amendment is worded actually allows for possession of one ounce of THC. This is great news because in addition to bud (flower), you can also enjoy many types of concentrated and edible forms of marijuana during your visit. Cannabis seeds are also available for sale in Colorado.

On top of this, you don’t need to be a Colorado resident to possess cannabis and there isn’t any type of registration system necessary. Simply put, as long as you are 21 years or older, you have a constitutional right to possess and consume marijuana in Colorado. You will need a government-issued identification to prove you are 21 years or older, so a drivers license or passport would be sufficient. You can learn more about your privacy when visiting a recreational marijuana store in our blog.

Purchasing Limits

Previously, tourists in Colorado were restricted to purchasing 7 grams or less while Colorado residents could purchase up to 28 grams.  This law was changed in June 2016, and now both tourists and residents can purchase 28 grams in a single transaction.

Obviously this law has some grey areas, such as what is a ‘single transaction’ so most recreational stores err on the side of caution and will only serve you once a day.

Note that you can currently mix and match what you buy (flower, edibles, concentrate), just as long as the total equals 28 grams or less. For example, ten 100mg edibles equals 1 gram, so you could buy 27 grams of flower and ten 100mg edibles. Additionally, 1 gram of concentrate is equivalent to 1 gram of bud, so you could buy 14 grams of flower, 14 grams of wax or shatter

Starting October 1st, 2016 the laws are changing.

The Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) in Colorado performed some studies to determine what the THC equivalent of concentrates and edibles are in relation to marijuana in flower form.  They argue that since products such as concentrates have a much higher level of THC, then you shouldn’t be able to purchase the same amount of concentrates as you can flower.   As a result, the MED has issued ‘Marijuana Equivalency’ guidelines.

So starting October 1st, 2016 the following rules with take effect in regards to recreational sales (medical sales remain unchanged):

  • 1oz Flower = 8g of Concentrate (Shatter, Wax, etc)
  • 1oz Flower = 800mg of Edibles

You can still mix and match, but it does get a bit confusing.  For example, you could purchase 2 grams of concentrate, but then you will be limited to 3/4 oz of flower (as they count the 2 grams of concentrate as the equivalent of 1/4 oz of flower).  These laws are really silly and it is going to be a real challenge for budtenders to sell combinations of products and ensure they are within the legal limits.

One important thing to note is these restrictions only apply to retail sales, not possession.  You can legally possess up to 28 grams of concentrates or THC as defined in the Colorado Constitution.

Consumption

So you made it to Colorado and bought yourself a big bag of green. Great job! Now the question is: “Where can I smoke my weed?” This is a highly debated topic at the moment, so here’s some helpful insight into what’s legal and what’s practical.

First and foremost, you will find the following statement to be true during your visit.

Amendment 64 does NOT permit the consumption of marijuana “openly and publicly.” So before you start blazing those blunts while walking down the street, remember you can still get a ticket for doing so, similar to open container laws for drinking in public.

There aren’t really any coffee shops or marijuana bars like you might find in Amsterdam that legally allow on-site consumption. Unfortunately the prohibitionists had their way with this one. Although not banned outright, the Colorado legislature dealt a large blow to the opening of cannabis clubs by stating that they’re not exempt from indoor clean air regulations, unlike cigar clubs. The exception to this rule are some new ‘private’ cannabis clubs where you can buy a day membership to consume. These clubs are relatively new, but many are not at the caliber that they should be. Some allow indoor smoking since they are ‘private’, others just allow inside vaping and outside smoking.

If you can’t visit a smoking lounge, all is not lost. You just need to use your head and a bit of discretion. Most stoners in Colorado are pretty considerate in terms of keeping things low key. Avoid smoking near other people such as busy sidewalks and bus stops, and it is unlikely that you will attract attention. For many people in Denver, any alley works fine for a quick session, but please be aware Denver Police have increased citations for public consumption. In the first three quarters of 2014, Denver Police issued 668 public consumption citations. This amounts to a 470% increase from the same period in 2013, when 117 citations were issued.

Even though concert venues and bars are ‘private’, the prohibitionists are arguing that they are ‘publicly accessible private venues’, and therefore consumption of marijuana is prohibited. From our experience, it really depends upon the place and the crowd. Most down to earth venues will usually turn a blind eye to things unless they are getting complaints or police visits.

Edibles or an e-cigarette personal vaporizer can be your best friend if you want the option to consume without anyone noticing. These have become very popular in Colorado, as they don’t really leave any odor and are very low key.

Driving Under the Influence

A new DUI law is in effect in Colorado which sets a legal limit for the amount of active THC in your system while driving. The legal limit is 5 nanograms per milliliter of blood. This law was fiercely debated with the main issue being that people metabolize THC at different rates and as a result, the amount of impairment varies drastically for each person. Unlike alcohol, where if you are over 0.08 you are impaired, it’s hard to determine if a person is impaired or not based upon THC levels.

The possibility of being involved in a serious car accident, even through no fault of your own, always exists, so it’s best to sleep off the high. The law does allow for a defendant charged with driving under the influence of marijuana to introduce evidence that pot did not impair their ability to drive. This is a last ditch strategy, the best advice is to drive sober.

In 2014, 354 people received marijuana only DUIDs in Colorado. If you find yourself in need of legal representation for a marijuana DUI, we recommend Jeff Gard from Gard & Bond.

Exporting Marijuana

Simply put, don’t do it. The Feds are watching Colorado closely, and although it is tempting to bring some of our finest product back to your home state, doing so has the potential to give the DEA and Feds reason to crack down.

In the states bordering Colorado, the police are extremely pissed off that we have such relaxed marijuana laws, and they are profiling people and performing questionable (and often illegal) searches of vehicles.

Mailing stuff home is also a bad idea. U.S. Postal Service inspectors seized 207 packages of marijuana being sent from Colorado through the mail in 2013. In 2014, 320 packages of marijuana were seized. Compare these numbers to 2010, when only 15 packages were intercepted. Be smart as the postal inspectors are setting up shop and keeping a close eye on packages being sent outbound from Colorado. (Read the prohibitionists report here – September 2015 – PDF)

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Amazing Ways Cannabis Can Prevent Illness

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Most people are familiar with the healing potential of medical cannabis for people who are already ill. In states where its medicinal use has been legalized, cannabis is prescribed to help with things like relieving the side effects of chemo, reducing chronic pain, and treating anxiety. Some even go as far as to say they’ve cured themselves from cancer or turned around autoimmune.

But what if taking small amounts of cannabis on a regular basis, as if it were just another health supplement, could actually prevent illnesses before they happen? Sounds far fetched, right? But studies show that it might just be true.

Endocannabinoid System Keeps Us in Balance

The reason cannabis is effective for so many conditions is because it interacts with a physiological system called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) — a complex network of receptors that acts like a dimmer switch to all other activity in the body. This means when there is too much or too little activity going on somewhere, the ECS kicks in and brings it back into equilibrium. Our bodies are filled with ECS receptors that are perfect fits both for our own natural chemicals called endocannabinoids and also for the ones coming from plants such as cannabis.
 
If our ECS is weakened and not functioning properly, introducing plant cannabinoids into our system gives it a helping hand to get on with the job of keeping our system functioning optimally. So if we are in balance, we are less likely to develop disease.
 
Let’s take a look at some more specific ways that cannabis could prevent us from getting sick.

1. Reducing Chronic Inflammation Lessens Our Chances of Getting Age Related Illnesses

One of the compounds in cannabis, CBD, has been shown by scientists to reduce chronic inflammation in the body. Why is this important? Studies show that chronic, systemic inflammation is potentially the root of many of the illnesses associated with ageing, including everything from autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and MS, neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, heart disease, and even cancer.
 
CBD decreases the production and release of pro-inflammatory cytokines in the body as well as reduces the amount of the fatty acid amidohydrolase — the enzyme that breaks down the body’s own anti-inflammatory endocannabinoid Anandamide. So taking CBD equals less chronic inflammation in the body and better longterm health.

2. A Powerful Antioxidant

Life in the modern age puts our bodies under oxidative stress as we are constantly bombarded by free radicals that can, when out of balance, interfere with cell components and ultimately lead to many conditions such as neurodegenerative disorders, cancer, and heart disease, amongst others.
 
Turns out that CBD, along with other plant compounds within cannabis, is a powerful antioxidant, so much so that it has even been patented by the US government.

3. A Healthy Endocannabinoid System Means a Healthy You

Ok, so you remember the Endocannabinoid System and how it keeps things working in balance? A theory has been developed by Dr. Ethan Russo suggesting that many of the difficult to explain illnesses such as IBS, fibromyalgia, and migraines could be explained by a deficient ECS. He says, “If you don’t have enough endocannabinoids you have pain where there shouldn’t be pain. You would be sick, meaning nauseated. You would have a lowered seizure threshold. And just a whole litany of other problems.” And what’s the best way of topping up the endocannabinoid gas in your tank? You guessed it, taking cannabis.

4. CBD Reduces Chronic Anxiety

Having chronic anxiety is a surefire way to weaken the immune system, and sufferers are more prone to health problems such as high blood pressure in later life. Studies show that CBD reduces anxiety levels due to its interplay with the 5HT1-A receptor, a serotonin receptor found throughout the brain and in high densities in the cerebral cortex, hippocampus, and amygdala — all heavily involved in mood and anxiety disorders. Human trials have shown it to be particularly effective for social anxiety disorder.

5. Regulates Blood Sugar Levels

Most people have heard of cannabis causing the ‘munchies,’ but counterintuitively in regular cannabis users, pigging out doesn’t generally result in wider waistlines. One theory is that cannabis positively affects the body’s metabolism.
 
Scientists also believe it may potentially regulate blood sugar levels. According to one study published in the American Journal of Medicine, “current marijuana use was associated with 16% lower fasting insulin levels and 17% lower HOMA-IR (insulin resistance).” More research is currently underway to see if cannabis can be used to treat diabetes, but it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that it could help to prevent it.

6. Now for the Controversial One — Prevent Cancer?

At any one time an average person will find some cancer cells in their body. THC, the cannabinoid that gets you high, increases the manufacturing of Ceramide (a metabolite that encourages the death of cancer cells), leaving the healthy ones intact.
 
CBD has also been shown to be anti-proliferative, so it could prevent cancer cells from spreading. It also strengthens the immune system, thus helping to fight cancer cells off.
 
So it is possible that both cannabinoids could potentially nip cancer cells in the bud before they get to form into something malignant.

7. Youthful Skin

Cannabis based beauty products are huge right now due to their powerful antioxidant and inflammatory properties combined with purported anti-ageing powers.
 
The stimulation of endocannabinoid receptors through topical use of cannabis creams could explain their ability to heal and smooth damaged skin. Plus cannabis plants are packed full of the essential fatty acid Omega 3, which helps to keep skin hydrated and protected from sun damage.

8. Protect Your Joints

A three year Canadian study funded by the Arthritis Society has shown that cannabinoids don’t just dampen pain, but can actually repair damaged joints. And let’s not forget those Omega 3s. Found in abundance in hemp oil, they make the perfect lubricant to keep us well-oiled and mobilized.
 
So taking cannabis could be as much about protecting our joints as reducing the pain and inflammation once the damage is done.

9. Strengthen Those Bones

Endocannabinoid receptors are involved in bone formation and protecting against age related bone loss conditions such as osteoporosis. Both THC and CBD facilitate the process of bone metabolism, in which old bone is replaced with new, and CBD has even been shown to enhance the healing process after a bone fracture.

10. Reduce Hardcore Prescription Meds

In the U.S. approximately 12 million people currently take opioid based prescription medicines, with prescription painkiller related deaths rising steadily. Many people find taking cannabinoids alongside their prescription painkillers an effective means to gradually wean themselves off their medication, which can only have health benefits in the long term.

11. Protect Your Brain

There’s so much we don’t know about those 3lbs of jelly-like tissue between our ears. But what we do know is that the ECS is integrally linked to the process of neurogenesis in which new neurons are generated and integrated into the developed brain.
 
Dr Gary Wenk, PhD, a professor of neuroscience, immunology and medical genetics at Ohio State University, recommends consuming small amounts of cannabis daily to protect against brain inflammation and restore neurogenesis. He’s coined the catchy phrase “a puff is enough” because, as he says, “it appears as though only a single puff each day is necessary to produce significant benefit.”
 
Dr. Wenk’s suggestion is all fine and good if you happen to live in a part of the world where consuming cannabis is legal (although the jury’s out on whether smoking is the best form of ingestion), but for most people, this isn’t the case. So then what? Luckily the non psychoactive cannabinoid CBD is also found in industrial hemp which, due to having next to no traces of THC, is legal in most countries and has been shown by scientists to also have neuroprotective potential.
 
It all makes for a pretty convincing case that regular, low level cannabis consumption could prevent many of the diseases that threaten our health as we get older. And who knows, one day we may indeed just take it like any other health boosting supplement or vitamin.