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By admin | October 18, 2008


Cannabis Digest #19
 by Kali Hart

Being an employee and member of the Cannabis Buyers Club of Canada provides me the fortuitous opportunity to access an abundant green pharmacopoeia. Currently 26 edible and topical cannabis preparations have been created and are produced by our organization. Edibles are ideal because they provide long-lasting relief in a single dose. Topicals are favourable because they provide localized relief to whatever part of the body they are applied to. Both methods of delivery will aid in healing the body with habitual use.

To fully benefit from the myriad applications of cannabis we produce some products with cannabis bud and some with cannabis leaf to render different effects. Aside from using the highest quality of cannabis we are privy to from the green market, all of our other ingredients are chosen for their wholesome and nutritional value. Our medicines are prepared in small batches daily to ensure the freshest products possible. In order to maintain affordable access, our topical and edible forms of cannabis are kept as close to cost as we can afford. It is with immense gratitude that I utilize what I perceive as the planet’s most progressive green pharmacy. It shall focus now on six of our products that I have achieved and observed impressive results from.

To start these explorations my particular favourite, Ryanols. I am delighted when I am able to consume a product that is high quality for an economical price. My definition of high quality is a product that is healthy for our bodies and our earth! Ryanols are vegetable gel caps which contain cannabis leaf and lecithin infused in grape seed oil; grape seed oil helps dissolve bad cholesterol among other attributes. Ryanols contain low doses of cannabis making them ideal for daytime use as the strong sedative effect is not present. The primary effects are as follows: very efficient anti-nausea, appetite stimulate, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, muscle-relaxant, anti-spasmodic. More subtle effects occurring are: anti-biotic, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-septic, anti-toxin, anti-carcinogenic. The applications I have used and experienced great success with are: relief of sore muscles, achy joints, inflamed soft tissue, upset stomachs, headaches and menstrual discomfort. They also work well as a detoxifier.

In additional I have observed others encounter substantial relief from muscle spasms with daily use. As I previously noted, Ryanols are outstanding value due to their multitude of uses at a low-cost price, (an average monthly expenditure of $30-$40). To me the aforementioned properties of Ryanol make them an exceptional medicine.

Next our Extra Strength Cookie may be small in size however they are big on therapeutic benefits. A bonus is that they are super-tasty as the same time as being a nutrient rich food! Their ingredients are: cannabis bud and lecithin infused in olive oil, wild oat flour (hand ground each batch), raw sugar, hemp hearts (the shelled seed of hemp an easily digestible plant protein with a superior blend of the essential fatty acids, Omega 3, 6 and 9, making them a natural anti-inflammatory), flax seeds, powdered kelp and sea salt. The primary effects are as follows: strong analgesic (due to the higher concentration of THC) works well as an anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant, appetite stimulant, calms nausea, and is a mild sedative. The sedative effects are gentle enough for daytime use; one may have an earlier bedtime however. Applications I have used with great success are sore muscles, joints and inflamed soft tissue. Also I have used them to treat nausea, headaches, and menstrual discomfort. Eating these delicious medicinal cookies is a convenient way to medicate and nourish simultaneously!

Moving along to our Lozenges, another high potency product. The lozenges are made with cannabis bud and lecithin infused in olive oil, Chinese Wolf Berries (an anti-toxin food which fights free radical damage), Slippery Elm Bark, and Flax Seed water. The lozenges possess substantial analgesic, and detoxifying effects as well as strong anti-nausea, anti-indigestion, appetite stimulation results. Additionally, there are gentle muscle-relaxant, mild sedative qualities. Applications are as follows: I repeatedly keep coughs and colds at bay by taking a lozenge before bed if I feel an illness coming on; I repeat this procedure for 2 or 3 nights in a row. For sore throats, stomach/digestive trouble and tooth/gum pain I slowly dissolve a lozenge in my mouth. Anther significant note a member share with me is that the lozenges along with other holistic measures are helping her to dissipate a tumour in her chest area. At home I keep a bag of lozenges on hand as preventive medicine measures and to combat intense pain.

Switching gears to a different method of delivery, next I will discuss 3 of our 11 topicals. First of all I am going to herald the magnificent qualities of our Aloe Vera Salve. Made with cannabis leaf and lecithin infused in olive oil; supplementary ingredients include Aloe Vera, Vitamin C and E, Lavender Essential Oil, Bee’s Wax and Shea Butter (Shea Butter is a natural sunscreen). The effects are as follows: anti-biotic, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-septic, anti-toxin, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant. For well over a decade I have been using herbal salves, creams, etc. Finally I have found a product that heals any skin condition I’ve encountered. I have successfully treated hives, cuts, burns, bruises, “road rash”, athlete’s foot, eczema, sunburn, bug bites and pimples as well as helping to heal scars and tattoos. Since I have started using the Aloe Vera Salve as a daily moisturizer my complexion has never looked healthier and more youthful. A jar of Aloe Vera Salve is going to be a permanent fixture in my medicine cabinet and in my humble opinion our Aloe Vera Salve is the “numero uno” skin care therapy in the world.

Last but not least I would like to impart the virtues of our massage oils. The massage oils are made with cannabis leaf and lecithin infused in olive oil with the addition of other herbs to address a multitude of health concerns. We have 7 different preparations and now I’m going to spotlight 2 of them, the peppermint and eucalyptus and the arnica formulas.
Starting with the arnica, an herbal anti-inflammatory combined with the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis supply a powerful therapy for inflamed muscles, joints, tissue and skin. A word of caution here regarding arnica, do not use on broken skin. The effects are as follows: extra strength, anti-inflammatory, muscle-relaxant, analgesic (due to the stimulation of localized THC and cannabinoid receptors throughout our bodies), anti-biotic, anti-fungal, anti-septic, anti-microbial, anti-toxicant, anti-carcinogenic and anti-spasmodic. Old injuries from car accidents give me chronic muscular, joint and soft-tissue pain. Our arnica oil manages the pain so well that I am able to carry on with the majority of my regular activity. I have found that with habitual use my chronic pain level has decreased! It is my strong conviction that continuing this therapy (along with other healthy practices) will help me heal completely.

Secondly, I shall share my experiences using our Peppermint & Eucalyptus oil. I have successfully treated the following illness’/conditions using the Peppermint & Eucalyptus blend: co by applying to the feet and the chest area, soothing an upset stomach by rubbing on the belly, decongestant by placing a tablespoon in a medium-sized bowl of boiled water and covering the head with a towel over the bowl inhaling until the water cools and repeating if necessary. Also as a cure for head lice by saturating the head with the oil then combing out the lice and nits, washing the hair with a high quality organic shampoo mixed with one drop of tea tree essential oil repeating the procedure for 3 days in a row and ensuring clothing/bedding/furniture has been thoroughly cleansed. I have also discovered that putting 3 tablespoons in a hot bath is a soothing, purifying remedy for a hardworking day. Every couple of weeks I like to give my hair a hot oil treatment by saturating the hair with oil that I’ve gently warmed on very low heat in a saucepan and then wrapping my head in a towel for about 15 minutes. I then shampoo my hair twice and viola silky hair and conditioned scalp; I find using this treatment takes away the need for hair conditioner!
In closing, I would like to note that while I have found many different uses for cannabis medicinally, the possibilities of its therapeutic benefits are as boundless as our imaginations. It is my sincere perspective that there is still much to discover about cannabis and its symbolic healing effects on our bodies, our minds, our souls and our earth.
Thank you for tuning in, Namaste.

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