A Therapeutic Alternative, Uncategorized

A Therapeutic Alternative Receives 2019 Best of Sacramento Award

Sacramento Award Program Honors the Achievement SACRAMENTO December 21, 2019 — A Therapeutic Alternative has been selected for the 2019 Best of Sacramento Award in the Cannabis Clinics category by the Sacramento Award Program. Each year, the Sacramento Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and… Read More A Therapeutic Alternative Receives 2019 Best of Sacramento Award

Benefits of Cannabis, Cannabis 101, Endocannabinoid System, Neurobiology

The 49+ Benefits of THC, CBD, and The Endocannabinoid System

Medical marijuana and legalization have been a hot topics recently. I wanted to cover the plethora of benefits of the endocannabinoid system. Disclaimer: I made sure to only work on this post while vaping CBD. The Human Endocannabinoid System Medical marijuana and legalization have been hot topics recently. I wanted to cover the plethora of… Read More The 49+ Benefits of THC, CBD, and The Endocannabinoid System

CBD, Epilepsy and Cannabis

U of A part of study treating epileptic children with cannabis

Researchers are launching a study examining the efficacy and safety of treating children with severe epilepsy with marijuana products. As desperate parents of children with severe epilepsy turn to alternative therapies, researchers are launching a study examining the efficacy and safety of treating seizures with medical marijuana products. “Parents are becoming more aware of the… Read More U of A part of study treating epileptic children with cannabis

CBD, Contraindications

CBD-Drug Interactions: Role of Cytochrome P450

Cannabidiol is a safe, non-intoxicating, and non-addictive cannabis compound with significant therapeutic attributes, but CBD-drug interactions may be problematic in some cases. At sufficient dosages, CBD will temporarily deactivate cytochrome P450 enzymes, thereby altering how we metabolize a wide range of compounds. With cannabidiol (CBD) poised to become widely available in pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and herbal… Read More CBD-Drug Interactions: Role of Cytochrome P450

Multiple Sclerosis and Cannabis, Neurobiology

Multiple Sclerosis: Here’s Why Cannabis Is So Effective Against MS

Cannabis has been wildly successful in treating symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. Here’s how it eases symptoms of this incurable neurodegenerative disorder. ANNA WILCOX Jul 27, 2016 Cannabis has been wildly successful in treating symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. Patients all over the world have found much-needed relief from pain, gastrointestinal distress, muscle spasms, and even paralysis… Read More Multiple Sclerosis: Here’s Why Cannabis Is So Effective Against MS

Endocannabinoid System

Previously Unknown Function of a Cannabinoid Receptor Identified – Neuroscience News

The findings could provide new insights into brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and depression. Study could improve our insights into brain diseases. The cannabinoid type 2 receptor – also called “CB2 receptor” – is a special membrane protein. Its function is to receive chemical signals that control cellular activity. “Until now, this receptor was… Read More Previously Unknown Function of a Cannabinoid Receptor Identified – Neuroscience News

Cancer and Cannabis

Cannabis ‘CAN kill cancer cells and shrink brain tumours’

The National Institute on Drug Abuse’s latest guidance on marijuana reveals animal studies have shown the drug to be effective in slowing the growth of the most serious form of brain tumor. By LIZZIE PARRY FOR MAILONLINE PUBLISHED: 05:57 EDT, 13 April 2015 | UPDATED: 09:30 EDT, 13 April 2015 Cannabis can kill cancer cells… Read More Cannabis ‘CAN kill cancer cells and shrink brain tumours’

A Therapeutic Alternative

Start of retail pot sales puts spotlight on Sacramento’s ‘discreet’ dispensaries

When retail marijuana sales become legal in Sacramento on Jan. 1, once-discreet dispensaries may start receiving a lot more attention. BY BRAD BRANAN bbranan@sacbee.com December 18, 2017 03:55 AM Updated December 23, 2017 02:25 PM Trying to find medical marijuana dispensaries in Sacramento can prove challenging. In some cases, they’re hidden in alleys, lost in… Read More Start of retail pot sales puts spotlight on Sacramento’s ‘discreet’ dispensaries

A Therapeutic Alternative

‘Cannabis Equity Program’ Aims to Advance Women, Minorities in Legal Pot Business

POSTED 7:25 PM, NOVEMBER 20, 2017, BY JOE KHALIL, UPDATED AT 03:49PM, NOVEMBER 20, 2017 SACRAMENTO — Women and people of color are vastly underrepresented within management positions in the cannabis industry, according to the City of Sacramento. Ahead of January’s legalization of recreational cannabis, the city has created a program to try to mitigate that… Read More ‘Cannabis Equity Program’ Aims to Advance Women, Minorities in Legal Pot Business