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Our knowledgeable budtenders and new patient programs are here to assist you, supply answers, and set your mind at ease. We recognize that through education and information, you’ll find the best method for you. We continue a mission to legally protect and regulate the use and cultivation of cannabis and promote a holistic approach to healing. Grass Roots Rx encourages you to ask questions and pursue a healthier way of life. We look forward to providing for your needs.
Learn More About Medical Marijuana
Medical marijuana offers medical treatment without debilitating side effects. As demonstrated by decades of studies published in highly respected medical journals, the medicinal benefits are undeniable. Cannabis is made up of hundreds of active chemical compounds, with over 60 cannabinoids that interact directly with the cannabinoid receptors found throughout the human endocannabinoid system.
Terpenes are chemicals that determine a plant’s scent and flavor. Each strain of cannabis offers a unique terpene profile. Cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, along with the hundreds of other compounds, including terpenes, work together in something called the entourage effect. Taking advantage of all the compounds and terpenes in the plant delivers greater rewards.
The Endocannabinoid System
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex cell-signaling system that plays an important role in regulating sleep, mood, appetite, memory, reproduction, and fertility. The ECS has been linked to metabolism, chronic pain, inflammation, cardiovascular system function, liver function, stress, muscle formation, and more. It involves three core components: endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes.
What is Tetrahydrocannabinol and Cannabidiol?
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is one of the main cannabinoids found in cannabis and interacts with the ECS by binding to receptors. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the other major cannabinoid found in cannabis. It doesn’t create a high sensation or bind to CB1 or CB2 receptors the way THC does, but potentially works by preventing endocannabinoids from being broken down and allowing them to have more of an effect on the body.
Cannabis has been shown to:
- Alleviate severe pain
- Decrease muscle spasticity in patients with neurological disorders
- Lessen nausea induced by cancer chemotherapy
- Prove a safer and more effective alternative to narcotic painkillers
- Reduce intraocular pressure in people suffering from glaucoma
- Relieve symptoms of numerous debilitating medical conditions, such as cancers, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s Disease, epilepsy, and Crohn’s Disease
- Stimulate appetite
- Treat some mental health conditions, particularly PTSD