March 16, 2018

The Cannabis Business is a Positive Alternative

The Cannabis Business is a Positive Alternative The cannabis business is a positive alternative but there are still risks involved, alongside every opportunity. Business is well aware that the new medical cannabis industry holds plenty of scope for investment. But it is still early days and it is still a bit too early to commit fully to a cannabis venture, say some business owners. Funding a new firm that is not successful in the competitiveness of the industry could be a negative. But the cannabis business is a positive alternative if the companies are set up professionally and take every aspect of cannabis seriously: growing, manufacturing products, marketing, distribution, dispensing and packaging. Cannabis businesses still need to follow strict regulations and test all raw cannabis they obtain to sell as is or as a tincture, oil, capsule, e-juice and other edible. Where Does Cannabis Stand Legally? Cannabis has been legalised in 29 states for medical use and there is approval for recreational cannabis use in 8 states. But still cannabis is classed as a Schedule 1 drug which makes investment in cannabis a bit shaky. Banks and large finance houses cannot invest in cannabis or even assist start up companies […]
March 13, 2018

You Can Avoid Contaminated Cannabis Oil With These Easy Steps

You Can Avoid Contaminated Cannabis Oil With These Easy Steps Cannabis in various forms is increasingly available as laws start to change. But you can still avoid contaminated cannabis oil with these easy steps. Use your common sense when purchasing any cannabis products. The best cannabis oil is blended with an organic carrier oil such as coconut or olive oil.  The best way to check contaminated cannabis is to know what pure, untouched cannabis looks like. Easy Steps to Follow Do a visual check – look for a strange colour, inconsistent appearance and mould which is an unusual whitish grainy element on raw cannabis. Check stem and flowers and do not use if you see mould. Taste the raw cannabis – sample a tiny bit of the cannabis. It should taste strong and organic, earthy and not chemical. Be careful when you taste it as contaminated cannabis can make you sick. Check the ash if you are smoking – the ash does not flick off easily and becomes hard if there is a chemical or strange substance in the cannabis. The ash should not be a strange colour and should be light and flaky. Smell the cannabis – of the […]
March 8, 2018

Giving Medical Cannabis to Patients with Autism

Giving Medical Cannabis to Patients with Autism Should we be giving medical cannabis to patients with autism? Most patients with autism are children, as this disease raises its head from around age 2 to 3. There are adults living with autism, that they probably contracted when they were toddlers. There are no clinical studies on this pertinent subject yet but there are many parents out there already giving medical cannabis to patients with autism – their children. Doctors require evidence that medical cannabis works to treat autism, but no one is sure how it works as clinical trials are lacking – it is a viscious circle. Chatting to parents who have tried medical cannabis for children with autism, it sounds very positive that the natural remedy actually does work. It works to make children happier, healthier and less alone. That should be good enough and enough food for thought? One mother decided to give her child with autism hemp oil. This cannabis oil consists of cannabidiol (CBD) which is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid from cannabis, and a natural health remedy. This child spoke his first words after his first dose of hemp oil and after only 3 weeks could communicate in […]
March 6, 2018

Medical Cannabis Can Treat ALS

Medical Cannabis Can Treat ALS The wording in this heading is vital: medical cannabis can treat ALS. Note that nowhere did we mention “cure” as there is no known cure for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). But using medical cannabis to treat ALS can be done. It can lengthen life spans and provide comfort from symptoms that can be debilitating. These symptoms include wasting away while muscles deteriorate, weakness, pain, drooling, spasticity and failure to breathe. What Exactly is ALS? ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is the most common disease involving deterioration of the motor neuron system.  A motor neuron is a neuron whose cell body is located in the motor cortex, brainstem or the spinal cord. They directly or indirectly control muscles and glands. ALS is the destruction of this control of muscles and movement of the arms, legs, mouth, and respiratory system. Patients are usually given 3 to 5 years to live, but some do live 10 years or longer. Medical cannabis can treat ALS, ensuring a better quality life and a longer life. There are stories of people with ALS who have lived on for 25 years thanks to medical cannabis treatment! Causes of ALS and […]