“Clinical Application of Cannabinoids and Terpenes for Chronic Illnesses”.
Authors: Mara Gordon, Stewart Smith
Medical cannabis is used for a wide variety of conditions, but there is little consistent information on what strains and doses of cannabis are effective for different conditions. Aunt Zelda’s has been directly treating patients with cannabis extracts for over five years, while meticulously recording patient responses to different strains. Each strain name is ultimately a representation of a specific blend of cannabinoids and terpenes, which synergistically interact to benefit diseases. Scientific studies over the past several decades have indicated various attributes of cannabinoids and terpenes which can help guide treatment decisions. While optimal dosing has been far less explored in the scientific community, through years of data collection Aunt Zelda’s has determined precise dosing ranges for many diseases in different populations.
The complexity of medical cannabis stems from the millions of combinations of doses and cannabinoid/terpene profiles. Despite this challenge, a systematic and intelligent approach can lead to informed recommendations that most benefit patients. Over time as more research is gathered, these recommendations will become progressively more robust, leading to higher levels of satisfaction with the first recommendation.
The presentation will provide an overview of the endocannabinoid system and how cannabis interacts with it. There will be particular emphasis on cannabis for the treatment of cancer, as well as epilepsy, nerve pain, insomnia, hypertension, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, PTSD, ADHD, and Tourette’s syndrome.