The Endocannabinoid System
- A basic breakdown of the concepts behind the endocannabinoid system can be found here
- A great source that provides a brief overview of medical cannabis research, with links to additional resources can be found here
- A scholarly article that goes over some of the various research on terpenes and how they interact with the endocannabinoid system can be found here
- Cutting edge research on the little known compounds found in cannabis called canna flavonoids can be found here
- A good source to keep bookmarked to get updates on the latest research in cannabis is the University of California at Irvine’s Center for the study of Cannabis. Information can be found here
Despite the vast array of research surrounding the cannabis plant, and its interaction with human physiology cannabis still remains illegal in much of the world, including the United States on a federal level. While we encourage you to do your own research to determine how cannabis may be most beneficial in your specific case, it is important to keep in mind that none of these statements have been evaluated by the FDA. As such the products we sell are not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any disease.
Now that you’ve been armed with the tools needed to research for yourself the potential uses for cannabis as a medicine, I do feel it is important to also remember, should you decide to begin utilizing cannabis as a part of your own treatment plan, medical cannabis programs are not a suitable substitute for a physician or the medications they prescribe. Meaning that prior to stopping any medication it is imperative you speak with your doctor so they can help you weigh your options and come up with the best treatment plan based upon your individual needs. In Oklahoma if you wish to seek treatment from a doctor who understands the endocannabinoid system you can find a list of possible options from Weedmaps, or marijuanadoctors.com, or several other sources.
For information about obtaining your medical marijuana patient license in the state of Oklahoma the best place to start is right at the source. The OMMA is the governing body responsible for enforcing Oklahoma’s medical cannabis legislation. They have put together a handy little guide that breaks down the requirements to qualify for your medical card, as well as the types of documentation they need you to submit before they can approve your application and send your med card to you. That info can be found here