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    Hello and welcome to Pediatric Cannabis Therapy! My name is Rebecca Brown and I am the founder of Pediatric Cannabis Therapy. My journey began almost two years ago when I started treating my then 14 year old son who has Dravet syndrome with a high cbd low thc ratio medical cannabis. I reached out to other parents in the Dravet community who were also treating their children with cannabis and the Pediatric Cannabis Therapy facebook group was born. We started with 6 parents but have grown to a staggering 2500 members and are growing daily. The need for the website became very clear as more and more people were looking for information regarding the therapeutic application of cannabis in the pediatric community.

A Beginner's Guide to Cannabis Therapy

Pinned  Cannabinoids 101

Feb 09 2017 10:50 PM | MamaHen in A Beginner's Guide to Cannabis Therapy

Cannabinoids are a diverse set of chemical compounds that bind to special receptors in the human body that make up what is known as the endocannabinoid system. The “key and lock” metaphor is often used to describe this process. The human body possesses specific binding sites (“locks”) on the surface of many cell types, and our body produces several endocannabinoids (“keys”) that bind to these cannabinoid receptors (CB) to activate or “unlock” them.

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Pinned  Sublingual Use of Cannabis

Feb 09 2017 10:43 PM | MamaHen in A Beginner's Guide to Cannabis Therapy

Sublingual products are the preferred method of treatment for many cancer patients who are taking full extract cannabis oil (sometimes referred to as “hemp oil” or Rick Simpson Oil). Direct sublingual application involves placing precisely decarboxylated cannabis under the tongue, allowing the cannabinoids to immediately enter the bloodstream through the vessel-rich tissues within the sublingual cavity.
Before you swallow, cannabis can also enter the blood stream. Under the tongue and within the mouth there are a large number of blood vessels which can absorb cannabinoids. Common examples of these type of medications include dissolvable strips, sublingual sprays, or medicated lozenges or tinctures.

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A Beginner's Guide to Cannabis Therapy

Dec 11 2013 05:59 PM | SarahG in A Beginner's Guide to Cannabis Therapy

Starting cannabis therapy with your child can be a very daunting task. Use the tabs under this category to help you get started.

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