Live Webinar Recording #3

Delivery Methods and Dosing: Making the most of your medicine

Topics Include: Why smoking, vaporizing, edibles and topicals affect you differently, and how to combine forms to achieve the therapeutic relief you seek. (You’ll also come away with some easy recipes to try at home!)

Presented by Becky DeKeuster, M. Ed. on August 27th, 2015 at 10am-11:30am

Delivery Methods and Dosing: Making the most of your medicine

  1. Delivery Methods & Dosing: Making the most of your medicine Presenter: Becky DeKeuster, M.Ed, Director of Education Producer: Ben Gelassen, Marketing Associate
  2. Delivery methods = how to get the beneficial compounds from the plant into our endocannabinoid system Dosing (a.k.a. “titration”) = how much cannabis in any one of its forms is needed to achieve relief w/ minimal to no unwanted side effects
  3. Trichomes: Resinous glands that cover the surface of the cannabis flower and some leaves. The trichomes contain most of the active compounds in the plant, though leaves without trichomes still contain phytonutrients and can be healthful. Source: www.medicalmarijuana.com Source: forum.sensiseeds.com
  4. Cannabinoids, Terpenes, Flavonoids: Chemical compounds in cannabis which work alone and in synergy to produce therapeutic effects. Their combined effect is often called “the entourage effect.” At left, some of the most- studied cannabinoids. Source: www.medicalmarijuana.com Image source: http://www.medicaljane.com/2013/11/19/cannabidiol-cbd- makes-its-way-to-the-forefront/#
  5. Cannabinoids, Terpenes, Flavonoids: Chemical compounds in cannabis which work alone and in synergy to produce therapeutic effects. Their combined effect is often called “the entourage effect.” Below, some terpenes found in cannabis: Source: www.medicalmarijuana.com Recommended resource: http://cannabisdigest.ca/cannabis-terpene-synergy/
  6. Delivery Methods and Dosing: Making the most of your medicine Delivery Methods
  7. Recommended resource: http://palliatech.com/biology.html Cannabinoids enter the bloodstream when inhaled, ingested, or (in some cases) applied topically
  8. Inhalation
  9. Source: www.weedmaps.com Source: www.medicinebowlcollective.org Source: www.slate.com
  10. Smoking cannabis appears not to cause lung, throat and mouth cancers Smoking cannabis appears not to impair lung function Recommended resources: http://healthland.time.com/2012/01/10/study-smoking-marijuana-not-linked-with-lung- damage/ and http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23802821 Smoke from burned cannabis is ~88% non-cannabinoid Cannabis smoke contains carcinogens
  11. Ingestion
  12. Ingestion How it enters the bloodstream/liver Increased psychoactivity
  13. Topical Applications: Balms, salves, creams, transdermal patches
  14. Topicals: LEAFLY VIDEO (2:10 min) https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis- 101/new-videos-alert-topicals-medical- marijuana-dabbing-cannabis-quan
  15. Pros & Cons for each method
  16. Delivery Methods and Dosing: Making the most of your medicine Dosing
  17. Dose: The minimum amount needed to achieve a therapeutic benefit.
  18. Self-titration: The act of a patient determining the appropriate amount of cannabis to relieve symptoms without causing unwanted side effects. Source: www.leafscience.com
  19. Zero possibility of fatal overdose
  20. START LOW… …GO SLOW!
  21. Easy Cannabis Recipes
  22. Delivery Methods and Dosing: Making the most of your medicine Thank you for your time and attention! Are there any questions?

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Delivery Methods and Dosing: Making the most of your medicine