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It's Not just about cannabis, it's about life.
Cannabis' history goes back tens of thousands of years, and all throughout its history, it has been widely known and recognized as having numerous beneficial effects. It took governments just one-hundred years to destroy it from out memories - Although embedded into our very system. We think Cannabis belongs to the people - And that it's the people that should be empowered into growing it and making it part of their lives.
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The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world
Carl SaganWhy use up forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which require ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the Hemp fields?
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Henry FordKush rolled, glass full... I prefer the better things.
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Being a Better User
For now close to 100 years, we've been told time and again by governing entities and authority figures that Cannabis was a deadly sin that would ruin your life. There is no truth to that. We've been evolving along Cannabis for thousands of years, so many that we're unable to pinpoint when it was first used. We're happy to provide our clients with a source of information and education on the plant.
Through understanding we can break stigmas; And at The Medicine Box, we want to break stigma.
Whether you're a newcomer or a seasoned user, we think it's important that you educate yourself and understand where the validity of Cannabis comes from.
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The Healing Effects of CBD
The Non-Psychoactive Component of Cannabis
Superdosing & Microdosing of THC
Finding balance again
Medicine Box's 3 Phase MDBX Cannabis Testing Certification Process
How we make sure you get only the best stuff
THC and CBD
The Two Siblings that are Healing the World
Vaping, Healthier than Smoking
How avoiding combustion is safer
CBD and its amazing healing properties
Want to use Cannabis to medicate, but don't want the high? CBD might just be the right thing for you
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The Healing Effects of CBD
The Non-Psychoactive Component of Cannabis
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is known for a plethora of therapeutic and non-psychoactive effects. This compound is found in medical cannabis, alongside other notable cannabinoids such as THC and CBG. As the curtains of prohibition are lifted, researchers for pharmaceutical companies are hard at work to decipher the vast array of use cases for CBD.
Join us as we delve into the world of CBD and how it interacts with our bodies to produce life-changing results.
Cannabidiol and the Endocannabinoid System
Some of you may have heard of this mechanism that’s conveniently found in all of us. The endocannabinoid system is located in multiple organs, but mainly in the brain and lungs. The cannabinoid receptors that are found in the brain are known as CB1. The receptors that are found in the lungs are referred to as CB2.
Although researchers are continuously researching the endocannabinoid system, it’s full picture has yet to be discovered. What is know is that it plays a crucial role in allowing the human body to feel the effects of CBD and THC.
Since THC is psychoactive, it only makes sense that THC mainly effects the CB1 receptor. The CB2 receptor is believed to interact with cannabidiol, but not all the time. Some Studies have shown that marijuana CBD benefits actually interact with the body directly, rather than having to deal with the intermediary CB2 receptor.
This discovery has massive implications for CBD as a medicine, mainly that it’s bioactive and is readily available for the body to utilize. Scientists have shown through several tests that CBD is capable of reducing inflammation, anxiety, cancer, addiction, and epilepsy. These are only a handful of the illnesses and issues that CBD is being used to resolve.
Cannabidiol and The Body
Through the CB2 receptor or through other pathways, CBD interacts with the body that’s in contrast to that of THC. CBD does not alter heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure, motor functions or psychological tasks. 
CBD is not known for severe side-effects commonly found in synthetic drugs such as opioids. Research has shown that the extent of side effects from CBD are low energy, diarrhea, and a potential change in weight. Other over-the-counter medications tend to come with a small booklet of side-effect warnings, so CBD’s current list of negative attributes are a positive sign in the world of medicine.
Accessibility of CBD
Luckily, CBD has been recognized by many countries as a new and alternative form of medicine. Whether extracted by hemp or THC-rich cannabis species, producers can isolate CBD to offer patients this low-risk treatment in local and legal cannabis dispensaries. As scientists around the world continue their research into the world of CBD, it’s expected that medicinal cannabidiol will make a more significant impact than its recreational counterpart THC. This is also great news for who want recreational cannabis benefits.
With this knowledge, you’re empowered to seek CBD products at participating marijuana dispensaries near you. Depending on local laws, you may be required to have a medical marijuana card, so it’s best to inquire with the dispensary that you choose.
Watch the fun little video below by ASAPScience to get a better understanding of CBD!
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We make sure that the products you buy go through rigorous testing; Here's how
Here at The Medicine Box Cannabis Dispensary in Kanesatake (Oka), we take quality and Cannabis use and safety very seriously. That is why we will be one of the very few dispensaries in Canada to test our flower and concentrate products on-site and in our own lab.
We decided the only way to ensure the highest quality and transparency was to test everything in-house.
That’s why we invested in The Medicine Lab and created our very own 3 Phase MDBX Testing Certification Process- a process that looks at a cannabis product from three distinctive perspectives- Microscopically, Toxins and Potency.
We believe in using Cannabis as a medicine, so it should be clean and safe.
You should know what you are consuming.
The Medicine Box's 3 Phase MDBX Cannabis Testing Process makes it easier for you to do that.
1st Phase - Microscopic inspection: Our Lab Technician will check for foreign unwanted additives and bud quality with our 90x zoom stereo magnification microscope. The microscope offers high resolution, 2-1/2" (65mm) super wide field of view, 26:1 large magnification zoom range and 8" (200mm) long working distance, as well as provides crystal clear sharp images. The 80-LED ring light offers bright, cool and even illumination for optimal viewing. The protocol checks for bud rot, mold patches and unwanted additives such as Fentanyl, cocaine, bigger parasites and their residues. The process will also give us a general view of the colour, transparency and ultimate quality of the trichomes.
Only if the sample receives a passing grade from phase 1 will it be eligible to continue to the next phase.
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2nd Phase- Toxins Test: This test utilizes lateral flow assay technology that detects the most common hazardous pesticides, insecticides and fungicides. The equipment has been calibrated to include a total of 66 toxins. This phase will test a broad spectrum pesticide screening for total toxicity of the product. The equipment is designed to give either a pass or fail grade.
Only if the sample passes the first 2 phases will it be eligible for the 3rd and final phase. 3rd Phase - THC/CBD testing: If the sample gets a passing grade on the first two phases will it be approved for the 3rd and final phase. Our Lab technician will use our spectroscopy-based potency analyzers to check for THC-A, Delta-9 THC, Total THC, Total Potential THC, CBD-A, CBD, Total CBD and Total Potential CBD. This will give an indication of the potency of the product.
Only if a sample gets a passing grade in all 3 phases, will it be considered MDBX Certified. All products that are MDBX certified will be clearly marked.
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It won't come as a surprise that smoke isn't ideal for you - Here's a good alternative
Vaporizers have left an indelible mark on the cannabis industry. These revolutionary devices have altered the way users consume cannabis daily. Their introduction has pushed forth a trend that’s not only created an entirely new market within the cannabis industry but also made a lasting statement in regards to personal health. These groundbreaking devices are easily found in local dispensaries near you.
What Are Vaporizers?
Vaporizers are electronic devices that enable users to inhale the vapor, rather than harmful smoke. These devices are composed of various components such as glass, plastic, and metal. They come in a variety of sizes, from ultra-portable devices that can be stashed in your pocket or large stay-at-home vaporizers that resemble futuristic tools.
Generally, they work by convection or conduction. Conduction works by heating up the inner chamber where the cannabis product is placed. This direct contact results in the vaporization of the plant material or concentrate. As the content is vaporizing, the user inhales and receives a lungful of vapor, rather than smoke.
Convection works by passing heated air over a cannabis product. In this method, the heat source does not come into contact with any cannabis product and instead passes over the object entirely. This results in a larger surface area that the convection chamber is allowed to vaporize.
Vaporizers drastically reduce the dangerous carcinogens that are produced when smoking cannabis. These carcinogens result in tar buildup in the lungs, which reduce your lung capacity, energy, and hinder your ability to breathe. These harmful toxins are also directly responsible for many forms of cancer, which kill thousands of individuals every year.
Besides direct health advantages, vaporizing reduces the smell associated with burning cannabis. This makes vaporizing the go-to choice for users that prefer to be discrete when consuming cannabis.
Vaporizers are incredibly compatible with all forms of cannabis. Whether you’re using one of the various types of concentrates, dried flowers, or liquid; vaporizers are the perfect alternative to use.
A notable use of vaporizers is CBD products. Many individuals use CBD because of its curative properties, and vaporizing it makes even further sense from a health standpoint. This trend has created many CBD-based products to come in vaporizer cartridges to be quickly loaded into the device.
A Necessary Change
With the advent of vape technology, there is no longer a strong case to continue smoking cannabis through combustion. Researchers have already pointed out the obvious consequences of smoking, and vaporizing is clearly the necessary choice when protecting your health.
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Are the effects all over the place? Dosing might be the issue. Here's what you need to know
Here at The Medicine Box Dispensary in Kanesatake (Oka), we hear it all the time- “What product has your highest THC content?”.
People looking to consume cannabis very often want the strain with the highest THC content, and who could blame them? It’s only recently where consumers can see exactly how much the THC and CBD contents are in the flower bud product. Before it was clearly written on the label, they had to choose purely based on the look, smell and what their source had to say about it, assuming that you got it from your local street source.
Consumers these days have many options when shopping at cannabis dispensaries, they can choose purely based on THC or CBD content. Sometimes the flower bud product won’t be that much more expensive compared to a lower THC content strain. This is because most recreational dispensaries don’t necessarily pay more for higher THC content strains in many cases. Craft growers want to grow a quality product that looks good, because that’s what sells the product to the dispensary and ultimately, the consumer. So you can get more for your money in some cases.
But what happens when everybody starts to want products with high THC content? The producers and growers make products to match the demand. The result has been an explosion of high-potency products, everything from 2500mg THC tinctures to 3000mg THC syrups. Basic Economics 101- supply and demand.
But as legalization in Canada has rolled out, a lot of people with little to no experience with cannabis have been curious to try it. This influx of new consumers have been looking to start slow with cannabis, and it has caused a big demand in products with very low THC content.
The lower dosing trend has been dubbed microdosing- defined by Wikipedia as “a technique for studying the behaviour of drugs in humans through the administration of doses so low (“sub-therapeutic”) they are unlikely to produce whole-body effects, but high enough to allow the cellular response to be studied.”
Microdosing allows consumers to experiment with a less intense effective and with higher amounts of the non-intoxicating compound called cannabidiol (CBD).
Next time you visit a medical or recreational dispensary near you, keep an eye out for the superdosed and microdosed products. You’ll be amazed at how many options you have as a consumer.
The Medicine Box Dispensary in Kanesatake (Oka) offers a wide range of THC and CBD products. The THC product contents range and described as “superdosed” with very high amounts of THC, and “Microdose” with very low doses.
Head on to the shop!THC or CBD, what's the difference?
Both can be smoked, but only one will get you high - So how does it all work?
For those who are new to the vast world of cannabis, the differences between THC and CBD may not be apparent. Each compound is responsible for a widely different effect, and it’s necessary to understand the capabilities and limits of each. Join us as we mark the distinctive differences between THC and CBD.
Tetrahydrocannabinol is the most widely recognized compound found in cannabis plants. Its popularity is due to its psychoactive effects that’s both its blessing and curse. Individuals flock to cannabis because they seek the mind and body numbing effects that THC gives. Alternatively, THC is the reason that the majority of countries in the world have classified it as a dangerous drug.
Cannabidiol is one of the 113 compounds found in cannabis. It was discovered in the 1940s but was relatively unknown until the last decade. Legalization has pushed further research on CBD, which has increased the use cases for this therapeutic cannabinoid.
CBD differs from THC drastically, namely that it’s not a psychoactive compound. This means that when you consume a CBD-only product, you won’t feel the “high” feeling that’s produced from THC. This makes CBD products incredibly beneficial for those that do not wish to feel the psychoactive effects.
CBD has seen broader acceptance compared to THC because it’s mainly used to combat illness, disease, chronic pains, and more. Rather than a recreational drug, CBD is hailed as alternative medicine.
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How THC affects the body
THC has been classified as a psychoactive drug for centuries, but the internal interactions have gone unknown until the recent discovery of the endocannabinoid system. This system is found across various animals, including humans, and it’s found mainly in the brain and lungs.
THC has been studied to directly interact with the endocannabinoid system, particularly the CB1 receptor in the brain. Since THC is a psychoactive chemical, researches felt that it made sense that it specifically was tied to the mind.
When you consume cannabis (via smoking or digesting), the THC makes its way to the endocannabinoid system. The THC overwhelms the receptors and neurotransmitters that are responsible for motor function, memory, judgment, and a host of other functions. This is why after consuming cannabis, you’re likely to have altered perspectives, decreased reflexes, and heightened body sensations.
THC’s effects are wide-ranging, from increased creativity to a lack of motivation. It also has medicinal effects as well, from pain relief to decreasing anxiety.
How CBD affects the body
CBD effects your body differently than THC because it does not bind to either the CB1 or CB2 receptors directly. Rather, it’s been studied that CBD activates TRPV1 receptors that then indirectly affect the endocannabinoid system. TRPV1 receptors are associated with regulating temperature and pain within the body.
Although CBD does indirectly affect the CB1 receptor, it’s mainly recorded as interacting with the CB2 receptor which is responsible for diseases commonly found in humans. This is why CBD has been used in many research studies that alleviate symptoms from Alzheimer’s Disease, Crohn’s Disease, epilepsy, neurological disorders, seizures, and many others.
Which is Right For You?
This is a question that only you can answer and depends on your needs. If you’re looking for a recreational experience, THC-rich cannabis may be right for you. If you find yourself seeking relief from a myriad of symptoms, then CBD-rich cannabis is the answer. It’s important to discuss your needs with your local dispensary to receive more information to set your mind at ease.
Time to go shop!CBD and its amazing healing properties
What can this little amazing compound can do for you
You’ve heard stories. Some, more incredible than others. From late stage cancer to chronic arthritis, they all share one thing: there was a key ingredient in their cure or alleviation: cannabidiol.
More widely known as CBD, this compound boasts being a great boon to those who consume it, but is its claim to fame justified? Or are we promoting a wishful narrative fueled by cognitive bias? Here are some facts about and the authentic effects of CBD that are more well-known and established, with some side effects.
Disclaimer: Now before we go any further, I want to assert that I am not a licensed medical professional and that you should consult your physician before beginning any new form of treatment or supplementation. Now onto the good stuff.
What is CBD? (k1) Cannabidiol is the second most prevalent of medical Marijuana’s active ingredients. It’s a molecular compound that does not produce a “high” like THC does. It does however often work best when it is consumed alongside its “cousin”.
Extracted and primarily consumed as oil, it can be derived both from the hemp and marijuana plants. The differences between the two oils produced here in Canada primarily boil down to THC content and therefore its psychoactive effects. It should be noted that the hemp plant produces practically no THC and therefore is more available as a medical supplement in other countries, as THC consumption is not yet regulated and thus not approved “over the counter”.
The benefits of CBD oil (k2) The main purpose behind CBD oil lies in its ability to restore chemical balance in the human body by stimulating the human endocannabinoid system (ECS) (k6). It’s an active system that exists in your body, completely independently of your cannabis consumption. While the jury is still out on what exactly the endocannabinoid system (k6) governs or regulates, research (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5877694/) has shown it’s involved in these processes:
Appetite and digestion Metabolism Chronic pain Inflammation Immune system responses Mood Skin and nerve function Stress Liver function Reproductive system function Cardiovascular system function Bone remodeling and growth Muscle formation (for my gym rats out there) Sleep Motor control
The results on certain peoples’ health is astounding, to say the least.
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CBD and seizures (k3) Some of the more difficult challenges of early onset syndromes such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, characterised by bouts of uncontrollable seizures, saw CBD as not only an effective means to reduce seizures dramatically. In some cases, the episodes stopped completely. You can find many studies on the subject, and a lot of proof can be found online. The effects are so striking that a lot of videos have gone viral.
Chronic pain management CBD might also help with alleviating chronic pain. The European Journal of Pain conducted a study in which it was demonstrated, using an animal model, that inflammation and pain associated with arthritis could be diminished by applying CBD to the skin. Another such study pointed towards CBD inhibiting inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two notoriously difficult types of chronic pain to treat.
The pharmaceutical company Zynerba also published a clinical trial (https://zynerba.com/zynerba-pharmaceuticals-announces-results-phase-2-stop-trial-support-continued-development-zyn002-osteoarthritis/) in which it was demonstrated that CBD helped patients suffering with knee osteo-arthritis.
While it’s been used to manage pain for centuries, we’ve seen an influx in topical ointments and creams infused with THC and CBD, said to provide legitimate localized pain relief.
Helps with autism As mentioned earlier, CBD is shown to interact with the body’s ECS - a network in the brain that plays a role in social behavior, circadian rhythm and reward processing - all of which persons with autism struggle with. Although there is no research to corroborate the positive effects of CBD on autism, the University of California San Diego is currently planning a study(https://www.cmcr.ucsd.edu/index.php/?option=com_content&view=article&id=123/) to demonstrate how.
Skincare Being anti-inflammatory, rich in fatty acids and full of rich, skin-healthy nutrients, CBD oil is used in many skincare products. In fact, it has been suggested that CBD oil may inhibit the growth of acne, although this hypothesis was tested on cell cultures, not full human beings.
Anxiety and stress A lot of people are coming out in favor of CBD oil for anxiety (k4) and its positive effects on its management. Some even use them to prevent panic attacks. While THC has a well established reputation on that front, new research has also shown the CBD alone has stress-relieving effects. We understand it calms the brain, although we’re not entirely sure how it does.
CBD oil for cancer (k5) Now here’s the part most of us have heard of. How does CBD help with cancer?
It actually doesn’t...well, not in humans, as far as mainstream medical science is concerned, although some anecdotal cases are more promising.
While studies have been conducted on animals and cell cultures in which it was demonstrated that CBD indeed seemed to reduce cancer growth, none have yet been accepted on humans. It does, however, help with the side-effects of current cancer treatment options.
The final toke From gummies to beverages like hemp-oil tea, or other CBD-infused goodies, today’s consumer has a great array of choices for preferred methods of consumption. Heck, you can now buy CBD-based products for your dog!
One thing is for sure though: with or without THC, CBD will without the shadow of a doubt yield a positive return on your health. Whether you drink, eat, lather or rub it in, now that part is up to you. We got you covered. Head over to the Shop!arrow_forwardclosearrow_back