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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 & money.... and get better effects!

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! 

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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?

Don't confuse a cannabis "high" with healing!

There's more to cannabis than just THC!

Studies show that the ingredients in cannabis medication can help with more than just pain. Some of the active ingredients found inside cannabis can also be found in other plants-- many of which have been used for centuries in traditional medicine practices. These active ingredients have been shown to potentially help many other health problems including blood sugar and appetite control, headaches, and so much more. **

Many patients find help with managing other long-term, poorly controlled health conditions-- without the side effects found in pharmaceutical drugs--by learning to identify these other active plant ingredients. Learning to choose cannabis and hemp strains that contain specific ingredients--- NOT just THC---is the key. There is more to cannabis medication than just a "high."

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, interactive, & double-sided devices (sold separately).  Our guides follow you along your natural journey of learning to use cannabis medication more effectively.  Cannabis research has been limited by its continuing federal illegality.  Our calculators combine the known science behind traditional or plant medicine with the research that is currently available on cannabis.

Where traditional plant medicine meets cannabis science with a turn of the dial!

your cannabis!

The Cannabis Calculators can help guide you through the process of getting the health effects you want AND AVOIDING THE ONES YOU DON'T!

Are you ready to choose cannabis

that works best for you?

The Cannabis Calculator 1

Helps you cut through the time, headache, and cost involved in learning about your medication.  Our double-sided devices give you double the education– helping to guide you through the process of learning to choose the best cannabis strains and using them more effectively.  Learn to target cannabinoids and terpenes to “customize” your cannabis for better health effects. 

Our guides put customizable 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 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, more effective cannabis strains.

Actual Product Size 10.5" x 12.5"

Are you ready to

save money on your medication?

Learn to control your costs through targeted vaporization and adding other plant sources into your healing regimen through diet, aromatherapy, and essential oils!

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).  Vape temperature control is the key to better effects with less waste.


Herbalists and traditional medicine healers have been using plants, herbs, and essential oils to treat disease for centuries.  Combining scientific research with traditional medicine practices is known as phytotherapy.  Adding some of these other plant sources into your health regimen can help you get the best health benefits from your natural medicine.

  Customized cannabis education at your fingertips–  simply turn the dial & “calculate” what you need.

Side #1

 Ways to stretch those medication dollars by using the correct vaping temperatures.  Vaping dry herb cannabis allows for even more cost-savings!  Check out our Education Station page for more information about this.  A link to our FREE Patient Journal flipbook can also be found there!! 

Side #2

How to get “missing” ingredients from other plant sources.  Other plants have terpenes too!  Adding these plants into your healing regimen can help you gain the health benefits as well.  **As a bonus, we have listed cannabis strains known to genetically contain each specific ingredient.

Actual Product Size 10.5" x 12.5"

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 same ingredients inside that MMJ cannabis does (minus the high THC levels of course)-- and can help medicinally as well! Hemp strains contain similar mixes of other cannabinoids and terpenes. Our calculators can help you learn to use all types of cannabis medication.

 

Also, be sure to visit 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

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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. 

 **These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.

FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.

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