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.
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