Cannabis 101

Terpenes

Terpenes, or isoprenoids, provide cannabis with its unique bouquet. The molecules are quite small and consist of repeating units of a compound called isoprene. Although less well-known than the major cannabinoids, terpenes are instrumental to the physiological and psychoactive effects of cannabis. The relationship between terpenes and cannabinoids, known as the “entourage effect,” ultimately differentiates… Read More Terpenes

Products and Companies

Proof Extracts

At A Therapeutic Alternative, we are very selective about the products we carry and the companies with whom we partner. Please read more about Proof Extracts and the products that we carry at our dispensary. THE MISSION Proof aims to create a business that lifts up those around it and make products that we are… Read More Proof Extracts

Benefits of Cannabis, Uncategorized

Medical cannabis for inflammatory bowel disease: real-life experience of mode of consumption and assessment of side-effects.

“Use of medical cannabis for improving symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease is increasing. However, reports on long-term outcomes are lacking. This prospective, observational study assessed the effects of licensed cannabis use among patients with inflammatory bowel disease. METHODS: Dose and mode of consumption, adverse events, use of other medications, and long-term effects were evaluated among… Read More Medical cannabis for inflammatory bowel disease: real-life experience of mode of consumption and assessment of side-effects.

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