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  • What Is Cannabis? An overview of cannabis, including: Cannabis Plant Overview, including Origins of Cannabis, Cannabis Cultivars, Cannabis Strains, Descriptions of Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, Hybrids, Cannabis Seeds, and Hemp Fiber The Difference Between Cannabis and Hemp Structure, Life Cycle, and Reproduction System of Cannabis Plants Components of Cannabis A look at compounds in cannabis like […]

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  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Medical marijuana can provide relief for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Since these conditions can cause difficulties with social skills, nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors, they can impact quality of life. Cannabis, according to the physicians at MarijuanaDoctors.Com, can treat common symptoms of autism like anxiety and tics. How Is Medical Marijuana an Effective […]

  •   A Brief Description Seizures occur as a result of excessive and abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Nerve cells fire electrical pulses up to four times the normal rate during a seizure. Seizures may result in a loss of consciousness, muscle spasms and convulsions, or they may go relatively unnoticed. Seizures can be reoccurring […]

  •   A Brief Description More than 31 million Americans suffer from arthritis. There are two main types of arthritis: rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is caused by a malfunction of the immune system which causes inflammation and pain in the body’s moveable joints. The immune system of RA sufferers sends cells, which would […]

  • Formed within the shiny resinous glands that cover cannabis flowers, called trichomes, pinene is one of the hundreds of terpenes that serve as the foundation for the pungent aroma and medical efficacy of cannabis. The most commonly occurring terpene among all plants, pinene, comes in two different varieties — alpha and beta.

  • Myrcene is the most prevalent of the more than 200 identified terpenes which form the building blocks of medical cannabis, hogging as much as 50 percent of the terpene volume at one time.

  • Linalool is one of the more than 200 fragrant chemical compounds, known as terpenes, that are the foundation for the pungent aroma and medicinal value of cannabis. In medical cannabis plants, linalool is typically responsible for producing a floral, spicy or woody aroma.

  •   What is CBD? Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid famed for significantly reducing symptoms in patients suffering from seizure and spasm disorders such as epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. CBD is the cannabinoid most often recommended for children, elderly and other patients who must remain clear-headed in their activities because it is non-psychoactive, meaning […]

  •   What is CBDV? Cannabidivarin (CBDV) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that will not cause the euphoric feeling of being “high.” It is found more prevalently in indica strains, specifically landrace indica strains, and strains that are lower in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Like CBD, CBDV significantly reduces the frequency and severity of seizures. It also reduces or […]

  •   What is THC? Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the most well-known and most often the most prevalent cannabinoid found in cannabis. This is the psychoactive component known to produce euphoria, which is more often described as the feeling of being “high.” THC binds primarily to the receptors found throughout the brain. Research has shown THC […]

  • A Option For Everyone While the medical efficacy of cannabis is undeniable, it is important to use the delivery system that is the best fit for you and your condition. Each consumption method produces different effects at different durations. Therefore, certain methods of consumption will be better than others in the treatment of each condition. […]

  •   What Is The Endocannabinoid System? In 1964, researchers in Israel discovered the therapeutically active substances in cannabis that have come to be called cannabinoids and isolated the most popular and possibly effective cannabinoid, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). More than 20 years later, in 1988, researchers identified the human body’s endocannabinoid system. Endocannabinoids are the special molecules naturally […]

  • Medicinal cannabis, also known as medical marijuana, is a product that is derived from the cannabis plant and is used to treat a variety of conditions, including depression. In recent years, the use of medicinal cannabis for the treatment of depression has gained increasing attention due to its potential to provide relief for individuals who […]

  •   Access Point: A physical location, such as a retail shop or clinic, where patients can purchase medical marijuana; also known as a “dispensary” or a “compassion club.” In states with legalized cannabis, such facilities provide safe access to medicine and often fully test and label their products. Aroma: The odor of a cannabis sample. […]

Application Pending with the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission

Application Pending with the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission