Nature’s Knowledge: CBD Wellness

Nature’s Knowledge: CBD Wellness

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CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Its use has become popularized recently with some experts projecting CBD products will reach $2.1 billion in sales by 2020.  These projections along with the health benefits of CBD combine to make CBD one of the fastest growing parts of the legal cannabis industry.

CBD Wellness‘ CBD rich tinctures are consistently formulated with no less than an 80% full profile of CBD phytocannabinoids; the remaining 20% contains a set profile of terpenes.

Their proprietary blend of cannabinoids and terpenes work together to form the highest quality CBD-rich oil on the market today. All botanical compounds used to formulate their oils are known for their medicinal qualities.

What makes CBD Wellness different?

Our Formula

Formula is the key to creating an effective CBD rich oil. CBD Wellness’ formula ensures the final product has a fast onset and allows for maximum bio-availability of the compounds within the mixture. CBD Wellness provides relief fast, when you need it most.

Our Process

CBD Wellness uses a CO2 extraction method to isolate the cannabinoids. CO2 extraction methods are said to be the safest method for botanical extraction and works by manipulating pressure and temperature. This process is know for delivering pure oil that is safe and requires little-to- no post-processing. CBD Wellness preserves the compounds so they can work for you.

Our Elements

The Milligrams in holistic medicine are not the same as milligrams in pharmaceuticals, which can be kind of confusing. The milligrams (mg) in plant derived alternatives refers to the total weight of plant material added in the product. We have three tiers of milligrams; creating options for dosing to serve your needs best.  

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A Brief American History of Cannabis

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Cannabis is an ancient medicine that has been used for years in treating a variety of ailments. The exact region where cannabis use originated is difficult to place; some believe cannabis originated in central Asia. Extensive documentation of its usage in China points to Asia as the point of origin of cannabis use. Emperor Shen Neng of China  was prescribing tea infused with cannabis extract for the treatment of gout, rheumatism, and malaria as early as 2727 B.C.. The popularity of cannabis then spread throughout various parts of the world, including the Middle East and the eastern coast of Africa. A number of Hindu sects in India also used cannabis for religious purposes and stress relief. Ancient doctors have documented prescribed cannabis for conditions that range from toothaches to childbirth.

Elements of the ancient Sumerian Culture of the Near East used cannabis for religious purposes. The plant assisted in giving man the ability of introspection, which the Sumerians saw as divine messages from their gods. Those who used cannabis for religious purposes would develop their own personal deity whom they worshiped while burning cannabis.

It is unclear when the psychoactive properties of cannabis were discovered in North America. There is strong historical evidence illustrating that the psychoactive properties of cannabis have been used as a part of cultural rituals in several societies throughout history. There are a number of scholars who believe that cannabis existed in North America before its colonization by British settlers. After its discovery, the cannabis plant began being cultivated across North America. These days, cannabis plants are cultivated for their cannabinoids – in the past, cannabis plants were cultivated for their fibrous stem which was then turned into clothes, rope, and sails. Documentation of the use of cannabis for its psychoactive components is fairly modern.

William O’Shaughnessy can be credited for having a major hand in popularizing medical cannabis use in England and America. He found that cannabis helped some of his patients with general discomfort, nausea in cases of rabies, cholera, and tetanus. By the late 18th century, early editions of American medical journals recommended cannabis root and seeds for the treatment of inflamed skin, incontinence, and venereal disease.

The first documentation of the criminalization of cannabis comes in 1912. The International Opium Convention, signed January 23rd 1912, was the first international drug control treaty and included making the possession of cannabis illegal. Additionally, the Harrison Act of 1914 got around states’ rights by requiring a tax on non-medical uses of the drug. If someone was using the drug without paying the tax, they were punished. By 1937, 23 US states outlawed cannabis completely.

The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 classified cannabis as a Schedule I drug, alongside heroin, LSD, and cocaine. Schedule I drugs are said to have the highest abuse potential with no accepted medical use. When The Controlled Substances Act was implemented most of the cannabis in circulation came from Mexico. Subsequent laws created a zero tolerance climate when it came to law enforcement and drug offenders. This drug enforcement act and the laws that followed which established mandatory minimums were the creation of America’s “War on Drugs”. This new emphasis in drug enforcement shifted the black market of cannabis from Mexican imports to domestic cultivation (typically in California).

Rights & Responsibilities – Breaking Down the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA)

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This series (Rights & Responsibilities) focuses on informing patients in their respective states about the most important facts. In the state of Arizona, every state citizen approved for the medical marijuana patient program is afforded a set of rights and responsibilities. Qualifying patients should remain informed about their rights and responsibilities to make sure they are getting the most out of their medicine and operating within the law.

The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA)

In the state of Arizona, the citizen initiative (Proposition 203) was passed November 2010. This initiative called on the Arizona Department of Health Services to create a medical marijuana program within 120 days of the official election results. Qualifying patients began applying for identification cards April 14th of 2011.

Qualifying Medical Conditions

The AMMA established a list of medical conditions that qualify a patient for the medical marijuana program. Here is the list of qualifying conditions:

  • Cancer
  • PTSD
  • Glaucoma
  • Human Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV)
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Chron’s Disease
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • A Chronic or Debilitating Disease or medical condition of the treatment for a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that causes one of the following:
    • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
    • Severe and chronic pain
    • Severe nausea
    • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
    • Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis

If your medical condition is not listed, you can petition to have it added to the list of qualifying conditions.

Rights

Medical marijuana patients in Arizona are allowed a certain number of rights that permit the purchase, possession, and donation of medicinal marijuana.

Cultivation

In Arizona, a qualifying patient must be approved by the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) to have the right to cultivate marijuana. A patient applying for cultivation rights must live at least 25 miles from the nearest medical marijuana dispensary and must cultivate the cannabis in “an enclosed, locked facility”. Examples of enclosed, locked facilities can include a closet, room, and greenhouse.

Possession & Use

Arizona medical marijuana patients are allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana, or 12 marijuana plants. The AMMA requires that medical marijuana patients use their medicine on private property. This means that cannabis use while on public grounds/property or while operating a vehicle/aircraft/motorboat is strictly forbidden.

Additionally, medical marijuana patients are afforded these protections from discrimination:

  • A school or landlord CAN NOT refuse to enroll or lease to a qualifying patient unless failing to do so would cause the school or landlord to lose benefits under federal law
  • An employer CAN NOT discriminate against a qualifying patient in hiring, terminating, or imposing employment conditions unless failing to do so would cause the employer to lose benefits under federal law
  • An employer CAN NOT penalize a qualifying patient for a positive drug test for marijuana, unless the patient used, possessed, or was impaired by marijuana on the employment premises or during hours of employment.

The AMMA DOES NOT authorize a patient to:

  • Undertake any task under the influence of marijuana that constitutes negligence or professional malpractice.
  • Ingest cannabis in the workplace.
  • Require a private property owner to allow use of marijuana on that property.
  • Undertake any task under the influence of marijuana that constitutes negligence or professional malpractice.

Patient Identification Card

A medical marijuana patient must be in possession of their patient identification card in order to be afforded the rights and protections established under the AMMA.  The patient identification card allows qualifying patients can obtain medical marijuana from dispensaries, caregivers, or another qualifying patient.

Qualifying patients must include a Physician’s Certification Letter with the renewal of their patient card. According to the AMMA, a physician’s written letter of certification must be dated within 90 calendar days of an application.

Any changes to your patient card details (i.e. name, address) can be made by contacting the AZDHS medical marijuana program support team. Lost, misplaced, or stolen cards cards can also be replaced by emailing: m2programsupport@azdhs.gov

Request the Addition of a Medical Condition to the List

The AZDHS accepts written requests to add a medical condition to the list of debilitating medical conditions in January and July of each calendar year. If one wants to request for a condition to be added to the list they must address these points within their request:

  • The name of the medical condition or the treatment of the medical condition the individual is requesting be added
  • A description of the symptoms and how they make it hard to do daily living activities. The availability of conventional medical treatment to provide therapy or comfort for the condition.
  • A summary of the evidence that marijuana will provide therapy or comfort for the medical condition
  • Articles, published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, reporting research on the effects of marijuana on the medical condition or the treatment of the medical condition.

Taxes

There is no additional or special tax on medical marijuana at this time. A dispensary will owe state, county, and any applicable local retail transaction privilege tax (Arizona’s version of sales tax) on receipts from its sales of medical marijuana and any other products it may sell to consumers. As with any retail business, the dispensary is allowed to pass the amount of the tax on to its customers.