Everything You Didn’t Know You Needed to Ask

It helps to be informed. These are the most common questions we get asked by people new to medical cannabis and Medisenol.

What Are Cannabinoids?

We’re going to get scientific here for a minute.

Cannabinoids are the main active ingredients in cannabis and more than 100 have been identified. They can be produced by the human body, found in plants, or manufactured in a laboratory for use in some prescription medications. The two most commonly discussed cannabinoids are THC and CBD

Cannabinoids are also the chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers.  The Cannabis plant is known to contain a diverse group of these chemical compounds.  Among the 100+ cannabinoids which have been isolated, Delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) are the most commonly studied and discussed when referring to medical marijuana.

Cannabinoids interact with endocannabinoid receptors which are found throughout the body’s tissues and organs, and produce a variety of therapeutic effects including modulation of inflammation, appetite, digestion, pain, and the emotional state.

How Does Cannabis Work?

Medical cannabis works when the main components (THC and CBD) interact with our endocannabinoid receptor systems. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: in our brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. When a person uses cannabis, the cannabinoids find the endocannabinoid receptors in our central nervous system and bind to them.

These interactions can have a variety of effects on immune function, inflammation, appetite, metabolism and energy homeostasis, cardiovascular function, digestion, bone development and bone density, synaptic plasticity and learning, pain, reproduction, psychiatric disease, psychomotor behavior, memory, wake/sleep cycles, and the regulation of stress and emotional states.

What Conditions Can Benefit From Cannabis?

There’s plenty of research underway about the use of medical cannabis in the treatment of different diseases. Here are a few conditions where research has shown that cannabis may be effective.

  • chronic neuropathic pain

  • inflammatory conditions such as arthritis

  • chronic diseases such irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease

  • nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy

  • muscle spasticity in people with MS

  • chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting

What is Decarboxylation?

Besides a difficult word to pronounce, decarboxylation is the process of activating the cannabinoids, like THC and CBD. To be effective, cannabinoids need to be heat-activated. This occurs during smoking or vaporizing when the plant matter is heated above 120℃.

All Medisenol oil and soft gels contain cannabis that has already been decarboxylated as part of the manufacturing process. Our patented extraction process activates the cannabinoids. Without decarboxylation, the product can’t interact properly with your endocannabinoid system, impacting its effects.

Learn more about how we’re preserving a natural product.

What is Titration?

Titration is the process of finding the appropriate dose for your personal needs. We recommend a ‘start low and go slow’ approach. Begin with a low dose and increase it until you reach either the maximum dose agreed on with your Health Care Provider, or relief from your pain - whichever comes first.

If you’re new to cannabis, the easiest way to titrate is through oil. Check out our titration guide to learn more about how to titrate with Medisenol products.

How do I Find a Physician Who Will Prescribe Cannabis?

It’s important to begin with your journey by talking to your primary Health Care Provider. If you don’t currently have one, or if your care provider is unwilling to work with you to gain access to medical cannabis, contact our Client Care team for a complete list of prescribing Healthcare Providers in your area. You can also book a virtual consult through our partnership with HelloMD.

How do I Get Medical Cannabis?

The Cannabis Act requires that a licensed producer receive the proper paperwork before any medical cannabis can be purchased. To buy medical cannabis, you need to complete the following steps:

  • Start with a visit to your Health Care Provider to find out if they will prescribe medical cannabis.

  • Fill out the Medical Document and complete a Patient Registration Form.

  • Have your Health Care Provider provide us both documents by fax.

As soon as we receive and verify your paperwork, we’ll send you an email informing you that your account has been activated. At this point you’ll be able to start purchasing our medical products.