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Medical Demystified

A core component of Exhale Brands mission statement is our commitment to the advocacy and advisement of cannabis and its unique compounds as safe and effective therapeutic botanicals. Our passion for the clinical effectiveness of this ancient plant is borne out by a massive amount of historical and ongoing scientific data from some of the world's leading researchers.From chronic pain relief and appetite modulation to effective treatment of glaucoma symptoms and nausea, medical marijuana is proving to be extremely effective in the treatment of many conditions, and the list is growing as research continues.Our trained medical marijuana hosts will interview you regarding the symptoms or conditions you are experiencing.After consultation your host will advise you on recommended strains, products, and delivery methods to mitigate and relieve symptoms as indicated by your specific situation.

Therapeutic Uses of Cannabis and Cannabinoids

There are over 400 natural compounds in medical marijuana and, of these, eighty are only found in cannabis plants. These eighty special compounds are known as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids relieve symptoms of illness by attaching to receptors in the brain that look for similar compounds that occur in the human body, such as dopamine.

There are five major cannabinoids in medical marijuana that are particularly effective for relieving symptoms of illness, and each one produces different physical and psychological effects.This is why certain strains of medical marijuana are bred to have different amounts of each cannabinoid and are recommended for different conditions.

Major Cannabinoids in Medical Marijuana

What THC is and its Effects

THC stands for delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol. It is probably the best known cannabinoid present in medical marijuana. Physically it acts as a muscle relaxant and anti-inflammatory and psychologically it acts as a stimulant. This makes medical marijuana strains high in THC a good choice for patients who need relief while also to remain alert and active.

THC in medical marijuana acts in the following ways:

What is CBD

CBD stands for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol actually reduces the psychological effects of medical marijuana. For most patients, a strain that has high THC and high cannabidiol will have fewer “mental” effects and more physical ones. High cannabidiol medical marijuana strains, like Blueberry and Harlequin, are especially effective for illnesses with strong physical symptoms.

Cannabidiol’s effects include:

  • reduced pain
  • reduced anxiety
  • reduced nausea
  • sedative effects
  • anti-convulsive
  • anti-schizophrenic
  • arrests the spread of cancer

What is CBC

CBC stands for cannabichromene. Cannabichromene’s main action is to enhance the effects of THC. High cannabichromene levels will make a high-THC medical marijuana strain much more potent.

THC in medical marijuana acts in the following ways:

What is CBN

CBN is cannabinol, not to be confused with Cannabidiol. Cannabinol is very similar to THC, but has less psychological effects. It is produced as THC breaks down within the medical marijuana plant. High THC will make cannabinol’s effects stronger, and very high cannabinol concentrations can produce undesirably strong head highs. Cannabinol levels tend to be high in medical marijuana strains like...

CBN in medical marijuana acts in the following ways:

What is CBG

CBG is an abbreviation for cannabigerol. Cannabigerol has no psychological effects on its own, and is not usually found in high amounts in most medical marijuana. Scientists believe that cannabigerol is actually one of the oldest forms of cannabinoids, meaning it is essentially a “parent” to the other cannabinoids found in medical marijuana. It also has anti-microbial properties.

CBN in medical marijuana acts in the following ways:

Combining Strains

A core component of Exhale Brands mission statement is our commitment to the advocacy and advisement of cannabis and its unique compounds as safe and effective therapeutic botanicals. Our passion for the clinical effectiveness of this ancient plant is borne out by a massive amount of historical and ongoing scientific data from some of the world's leading researchers. From chronic pain relief and appetite modulation to effective treatment of glaucoma symptoms and nausea, medical marijuana is proving to be extremely effective in the treatment of many conditions, and the list is growing as research continues. Our trained medical marijuana hosts will interview you regarding the symptoms or conditions you are experiencing. After consultation your host will advise you on recommended strains, products, and delivery methods to mitigate and relieve symptoms as indicated by your specific situation.

In Nevada:

The State of Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health has streamlined the Medical Marijuana Cardholder Registry process making obtaining your Nevada Medical Marijuana Card easier than ever. The state application process can be completed almost entirely online and cards are now mailed directly to patients at home via the USPS. Within as little as 1 - 2 days, you will receive an approval letter that can be used to purchase medical cannabis from a dispensary for up to 60 days until your card arrives in the mail.

1. Determine if you have a qualifying condition

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Nevada include:

2. Find a doctor and schedule an appointment

Any Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) who is currently licensed and in good standing in Nevada can recommend a patient for the program.However, the vast majority of doctors have never written a Medical Marijuana prescription and may be unfamiliar with the process. For this reason, Exhale Nevada recommends finding a doctor that specializes in medical marijuana.Weedmaps and Leafly are both great resources for finding cannabis-friendly physicians near you. Here are a few doctors who we have experience working with and that we highly recommend.

At Sun Valley Certification Clinic, we provide professional, compassionate, and private evaluations for patients seeking to legally obtain a Nevada Medical Marijuana Card. We only work with physicians that are licensed and in good standing with the Medical Board of Nevada. Medical Cannabis is not only a medical issue, but a legal one as well. We follow medical board guidelines and Nevada law so that your approval is legal, ethical and defensible in court.

Cohen Medical Centers is dedicated to evaluating Nevada residents interested in medical cannabis as a health option. Providing compassionate care for patients in a positive and professional environment is our top priority. Working hand in hand with the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, we offer the most up-to-date information to help ensure legal compliance. Our physicians are highly trained, fully licensed, and knowledgeable in medical cannabis. Through consultation, they will be able to indicate if cannabis may be of medical benefit to you and make a formal recommendation.