Author Archives: Farside

Dosing Medical Cannabis: How Much Is Right For Me?

As with all medications, there is unfortunately no one-size-fits-all approach. Because each of us are physiologically different, we all metabolize cannabis in different ways.Things like age, gender, metabolism, body weight, physical health, tolerance levels, and even our mental state can affect the efficacy of cannabinoid based medicines. Other factors that can influence the effects of […]

The Endocannabinoid System: What Is It And What Does It Do?

In the 1990’s Dr. L.A. Matsuda “discovered” the endocannabinoid system when he described the structure and functional expression of the CB-1 cannabinoid receptor for the first time. Since then the scientific community have made leaps and bounds in understanding the function of the endocannabinoids system (ECS), endocannabinoids, and the role that phytocannabinoids (cannabinoids derived from […]

Terpenes: Why Full-Spectrum Cannabis Is About More Than Just Cannabinoids.

Cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are well known for their therapeutic qualities. But, the whole cannabis plant also contains other compounds that include things like flavonoids and terpenes. These compounds work together with cannabinoids to boost the therapeutic benefits of the whole plant. A phenomenon known as the “entourage effect.” Terpenes are […]

Cannabinoids: What Are They Good For?

What we think of as cannabinoids, are actually an activated, or decarboxylated, form of cannabinoid acids which is what is synthesized within the cannabis plant. Cannabinoid acids have very different effects on the body to that of their decarboxylated cousins. And although most cannabinoids are not psychoactive, none of the cannabinoid acids are. It is […]