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What Happens When You Smoke CBD?

With all the talk around these days about CBD – known technically as Cannabidiol – some people are a little confused about what it is, how it works and how it makes you feel. So what actually happens when you smoke CBD? People have been using cannabis medicinally as well as recreationally for centuries. But […]

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With all the talk around these days about CBD – known technically as Cannabidiol – some people are a little confused about what it is, how it works and how it makes you feel. So what actually happens when you smoke CBD?

People have been using cannabis medicinally as well as recreationally for centuries. But only with the advent of modern extraction technology have scientists been able to take different compounds from inside the cannabis plant and isolate them.

Isolating specific compounds in plants and herbs is used for a variety of different things. One example of this is CBD – the cannabinoid that’s considered to be one of the most medicinal, but also the one that doesn’t get you high, dehydrate your mouth and eyes, or leave you disoriented with a groggy wake up the next morning.

THC is another compound in Cannabis and the one that gets all the attention. THC stands for Tetrahydrocannabinol, which very much gets you high depending on how much you take. Many people these days want to reap the fantastic benefits of the cannabis plant but don’t want the high, sluggish experience that often goes with it. That’s where CBD comes in.

 

While the Hemp plant contains more than 500 compounds that we know of to date, CBD is the most interesting as it seems to have helped many people who have insomnia, pain, and anxiety. These days, not everyone wants to take all the toxic medications their doctor prescribes them so freely. Many of these patented chemical drugs are known to be toxic and can even lead to serious health issues if taken in the wrong way.

CBD is plant-based, non-toxic, non-addictive and usually organic. We know that CBD, as well as the other compounds in cannabis, interacts in a sophisticated way with the Endocannabinoid System present inside every human (every mammal actually). This system regulates things like mood, sleep, appetite, and energy levels and it works in tandem with cannabis compounds when they enter the bloodstream.

These CBD extracts are put into things like Vape Juice, CBD Oil Tinctures, CBD Creams, and even CBD Coffee. But the strongest and most effective way of taking CBD, according to many, is to smoke the flowers that grow on the plant. These flowers are called CBD Buds and are specially cultivated to contain high levels of the CBD compound but trace-to-zero levels of THC. That means they can be used medicinally regularly but without the heady high.

CBD Flowers look, taste and smell like conventional cannabis but with some subtle differences. When you smoke (or vaporize) CBD Flowers, your body feels light and relaxed, but your mind remains focused and alert. That body sensation stays with you for most of the day according to your dose and the quality of the CBD Flowers you’re using.

Many compare the experience of smoking CBD with drinking a glass or two of wine; a sort of feeling of wellbeing as the body and mind feel relaxed and content. The tension inside the muscles is released, but you still feel active and should be able to carry out whatever tasks the day ahead has in store for you.

If you’re interested in trying CBD Flowers to smoke, there are a bunch of different strains available, depending on the specific effects you want to feel. Always make sure that a third party lab tests the CBD you’re buying for safety and potency and that there’s no heavy metals, pesticides, or other contaminants in the mix.

A great place to start is with customer reviews from verified buyers who have already tried the CBD strain you’re interested in. Also, always ensure you shop around for the best deals and stay on the lookout for discount codes that come up from time to time.

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Stories of Hope: Living with Lupus but I’m Winning!

I am a 68 year old woman who was diagnosed with Lupus, five years ago.  Prior to that I endured surgeries totaling more than 15!

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I am a 68 year old woman who was diagnosed with Lupus, five years ago.  Prior to that I endured surgeries totaling more than 15!

I was taking steroids, anti-rejection drug, high blood pressure as well as other drugs for lupus.  Yet, I still was in pain!  24/7.  Then here came sciatica–along with all the other pain!

I have been a believer in cannabis for quite some time and here is the blessing.  My son brought me a bottle of 1,000 units of CBD oil. I have been taken in for approximately 6-8 weeks.  I now no longer need steroids, high blood pressure, not anti-rejection drugs.  I am stronger, my bowels are better!

I feel so…much better!  Went to Lupus doctor, and he was smiling when he walked in!  “Ms. Miles, I told you that you needed that anti-rejection medicine!  Your numbers are looking GREAT!  Much better than I have seen before!  I then informed his that I had discontinued most of the medications prescribed; and was taking CBD oil!  He said “well, it must be working!”  Keep on doing what you are doing!

I am so grateful for this medicine but it is expensive and not covered by insurance!  All the herbs and vitamins that work, a person often has the means to purchase. The problem is that cannabis is expensive!

My CBD oil is $80.00 + tax, I need at least 2 bottles per month!  That’s an additional $160.00 on a fixed income.  Am anxiously awaiting the prices to come down.

Hope!

Stay Safe!

Respectfully submitted by Jewel Miles

If you’d like to share your Stories of Hope…we would be honored.  You can submit to Hope@UnitedPatientsGroup.com

 

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Tips To Finding A Medical Cannabis Doctor You Can Trust

Cannabis is now legal in most states across the country, which makes it easily accessible to medical and recreational users. Scientific research and patient claims make medical Cannabis an attractive therapeutic option for patients today.

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Tips To Finding A Medical Cannabis Doctor

Cannabis is now legal in most states across the country, which makes it easily accessible to medical and recreational users. Scientific research and patient claims make medical Cannabis an attractive therapeutic option for patients today. You can consider it for dealing with a host of ailments naturally, safely, and effectively. But everything boils down to finding a specialist you can trust to initiate the therapy. In most cases you will need to see one for advice and getting a recommendation for your medical Cannabis card. Here are some tips for finding a doctor you can trust.

Start with research

Before you start looking around for a provider, you need to start by researching the legality of cannabis in your state. You can purchase and use it only if you reside in a state where the law permits it or if you’re visiting a legal ‘adult use’ state (i.e. California, Colorado, Oregon…). If you reside in a legal ‘medical’ state, you will be allowed its usage only if you have a qualifying medical condition. Chronic pain, PTSD, cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, epilepsy, Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Parkinson’s disease are common qualifying conditions. You can have an initial consultation with your primary care physician to consider the benefits of medical cannabis and then start looking for a specialist.

Find a reputable medical Cannabis clinic near you

After you are sure about trying this therapeutic option, you can start looking for a reputed clinic near you. Online research can help you do it quickly.  But make sure that you verify the license and credentials of the specialist. You can go a step ahead by checking reviews and testimonials of real patients. Comparing consultation fees of physicians is also a good idea. Once you are convinced about their credibility, you can visit the clinic in-person or online to go ahead with the treatment.

Get a consultation with the specialist

When it comes to getting treatment for the specialist, you need to build trust and rapport. Your initial consultation with them will give you a fair idea about their experience and reliability. Discuss your case history honestly and openly and carry your reports along. A seasoned specialist will listen and have personalized recommendations in products. Cannabis comes in diverse strains and products, with each working for a specific condition. For example, purple punch strain has been shown beneficial for mental issues like depression and anxiety and for chronic pain too. Strains and products can get confusing for beginners, and only a trusted specialist can help.

Look for excellent follow-up care

If you plan to use Cannabis as a long-term treatment option, make sure that the specialist you choose offers excellent follow-up care. You will have doubts and questions when you start and you may also need advice on cannabis dosage over time. At times, you may need to seek other alternatives in products and methods of consumption. It is best to look for a doctor who is willing to give you advice from time to time, answer your queries, and work patiently on a long-term treatment plan.

Finding a reliable medical cannabis specialist may take some work, but the effort is worthwhile. They can help you switch to a safe, natural therapeutic option and avoid the risk of prolonged use of conventional medicines.

Also please note, it is not illegal to ask your current doctor about cannabis, even if you reside in a legal state.  If they are not familiar with this plant, ask them for a recommendation to a doctor who may know.

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5 Generation Bakers Adds Special Feel-Good Ingredient: CBD

Scott Baker’s family has been in the baking business since 1875, and to this day it holds the recipe for one of Pittsburgh’s most sweet and guilty pleasures: Jenny Lee Swirl breads. So he brought the famous bread back when he established 5 Generation B…

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Scott Baker’s family has been in the baking business since 1875, and to this day it holds the recipe for one of Pittsburgh’s most sweet and guilty pleasures: Jenny Lee Swirl breads. So he brought the famous bread back when he established 5 Generation Bakers in 2010, following Jenny Lee Bakery’s closure in 2008. King’s Family Restaurants, which features the bread on its menu, was his first customer. The bread is rolled and baked in…

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