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Consuming Edibles: How Terpenes and Cannabinoids Metabolize in the Gut

September 19, 2022

One definite thing about cannabis edibles is that they affect everyone differently, which is why the patients of Compassionate Clinics of America who get a medical cannabis certification tell users to “start low and go slow”. How do edibles affect the body, and furthermore, how does the body metabolize terpenes and cannabinoids? If terpenes in … Continued


Can You Be Allergic to Cannabis?

September 12, 2022

For so many people, including those we serve in our clinic with medical cannabis certifications, using cannabis to treat the symptoms of certain illnesses provides much-needed relief that they couldn’t find with traditional pharmaceuticals. However, for some people, cannabis medicine isn’t an option because it produces adverse effects that negate the purpose of cannabis treatments. … Continued


Exploring THCV: The Energizing and Appetite Suppressing Cannabinoid

August 31, 2022

When people think of cannabis, they often associate it with the phenomenon known as “the Munchies”, where using cannabis acts as a stimulator for appetite. In the context of medical cannabis, the appetite-stimulating properties of THC is often helpful for stimulating appetite for those undergoing chemotherapy or experiencing cachexia (“wasting syndrome”). However, what if we … Continued


Cannabis Infused Smoked Mac & Cheese

August 31, 2022

  Ingredients 1/2 cup cold Cannabutter 1 tablespoon melted Cannabutter 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 1 cup flour 4 cups milk 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 pound penne pasta, cooked 1 cup shredded smoked mozzarella cheese 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup shredded American or … Continued


Cannabutter Recipe

August 31, 2022

Ingredients Cannabis Butter Method Decarb the Cannabis: Preheat the oven to 245 degrees (Fahrenheit). Use a non-stick, oven-safe tray and spread out the cannabis. You will want to cover teh tray with parchment paper to prevent sticking. Set the timer for 30-40 minutes. After 10 minutes lightly shake the tray to expose any unbaked cannabis. … Continued


Can You Build a Cannabis Tolerance? Should You Take a Tolerance Break?

August 22, 2022

It’s very common for those who use medical cannabis to feel as though they’ve developed a tolerance or the feeling that using cannabis isn’t producing the same effect that it did at the beginning of their use. At the same time, some people have a higher cannabis tolerance, or tolerance to THC, than others. For … Continued


The Relationship Between Cannabis, Menstruation & Reproductive Health

August 15, 2022

Those who have a uterus will agree that the overall reproductive system is complicated and can present issues for one’s health in various ways. Cannabis has been used as a support for reproductive health issues for centuries. In the cannabis industry’s lore, people love acknowledging that Queen Victoria was prescribed cannabis to treat her severe … Continued



Testing for THC: How Long Does Cannabis Stay in the Human Body?

August 2, 2022

While millions of Americans have turned to medical cannabis to find relief, seek healing, or increase their overall well-being, many still get nervous about the implications of THC or other cannabinoids lingering in their bodily systems. Rather unfortunately for medical cannabis users, some workplaces conduct drug tests to detect THC or traces of illicit drugs, … Continued


The Medical Properties of Common Cannabis Terpenes

July 12, 2022

While much of the recreational or adult use cannabis industry focuses on high-THC products, its important that the Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania patients who get their medical cannabis certification from Compassionate Clinics of America understand that cannabis medicine is a lot more than THC. While THC and CBD are cannabinoids that are known to … Continued


How to Buy Concentrates as a Medical Cannabis Patient

July 6, 2022

Cannabis concentrates are very appealing to medical cannabis patients for various reasons. Most notably, they are more potent than flower because the extraction process separates the cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant matter, which results in a higher concentration of THC, CBD, or other minor cannabinoids, hence why they’re called concentrates. Also important to medical … Continued


Cannabis-Infused Strawberries n’ Cream Popsicles

June 28, 2022

Are you looking for a tasty summer dessert? Try it infused with cannabis and you’re sure to have your tastebuds singing. This cannabis-infused recipe is easy to make, and doesn’t take up too much time. Ingredients: Popsicle mold 1 ¼  cups fresh strawberries 2 tablespoons sugar 7-ounce can of coconut milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla … Continued


Too Much THC? 9 Practical Ways to Reduce a Powerful Cannabis Effect

June 24, 2022

At Compassionate Clinics of America, as much as we love cannabis and believe in its medicinal properties, there is too much of a good thing. Cannabis is a plant that is meant to be used with intention. As prominent medical cannabis advocate Steve DeAngelo stated in The Cannabis Manifesto, “Use cannabis for wellness, not intoxication.” THC … Continued


Examining the Bioavailability of Cannabis Through Oral Consumption Methods

June 15, 2022

One of the best things about exploring cannabis medicine when you get your medical cannabis certification is that there really is something for everyone. While it’s commonly known that many people choose to smoke their cannabis through joints, pipes, bongs, or vaporize their cannabis product through vaporizers or dabbing, cannabis doesn’t need to be inhaled … Continued


Cannabis, Cannabinoids & Brain Development

May 31, 2022

In legal cannabis states, the age to purchase and consume cannabis is limited to those age 21 due to how cannabis may affect brain development. However, there is a growing subsection of children, or pediatric patients, who are using cannabis or cannabinoids as a means to treat certain medical conditions. How does cannabis affect brain … Continued


June Recipes

May 25, 2022

Spring is the season of charming sounds. The bees humming in the garden fill our hearts with joy. The cuckoo is mad with joy. Its sweet notes enchant us. In the early morning we hear the birds twittering in trees. Can you think of a better way to kick-start spring with a cannabis infused cocktail? … Continued



5 Terpenes for Medical Patients to Have on Their Radar

May 25, 2022

Terpenes are one of the most critical parts of the cannabis experience aside from the cannabinoids like THC, CBD, CBG, or CBN. It is important for those with a medical cannabis certification to learn about terpenes when making product choices that will lead to their intended medical outcomes for relief, healing, health, or well-being. What … Continued


Consuming Cannabis Concentrates: Tips, Tricks & Techniques

May 10, 2022

Cannabis concentrates are quickly gaining traction for medical cannabis patients due to the punch they pack, the many varieties of concentrates, and because they represent the most potent and medicinal parts of the plant. Cannabis concentrates are the extracted parts of the plant that provide the effect, including cannabinoids like THC and terpenes. Many people … Continued


Cannabis Infused Lemon Bars

May 3, 2022

INGREDIENTS Crust 1 cup flour all-purpose 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 tablespoons cannabis infused butter 6 tablespoons butter Filling 1/2 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed 2 teaspoons lemon zest finely grated 3 eggs large 1 cup sugar granulated 1/4 cup flour all-purpose 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar for garnish INSTRUCTIONS … Continued


Is Medical Cannabis Much More than Indica and Sativa?

April 29, 2022

When a medical cannabis patient sees the selection of cannabis products before them when choosing their medicine, they are likely faced with choices that range from Indica to Sativa, or hybrids of the two “types” of cannabis. For centuries, the study of the cannabis plant has focused on the Indica/Sativa binary, with patients and connoisseurs … Continued


More Than Just THC & CBD: Minor Cannabinoids in Cannabis to Have on Your Radar

April 21, 2022

Cannabis is a highly complex plant, and she continues to reveal those complexities as the plant is further researched and the compounds that make up the plant become apparent and more understood. For a very long time, cannabis advocacy, medical cannabis, and even recreational cannabis focused on THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) as the most important component of … Continued


A Complete Guide to the Endocannabinoid System

April 15, 2022

There is a good chance if a patient were to visit their general practitioner and tell them that they think their endocannabinoid system may be unbalanced, the practitioner would have no idea what the patient was talking about. On the other hand, when visiting a practitioner who believes the evidence of the efficacy of medical … Continued


What Exactly is the Entourage Effect?

April 4, 2022

Those new to cannabis may have heard about the “entourage effect” and the importance of understanding it as a critical component of the medical cannabis experience. What exactly is the entourage effect? Why are so many people talking about it? Furthermore, why are so many medical cannabis clinicians and cannabis patients using the entourage effect … Continued


Infused Salted Butter and Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

April 4, 2022

Are you looking for a tasty springtime dessert? Try this recipe infused with cannabis. You’re sure to have a smile on your face. This cannabis-infused recipe is easy-to-make and doesn’t require too much time. Ingredients: 1/2 cup & 2 tbsps. salted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1/2 cup cannabis-infused butter 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 … Continued


Medical Cannabis Reciprocity

January 11, 2022

Medical Cannabis Reciprocity: What does reciprocity mean for patients? For medical cannabis patients, going without medical cannabis is not an option for many. Patients must choose between breaking federal laws which prohibit interstate travel with cannabis versus suffering incapacitating health problems. Medical cannabis reciprocity laws are necessary to protect the health and wellness of registered … Continued


Cannabis-Infused Hot Chocolate

January 11, 2022

Hot chocolate is great for warming up the cold winter months, providing a delicious and cozy way to perk up your cannabis consumption. We’ve created our own Cannabis Hot Cocoa Mix recipe below, but feel free to add your own flavors. Before you start preparing to make your hot chocolate mix, be sure to decarboxylate … Continued




Meet Michael, From the Medical Cannabis DIY Community

December 3, 2021

Michael McGee is the founder of Medical Cannabis DIY Community, an all-volunteer patient helping the patient community to assist Medical Cannabis Patients to learn to customize and save money by making their own cannabis


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