Patient Education

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Home of The Cannabis Calculators

Put yourself in the driver's seat-- your medication's effects!

Cannabis medication can be confusing and expensive. Our fun education calculators can help you to save time and money!

We have long been denied the right to the safe, effective medication choices offered by cannabis (more
commonly known as marijuana). As a result, we must all reprogram our thinking while we learn how to use it- which is a personal process.

This means that what works for someone else may not work well for you.

Our genetics (among other factors) control how we respond to cannabis medication. This can cause more confusion as strains (or types) of cannabis can number in the hundreds! Rather than just getting a drug prescription as usual, we must be involved in choosing our medicine- to an extent never seen before! 

hands holding cannabis
Take control of your cannabis medicine!

A lack of education causes many of us to demand only high-THC strains because that is what we are most familiar with.

This is not the best approach as it can cause the medicine to be less effective and cause unwanted side effects.  Cannabis contains hundreds of ingredients with each “ingredient” giving different effects.  So, how do we choose which ones are best for us?

Studies show that cannabis medication can help with more than just pain and arthritis. Ingredients found inside cannabis have been shown to help manage many other health problems including blood sugar and appetite control, cancer, addiction, headaches, glaucoma, and more. It does this by working on one of our body systems called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This body system is responsible for keeping us in balance (called homeostasis). Many patients find help with managing other long-term, poorly controlled health conditions-- without the side effects found in pharmaceutical drugs. Patients do this by learning to choose cannabis strains that contain specific ingredients--- NOT just THC.

Currently, our only options are

  • spend hours doing research on which cannabis types or “strains” could possibly match our
    health needs
  • Attend time-consuming classes
  • Use an expensive trial and error method
  • Be totally dependent on questionably educated others

If only there was a simple way to get this information without spending hours hunched over the computer or the “trial and error” approach that quickly drains your pocketbook……

Introducing The Cannabis Calculators!

“Calculate” what you need with our cannabis education system.

Education is provided in step by step fashion in two fun and interactive devices (sold separately).

The Cannabis Calculator 1

Helps you cut through the time, headache, and cost involved in learning about your medication.  Simply turn the dial for targeted education.  Our double-sided devices give you double the education!  Cannabis education at your fingertips–  simply turn the dial & “calculate” what you need.

Side 1 

Stop guessing- our example guide quickly puts you on the path to finding the best strains for you.  Use while learning to ID which ingredients work best for you on the side 2!

Side 2

Learn how to ID which of the cannabis ‘ingredients” work best for your health.   Compare your customized results against labels and lab reports, and choose better cannabis strains.

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The Cannabis Calculator 2

 

The Cannabis Calculator 2 can help you learn ways to cut some of the cost and get the most out of your medication by using targeted vaping temperatures and finding other plant sources for some of the ingredients (called terpenes) for holistic healing. 

Side #1

 Ways to stretch those medication dollars by using the correct vaping temperatures.

Side #2

How to get “missing” ingredients.  As a bonus, we have listed cannabis strains known to contain those ingredients.

Use code CALCULATE10 at checkout for 10% off your purchase or code EDUCATE5 for savings on the entire education system!

Did you know that "hemp" or CBD flower is cannabis too? It is just marketed differently because of legal definitions. This means that hemp flower has the EXACT same ingredients inside that cannabis does (minus the high THC levels)-- and can help medicinally as well! Hemp strains contain identical mixes of all other cannabinoids and terpenes. Our calculators can help you learn to use all types of cannabis medication. Check out our Education Station page to learn more!


Check out our YouTube video links below & learn how to use these fun, easy-to-use calculators.  Our videos help to guide you on getting the best effects from your medicine;  Also covers how to match your calculator’s results to product labels and lab reports!


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How to Use The Cannabis Calculator 1

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How to Use The Cannabis Calculator 2

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How to Read Cannabis Lab Reports

Click the cards below

To learn fun facts about your cannabis ingredients!

CBD

CBD

Studies have shown that CBD-infused dental products, such as toothpaste and mouthwash, are extremely effective. When used in combination with another cannabinoid called CBN, studies have shown that they can help a condition called bruxism, also known as teeth-grinding

Pinene

This cannabis terpene has been shown to be an effective lung bronchodilator for asthma symptom relief. Pinene also helps to counteract the memory loss associated with THC! People with anxiety can be sensitive to this terpene and may need to avoid high levels of it- use caution.

Caryophyllene

Recent studies have shown that this common terpene helped control diabetes in rats when used with the food supplement called L-arginine. Its powerful effects were shown to normalize blood sugar and glucose tolerance as well as repair damaged pancreatic cells! Caryophyllene is the only terpene found to act directly on our endocannabinoid system (ECS) receptors as well.

Ocimene

This terpene has been shown in studies to kill the virus that causes SARS. This virus is known as the SARS-CoV virus and is in the same family of coronaviruses as the COVID-19 virus causing the pandemic (aka SARS-CoV-2).

Guaiol

Also known as champacol, this terpene has used in the past to treat syphilis and regulate menstruation (periods). This terpene has a diuretic effect which could be helpful in controlling blood pressure.

CBN

This mildly psychoactive cannabinoid is formed from degraded THCA. Often known as the “sleepy cannabinoid,” it is commonly used as a sleep aid. Researchers found that 2.5-5mg of CBN was as effective as 5-10mg of the addictive sedative diazepam (more commonly known as Valium).

THCA

This cannabinoid ingredient is the acidic or “natural” form of THC found in the cannabis plant before it is broken down by time or heat. It is non-psychoactive, meaning it won’t get you “high,” but contains many great medicinal benefits. Although more research is needed, studies point to similar health benefits in seizures, inflammation, cancer, neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s, nausea , vomiting, and pain.

THC

This well-known cannabinoid ingredient is famous for its psychoactive, “high” effects. High levels of this cannabinoid have been found to help PTSD sufferers find relief, especially from nightmares, as it has been shown to reduce the “dreaming” stage of sleep.

CBDA

This cannabinoid ingredient is the acidic or “natural” form of CBD found in the cannabis plant before it is broken down by time or heat. Based on animal studies, CBDA may be more potent than CBD for certain medical conditions. These include nausea, stress-induced anxiety, pain , inflammation, and seizures. It is also more easily absorbed by mouth than CBD and doesn’t weaken the THC “high” like CBD is known to do.

CBG

Known as the “mother of all cannabinoids,” this cannabis ingredient is the parent of other cannabinoids. CBG has many medicinal benefits as well-- helping with glaucoma, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and more!

Limonene

This terpene, along with other ingredients such as humulene and THCV, has been found to have appetite-suppressing benefits for those seeking to avoid weight gain. Limonene has an energizing, stimulating, and alerting effect and can help counteract THC-induced paranoia and anxiety.

Warning: Always follow your doctor’s orders.  Not intended to replace medical instructions, diagnosis, or treatments.  Content on this site is for reference purposes and is not a substitute for advice from a licensed healthcare professional.  Consult your doctor for any contraindications, allergies, and medicine interactions.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.

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