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Do you have endocannabinoid deficiency?

Do you have endocannabinoid deficiency?

Every human and almost every single animal has an Endocannabinoid System (ECS): a network of receptors and neurotransmitters that help control some of your most vital life functions related to memory, appetite, mood, pain sensation, and immune system.  The...

Do you have endocannabinoid deficiency?

Every human and almost every single animal has an Endocannabinoid System (ECS): a network of receptors and neurotransmitters that help control some of your most vital life functions related to memory, appetite, mood, pain sensation, and immune system. 

The function of the ECS is to maintain balance or homeostasis of the body. Why haven’t you learned about this system? Why hasn’t your doctor discussed this system with you?

Sadly most health professionals do not learn about this important body system as part of their education and training due to the status of cannabis as a Schedule I drug. As a Schedule I drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970, cannabis is considered to have “no accepted medical use.” 

For more on the history and timeline of cannabis research tune into Episode #1 and #2 of The Kush Nurse Podcast where I dive deep into the challenging history of cannabis as medicine.

In 1992, scientists searching for answers on why cannabis produced psychological effects on humans discovered that humans produce their own “endo” cannabinoids and the ECS was identified. 

Technically, the ECS is simply being supplemented when a person consumes cannabinoids, terpenes, or other chemicals from an herb like a cannabis plant that happen to bind with the receptors within this system.

Many medical professionals and researchers have identified a shortage of endocannabinoids as a condition called endocannabinoid deficiency. Dr. Ethan Russo is one of the leading experts and researchers in cannabis medicine. The core concept of Dr. Russo’s theory is that some illnesses are related to defects in the endocannabinoid system. In other words, a better understanding of the endocannabinoid system might lead to significant breakthroughs in understanding diseases that affect millions of people, like migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, and post traumatic stress disorder.

Cupping: Alternative methods for pain management

Cupping: Alternative methods for pain management

Many saw cupping, a chinese medicine practice, in the mainstream during the 2016 Olympics. When Olympic Swimmer, Michael Phelps, appeared on the global stage during his swim meet with circular bruises on his back and legs it gained a lot of attention. Many athletes...

Cannabis: A Complicated History Pt.2

Cannabis: A Complicated History Pt.2

In this episode, we continue looking at the complicated history of cannabis.  We pick up in the 1980s and the Reagan era with the war on drugs. We learn of the discovery of the endocannabinoid system almost 30 years later by Israeli scientist, Dr. Rafael...

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Cannabis: A Complicated History

Cannabis: A Complicated History

In this episode, we begin to discuss the complicated history of cannabis.  I will share the findings of cannabis from 10,000 years ago through the era of cannabis as medicine and then to the criminalization and demonization of the drug. We begin by looking at the...

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Do I have to smoke it? Methods of consuming cannabis

Do I have to smoke it? Methods of consuming cannabis

The biggest concern patients have when they are exploring cannabis is not wanting to smoke it. While smoking cannabis is the mainstream method that is depicted in most social media, movies, videos, or magazines their ways to consume cannabis. Most would be surprised...

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A Mom evolves with cannabis

A Mom evolves with cannabis

Listen in as we talk to Monique Vargas: She shares about her journey to cannabishow it’s helped her to find balance and relief from the challenges of depression and chronic pain.How cannabis helps her manage motherhood and normalizing cannabis use at home Monique is a...

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I like the consistency of daily microdosing. A little pat of butter goes a long way. 10mg ish because as much as we like to measure it’s impossible to get it exact in my opinion.

Do you canna butter?
I put this in my coffee and it’s perfection.
Also melted on toast, or cooking my scrambled 🍳, on my 🍿 or as one friend so happily shared melted on ice cream it turns into the best crunchy salty goodness ever. 🤤

#edibles #cannabutter #butter #cookingwithcannabis #herbalmedicine #cannabisismedicine #eatyourweed #cannagoodies
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Meditation Monday! How do you find the calm?

I hear so often people tell me they can’t meditate or they can’t quiet their mind. I absolutely know what you mean. It took some time to get to meditation bliss. Cannabis has helped significantly. It calms my mind, quiets the to do list and let’s me relax into my breath.

The first step in my meditation practice is some intentional cannabis inhales and exhale. While I settle in to my seat. I do love a good sitting meditation but also have found it very therapeutic to lie with my eye mask on and let the sound take me on a deeper journey.

Once I’m relaxed and settled in...I try to imagine white light pouring into me and also emanating from me.

When or if my mind starts to wander I return to my breath and see myself breathing in the white light and breathing out that powerful energy.

If you are needing help with your meditation practice join us next Monday. We start off with our intention and a journal prompt followed by a deep sound journey you can breathe into.

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I know I have a good crew of nurses that follow me! In addition to Kush Nurse duties I’m also the cofounder of Cannabis Nurses of Color. I appreciate each and every one of you for following along here. Please also be sure to follow @cannanursescnoc we created a safe space for black and brown nurses in the cannabis industry. Our youtube and FB pages have lots of valuable resources and interviews related to cannabis nursing as a whole. Come over and explore.

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Common misconception is people think cannabis is a one hit wonder. If you are treating a condition or managing symptoms with cannabis you may have to take it just as often as your pharmaceuticals. Check out the @dothepot Podcast episode where I get to share about microdosing cannabis. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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