Cannabigerol (CBG)

You’ve heard of CBD before, now let’s dive into CBG. This is termed as the “mother of all cannabinoids” because they are all derived first from CBGA (cannabigerolic acid). CBG is typically found in less than 1% of the hemp plant, whereas CBD can be found in up to 25% of the plant. Because of …

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CBD & Skin Care

You’ve heard of CBD for sleep and pain, but did you know that research suggests that CBD oil may have use as a treatment for a range of skin conditions, such as acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema? This is due to the anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antibacterial properties of the cannabis plant. It can be especially …

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Female Veteran Health

Female Veteran Mental Health

Female veterans are exposed to physical and psychological factors increasing their risks of mental health conditions. Studies have found the rate of depression among female veterans being 51%-62% and PTSD being 22%-29%, which is substantially higher than their civilian counterparts rates of 14% and 2.6% respectively. CBD works on multiple neurotransmitters that are involved in …

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CBD Awakens The ECS Receptors

On October 18th, we’ll be speaking at the American Cannabis Nurses Association annual conference where we’ll educate other health professionals on the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This complex system was first discovered in the ’80s and is responsible for whole-body homeostasis. CBD awakens the ECS receptors to regulate a wide range of body functions and processes, …

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CBD Option

CBD Options

Cannabis product options can be overwhelming! Did you know it can come in all these forms: topicals, edibles, smokables, transdermal, sublingual, vaporizers, suppositories, pills, water, food, and more! Below, learn how quickly some of the most popular product options are absorbed in your body! Inhalation (Smoking, Vaping): 2-15 minutes onset/ 2-4 hour duration. This is …

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Cannabis Education

Cannabis Education

It’s no secret that we are healthcare professionals with a passion for integrative medicine. Even with the growing scientific evidence showing cannabis as an effective healthcare option, we still encounter clients whose primary care providers are unfamiliar with cannabis as a potentially beneficial healthcare option. We are looking to build a recommendation list of primary …

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endocannabinoid system

Endogenous Cannabinoid System

The human body has an endogenous cannabinoid system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Endocannabinoids are like your body’s own version of cannabis. Anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) bind to the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2. The CB1 receptor is distributed in brain areas associated with motor control and emotions, in the adipose tissue, pancreas, liver, …

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