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Prices To Rise For Oregon Weed Buyers

Posted by CANNASaver on Friday, 01 January 2016 in Canna Blog

Prices to Rise for Oregon Weed Buyers

by Melanie Marquis

Oregon weed smokers will soon be paying more for recreational cannabis. Beginning January 4th, dispensaries will be required to collect a 25% tax on all recreational marijuana purchases. Recreational marijuana has been tax-free since the first retail sales began in October 2015, giving buyers a break on prices. On average, a gram of recreational flower sells for anywhere from $8 to $15 in Oregon, with quarter-ounces ranging from a low $25 to a high $150. Oregon state law limits recreational cannabis purchases to no more than a quarter-ounce in one day, so retailers are unable to offer discounts on larger quantities like buyers in Colorado enjoy. With the new taxes, what used to be an $8 gram will now cost $10, while a $60 quarter will jump up to $75. Considering that most moderate to heavy herb smokers go through substantially more than a quarter-ounce per week, that additional 25% tax per purchase could really add up.

Retail recreational marijuana sales in Oregon topped 11 million in the first month alone, so the new cannabis taxes will likely add millions to the state's annual income. The tax revenue will be split between state and local agencies, with the largest shares going to the Common School Fund and to Mental Health, Alcoholism, and Drug Services. 

Currently, recreational cannabis is sold only through medical dispensaries in Oregon, but new stand-alone recreational-only dispensaries are expected to open starting in October 2016. Sales at the new dispensaries will only be subjected to a 17% tax, with cities and counties having the option of imposing an additional 3% tax if they choose to do so.

Despite the increase in taxes and higher prices in the interim, the cost of recreational marijuana in Oregon may eventually decrease over the next few years as more dispensaries open and the market stabilizes. There is currently a lot of variation and fluctuation in Oregon cannabis prices, with dispensaries still struggling to find the right balance between costs, supply, and demand. 

What's certain is that at least until next October when the first recreational-only dispensaries open, you'll soon be paying a solid 25% more for your weed. If you're concerned about your bud budget, you might want to stock up on tax-free weed while you can, making as many purchases as the law allows between now and January 4th. Also, be sure to check CannaSaver daily for money-saving coupons and special offers from your local cannabis retailers.

 

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PTSD and Marijuana: More Veterans to Gain Access

Earlier this week, the state legislature of New Jersey voted to add PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder) to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana, and recently a judge in Illinois ordered that PTSD be added to the Illinois medical marijuana program, as well. While PTSD is most often associated with military veterans, it's an anxiety disorder that can happen to anyone who has been through an emotionally charged, traumatic experience, especially if that experience involved a threat of serious injury or death. The symptoms that point to PTSD include reexperiencing, avoidance, and episodes of hyperarousal that may include insomnia, social isolation, or flashbacks of the traumatic memory. PTSD persists over time because of changes that happen in the brain at the time of trauma that leave the brain hyper-responsive to adrenaline and stress.

Veterans across the country have been turning to marijuana for years to help soothe PTSD symptoms, and many are finding some relief for their symptoms. As many as 20% of military veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan suffer from PTSD. VA hospitals in some states like Nevada and Maine allow doctors to prescribe marijuana for their PTSD patients, but many others do not have that opportunity.

That might change with a new PTSD and marijuana study that's currently underway to determine the benefits of marijuana on veterans with PTSD. Volunteer veterans in Maryland and Arizona will be asked to smoke up to two joints a day, and report on their progress. Different strains will be tested, as well, to determine which marijuana strains might be the most effective for treating PTSD symptoms. If the study helps show some tangible benefits, it might urge more states to add PTSD to their list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana.

Marijuana is believed to help relieve many symptoms of PTSD including insomnia, anxiety, and depression, and there may be even deeper benefits that have yet to be fully understood and realized. One study found that cannabinoids aided in the memory extinction process in mice, a finding that has huge applications for PTSD sufferers. The mice were exposed to a noise which was followed by an electric shock. After a few days, the shocks were discontinued but the mice were still exposed to the noise that used to precede the electric shock. In the mice that received the cannabinoids, they were able to readjust to the sound after a few days and no longer had a flinching response in fear of the anticipated shock. The mice that did not receive any cannabinoids never adjusted to the noise and showed the same flinching response as if they were going to get shocked even after the shocks had been eliminated. So why is this relevant for PTSD sufferers? People with PTSD can react to triggers in their environment that remind them of the intial trauma they experienced. For example, the sound of firecrackers can bring back memories and emotions associated with gunfire for those who have lived through such encounters. If cannabinoids can help mice develop memory extinction that allows them to disassociate stimuli from a learned response and instead react with a new response, human sufferers of PTSD could possibly find the same benefits.

To get the most benefit from using marijuana for PTSD symptoms like insomnia, the Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access website recommends low to moderate doses, preferably in the form of edibles that provide a precise, measurable dose. If you're taking marijuana for PTSD and you know you're going to be in a potentially triggering situation, the Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access website advises vaping or smoking a small to moderate amount, several times, in advance of the potentially triggering situation. As with any medicine intended to treat a health condition, it's always best to talk to your doctor first to find out the best type of medicine for you, how much you should take, and how often.

If you suffer from PTSD and you're lucky enough to live in a state that allows medical marijuana use for your symptoms (or if you live in a state like Colorado that has recreational marijuana), why not give marijuana a try and see if it could be of benefit? It could very well be the missing key that opens a new path toward hope and healing.

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Colorado Cannabis Syrup

Posted by CANNASaver on Sunday, 09 March 2014 in Canna Blog

We take the Colorado Tears capsules and infuse in to a glycerin base and add flavoring. This product is great for menstrual cycle, headaches, chronic pain, anxiety, stress and many other ailments. Cook with it add to cake icing, hot teas, coffee, hot chocolate and soda beverages! The list is goes on! Six flavors: Blueberry, Cherry, Grape, Citrus, Raspberry and Original.  Get yours today at CAREGIVERS FOR LIFE MEDICAL AND RECREATIONAL - 310 St Paul St, Denver, Co 80206.  price varies based on quantities on hand for rec and medical.  Check out the coupons on Canna-Saver.com for their latest deals on medical marijuana products.

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Five Ways to Save Money on Recreational Weed and Medical Marijuana at Your Local Dispensary

 

For those of us who love weed, enjoying it as frequently as we'd like to enjoy it can get a little pricey. If a substantial portion of your budget is literally going up in smoke, it's time to find some ways to save money on marijuana. Here are five ways to cut back on your weed costs without having to cut back on the weed itself.

Go for Variety!

If you're only toking one type of weed, you'll quickly build up a tolerance, and the potency of the weed will seem to diminish with each bowl you smoke. Different strains of cannabis affect the mind and body in different ways. By enjoying a wide variety of buds, you're likely to feel higher and get maximum benefit from each little piece you toke, which enables you to get more bang for your buck.

Look for a dispensary that allow customers to split up quantities between different types of herbs, for instance, getting an ounce in the form of four quarters of different types of weed instead of just a single variety.

You might want to try a variety of cannabis consumption methods, too. The high provided by a single edible can last hours longer than the high produced from smoking a bowl, and is thus often more economical. Try topicals and edibles; supplement your best buds with dabs of wax and shatter and an additional bag of shake. It might seem counter-intuitive, but the more kinds of marijuana strains you enjoy, the more money you're likely to save on weed and concentrates in the long run at your local dispensaries!!

Share!

This again seems counter-intuitive, but it's true that the more weed you share, the less money will you spend at your dispensary on weed. It's the basic law of cannabis karma, the Golden Rule of weed smoking: Blaze up with others as you would have them toke with you. What goes around comes around, and that guy next door who you shared your last tiny bowl with yesterday might very well show up at your house tomorrow ready to smoke you up with a plump ounce of Colorado's finest weed. If you want to save money on weed, sharing beats out stinginess every time.

Use CannaSaver Coupons!

Seeing as you're here right now, you're most likely already aware that you can find tons of great money saving Denver recreational marijuana and MMJ coupons and deals on CannaSaver.com, but are you taking full advantage of all the dispensary discounts and weed deals available to you? You can find coupons for discount ounces, grams of wax and shatter, complimentary joints, buy one get one free edibles, and more from your favorite Denver dispensaries close to home. Check local newspapers and magazines for sales and specials, and make it a habit to pop onto CannaSaver.com to look for Dispensary Daily Specials and new recreational coupons and deals before you head out to the local dispensary or retail store. Actually, if you sign up for the CannaSaver Colorado newsletter, you'll get notified about the latest specials right in your email, so you won't miss out on any extra big savings and discounts.

Buy in Bulk!

Generally, the more weed you purchase from a dispensary at once, the cheaper per gram will it be. While a single gram might run you around $5-$10 in Denver, an entire ounce consisting of 28 grams can be purchased for $150—or even less, if you're coupon savvy. Determine how much money you have to spend on herbs in your monthly or bi-weekly budget, and when possible, procure the full quantity of buds you expect to need in a single purchase. The flower themselves will likely be cheaper, and you'll also save money (and time!) by avoiding extraneous trips to the local dispensary.

Grow It!

If it's legal for you to do so, why not grow some marijuana yourself? You might not have the greenest thumb or the most high-tech set-up, but any herb you manage to grow yourself is herb that you won't have to purchase. Cannabis cultivation can be a complex art, but mastering the basics is very simple. Cannabis is a weed, after all, and by Nature's design, it grows quickly and easily. There are also many great books on how to grow your own, like the Three A Light book on how to get 3 pounds per light. This book is really one of the best out there, especially if your looking to really get the highest yield per plant.  You might even arrange a growers co-op, providing a way for other small-scale cannabis gardeners to share, barter, and trade their spoils. Have the members of the gardening co-op stagger their growing cycles so that someone is always likely to have something ready to harvest.

These aren't the only ways to save money on cannabis, of course, but they're some of the most effective strategies you can employ without having to cut down on your weed intake. With a little savvy, you can get as high or as medicated as you like for a lot less cost.

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Marijuana News: Illinois Decriminalizes, Medical Marijuana in Florida, and More

There has been a lot to celebrate lately in world of marijuana legalization news. Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both seem to support federal marijuana legalization, Illinois just decriminalized marijuana, California voters will decide on recreational marijuana this November, and marijuana patients in Florida can now get their medicine. Why not toke one in honor of these latest little milestones and victories in marijuana legalization efforts?

Illinois marijuana users in can breathe a small sigh of relief thanks to a recent decision to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana within the state. Instead of facing court, arrest, and potential jail time, people who get caught carrying less than 10 grams of marijuana, intended for personal use, will now be hit with just a fine, set at a maximum of $200. This makes Illinois the seventeenth state to decriminalize marijuana possession in small amounts, and the country's third largest state so far to do so. Medical marijuana is currently regulated in Illinois under a pilot program that's recently been extended into 2020 and expanded to make marijuana available to PTSD and terminal illness patients, but before now, possession of non-medical marijuana in any amount was considered a criminal offense instead of a minor civil offense.

For those of us in Colorado and other states where recreational marijuana is legal and we can just walk right into one of the many marijuana dispensaries and buy some bud or even clones–not to mention the marijuana deals , daily specials, and the wide variety of marijuana strains—the idea of a possible $200 fine just for carrying a joint in your pocket seems ridiculously harsh and unfair, but for people in Illinois, it's a big improvement.

Prior to the bill's signing, people who got caught with even weed residue could potentially be arrested on the spot and taken to jail. Or, you might just get a ticket, all depending on the cop's sole decision. While Chicago and approximately 100 other cities in Illinois had already taken the step of giving police officers the ability to issue citations for minor marijuana offenses rather than making arrests, many of the state's lawmakers had concerns about whether or not the police were being unbiased in how they handled marijuana crimes. Democratic Senator Heather Steans, one of the bill's sponsors, stated, “We’re treating people really differently across the state, and we should be really getting out of that.”

Meanwhile in Florida medical marijuana advocates are celebrating the smallest steps towards progress in a state where marijuana laws have been notoriously harsh. Florida approved the medical use of non-euphoric, high CBD marijuana strains for people who have cancer or other debilitating diseases two years ago, but due to delays and obstacles in getting licenses for dispensaries, it was just last week that the first medical dispensary was able to make its first sale. Still, only high CBD strains that are virtually void of THC are available in Florida, such as the Charlotte's Web strain often prescribed to children who need it for its medical benefits. This means that no matter how much you smoke of the medical weed in Florida, you won't at all get high. That might change with a proposed amendment that will be on the November election ballot. Amendment 2 would make medical marijuana available to more patients and it would also allow for strains containing higher THC content. Not a huge step forward, but a step nonetheless.

Across the country, attitudes about marijuana are rapidly changing as cannabis makes the mainstream news daily and more and more states opt to reexamine and transform their marijuana laws. Marijuana is big business, and for the many states struggling with budget issues, cannabis legalization is beginning to look very appealing. California voters will decide on Proposition 64 this November, a California marijuana legalization initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana sales and impose a 15% sales tax, which if it passes, is expected to generate upwards of one billion dollars in tax revenue in the first year alone. With Hillary Clinton representing a Democratic Party platform that urges a pathway towards federal legalization and Donald Trump contradicting the Republican Party platform by recently saying that both medical and recreational marijuana laws should be left up to the states, marijuana consumers, activists, and entrepreneurs have a lot to be hopeful for.

 

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Las Vegas Weed Tourist Guide

Posted by CANNASaver on Friday, 16 December 2016 in Canna Blog

Smoking Weed in Las Vegas - A Weed Tourist Guide

Visiting Las Vegas from out of state is an exciting and fun experience, especially if you know how to make the most of your Vegas travel adventures. Whether you're visiting casinos, catching a show, doing some 420 travel or relaxing at a world class spa, there's plenty of sights to see and activities to enjoy in Las Vegas. Here are some tips from the Savvy Stoner to help you make the most of your trip to Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Travel Deals

If you're looking for Vegas travel deals, hotel discounts, Las Vegas transportation options, discount Vegas tours or Las Vegas package deals, one good resource to check is VegasWeed.net. Here, you’ll find links and information about legitimate Vegas travel deals. Take some time to shop around and compare prices before you book your trip, and check out online reviews, as well. That bargain hotel might not seem like such a good value when you actually see the place, so it's a good idea to see what other travelers recommend, or go through a site such as VegasWeed.net to make sure you get a true value that meets your expectations.

How to buy weed in Las Vegas

This past November, voters decided to make recreational marijuana legal in Nevada. Starting January 1, 2017, anyone age 21 or older can legally possess and consume up to an ounce of marijuana in Nevada. Dispensaries won't be open for recreational sales however until all the details are ironed out. Officials estimate that we can expect to see the first Nevada recreational dispensaries opening sometime between spring and fall of 2017.

If you're traveling to Las Vegas in the meantime, the good news is that if you have a medical marijuana license from out of state, you can buy weed at any of the medical marijuana dispensaries in Nevada. All you need is your out of state medical marijuana card and a valid photo i.d. such as an out of state driver's license or state issued i.d. card.

Las Vegas dispensaries

If you're looking for marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas, you don't have to look too far to find one. Many dispensaries such as Sahara Wellness, Essence Dispensary , and Las Vegas ReLeaf are located on or near the Vegas strip. Another good one to check out is Euphoria Wellness. Located at 7710 S. Jones Blvd, this southwest Las Vegas dispensary offers medical marijuana, concentrates, and other high quality medical marijuana products. You can already get coupons for Euphoria Wellness and find other Vegas weed deals on CannaSaver. There are ounce specials, grams specials, concentrates deals, and more.

More Las Vegas travel info

The key to a good travel experience is preparation - know before you go. If you need more information on Las Vegas marijuana laws or how to get medical marijuana in Nevada, check out VegasWeed.net. Along with Vegas travel deals and the latest marijuana news, there's also up to date information about marijuana laws and regulations in Nevada. You can even apply for your Las Vegas medical marijuana card right on VegasWeed.net. 

Whatever your Las Vegas travel adventures may bring, may you take a moment while you're there to enjoy the green!

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What Medical Marijuana Means for the South

 
Florida has passed medical marijuana into legalization, and they could be responsible for more expansion of the industry than they realize. Since Florida is in close proximity to some particularly anti-marijuana southern states, we may see some similarities between what has been happening in Colorado and what could happen to Florida, but there is a chance that their participation in the industry could lead to a much faster acceptance in surrounding states.

I am from Tennessee, which is not a great place to live if you want marijuana to be an important part of your life, as even with heartbreaking stories of kids with ailments that could be extremely effectively remedied by medical cannabis, the push to get any sort of new state legislation on the plant has always failed. But now that Florida will be cultivating medical marijuana there is most likely going to be an overflow of black market sales from Florida to surrounding states, as that market never completely disappears, even in Colorado where you would think recreational sales would have helped squelch that presence there are still many people who use dispensary deals to make extra money on the side.

Some time ago Colorado came under scrutiny from surrounding states because it was said that their law enforcement was having to deal with more and more issues coming from recreational sales, people crossing state lines with products either just bought for themselves or in some cases just general trafficking. While this is of course a negative it does begin to tear down arguments against marijuana use, especially when you see your state’s populous leaving to go somewhere else to spend their money. This has an interesting effect of encouragement on the public from surrounding states, and can help push a state government to more seriously consider just what it is their state may be losing out on by not having their own medical or recreational programs in place.

The initial effect is generally some degree of exodus, and we will probably see many of the people that genuinely need cannabis for medical purposes moving to Florida from surrounding states. In Colorado’s case this heavily impacted the real estate market, and should they decide to move forward with recreational sales they will also see a great rise in their already substantial tourism industry. But even more important is the presence of an acceptance of marijuana in the south.

The south really has made no advancement in marijuana acceptance or legislation, with the exception of some instances where CBD products are available in medical capacities, but recreational might as well be a curse word. But now that Florida has begun their journey to solidify their own medical market, the southern states will have to sit by and watch as Florida rakes in money that could be theirs if they were to think about some form of legalization. This presence alone is important, as the previous closest place to watch deal with the marijuana industry was Washington D.C. I believe.

I left Tennessee to come to Colorado to be a part of this industry and gain as much experience as I could so that someday I could return and help my home’s market expand as much as possible, but the main reason I left was because I felt that southern states would be among the last to accept any kind of industry existence. But now that Florida has begun their journey I am much more hopeful that the south will take a much harder look at just what can be gained from participation in this growing marijuana world. I just hope that it goes well, so that I can go home someday and help the people close to me.

 

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Medical Marijuana: How this Cheaper, Safer Painkiller is Changing Health Care

Medical marijuana is being prescribed for pain more and more often these days, while traditional painkillers like Vicodin and OxyContin are being prescribed less and less. This change not only saves states money on their health care programs, but it's also saving lives as the number of overdoses caused by traditional painkillers has dramatically decreased. In a recent study conducted by Ashley and W. David Bradford from the University of Georgia, analyses of prescribing patterns and spending in state-funded Medicare Part D programs revealed that medical marijuana is having a significant impact on our nation's healthcare.

The study found not only that traditional painkillers were being prescribed far less where medical marijuana is a legal alternative, but also that states with legal medical marijuana were saving millions on their Medicare programs. Overall, reductions in Medicare spending where medical marijuana is legal added up to $165.2 million in 2013, a figure which is expected to continue to increase as more and more states opt to legalize the medical use of cannabis. If all fifty states were to legalize medical marijuana and prescribe it in line with these current patterns, it's estimated that the annual nationwide savings would total over half a billion dollars.

More important than the money savings though is the fact that medical marijuana is saving lives. In the states with legal medical marijuana, the study found that on average, physicians prescribed 1,826 fewer doses of traditional painkillers like Vicodin (hydrocodone), OxyContin (oxycodone), methadone, and Opana (oxymorphone), which are often associated with dangerous side effects, abuse potential, and a greater risk of overdose.

The Center for Disease Control considers painkiller overdoses to be a nationwide health epidemic, with an estimated 15,000 deaths each year attributed to an overdose of a prescription painkiller. From 1999 to 2014, over 165,000 people in the U.S. alone lost their lives to a prescription painkiller overdose. More people die from a prescription painkiller overdose each year than from heroin and cocaine overdoses combined. Methadone, Hydrocodone (such as Vicodin), and Oxycodone (like OxyContin) are the most common opioids involved in overdoses, and these are also some of the most commonly prescribed, especially in states where medical marijuana is not yet an option. Meanwhile, there has never been a single documented case of medical marijuana overdose leading to death or any other serious complications.

As more and more physicians are opening their eyes to medical marijuana as a safer alternative to prescription painkillers, more and more patients are reaping the medical benefits of cannabis, not just for pain relief but for a wide range of conditions including anxiety and depression. A 2016 survey of state databases found that there were 1,246,170 registered medical marijuana patients across the country. It's no wonder the pharmaceutical industry continues to lobby against further medical marijuana legalization—they're losing consumer faith, customers, and revenue daily as new research on the medical benefits of cannabis emerges and more states allow doctors the option to prescribe it. Numerous studies have shown the benefits of marijuana for pain relief, anxiety, depression, glaucoma, epilepsy, HIV, cancer, and other conditions. Marijuana is even reputed to help relieve discomfort and heighten sensitivity during sex. With more and more states legalizing not just medical marijuana but also recreational marijuana, cannabis has lost a lot of its stigma and its benefits are being more readily embraced, a change that's benefiting not only patients but also states looking for more efficient, effective, and safer healthcare options. As medical marijuana continues to open up new avenues of wellness, the healthcare landscape is transforming and the medical community has at last begun to evolve.

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Indica or Sativa for Nausea

Posted by CANNASaver on Friday, 08 July 2022 in Canna Blog

When dealing with nausea, you have a variety of different options. These include pharmaceutical drugs and over-the-counter medications. However, there are also natural remedies that can be used to treat nausea. 

One such remedy is medical cannabis. While there are many strains and product types out there, it’s hard to tell which will help most. 

This article will discuss the benefits of using cannabis for nausea, if indica or sativa for nausea is a viable treatment as well as some strains which can be used when it comes to treating nausea.

marijuana for nausea

Nausea is a problem for many health, dietary, and lifestyle reasons.

Cannabis has been shown to be effective at treating a range of conditions including nausea caused by chemotherapy treatment for cancer patients. Nausea is a problem for cancer patients, especially when they are being treated using chemotherapy. Nausea can also be a side effect of radiation therapy or surgery, among so many other things.

When you have nausea it's important to eat small meals throughout the day to keep your blood sugar steady and avoid dehydration. If you feel like eating, stay away from salty and fatty foods that could make things worse by increasing water retention in your body. 

As cannabis is an anti-emetic and can help reduce nausea, the plant also comes with additional benefits such as increasing appetite, helping you sleep, and reducing stress.

Some of the best strains to relax and reduce nausea include both indica and hybrid strains. Sativa strains can help with nausea as well, but commonly are less likely to have CBD. Both THC and CBD are seen as effective treatments for nausea and vomiting.

While there are multiple pharmaceutical drugs that can be used to combat nausea, many patients want a more natural option.

While there are multiple pharmaceutical drugs that can be used to combat nausea, patients may want a more natural option. Cannabis has been shown to have numerous benefits for those suffering from nausea.

Cannabis is a natural product that has been used for millennia by humans for various purposes. Cannabis has been used to treat nausea for thousands of years; it was first used as medicine by ancient civilizations such as the Chinese and Egyptian peoples. It's potentially less harmful than many of the other treatments available today, including over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs. Some of these “Landrace” or original strains still exist today. 

Sativa Landrace Strains for Nausea

  • Acapulco Gold
  • Durban Poison
  • Colombian Gold
  • Thai (also known as Chocolate Thai)

Indica Landrace Strains for Nausea

  • Afhani Kush
  • Hindu Kush
  • Pakistani Kush

Cannabis is a good option because it is an antiemetic.

Before we get into which indica or sativa for nausea is better, it’s important to recognize that cannabis is an antiemetic: a drug that helps prevent vomiting and treats nausea. 

According to the University of New Mexico, cannabis is an excellent option for rapid treatment of nausea. However, the study coauthor Jacob Vigil notes “The mechanisms behind cannabis’ ability to rapidly reduce feelings of nausea are not fully clear…”

Cannabis comes in many different strains, with varying levels of THC (THC is the primary psychoactive component of cannabis).

Cannabis comes in many different strains, with varying levels of THC (THC is the primary psychoactive component of cannabis). Most people know that THC is what makes you feel “high” and “stoned” when you smoke or consume cannabis. 

But there's another compound called CBD that can be used to get rid of nausea and vomiting without any psychoactive effects. This is why people who are sick with a health condition as serious as cancer, HIV/AIDS often use cannabis for relief, as well as those suffering from Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. 

Sativa and Indica Strains for Nausea

  • Suver Haze; a high-CBD, low-THC sativa strain
  • Durban Poison; a sativa strain loaded with THC
  • Jack Herer; sativa-dominant THC strain
  • Northern Lights; heavy indica known to be relaxing
  • Cannatonic; a high-CBD, low-THC strain known to treat nausea, insomnia, and more

One useful distinction between strains of cannabis is indica or sativa for nausea.

One useful distinction between strains of cannabis is sativa vs indica.

Sativa strains are more energetic, while indica strains are more relaxing. This makes sativas better for daytime use, while indicas may be preferable for nighttime use or after the workday. 

In addition to this general tendency towards either a relaxing or stimulating effect, there are additional differences between the two types regarding their chemical complexity and how they interact with the endocannabinoid system in our bodies. Research is still growing as more and more states and countries legalize recreational or medical cannabis.  

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Indica strains generally have higher levels of CBD and lower levels of THC.

Marijuana contains more than 100 different types of cannabinoids, with many being active in the human body. However, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) get the most attention.

THC is the primary psychoactive component of cannabis. It's what gets you high and makes you feel euphoric when you smoke weed, use concentrates, or eat edibles.

However, not all cannabinoids are psychoactive; some have no effect on your mind at all! 

CBD is one such cannabinoid that has no psychoactive properties, meaning it won't get you high like THC does. However, this non-psychoactive cannabinoid can still provide many benefits to users who want relief from nausea or pain without feeling intoxicated by their medicine!

High CBD Strains

  • Harlequin
  • Harle-Tsu; a high CBD cross between Harlequin and Sour Tsunami
  • Cannatonic
  • Sour Tsunami

Additionally, indica strains generally have a mellowing effect on the consumer, making them more suitable for nighttime use.

This can be especially helpful to those who suffer from nausea as they're trying to fall asleep. Sativa strains are known to have an energizing effect on consumers, which can make them more suitable for daytime use but less so at night.

Author Option: Indica strains are better for treatment of nausea than sativa strains.

If you’re suffering from nausea and trying to decide on a indica or sativa, an indica strain might be the way to go. The reasons for this are two-fold:

  1. Indica strains are more likely to have high CBD content. THC and CBD are both cannabinoids, but they work in different ways. THC is well known for producing a psychoactive effect in users while CBD has been shown to provide anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory benefits without psychoactive effects. Because of these properties, sativa strains tend to have higher THC content than indicas (or at least less CBD). This makes them more stimulating and better suited for daytime use; however, it can make them less helpful with treating symptoms such as nausea which often appear at night or during times when you want to lay down and rest.
  2. Indica strains also tend to be more sedating than sativas because they contain higher levels of another cannabinoid called myrcene—a terpene found in many plants, including hops, that can help promote sleepiness while reducing anxiety and inflammation.

About Cannasaver

Back in 2009, we identified what was missing from cannabis media: a simple merging of traditional retail with the forces that once drove underground purchases for the decades before legalization: product deals and quality for a good price. 

What you see today is the end product of that research, CANNAPAGES Directory & Digest, which first launched on the streets of Denver in January, 2014. Since then, we’ve worked to spread the joy of Cannasaver to recreational markets-–and we still have many new territories to explore.

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So, Indica or Sativa?

We hope this article has given you a better understanding of whether an indica or sativa for nausea would be best for your situation.

If you're still unsure about which type of cannabis will work best for nausea, talk to your cannabis professional or budtender - they know the ins-and-outs of each product at your local dispensary

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COLORADO PTSD RULING

Five individuals with PTSD filed a claim against Colorado over its choice not to permit their condition to be dealt with under the state's therapeutic pot program, despite the fact that the marijuana is as of now, lawful in the state for medical and recreational purposes.

Colorado as a leader in cannabis cultivation and sales and should take a glazing look at the state of Illinois and it's most recent lawsuit filed to petition adding PTSD as a condition to the current list of approved ailments.

A Cook County judge has decided that Illinois must add post traumatic anxiety issues to the state's approved list of medical conditions that fit the bill for medicinal cannabis treatment, as reported by the Associated Press. Only one day prior to the judgement, restorative cannabis program executive Joseph Wright surrendered from his position.

The Illinois veteran who filed claim, Daniel Paul Jabs, supposedly "feels this choice gives him and other military veterans experiencing PTSD the admiration they merit from the state and the representative's office," as per an announcement by Michael Goldberg, his lawyer.

This new issue will at last permit Illinois veterans and other people who experience the ill effects of PTSD access to cannabis as medication, and will prevent the state from blocking cannabis as a treatment. This is a big triumph for cannabis-curing veterans all over the place.

Lawyers contend that cannabis has been "extremely obstructed" by the medicinal board's refusal to perceive PTSD as a condition that is fitting for medical cannabis treatment. The prohibition of PTSD from the list was made regardless of a proposal from Colorado's main medicinal officer Dr. Larry Wolk.  

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment awarded $2 million to Dr. Sue Sisley for her study on cannabis in treating PTSD. It appears Sisley has to source the plants for the study but her sources are not able produce the kind of cannabidiol-rich strains she needs. Her source of weed being that of the University of Mississippi streamlined by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

On the alternative, she could walk into any local dispensary and purchase what she needs for the study but  that would make things too UNcomplicated. It would simplify things and most certainly expedite the process. In addition to that, Colorado would be receiving taxes on the money that's spent in the local dispensaries. It's as though there is no common sense among-st lawmakers.  

The FDA approved two medications for PTSD, Paxil and Zoloft. According to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, neither are more effective than a placebo.

From a legal point of view, Colorado voters approved Amendment 20 which  allows the Board of Health to add conditions. Currently Section 14. of Amendment 20 states; Medical use of marijuana for persons suffering from debilitating medical conditions as used in this section,  terms are defined as follows;

(a) "Debilitating medical condition" means: (I) Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or treatment for such conditions;

(II) A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition, or treatment for such conditions, which produces, for a specific patient, one or more of the following, and for which, in the professional opinion of the patient's physician, such condition or conditions reasonably may be alleviated by the medical use of marijuana: cachexia ( a wasting syndrome):  severe pain; severe nausea; seizures, including those that are characteristic of epilepsy; or persistent muscle spasms, including those that are characteristic of multiple sclerosis; or

(III) Any other medical condition, or treatment for such condition, approved by the state health agency, pursuant to its rulemaking authority or its approval of any petition submitted by a patient or physician as provided in this section.

In the largest understanding of our mutual habitation on planet earth, let's get it together folks.  Suffering is absolutely unnecessary and avoidable.  Wake up and do the right thing

MrD.

10.1.2016

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