10 Best Medical Cannabis Strains to Treat Anxiety

Medical Cannabis is an effective treatment for Anxiety, and you will find its mention in ancient Indian medical literature, which says that cannabis helped people to deliver from worries and care. Modern day research tells us that the relationship between medical marijuana and anxiety treatment is bit more complex. It is true that medical cannabis is effective to reduce anxiety, but reports also show trend that frequent marijuana users have higher level of anxiety.

Anxiety Disorders – What Are They?

Anxiety disorders are expressed in many forms. All of which involves excess amount of worrying and uneasiness, apprehensions and fear. Some common forms include:–

Anxiety is more of a natural occurrence for people who suffer from severe impairment from the worries. Approximately, 18 percent of Americans and 14 percent of Europeans suffer from some form of anxiety disorder.

How is Medical Marijuana going to help?

Studies have shown that an endocannabinoid system plays a major role in anxiety. Cannabinoid receptors serve as the binding site for a high concentration of cannabinoids in certain parts of the human brain responsible for anxiety. It includes areas of the amygdala and hypothalamus.

Recent studies shows patients experience higher level of anxiety when cannabinoid receptors get blocked by drugs such as rimonabant. Regular cannabis users report that medical marijuana helps reduce their anxiety levels drastically. Research shows that endocannabinoid system plays a role in the extinction of bad memories. This explains why medical marijuana is prescribed to PTSD patients.

Interestingly, paranoia and anxiety attacks are some of the most commonly reported. Studies reveal a complex link between cannabinoids. Side effects of marijuana use on anxiety depend on the dosage taken as well as a type of cannabinoids present.

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Effect of THC on Anxiety

Studies conducted on both animals and humans reveal a surprising relationship between THC and anxiety disorders. THC has very different effects on anxiety levels depending on the dosage of medical marijuana. THC acts to decrease anxiety with lower doses and increases anxiety with higher doses. On the other hand, experts are of the opinion that pure THC fails to show the effects of marijuana accurately. Cannabis contains more than 60 different cannabinoids. Marijuana also contains a compound called cannabidiol (CBD), several of which are of significant interest in the treatment of anxiety disorders.

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Effect of CBD on Anxiety

THC acts mainly on the CB1 receptors found in high concentrations throughout the brain. Studies have shown that CBD plays a major role in regulating anxiety. This research suggests that CBD is a more effective treatment for anxiety than THC. The first study on CBD effect on anxiety was published in 1982. This study showed that CBD could regulate anxiety provoked by THC among eight healthy test subjects. Thus, marijuana rich in CBD may be a better option to relieve patients from anxiety. In 2011, researchers at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil did two interesting experiments with CBD and anxiety. In the first experiment, 10 medical marijuana patients were given a 400mg dose of CBD. Then a public speaking test was administered to induce anxiety and compare the results to a control group. A similar study involved 24 patients and a 600 mg dose. The results showed that a single dose of CBD takes 90 minutes to reduce anxietyand discomfort during speech delivery.

Looking for the Right Medical Cannabis Strain

After conducting a number of studies, results seem to suggest that certain compounds in medical marijuana have an anti-anxiety effect both for healthy individuals and patients suffering from anxiety disorders. Hundreds of Americans are using medical marijuana to treat symptoms of anxiety each day. However, the search for a strain is a personal journey. Breeders have created hundreds of strains, so which can be the perfect one for anxiety requires human clinical trials. But that is impossible under current federal policy. However, 2.2 million medical cannabis patients in US are conducting trials of their own and sharing their info at websites such as Leafly.com and StickyGuide.com.

Many of the patients are of a mindset that any ol’ strains will do, and the genetic background does not matter. For people without consistent legal access to cannabis, the discussion is often only academic.

If you have access to a variety of cannabis strains, then we suggest try several to see their effect on you first. The chemical profile of the strains differs largely not just from strain to strain, but from grower to grower. We encourage you to look beyond the THC content of a strain.You may find a rich composition of cannabinoids and terpenes perfect for your condition.

Top 10 Medical Cannabis Strains effective to Treat Anxiety Disorders

Depending on the nature of symptoms, you will find strains offering different solutions. Grassmatch presents to you top 10 must try Medical strains to treat anxiety, in no particular order.

    1. Amnesia Haze
      • It comes in two main varieties – more sedative indicas and more energetic sativas. (Sativasare broadly recommends for anxiety as they cause euphoria.Patients differ in their reaction)
      • Amnesia Haze is an 80-20 sativa-dominant hybrid, winning 16 Cannabis Cups.
      • It is the perfect blend of sativas from Jamaica, Laos, Hawaii and Afghani.
      • You can enjoy a fresh, fruity flavor of lemon and citrus
      • It brings head high that breaks up negative thought patterns

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    1. Mazar
      • It came second in High Tines’ 1999 Cannabis Cup Winner for the indica strain and was originally named Afghani Skunk.
      • It was renamed to Mazar in 1997
      • This strain has arrived from an area in the Mazar-i-Sharif region in Afghanistan and is of particular appeal to the indica lovers
      • This strain tastes like hash, fruit, citrus, and flowers
      • The strains has strong calming qualities
      • Recommended for medical marijuana patients who require muscle relaxation or looking for a good night sleep.

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    1. Crimea Blue
      • Combination of genes from the Ukrainian Hash and Blueberry strains often noted for their complexity
      • It tastes like cheese, sour fruits, spices, and hash and delivers a high that may promote creativity
      • Tends to deliver a mind-altering Sativa-type high, often followed by “couch-lock” and sleep
      • Medicinal values of the strain include treatment to muscle-spasms for multiple sclerosis patients and pain reduction for neuropathy suffered by HIV/AIDS patients

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    1. Green Crack
      • Allegedly named by Snoop Dogg, this is popular in SoCal and is in the process of being re-branded as Green Dragon
      • Descended from two genetic lineages – its sativa line descended from Skunk #1 and 75% of the indica variety came from an Afghani Strain
      • A tangy, fruity flavor redolent of Mango, Green Crack is more a preferred daytime medication for medical marijuana patients
      • You will enjoy a cerebral effect that provides creative energy without any fatigue

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    1. Sour Diesel
      • It is a more sativa-dominant version of Chemdawg popularized on the East Coast, noted strongly for their smell and flavor
      • The strain has a very high THC content responsible for head high giving euphoria
      • Fast-acting strain that delivers energizing, dreamy cerebral effects
      • Has a pungent flavor of lemon-fuel and pine

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    1. Trainwreck
      • A mind-bending hybrid with potential sativa effects that hits like a freight train
      • A pure mix of Mexican and Thai sativas with Afghani indicas
      • Passes on a sweet lemon and spicy aroma
      • It is quick to bring a surge of euphoria giving rise to creativity and happiness

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    1. Island Sweet Skunk
      • Sometimes called Sweet Island Skunk
      • Pungent and tropical
      • 70 percent sativa blend of Skunk#1 (Mexico, Columbia, and Afghanistan) and an unknown sativa
      • Perky upbeat followed up by a soft body buzz
      • Often has an aroma those of grapefruit
      • Some of the varieties of Island Sweet Skunk have a high CBD content to help patients treat anxiety, inflammation, and muscular spasms

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    1. Bubba Kush
      • Bubba Kush originally a cross between OG Kush and a parent that is the cross between West Coast Dog and Old World Kush.
      • Green House Seeds also cultivates a unique blend of Bubble Gum and Kush
      • It has a sweet, earthy indica strain with genetics tracing back to Hindukush Strains
      • Its main effect is focused on the head, well it is not long before the buzz reaches the rest of the body
      • It is perfect as the evening time medication

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    1. Super Silver Haze
      • Super Silver Haze was the first prize winner at the High Times Cannabis Cup in 1997, 1998 and 1999
      • A multiple generation of Haze combines and crosses with some Northern Lights #5 and Skunk#1
      • It is a beautiful and a sticky sativa blend that a sweet, spicy and earthy aroma
      • Boost an energetic, long lasting body high
      • Patients report mostly uplifting, psychedelic effects, and it is great for a long walk

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    1. AK-47
      • Came into being in 1992 by Serious Seeds and has won numerous Cannabis Cup awards for its high THC content
      • It is a blend of Colombian, Mexican, Thai and Afghani varieties bringing together the blend of both their flavors and effects
      • The scent is sour and earthy, and their sweet floral notes can be fully experienced in the taste
      • This sativa dominant hybrid strain delivers long-lasting and steady head buzz that gives your mentally active and engaged in creative and social activities

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We have performed our survey as per the reviews published in

We would like our readers to pour their thoughts and opinions about various strains they have used or have been using to reduce anxiety.

Whatever your preference, you need to choose the right medical marijuana caregiver to supply your medication. And we know it’s a tough challenge. But, we like to take up challenges. So finding medical marijuana caregiver in Michigan is easy at Grassmatch.

At our legal marketplace, you will get a list of local caregivers with whom you can communicate safely to get the right strain to treat your anxiety related disorders. And guess what it’s all FREE! So Hurry up, Join Now!

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Top 10 Marijuana Strains with User Ratings and Medical Benefits

Cannabis or Marijuana is now legal in various US States. It has become legal for both medical and non-medical use in four states Washington DC, Oregon, Alaska, and Colorado. However, there are still countries and states that do not embrace any legal use of marijuana.

But with the growing importance of the medical cannabis, caregivers have become selective about the strains. They are cultivating & researching to prepare the best weed to help patients fight pains and get relief from chronic suffering. Cannabis strains with exotic names are everywhere, and it’s easy to be overwhelmed with choice. Quite a few strains are simply copycats of existing strains; simply with a different name. So it becomes difficult for the medical marijuana patients to choose the best.

Grassmatch have prepared a list of ten best marijuana strains that are popular in 2015 with individual users rating and medical benefits to narrow down your search. You simply need to ask your medical marijuana caregiver, do they have these strains?

Here is a complete list of ten Best Marijuana Strains in 2015 –

Blue Dream
User Rating – 4.2/5
Features

  • Blue Dream is a Sativa Dominant Hybrid originated in California.
  • Created by crossing blueberry – an indica with a sativa haze
  • Blue dream can balance relaxation of body with gentle cerebral invigoration (popular among novice and veteran users as it eases people gently into a calm euphoria.)
  • It has a sweet berry aroma evocative of its blueberry parent

Medical Benefits
Blue Dream provides relief without any heavy sedative effects. And popular daytime medicine for the patients to cure pain, depression, nausea, anorexia, and other ailments in the need of high THC strain. People suffering from insomnia should use it at least 2 hours before bed.

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OG Kush
User Rating – 4.2/5
Features

  • Chemdawg and an indica Hindu Kush are the parents of OG Kush, passing on the typical Kush bud structure.
  • OG Kush has a Sativa like euphoric and happy effect that helps to combat stress and anxiety
  • Comes with earthy pine and woody undertones, a signature aroma of the OG Kush varieties

Medical Benefits
It helps to bring improvements in diseases such as migraines, ADD/ADHD, and stress disorders or PTSD.

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Green Crack
User Rating – 4.1/5
Features

  • It is said to be a hybrid of Skunk#1, and 75% indica coming from an Afghani Strain,
  • It is marked by its tight bud structure.
  • It induces sharp energy and focus and an invigorating mental buzz to keep you active throughout the day.
  • It has a fruity flavor of mango.

Medical Benefits
Green crack is a perfect daytime medication for medical cannabis patients suffering from fatigue, depression, and stress.

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Girl Scout Cookies
User Ratings – 4.3/5
Features

  • GSC is popular hybrid cross between OG Kush, Durban Poison, and cherry pie and originates from California
  • Helps launch users to euphoria and full body relaxation with time-bending cerebral invigoration
  • GSC has won a number of Cannabis Cup Awards for their THC level
  • It has a sweet and earthy aroma

Medical Benefits
Patients who seek strong dose of medical cannabis may look to GSC. It can treat ailments such as pain, nausea, and appetite loss. It is often prescribed for insomnia and helps relieve chronic aches and pains and even symptoms of PTSD. It is prescribed for Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and inflammation.

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Grand Daddy Purple
User Ratings – 4.2/5
Features

  • It is a famous indica cross between Purple Urkle and Big Bud and a common crop in California.
  • Introduced in Ken Estates in the year 2003.
  • It has a complex grape and berry aroma inherited from its parent Purple Urkle while Big Bud has passed on its oversized and compact bud structure.
  • Their potent psychoactive effects are clearly felt on both body and mind, with a fusion of cerebral euphoria and relaxation

Medical Benefits
Grand Daddy Purple helps to treat people suffering from pain, stress, insomnia, appetite loss and muscle spasms.

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Jack Herer
User Ratings – 4.2/5
Features

  • A Sativa-dominant cannabis strain named after the great marijuana activist and author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes, Jack Herer.
  • It has a lineage combining a Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk cross
  • Sensi Seeds created it to capture both cerebral invigoration in association with natives and heavy resin production of indicas
  • Spicy and pine scented sativa took home many awards for their quality and potency
  • It creates bliss and a clear-head

Medical Benefits
Prepared in the Netherlands in the mid-1990s, it was later distributed by Dutch pharmacies who recognized it as a medical grade strain. It is recognized as an appropriate treatment for stress, anxiety, and mood disorders, and its indica lineage provides an effective treatment for the aches associated with Fibromyalgia. It is chosen for some patients suffering from nausea and cachexia to stimulate appetite and settle upset stomachs.

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AK-47
User Ratings – 4/5
Features

  • A Sativa dominant hybrid mixes Colombian, Mexican, Thai, and Afghani varieties with a complex blend of flavors and effects.
  • It will leave you relaxed and mellow, delivers a long-lasting cerebral buzz to keep you mentally active, and engaged in creative activities
  • The scent and aroma of the hybrid is sour, earthy and sweet.

Medical Benefits
People are suffering from bipolar disorder, depression, and other mood-related disorders may wish to give AK-47 a try. It helps to treat stress, pain, insomnia, anxiety, and loss of appetite, as well as ease nausea and vomiting.

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Northern Lights
User Ratings – 4.2/5
Features

  • It is a pure indica cherished for it’s resinous buds, fast flowering capabilities, and resilience in growth
  • It is an indigenous descendant of Afghani landrace strains.
  • It originated in near Seattle, Washington, but was propagated out of Holland after 1985.
  • A sweet and spicy aroma is radiated from the crystal-coated buds
  • The psychoactive effects settles firmly throughout the body, helping to relax muscles and mind with a calm euphoria

Medical Benefits
The comfortable laziness created by NL allows medical marijuana patients to get relief from pain and sleeplessness. Many people choose it for body high, and this weakens the chains of chronic pain. As a strong appetite stimulant it can help people suffering from eating disorders and wasting syndromes.

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Sour Diesel
User Ratings – 4.2/5
Features

  • Sometimes called Sour D
  • High cerebral elevating Sativa
  • It has a pungent and a diesel-like aroma
  • Sour Diesel originates from Mexican Sativa and Chemo, but some folklore suggest that Sour D originated from Chemdawg 91, Northern Lights, and an unknown Skunk phenotype

Medical Benefits
Sour Diesel is a top choice among patients to fight ailments such as stress, pain, and depression and it helps to treat chronic fatigue very well.

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Blue Cheese
User Ratings – 4.1/5
Features

  • This is an indica-cross created by crossing a Blueberry male with an original UK Cheese, which is a Skunk#1 phenotype.
  • It carries a sweet and savory smell of the berry and blue cheese.
  • It has a creamy and unique flavor
  • This heavy indica will help you feel calm and pleasant at the end of the day

Medical Benefits
A great strain to treat muscular spasms, pains, and stress, as well as anxiety related disorders. Some people also find it helpful to treat sleeping disorder and migraines.

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We have performed our survey using the reviews and ratings published in in Leafly, Sensi Seeds, Cannabis Strains, and Wiki leaf. We would like our readers to pour their thoughts and opinions about various strains they have used or have been using as well share their opinion about the listed strains.
To find your kind of cannabis strains, Grassmatch will help you to connect medical marijuana caregivers in their legal marketplace. Try us and look for your caregiver today!

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Medical Marijuana Caregivers in Michigan

Medical Marijuana Caregivers in Michigan

What’s the difference between a caregiver and a drug dealer?

A medical marijuana caregiver is a person whom supplies cannabis for any medical reason. Contrast this to a drug dealer, whom almost always supply marijuana (and typically other drugs) for recreational purposes.

A few Medical Marijuana Caregivers in Michigan revel in the fact that others still consider them drug dealers. But most prefer to distance themselves from that label. In my travels I would say that the vast majority of medical marijuana caregivers in Michigan attempt to stay within the letter of the Michigan Medical Marijuana (Marihuana) Law.

Find a Medical Marijuana Caregiver in Michigan

 

 

We have made finding a Medical Marijuana Caregiver in Michigan easy. We provide you with a list of local caregivers, you can sort them in a myriad of ways. Create an account and start searching in less than 5 minutes. Grassmatch also certifies caregivers, and provides a way to communicate with them anonymously and safety. You can also read and write reviews. Did we mention this is all free? Pretty sweet deal, if you ask us.

Whats special about Medical Marijuana Caregivers in Michigan?

By definition, a medical marijuana caregiver in Michigan must supply marijuana only to alleviate their own patients symptoms. That is a subtle but very important distinction in the law. People have gone to jail because they failed to understand this.

Lets see how this really works.

Imagine a medical marijuana caregiver in Michigan. This caregiver supplies any patient with cannabis to alleviate their medical conditions. Unfortunately, Michigan may prosecute this caregiver as a drug dealer. Now imagine a caregiver that supplies only their own patients with marijuana. This caregiver doesn’t have a good understanding of their patients medical conditions. The State of Michigan may consider this person a drug dealer.

Remember – if it wasn’t written down it often doesn’t count in court. This is why we recommend caregivers keep a records of their correspondence and follow ups with their patients.

What does a Medical Marijuana Caregiver in Michigan do?

Medical Marijuana Caregivers in Michigan, besides trying to keep themselves out of Jail, typically grow the cannabis they sell. Cannabis prefers a very sunny, 75F, 50% relative humidity environment. Michigan’s weather doesn’t cooperate like that, so many Medical Marijuana caregivers in Michigan take to growing their medicine indoors. At the very least, full time caregivers grow partially indoors and in Greenhouses. Growing is a fascinating and rewarding hobby, but not something I recommend to people with limited free time or those who do not own their own property.

How much money can a Medical Marijuana Caregiver in Michigan Make?

Not very much. To summarize, Medical Marijuana Caregiver in Michigan get 5 patients only. They can only sell marijuana to those patients for their medical symptoms. As noted by many of Michigan’s leading physicians, usually patients can alleviate their symptoms on 1 oz per week or less. Before we get any hate mail, we should tell you that this is just an estimate. Every patient should be evaluated on an individual basis.

Now we need to make some assumptions to figure out what the salary for a caregiver might be. We assume a sale price of $225 / oz, a production price that averages $100 /oz, and patient consumption consistently of 1 oz / wk. The salary for a fully compliant Caregiver in Michigan is thus $30,000 at best.  Realistically, they will make a lot less because only a few patients will need 4 oz/mo consistently. That’s not a lot of money considering Medical Marijuana Caregivers in Michigan risk their livelihood and freedom.

At Grassmatch, we know how important it is for caregivers to keep 5 good patients signed up at all times. Next, they should attack their costs. Did you know, for example, that hydroponic store nutrients are marked up 1600%+ over horticultural grade nutrients? It’s true, we did the math! A high quality horticultural grade fertilizer (Jacks Professional + Calcium Nitrate), modified for use with marijuana crops with a few key ingredients is much cheaper than the store bought “nutes”.

Plus, the sun and many organic fertilizers (compost, worm bins) are virtually free! With these tricks and a few more, we’ve seen costs as low as $37 /oz indoors. Not bad!

Where are Medical Marijuana Caregivers in Michigan Headed?

We can only guess. Pandora’s box has been opened in several other states allowing for the sale of Marijuana recreationally through heavily taxed government approved channels. With costs of $300 per oz and above, naturally the grey market is flourishing. What we do know – growers selling marijuana directly to consumers will continue to be good business.

Vaping Medical Marijuana is a Healthier Alternative

Vaporizers are little expensive than traditional pipe or bongs. However, people have started to switch to vaporizers.

There are so many ways to consume medical marijuana. Everything from the age old classic of rolling a joint to a thickened oil product made with butane we call “earwax”. You can even use medical cannabis to make medibles-medicinally infused foods and drinks. Then there are topical treatments (lotions) and tinctures (alcohol based solution that is applied under the tongue) that are somewhat popular among medical users as well.

Read More: Consuming Medical Cannabis – The Beginner’s Guide

Yet doctors believe vaporizers are the best way to consume medical cannabis. There are certain models even approved by the doctors in areas like Canada for use as medical devices. Let us look into the detailed study on medical marijuana vaporizers.

Insights to Vaping Marijuana

Vaping medical cannabis avoids irritating respiratory toxins in marijuana smoke by heating cannabis at a certain temperature where the psychoactive drug ingredients evaporate without combustion. (Source: CANORML)

According to the lab finding of CANORML and MAPS, vaporizers deliver cannabinoids by eliminating smoke toxins drastically. Like tobacco, marijuana Smoke has toxins that are harmful to respiratory systems. This include highly carcinogenic polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, responsible for cigarette-related cancers. These toxins are a result of combustion, and are different from pharmaceutically active components of marijuana, known as cannabinoids. While, there is no definitive proof that marijuana smoking causes cancer, Enthusiastic marijuana smokers are at increased risk for bronchitis and respiratory infections. Respiratory diseases are regarded as the primary physiological hazard of marijuana.

Cannabis vaporizers are designed to allow users inhale active cannabinoids while avoiding the harmful toxins. They do so simply by heating cannabis to a temperature of 180 – 200° C (356° – 392° F), just below the point of combustion where smoke is produced. It is the optimal temperature where THC and other medically active cannabinoids are emitted with little or no carcinogenic tars and noxious gasses. Many medical marijuana patients who find smoking cannabis irritating find effective relief through vaporizers.

Types of Popular Vaporizers in 2017

1. Vaporizer Pens – (click here to check out the full list)

A vaping pen is styled like an electronic cigarette and it allows you to inhale medical marijuana dry blends, oils, and waxes.

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2. Portable Vaporizers– (click here to check out the full list)

Portable vaporizers are compact and lightweight vaporizers made for the vapor enthusiasts who look for portability. People generally use marijuana buds in the portable vaporizers to vape efficiently.

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3. Desktop Vaporizer – (click here to check out the full list)

Desktop vapes are on the larger side; these at home vaporizers pack a punch when it comes to vapor production. And these units can be powered by large batteries, or electrical outlets at home. These are good for people who require large hits and enjoy their medicine at home.

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Why have vaporizers become popular among both doctors and patients?

Let us check out why vaporizers are becoming more popular amongst doctors and medical cannabis patients.

  • Reduces the Harmful Toxins

Smoking marijuana is less harmful than tobacco. But the smoke emitted by burning marijuana contains many of the same toxins. In fact, we have witnessed that burning marijuana produces more than 100 toxins, and many of them links to cancer.

Unlike vaporizers that work by heating marijuana at a certain temperature that is hot enough to evaporate the active ingredients and cool enough to avoid combustion. As a result, people who vaporize their medicine are not exposed to toxins found in smoke.

As per a study published in 2007, vaporizers give medical cannabis patients the same effects as smoking but without inhaling toxic products produce by smoke.

  • Improving Lung Health

You will find no long-term studies on people who vape marijuana. That mean it is impossible to say for sure whether vaporizers are good for your lungs. However, based on how the devices work, experts believe that vaporizing is at least better for your lungs. Some, small studies have shown that using a vaporizer can lead to fewer lung issues. In the study done in 2010, researchers found that using a vaporizer for just one month brought meaningful improvements. Researchers only chose those people who were suffering from existing lung symptoms to determine if vaporizing marijuana could help. By the end of the month, subjects depicted better lung function and reported fewer breathing symptoms.

Researchers thus concluded that using a vaporizer have the potential to minimize respiratory complaints, thus switching to a vaporizer is good for your health.

  • Use Less Marijuana

Vaporizers are more efficient at converting plant matter into active cannabinoids than smoking. A study by California NORML and MAPS showed vaporizers could convert 46% of available THC into vapor compared to average marijuana joint that converts less than 25% THC. Similarly, patients ranked vaporizers as the best way to intake medical marijuana. It requires a smaller dose than smoking, edibles, and tea according to the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.

Vaporizers may look like a luxury device, but the thriftiest people have realized that the higher efficiency of these devices offset their initial cost.

  • Quicker Relief

Since marijuana is absorbed at a much slower pace by the stomach than the lungs, which cause the effect to delay by one hour and above. Absorption by stomach tends to appear uneven since cannabinoids get metabolized by the liver before it enters the blood stream. Well, on the other hand the lung can absorb cannabinoids in seconds providing almost instant relief when cannabis is inhaled properly. Vaporizers allow patients with better control over dosing and are easy to stop inhaling once achieved the desired effect.

  • Fewer Side Effects

Vaping medical marijuana ranked highest in achieving side effect satisfaction according to this study. The study fails to investigate specific side effects, but some are of the opinion that vaporizers produced a clear-headed “high” due to the lack of smoke inhaled. Cannabis vapor can be inhaled in short puffs whereas smoking requires taking deep and large breathes and can be uncomfortable for marijuana users.

In the end, we must say that how one reacts to marijuana defers from person to person, so vaporizers may not be ideal for every patient. Talk to your doctor about it and don’t be afraid to experiment with vapor.

Whatever you choose – you’ve got to find your cannabis. Grassmatch is a service that connects medical marijuana caregivers with medical marijuana patients. Try us out to find the right caregiver for you. Grassmatch is a new legal medical marijuana marketplace made just for you!

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Marijuana is Now Legal in Washington, DC

70% District voters of Washington DC in the month of November approved a ballot of Initiative 71 This initiative legalized the possession of up to two ounces of marijuana, the cultivation of up to six marijuana plants by individuals aged 21 and up, and the ability to gift up to an ounce of pot to others. The measure went into effect from Thursday; it did not legalize marijuana sales so anyone trying to sale marijuana for profits will still find themselves behind bars. Smoking weed in public is still banned.

At present, marijuana is legal in Washington DC, Colorado, and Alaska and later this Year Oregon will get its legalization. All four states already or will eventually allow sales at retail outlets. However, under federal law, marijuana is still illegal but the Obama administration has avoided enforcing these laws were they conflict with state laws. Pot will face prohibition on federal property such as parks and monuments. Even in federally subsidized public housing, Marijuana remains banned. Initiative 71 aimed not just to create funding for the regulation of substance but also to legalize sales.

What has been the marijuana legalization team looking for?

The team was working hard is to get people recognize that there are at least ten fundamental architectures to legalize marijuana. According to the January report on marijuana legalization for the Vermont Legislature, Jon Caulkins (drug policy expert at Carnegie Mellon University) and other experts outlined 12 alternatives to the current model of prohibition. Among twelve options these five are in most use –

  • Continued prohibition with decreased penalties
  • Commercial sales and legalization
  • Allowing adults to grow marijuana
  • Distribution in small private clubs
  • Ask the state governments to control the supply chain and sell pot
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Why DC is a testing ground for cannabis reform

Mark Kleiman, a drug policy expert at UCLA, explained in the month of November that with the end of alcohol prohibition in the year 1930 stopped the crime and violence that used to take place due to illicit alcohol market. Further, he added that alcohol marketed to encourage excessive drinking is and continues to present major health and safety problems, causing nearly 88,000 deaths per year

While pot can also become risky for some people. “The main risk of cannabis is losing control of your cannabis intake, “Kleiman recently said. “That’s going to have consequences in terms of the amount of time you spend not fully functional. When that’s hours per day times years, that’s bad.”

And from that perspective of drug policy, experts think that DC would be a great testing ground and unique to initiate marijuana policy. Colorado, Washington State, Alaska, and Oregon will already show whether the commercialization works or not or will organize retail outlets to sell the drug. DC will get a chance to try something else.

What did Congress say about the legalization?

Congress was trying hard to stop the implementation of the law by attaching language to a continuous resolution that passed in December, blocks funding of any sort to legalize marijuana for recreational purpose. House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, has sent a letter to Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser proposing that Initiative 71 cannot go into effect under the law. Chaffetz shares his opinion saying that legalizing would be wrong, as there are severe consequences if people violate the provision. It is not just any little game.

Within the 30-day layover period, Congress has to review the initiative after it was transmitted in January. During that period, Congress could have easily rejected the proposal using a joint resolution of disapproval. Congress though has not passed such a measure.

A Quick Look at the New Reforms

The law includes the following rules and decision made on Thursday –

  • An adult can carry two ounces of marijuana. And the amount more than that is still illegal and will cause a misdemeanor with a fine of $1,000 or six months in jail.
  • An adult can gift up to one ounce, though selling is banned
  • Not just selling, purchasing of the drug is also not legal. The law prohibits.
  • The law allows growing up to six marijuana plants, but three “mature, flowering plants. These three plants, by the way, are bound to be enormous! At any given time with the provision intended to make it more difficult to grow and sell.
  • The law allows growing of marijuana within the interior of the house and premises, building, or rental unit that constitutes the person’s principal residence.
  • You can consume it in person but cannot legally consume it in public in any fashion
  • Unlike alcohol, marijuana does not possess any legal limit per se, but it is illegal to drive under the influence of Marijuana in any amount.
  • At present, legalization only applies to local DC territory rather you can possess it on any federal land. But exceptions are there such as you cannot have the substance in your possession in National Mall and Capitol.
  • Having pot in possession anywhere might make you stopped by U.S. Park Police of Capitol Police. As per the U.S. Capitol Police’s website, you must not possess pot within a 47-square block radius around the Capitol.

Watch Video: Washington Dc’s New Marijuana Law Explained

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However, the fact is that it will remain illegal to sell marijuana. In the midst, Obama proposed allowing pot sales in D.C. by letting city officials use local funds not generated by federal government to create a marijuana tax and regulatory system. In the absence of that get around, city officials have been working on other ways to manage the roll out of the new law.

Legalization of marijuana has given medical marijuana caregivers a strong cause to serve more people suffering from debilitating pains due to chronic diseases. The correct handling of the laws and new reforms can allow the patients to seek medical cannabis easily and with fewer or no hassles.

And to meet the right medical cannabis caregivers we invite you to Grassmatch, a legal marijuana marketplace.

 

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Grow a Healthier Lifestyle with Hemp Seed Foods

Thinking about maintaining a healthier lifestyle or simply planning to eat better? You should consider including hemp seed foods in your diet. It is not just a dietary supplement for people seeking medical cannabis treatments; anyone can introduce hemp seed foods in their diet and stay healthier.
Hemp is not marijuana. The two plants are very different. The dietary world has ignored the nutritional benefits that hemp has due to its botanical relationship to drug/medicinal varieties of Cannabis. Hemp seeds foods have no psychotropic reaction but provide plenty of nutritional benefits.
About Hemp
Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis Sativa that has only trace amounts of THC –  the compound responsible for the “high” produced by smoking medicial cannabis varieties. Hemp contains less than 1% THC while marijuana contains up to 20% THC – sometimes even higher!

People will be enlightened to know that we have an endocannabinoid system, compounds find in both hemp and marijuana, and eating Hemp foods thus have an amazing effect on our body. CBD is advocated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta in his recent documentary supporting medical cannabis. And the cannabis movement has shown the huge benefits of cannabis are available to the general public in different forms, hemp is one such example.
Watch Dr. Sanjay Gupta Speak on Cannabis
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As a superfood, Hemp comes with a lot of benefits. You can use it in the form of oil or seeds. Hemp has a balanced ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, proteins, vitamin A, E, and D, and different vitamin B (Vitamin B6, B12). Hemp is rich in sodium, calcium, iron, and fiber. Hemp provides nutrition not commonly found in the American diet, consider adding it!
The chart below shows you why you must have hemp of your breakfast table.
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Research says agricultural Hemp contains 1%less THC and this make it safe to feed the children. Do not get confused over Cannabis Oil and Hemp. Cannabis oil is extracted from high THC Marijuana flowers and hemp is extracted from the seeds of agricultural hemp.
Health Benefits of Hemp
We thoroughly researched the health benefits of hemp and collected it into one place for our users.
IMPROVES YOUR HEART HEALTH AND LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE
Hemp seeds perfectly balance the fatty acids that help to reduce blood cholesterol. It helps keep the heart healthy by preventing plaque buildup in arteries. This buildup leads to strokes and heart attacks. Fatty acids further reduce inflammation and can cause high blood pressure and poor blood circulation significantly reducing the workload on your heart. (Source: Healing Source)
GROW A HEALTHY MIND
Brain has many fatty acids that once can find in hemp. Regular consumption of hemp thus prevents the diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s and strengthens our memory power. Studies have also proved that hemp seed foods can also alleviate anxiety and depression to bring back a cheerful mood. (Source: Hemp Heal Foundation)
REGULATES DIGESTIVE DISORDERS
Hemp is a high fiber food that keeps your digestive tract healthy and clean. Thus, it is a quick way to fight back digestive discomfort like constipation and bloating. (Source: Healing Source)
FIGHTS DIABETES
Hemp helps diabetic patients to control sugar levels by a regular consumption of hemp foods. Hemp has healthy fats present in the ratio of 3:1 (Omega 6 and Omega 3) that speed up absorption of glucose from the bloodstream and energy conversion. This decreases your sweet cravings and increases energy level. Source: Healing Source)
PREVENTS CANCER
The hemp plant contains a lot of essential anti-oxidants that are essential for our health. It helps to reduce the risk of colon, breast, and prostate cancers. (Source: Cancer Org)
THE SECRET BEHIND YOUR GLOWING SKIN
Hemp oil is the main ingredient used in the high-end cosmetic products such as lotions, lip balms, and soaps. Since, the oil penetrates deep inside the skin layers and promotes rapid cell growth for smooth and soft skin. Hemp seed oil is also a common Acne treatment due to high levels of dermatologically sound Linoleic acid. (Source: Natural News)
SHED THOSE EXTRA & UNWANTED FATS
With regular consumption of hemp, you can induce weight loss. Hemp is a natural appetite suppressant and makes you feel full for a long time. Just four tablespoons of hemp seeds in your meal every day can reduce food cravings radically. You will feel more energetic and can work out more to flatten the tires. (Source: Natural News)
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OTHER BENEFITS OF HEMP FOOD
Apart from the benefits mentioned above, hemp has much more to offer. It is a super food because of its many nutritional benefits. It is also good for people suffering from inflammation in muscles and helps to cope up with menstrual pain and arthritis. Studies have shown that most digestible proteins are there in hemp seeds and hence it better than Soy beans. Hemp is just perfect for everyone, no matter what is the age or size.
How can you consume Hemp?
You can press hemp seeds to extract the polyunsaturated oil or make seed cakes out of it. The oil extracted out of hemp seeds can mix with other foods like breads and salads or even you can eat it plain. You can grind the hemp seed cakes to make flour and use it while baking. Of course, you can also buy cold pressed hemp oil from your local health store.
How to use hemp
Heating hemp seeds destroys the benefits of fatty acids so add hemp seeds to food after cooking.
It is amazing; you should give a try to a bowl of hemp seed from tomorrow. Since traces of cannabinoid oil, is good for your health.

 

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Consuming Medical Cannabis – The Beginner’s Guide

With increased rate of legalized cannabis in the United States, every year a bigger group of pot-newbie’s want to try cannabis. At Grassmatch, we wanted to know what experienced caregivers and patients thought newbies should know before embarking on their marijuana-flavored journeys.

 

After a careful and thorough research, I decided to make a newbie’s guide to consume medical cannabis. Here, I do not wish to write an exhaustive study but instead outline the basic rules of pot consumption. If you wish like to hear more from us on this subject, please drop a comment.
Looking at the Basics
For the sake of argument, let’s say you live in a state that allows you to consume marijuana legally, like Michigan. And you know that, increased effectiveness of medical marijuana is helping to treat serious symptoms with much less severe side effects. Thus, people are in search for the best and healthy options to consume pots.
So as a pot-newbie, you need to know some basics and choose the healthiest option to consume pots. Various consumption methods are available to patients in need, but before that, we will like to introduce the best strains that help patients to get pain relief. So, let us take a quick ride.
Cannabis Species
Cannabis Species refer to those varieties that have both recreational and medical properties. People cultivate these varieties to contain a high percentage of cannabinoid. Two most grown Cannabis species are Indica, are Sativa (as well as hybrids mix of the two). In general, medical marijuana strains come from breeding and crossbreeding these plant species for different qualities they possess. In fact, the caregivers need to label the jar and have to inform the buyers about the type of strains they are buying.
Sativa Vs Indica
Sativa – Sativa result into head-high’s, rise in energy, takes people to an engrossed state of euphoria and typically regarded as the “Day-Time Smoke.” Sativa strains provide strong mind effects that help pot users to relax.
Indica – On the other hand, Indica produces a deep narcotic state or a body-high. And this is the most favored strain for medicinal use to treat health issues such as insomnia, pain management, and stimulating your appetite. Unlike Sativa, it is a “Night-Time Smoke.”
To have a good grasp of the cannabis species take a visual ride with this Infographic from Vaped.ca –

Sativa vs Indica Marijuana Infographic

Cannabis Strains
Now that you have known about species let us get on to the popular strains made out of them.
Blue Dream – A Sativa dominant hybrid of Blueberry India and Haze Sativa is the most popular strains and widely available across the world. Blue Dream helps to maintain full relaxation with gentle cerebral invigoration. Novice users consume it since its level effects ease you gently into a calm euphoria.
Sour Diesel – An invigorating Sativa strain derives its name from its pungent diesel like smell. A fast acting strain helps to fade away stress, pain, and depression resulting in long lasting relief.
OG Kush – An Indica strain passing on the distinct Kush bud structure present in many strains today. OG Kush, patients most commonly have improvements in migraines, ADD/ADHD, and stress disorders.

 

Green Crack – This is pure cannabis originated from Afghani strain of tighter bud structure. It’s an Indica variety that invigorates a mental buzz and it is the perfect daytime medication for patients treating fatigue, stress, and depression.
Super Silver Haze – Its is a pure haze Sativa crossbreed of Skunk#1 and Northern Lights and one of the most popular cannabis strains until date. It’s a great remedy to high stress levels or when suffering from a lack of appetite or nausea.

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Grand Daddy Purple – It’s a famous Indica cross between Purple Urkle and Big Bud. It s a grape and berry scented bud, wrapped in violet hues turned lavender by a frosty trichome blanket. GDP ensures a relaxing experience that keeps anxiety, depression, and pain at bay.
Dr Grinspoon – A pure Sativa that derives its name in the honor of Harvard professor and Cannabis advocate. This sativa is a top choice for creative minds and deep thinkers as it induces rapid cerebral activity and sensory awareness.
Jack Herer – This is a sativa dominant cannabis strain which is a common crossbreed of Haze hybrid with a Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk. The spicy, pine-scented sativa has taken home numerous awards for its quality and potency. It help patients to enjoy a blissful, clear-headed and calm relaxation.
White Widow – This is a popular cross between a Brazilian sativa landrace and a resin-heavy South Indian Indica. It ensures a burst of euphoria and energy, which breaks through immediately stimulating both conversation and creativity.
White Rhino – This strain is a hybrid of White Widow and North American Indica. The buds are able to give a head high and one of the best types of medical marijuana as it has high THC content.
Methods of Consuming Medical Cannabis
There are all different methods to consume your favorite plant such as –

  • Smoking
  • Vaping
  • Dabbing
  • Edibles
  • Tinctures and Oils

Smoking Pots
People love smoking cannabis in a paper wrap called a joint or cigar wraps called a blunt. That’s not the end you can get yourself a glass pipe commonly called a bong. Let us take on –

 

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Joints – Easy to roll and does not use too much of weed. But they burn fast and not good for people smoking in large groups.

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Blunts – Perfect if you are smoking in groups, burns slowly and can hold more weed. Blunt papers are made for tobacco, and come in many different sizes and flavors to experiment with.
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Glass Pipe– Great for people smoking in small groups. Glass pipe are great for people smoking in small groups. The smoke from a glass pipe is not as smooth as that from a Joint or a bong, but what it lacks is smoothness it makes up in expediency.
Bong – Bong comes with few essentials such as a bowl, a stem, a chamber, and a carb hole. The airtight tube is filled with small amount of water that allows the smoke to travel through and cools the smoke before inhaled through the mouthpiece. This way the smoke does not burn your throat.

 

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GLASS BONG – King of all available bongs and gives smooth hits when mixed with ice.
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PLASTIC BONG – As the name it comes with a tough, easy-to-clean metal bowl held in place by a rubber grommet and a colored acrylic base. The tough plastic tube is where things can really get crazy. You do not require rolling, just load, spark, and inhale. It is less expensive than a glass bong.

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Dabbing Cannabis
Dabs are cannabis extracts made out of BHO and other solvents. You use a Rig, which is a modified bong to dab. When you use a water pipe, a blowtorch is used to preheat the surface that is called “nail.” The nail is made up of titanium or glass. After you heat the nail, the concentrate is dabbed on the surface resulting in a vapor that you can inhale.
Since dabs provides a different but powerful high. Most dabbers are experienced marijuana users who develop a tolerance to the effects of THC so it is better beginners stay away from taking dabs.
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Vaping Cannabis
Vaporizers are expensive than a traditional pipe or a bong. There are a number of reasons for a marijuana user to use this high-tech device. It works by heating marijuana, but not hot enough to start combustion. The device produces an inhalable vapor that contains active medical ingredient in marijuana, but without those harmful by-products caused by combustion. For a newbie, this low-harm, low-smell method may be worth a try.
Medical Cannabis Edibles

 

Edible Cannabis
Pot users can infuse cannabis into butter or oil and then cook it in food. Edibles usually take a longer time to have effect than smoking or vaporizing, as long as 20 minutes to an hour. Doses are a little difficult to judge, so you can intake the cannabis in small portions at a time. You can wait at least an hour to assess its effect so that you do not over over-medicate. Some edible herbal medicines kick in faster if eaten on an empty stomach. The therapeutic effects of the cannabis last much longer than other pot consumption methods, as much as 4 hours and then it slowly begins to wear off.

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Tinctures
A tincture is a concentrated form of medical cannabis that you might find in alcohol solution. Tinctures are not only highly concentrated but also requires a careful dosage level. You must start out small and wait to feel the effects and then add more. You can take it under the tongue or mix it with water and other beverages. Mostly used for the medicinal purpose to treat conditions like cancer, epilepsy, and more.
This brief guide is just like touching the tip of the iceberg. You can get to talk to a caregiver or someone who knows about toking. For the best experience, we recommend finding a great medical marijuana caregiver whom can help you with the process.

 

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Don & Annie’s Medical Marijuana Story

We sat down and had a Q&A session with Don. Don is a resident of Michigan and his daughter Annie suffers from a rare form of Epilepsy. Don is an early adopter of Grassmatch, and responded to our request to interview him about his experiences with Medical Marijuana and Grassmatch.

 

Don was able to use Grassmatch to find a local caregiver specializing in high CBD cannabis strains – in this case Charlotte’s Web. Anecdotal evidence strongly suggests that marijuana strains with high levels of CBD (Cannabidiol) and low levels of THC do not induce the same physiological effects most often associated with marijuana. In laymen’s terms, Annie isn’t getting high – she is getting well.

 

Disclaimer

 

Don wanted to be very clear that high CBD marijuana was the last in a long line of treatments administered for Annie to help control her seizures. Although Annie’s seizures are controlled now better than ever; no one is suggesting that high CBD marijuana will control your child’s seizures. Don did the right thing in our opinion – he first took his daughter in for traditional treatment, ensured compliance with his doctor’s orders, and kept trying until he found a treatment program that worked for Annie.

 

Our Interview

 

Q. How did you find Grassmatch?

 

A. Well, first I went to the dispensary. I drove about 4 hours both ways to find the medicine I was comfortable with. I told them my story, they gave me what I thought was a good deal. I was happy with that. Then that dispensary got shut down. I was livid but I had a good stockpile of medicine for Annie. I remembered talking to you {Grassmatch’s CEO} online way before Grassmatch was a real thing.

 

Q. Then what?

 

A. So I went back and talked to you to see how things were coming [with] your project. You said something like – “Listen, I’ve got this tool for you, it works, sign up and I’ll help you out.” Do you remember what happened after that ? (Laughs)

 

[I do remember, I went out and found about 30 caregivers willing to try out Grassmatch and help Annie]

 

Q. What is Grassmatch?

 

A. It’s a weird awesome site like a mix of eBay, a dating site, and marijuana. (ha) Ok it’s a caregiver matching service that helped me acquire quality medication for Annie. I guess the best thing about it are the features that help you separate the wheat from the chaff.

 

Q. The wheat from the chaff?

 

A. Yeah the good from the bad. Listen I’ve been out there and the struggle is real. There are good caregivers and bad caregivers, good patients and bad patients. There are professional people out there, who really care or really need help, I know because I found em’. But how the hell are you supposed to figure out who is who? Well that’s what you thought about when you were making this thing [Grassmatch]… right?

 

Q. That’s right. So did it help?

 

A. You know it did man! Well first of all I actually had a way to contact all these nearby caregivers (they are everywhere). Second, the guy I found already had a couple of good reviews under his name. That definitely made me feel better. Then I just messaged the cg (caregiver) and asked a bunch of questions.

 

Q. What kind of questions did you ask your caregiver?

 

A. Ok I actually made a list:

How many patients has he [the caregiver] served?

Have he served any patients suffering from Epilepsy?

Do you use pesticides on your crop?

Where can we meet?

 

Q. Was your information safe with Grassmatch?

 

A. You tell me smart-guy! Listen, to-date I have not received any extra spam mail. I mean, everything is anonymous until you don’t want it to be anymore. You don’t need to share your face, your name, or whatever unless you want to. You don’t even need to share your email address with other Grassmatch members. You can block anyone annoying you. So I give it an A+ for safety.

 

[To know more about what Grassmatch does with your personal information, click on the following link: http://goo.gl/9iATIU]

 

Q. Are you happy with Grassmatch?

 

A. Yes, I am. I found a perfect caregiver in a few days that I am extremely satisfied with. My requirements were not easy, professional, moderate cost, organic, clean, high CDB. I got everything I wanted and I don’t think you can argue with the results. This is a service I’ve been screaming for… for years. I think Grassmatch is the perfect matchmaker between patients and the caregivers. I hope it catches on everywhere.

 

Q. Anything else you want to say?

 

A. A few words for your whole team: Thank You for helping me help Annie. Keep up the good work.

 

We are so happy we could help Don and Annie. Write to us if you want to share your experiences with Grassmatch. If you are willing to do a video interview we are happy to get you lunch!

 

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Medical Marijuana: Relief for Debilitating Diseases

The medical benefits of Marijuana are unquestionable. After decades of research and controlled studies, now people can find medical marijuana benefits published in respected medical journals. Medical Marijuana is a proven treatment for a wide range of painful medical conditions, and with the right treatment program, troubling side effects can be minimized.

Grassmatch has partnered with the Medical Marijuana community so that access to this alternative treatment is easier than ever before.

Some qualifying conditions treated by Medical Marijuana include:

  1. Cancer
  2. Glaucoma
  3. HIV/AIDS
  4. Hepatitis C
  5. Lou Gehrig’s disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS)
  6. Alzheimer’s
  7. Nail patella syndrome
  8. Cachexia (wasting disease)
  9. Severe and chronic pain
  10. Severe nausea
  11. Seizures
  12. Epilepsy
  13. Muscle spasms
  14. Multiple sclerosis

Medical-Marijuana Diseases Cured

How Medical Cannabis (Marijuana) Combats the Symptoms of Various Painful Diseases?

  • For Cancer – Marijuana proved highly effective in reducing the nausea stimulated by chemotherapy in cancer. (Learn more about Cancer and Cannabis)
  • For Glaucoma – MMJ helps reduce intraocular pressure in people suffering from glaucoma (Click to learn more)
  • For HIV/AIDS – Medical marijuana proves effective is restoring appetite, debilitating fatigue, cure nausea and curtails weight loss. (HIV/AIDS and Medical Marijuana)
  • For Hepatitis C – Modest cannabis use may offer symptomatic and virological benefit to patients undergoing HCV treatment. Patients using cannabis are also more likely to adhere to their doctors recommended prescription therapies. (Refer the Publication from NCBI)
  • For Lou Gehrig’s disease – Medical marijuana alleviates the unbearable pain associated with this disease. (Check out the Views)
  • For Alzheimer – There is evidence that cannabis slows the neurodegenerative process associated with Alzheimer’s. (Reference: Medical Marijuana Pros and Cons )
  • For Nail-patella syndrome – The cannabinoids in marijuana act as an anti-inflammatory and an analgesics to fight pain, bone disorders, tendons, and scoliosis. (Click to see how Marijuana helps)
  • For Cachexia – Medical marijuana treatment is effective in stimulating appetite, fluid retention and helps to increase body weight in Cachexia patients. (Cannabis and Cachexia)
  • For Severe chronic pains – Cannabinoids prove to be a helpful remedy against the side effects of opiate pain medications and allow many patients to take a lower dose of these highly addictive drugs. (Read the study done by UCSF)
    Researchers at the University of California have been performing controlled studies on marijuana for decades. Their conclusion? Marijuana should be a “first-line treatment” for painful neuropathy problems and for people who fail to respond to other available treatments.
  • For Severe Nausea – Medical marijuana proves to provide effective relief against nausea as a side effect of various debilitating diseases. (Check out the study done by the Medical Journal: ElsevierHealth)
  • For Seizures/ Epilepsy – Cannabis reduces the tenacity of the seizures and convulsive attacks of a man suffering from cerebral palsy. (Look at the News published in the Time Magazine)
  • For Muscle Spasms – Marijuana helps reduce muscular spasms in patients with degenerative neurological disorders. (Refer to the Study done by Vanderbilt University)
  • For Multiple Sclerosis – Cannabis has a startling effect on muscle spasms, tremors, balance, bladder control, speech, and the eyesight. (Is Marijuana an Effective treatment for MS?)

Medical marijuana is proving to be highly effective in fighting the effects of different diseases, and a majority of Americans now supports its use. The chart below provided is by the Pew Research Center, and shows how much traction Medical Marijuana is getting.

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Our federal government continues to impede the progress of state medical marijuana laws. However, cannabis has already become a boon to many patients. This has compelled researchers and reformists to continue to introduce changes to Marijuana laws to improve the access of marijuana to qualified patients.

Grassmatch as Your Partner

High-quality medical marijuana needs to come from somewhere. At Grassmatch, we know it can be tough to find a great caregiver. Patients want reliable, convenient access to quality medication they prefer at a price they can afford. We created our service, not to cash in on Medical Marijuana; we could have opened a dispensary to do that. Instead, we created a tool to help our own community help itself – a tool to facilitate the direct, person-to-person exchange of Medical Marijuana without all the intermediaries.

Isn’t it great to know your caregiver or patient before getting in touch?

Finding the right medical marijuana caregivers is easy on Grassmatch. We are your partner, and we work juts for you. Sign up at our service FOR FREE, use our search function to narrow down your results, get in touch with local caregivers, and participate in the review process.  You will be helping yourself and your community.

Be sure to contact us with any suggestions you may have for our service.So drop us a message here:

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We invite all caregivers and patients to join our growing community in Michigan and help fight debilitating diseases with medical marijuana.

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