In this video my good friend Michael Backes, medical marijuana R&D expert and author of the book Cannabis Pharmacy (2014), shares some of his knowledge on the therapeutic power of pot.
During my treatment for breast cancer, I learned how powerful medical marijuana truly can be in helping to alleviate some of the serious side effects of cancer treatment, including pain, nausea, and loss of appetite. I was not a pot smoker at the time of my diagnosis, and hadn't used weed since I was a teen. Backes and my fellow cancer patients shared their experience and knowledge with me, and with the blessing of my oncologist, I found that it could be a very helpful form of relief.
In this video, Backes talks about how to use vaporizers, how to dose correctly for different forms of therapeutic relief, the difference between smoking, edibles, and vaporizers, CBD vs. THC, why the classifications of Indica and Sativa don't matter as much as most people think, and why temperature is important when vaporizing weed.
This video is part of an underwritten series on the benefits and uses of medical marijuana, and is sponsored by Ascent by DaVinci: a glass-on-glass, temperature-controllable personal vaporizer for people who care about quality.
Director: Eric Mittleman. Music: Shawn Tynan. Special thanks to Los Angeles Patients and Caregivers Group.
Michael Backes, cannabis expert and longtime friend of Boing Boing.
Packages of edible medical cannabis products available at LAPCG. I like this brand.
Various strains of medical marijuana on display at the Los Angeles Patients and Caregivers Group, the dispensary where I obtained medical marijuana during my treatment for breast cancer.
The United States Food and Drug Administration issued a warning Thursday about the use of surgical robots in breast cancer surgery. FDA says that use of the robotic medical devices in mastectomy, lumpectomy, and related surgery because of “preliminary” evidence that it may be linked to lower long-term survival. .
‘Bring back our #ChildhoodDiseases.’ Ugh.
Frazzled American nerves should be calmed by Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathleen L. Arberg’s statement that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is cancer free. The beloved justice is recovering and will return to hear oral arguments next week. The Trump Administration was reportedly chomping at the bit to replace this well-loved member of the Supreme Court. NPR: […]
If you’re going to pursue a career in graphic design, videography or web development, there are some essential tools you need to have – and all of them are included in the Adobe Creative Cloud. And whether you need to brush up on Illustrator, Photoshop or InDesign – or are a beginner to them all […]
Got a vision to put on film? The Film & Cinematography Mastery Bundle shows you how to put it there, with classes covering gear, lighting, production – even marketing. Even in this age of indie cinema, filmmaking can seem like an exclusive world for the chosen few. But with the right eye – and the […]
If you’re into tech at all, you should definitely consider unleashing your inner tinkerer on a Raspberry Pi board. If you’re intimidated, don’t be. It’s a statistical probability that people half your age have created cooler things than you can imagine with the versatile kit. Not sure where to start? The Complete Raspberry Pi 3B+ […]