Many patients are intimately connected with their cannabis medicine. Still, even the most seasoned connoisseur can find new ways to experience medical benefits by consuming cannabis products that may not seem traditional.
As cannabis emerges from the shadows of prohibition, patients will be exposed to forms of cannabis aimed at a more holistic healing approach. Oftentimes, these medicines are characterized by their healing of the whole body, rather than just the cerebral effects of THC produced by cannabis flowers.
THC is just one of many, many cannabinoids. In recent years, CBD has gained popularity for its ability to relax and provide comfort, without any psychoactive effects. For this reason, CBD is more approachable for people who have spent much of their lives entrenched in the misinformation of the War on Drugs.
CBD (cannabidiol, rhymes with smile) has been used as a healing compound for generations, but its resurgence into the limelight gives all cannabis patients a new opportunity to expand their own cannabis experiences. Don’t count THC out of the game, though. Studies have shown that THC and CBD used together actually provides a greater medical benefit than if they are used independently.
Let’s take a look at some of the holistic cannabis options that Yerba delivers to patients all over the Bay Area!
Om Edibles is a fantastic woman-run brand making both edible and topical cannabis creations. Yerba has found through patient feedback that their approach to cannabis hydrotherapy is unmatched in the cannabis industry.
The medicated baths combine epsom salts with fragrant aromas and THC from full spectrum flowers. The THC is not absorbed in the same way that patients use to feel cerebral effects, but there certainly is a relaxing result. The Om Edibles epsom salt bath soaks are great for physical pain, as well as insomnia, depression, and anxiety.
Om Edibles also offers Lion Balm, a salve created from beeswax, shea butter, and coco butter. Similar to the non-medicated product Tiger Balm, Lion Balm provides relief for any skin irritations or dermatological conditions. Additionally, the low-dose THC Lion Balm can be applied topically for aches and sprains, or simply after heavy exercise.
TreatWell has a mission to make cannabis medicine safer, more consistent, and more approachable. This thoughtful brand offers tinctures for both human and pet health, each formula containing a different ratio of cannabinoids for more precise dosing.
Patients who use TreatWell products typically do not use any other edible medicines simply because the tinctures are so well-rounded. The 20:1 High CBD tincture is twenty parts CBD to each part THC, and therefore not psychoactive at all. The 1:1 Tincture, on the other hand, is equal parts THC and CBD, and does have a mild cerebral effect without ever getting too overwhelming. There is also a 3:1 option for those who like their porridge just right.
Taking THC and CBD together is a very important strategy for those patients that are serious about their cannabis medicine.
YAK Edible Capsules
The capsules from YAK edibles are some of the most effective cannabis edibles on the market. These capsules are most popular with folks who do not enjoy smoking or vaping, and also find the majority of cannabis edibles too hard to dose precisely.
YAK capsules come in three varieties: Sativa (16mg THC), Indica (16mg THC), and High CBD (10mg CBD and 6mg THC). The High CBD YAK Capsules are great for patients seeking relaxation and relief from anxiety. The Indica and Sativa capsules provide a much more traditional psychoactive experience, which is great for those suffering from depression or insomnia.
Cheeba Chews have won the High Times Cannabis Cup, and come in several varieties. One of the most popular chews available is their Pure CBD chew, which contains 50mg of CBD for one solid dose or five smaller 10mg doses. The Pure CBD option from Cheeba Chews is a great product for patients who want to add CBD to their cannabinoid diet, but typically consume cannabis through vaporization or smoking.
The medicated cannabis coconut oil from Holistic Nutrition is a fantastic option for patients interested in cannabis topical. Actually, this product goes beyond the topical category. The oil can be consumed on its own, or used as a substitute for oil and butter who cooking.
It also works well as a moisturizer for skin and her, as well as a remedy for joint pain, sun burns, or general skin discomfort. And naturally, all of the ingredients are made using sustainable processes.
A holistic approach to cannabis would not be complete without edibles designed to be superfoods! The Lift Bar from Native Seeds is a protein bar containing 60mg of THC, with lots of protein and no gluten or dairy. There is also a 1:1 THC to CBD version of the bar in little 20mg bites. Native Seed is all about artisan edibles that pack a nutritional punch alongside the cannabis. Not to mention there are 12 grams of hemp protein in ever bar!
Korova has always made delicious cannabis edibles, but not all of them made this list. The Organic Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar from Korova is perfect for those who are conscious of dietary restrictions, but still want to have fun with their medicine. Organic ingredients and low sugar only add to the health factor, but do be careful! Each bar contains 300mg of THC, meaning you should consider dividing it into at least six doses.
Future Options on the Yerba Menu
Yerba is constantly re-evaluating our menu to make sure we offer cannabis products for all possible needs. If you believe there is a type of cannabis or even a specific product that we should consider carrying, please do not hesitate to tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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