MARIJUANA PATCH - IS IT THE BEST WAY TO MEDICATE ?
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There are so many ways of medicate with Medical Marijuana but few use the PATCH transdermal application just might be the best and most reliable method to dose Cannabis based medicines, better than Joints, bongs, vaporizers, pot sweets, liquid drops, pills.....
Transdermal means across the skin and into the blood. THC, the psychoactive component and its non-psychoactive analogue CBD are the main medicinal components (called cannabinoids) found in most medical marijuana strains today. It turns out that both THC and CBD can be effectively delivered transdermally.
"A transdermal patch is a medicated adhesive that is placed on the skin to deliver a specific dose of medication - through the skin and into the bloodstream, promoting healing to an injured area of the body. An advantage of transdermal drug delivery over other delivery systems; oral, topical, intravenous, intramuscular, etc. is that a patch provides a controlled release the drug via a porous membrane or through body heat that melts medication formulations embedded in the adhesive. The first commercially available prescription patch was approved by the FDA in 1979.
You've probably heard of nicotine, birth control or insulin patches, well, now you have the Cannabis patch. Some are calling Cannabis patches new and revolutionary, but this technology was proven to be effective and safe a long time ago. There is no need to upset your routine or guess at the amount of medicine you need. You just slap on a patch with a dose that works best and you're done for the day.
The effects of a cannabis patch are quite different from consuming an edible or toking. When you smoke, the dose is immediate and strong, then decays over the next hour or two. Edibles hit in 30 or so minutes and the effects can be somewhat unpredictable and depend on the oil content, your stomach and makeup. Both methods are fine, but if you are looking for a stable, predictable effect that lasts all day, the Cannabis patch is probably for you.
"I am a female born 1954 (soon to be 61) with a diagnosis (1997) for Fibromyalgia. I have taken just about every drug used for treatment of this debilitating illness, even being a "test baby" for the latest pharmaceutical wonder - Lyrica, which is a horrible, horrible drug with terrifying side effects."
"I went off ALL drugs EXCEPT Fentanyl 3 years ago with only my husband as my support "team". I battled ALL the demons that go with going "cold turkey" and would now like to try giving up my Fentanyl patch. Yes, $500 out of pocket every month and I have insurance that includes these drugs. Sad isn't it?"
" I live in California and recently was encouraged by a doctor to get a medical marijuana card which was surprisingly very simple to get. I have had immediate success with my insomnia (one of many symptoms related to the Fibromyalgia illness) with the use of a 'Openvape pen' and 'Premium indica co2 cannabis oil cartridge'. I would like to try Mary's medicinals transdermal patch " as a replacement. Where would I have to drive to purchase the product, staying in California where my "medical marijuana card" is legal for me to purchase and use the cannabis based patch? I live in a small town 2 hours from the beach, mountains, and am closer to Los Angeles than San Francisco."
CPC Advice:. Many patients find this 1:1 ratio of THC to CBD patches to be ideal for relief without the grogginess or heavy limbs experienced in higher doses of THC. In fact, it is the same ratio we use in our CBD capsules That being said, each person reacts differently to varied doses, Cannabinoid ratios, and routes of administration. - Paraphrase Testimonial - From the Web Vicki Johns
Cannabis patches typically have a dose of 10-20 mg of total cannabinoids. The patient feels near instant and sustained relief. There are three commonly available formulations available, low CBD high THC, balanced 1:1 CBD:THC and low THC high CBD. Your choice of cannabis patch type will depend on your medical conditions, individual response and the time of day. For example, you might medicate during the day with a formulation that does not make you drowsy, while in the evening, a sedating medicine is in order.
There is much more to the science of Medical Marijuana. Recently, the components of the essential oils of Cannabis; terpenes and flavonoids have been shown to work with THC, CBD and other cannabinoids provide enhanced medicinal effects with less side effects.
Neil Young to Howard Stern and others, in those uncomfortable moments of being too high.
“Try black pepper balls if you get paranoid,” Young told Stern. “Just chew two or three pieces. I just found this out myself. Try it.” Pepper contains the terpenes myrcene, α-Pinene (alpha-pinene).
Cannabis researchers have long endorsed the “entourage effect” of whole cannabis as a medicine; and find that whole-plant formulations are generally superior in efficacy to isolated cannabinoids. An entourage of terpenes are used to enhance Cannabis patch activity and are sourced from the essential oils of lavender, citrus fruits and other natural botanicals.
“We realized the market really needed a product like this so we jumped in with two feet. The concept is marrying horticulture and technology. Doctors love the concept… it really bridges the gap for them.” - Mary's Medicinal Spokesperson
The Cannabidiol (CBD) Patch and Transdermal Gel
CBD is non-psychotropic and doesn’t get you high. In fact, CBD is known to counteract the of high THC, which unfortunately can include anxiety and paranoia. Recommended for inflammation, diabetes, cancer, mood disorders (PTSD to ADD) and neurodegenerative diseases.
"I have Crohn’s Disease,so the source of most of my problems is inflammation, making this patch an ideal first choice. I swabbed my left wrist with alcohol, which disinfects and facilitates the transfer of the cannabis medicine through the skin into the bloodstream. Within minutes I found myself bubbling over with energy and excitement. I went for a long brisk walk so as not to waste the uncharacteristically high level of energy. When I got home, I was able to approach all tasks in front of me with a clarity and eagerness I have never felt in my adult life. By the end of the day I realized I had not felt one hint of pain the entire day, I had felt so good I hardly noticed just how good I was really feeling." - Angela Bacca AlterNet (paraphrase)
Another way to apply cannabis medicines is to use a "GEL PEN". This little gadget dispenses 2 mg per pump. Just pump and rub on your wrists and you're in business in a quarter of an hour. These gels have a fragrance that is clean and fresh like linens as opposed to skanky weed.
At day's end, and you want to unwind, you can rub a little THC gel onto your wrists and melt smoothly into the sunset.
Not all forms of THC are psychoactive. Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid is raw THC. It is not psychoactive until you heat it and change the molecular structure (decarboxylation). THCa has been found to have powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, pain relieving and cancer killing properties.
The CBN Patch
Cannabinol (CBN) is produced when THC degrades. Relatively non-psychoactive, CBN is best at nighttime due to its anti-insomnia, anti-pain, anti-spasm and anti-inflammatory properties.
"After I slapped on the CBN patch, I felt a warm bubbly gooey feeling throughout my whole body. It was almost cartoon-esque, I was being beckoned to sleep by the feel good goo and I chose not to fight it. After submitting to the effects, I slept a refreshing 10 hours before waking up and slapping on a high-THC sativa "patch." - Angela Bacca (paraphrase)
The High-THC Sativa Patch
The main ingredient in this patch is 20mg psychoactive THC.
"It was engineered to provide pure energy and the slow release of the THC kept the experience happy and balanced. After enjoying a Sunday brunch with a friend, I insisted we pull over and take a long brisk walk so I could take advantage of the incredible energy the patch was giving me."
The dosage can be reduced by simply cutting down the size of the patch with scissors. For daily application, choose different locations for the patch.
MMJDOCTORONLINE NOTES: If you would like to try Cannabis Patches in the treatment of your medical conditions or symptoms, you're going to need a licensed medical doctors license to access cannabis based products in the State of California. MMJDOCTORONLINE provides the legal documentation that you need - a Doctor's 420 Recommendation for Medical Marijuana - 100% online. The process takes only a few minutes and is much cheaper than the average visit to a clinic. We also issue cultivation permits and Cannabis ID cards, that allow patients to prove they are legally allowed to possess and use MMJ.