Our Quick Guide to Medicinal Cannabis
At MaxLove Project we believe in the therapeutic value of medicinal cannabis. Medicinal cannabis represents one of our BE SUPER “Ways”, a therapeutic modality that has the potential to enhance the quality fo life of cancer patients and survivors in a number of ways, supporting everything from appetite to pain management to sleep and anxiety. We’re working to break the stigma to provide access to cannabis for the families we serve, and in the coming year we’ll be working to raise funds for educational resources for parents and doctors, and scholarships for families in need.
What is cannabis?
Cannabis is the botanical name for marijuana. Its medicinal compounds are derived from the plant, Cannabis sativa. Researchers believe there are as many as 100 different cannabinoids, or phytochemicals, present in cannabis. Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the psychoactive cannabinoid that causes the well-known “high” associated with cannabis, as well as pain relief and the initiation of hunger. Cannabadiol, or CBD, another phytochemical found in the plant, is not psychoactive at all. CBD is used widely to treat pain, anxiety, insomnia, seizure disorders and more. All cannabinoids interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system, a biological system composed of unique neurotransmitters that are present in the central and peripheral nervous systems. (source, UC San Diego)
Cannabis to Support Cancer Treatment & Survivorship Health
Cannabis is used around the world as supportive care for cancer treatment and survivorship health. Both THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabadiol) compounds offer benefits to cancer patients and survivors. THC is often used to manage severe pain, induce hunger, and promote sleep. Emerging research also demonstrates potential enhancement of treatment efficacy. CBD is know for its capacity to reduce anxiety, support sleep, and neuroprotection, among many other benefits. The field of research in cannabis and cancer is growing rapidly. There are so many questions that still need to be answered! But we do know that cannabis has the capacity to radically enhance quality of life for cancer patients and survivors in a non-addictive manner.
Medicinal Cannabis resources, information and support
We’ve compiled a number of resources below to help our MaxLove families explore the use of cannabis for supportive care.
The Saving Sophie team has spent hundreds of hours scouring the web for articles that deliver cutting edge information that supports cancer patients looking for answers. For a comprehensive list of cannabis research and clinical trials, visit SavingSophie.org.
Project CBD is a California nonprofit dedicated to promoting and publicizing research into the medical uses of cannabidiol (CBD) and other components of the cannabis plant. They provide educational services for physicians, patients, industry professionals, and the general public. For information on everything from CBD research to dosing to oil extraction processes, check out the exhaustive resources offered by ProjectCBD.org.
Dr. Bonnie Goldstein has been a pediatrician for 25 years and a medical cannabis specialist for the last nine years, assisting thousands of adults and children with serious medical conditions in using cannabis treatment. She says, “I have evaluated hundreds of children with severe epilepsy, autism, and cancer and have seen many obtain an incredible improvement in their quality of life with cannabis medicine.” Access Dr. Goldstein’s website HERE for a wealth of information including use of cannabis in pediatric patients and dosing information.
Realm of Caring Foundation empowers you to take control of your health and enhance your quality of life by providing cannabinoid research initiatives in addition to educational programs and services. Averaging 8,000 inquiries each month, RoC Care Team is customer service at its finest! RoC Care Team really does CARE and is focused on providing as much information on cannabinoid science to clients and healthcare professionals as possible. RoC Client Portal offers a multitude of resources, including administration guidelines and calculators. Currently, the services provided by RoC Care Team are complimentary. Register your free client account NOW. In addition, RoC offers free of cost monthly educational classes for anyone who needs guidance on starting cannabinoid therapies. Visit Realm of Caring online HERE.
Cannabis Info Line — Nationwide informational line for the cannabis industry. Taking calls in the USA for all 50 states. Live call center agents to answer any questions. The Cannabis Info Line provides researched and factual information to help people safely navigate medical cannabis, whether a licensed healthcare professional, a patient, or a caregiver who wants facts. www.cannabisinfoline.com Phone: 844.4IN.FOMJ Email: Info@CannabisInfoLine.com