Dietary Cannabis

To learn about the benefits of dietary cannabis all encompassingly mutes paranoia twords THC; this guide speaks on the immune modulating activity and non-psychoactive properties of raw dietary cannabis.

The most informative chapters of the tutorial are highlighted in the *table of contents*! 

Hempgrass is available to anyone, even if you are in Texas!

These vendors ship raw cannabis juice, smoothies, oils and pills:

Cannasqueezed will deliver or ship overnight (50 states, no THC)

CO2 THCa oil 

Smoothies and shelf stable pills, possibly California only

Sanahemp juice and Grow Hemp Colorado are sources of local hemp juice, for Netherlands and Colorado.

Tinctures and topicals are art perfected in our homes! has great hemp tinctures for the purist.
Topicals should include whole plant extracts, cold pressed oils (or Emu oil) and essential oils (or DMSO).

My source for hempgrass sprouting seed > food 1kg or 200gm viable seeds. 
A tray is a very good use of seeds, but not the best culinary garden. 
A great way to grow enough to eat are bonsai gardens, new cuttings under full bloom lighting.

"I believe cannabis is a dietary essential for all 7 billion people, in its ability to prevent conditions; as well as treat conditions that could already exist!"

"Hemp is a very valuable product, and its essential: Because - it doesn't really matter, if hemp can cure cancer, that hemp can reduce heart attacks by 66%, that hemp can reduce insulin dependent diabetes by 58%. It doesn't matter - if the climate falls apart.. And it's falling apart!"

"As we recognize that cannabis is a dietary essential for 7 billion people, we can employ the CO2 fixation capacity of billions of acres of cannabis, to heal the earth; while it provides the individual with the finest dietary support, for our small and shrinking planet."

“It’s clear that this plant is incredibly important for cell health; which at its best prevents disease."

"And it's phenomenal, because you get these cannabinoids in. They're non-psychoactive. They saturate the body, and they facilitate the body's regulation. And so, I tell each of my patients: the single most important thing you put in your mouth after water, on a daily basis, is (approximately) eight green leaves a day."

"Cannabis is a dietary essential: Its so much more than a medicine - and it definitely is safe!"

"Why are these cannabinoids not identified as a dietary essential - that we know that they are? It is my firm belief, that if this child had had access early on, that his tumor would not have gained a foot-hold; that he or (rather) other children never would have been exposed to the savages and multiple courses of chemo and radiation! The way we treat the vast majority all of children that present with this condition, if you are one year old and you have this tumor, this is how you are treated throughout Western civilization!"

"Why would you deprive a child of the possibility of preventing tumors, or the possibility of preventing Diabetes? Under what guidelines does the government decide that a child cannot live in houses where dietary cannabis is grown? In my mind the question is: Do you wait until a child develops cancer to allow them access to therapeutic cannabinoids... Or does the concerned parent insist on including cannabinoids for the prevention of numerous childhood illnesses. Who knows which child is in danger?"  — Dr Bill

We need forward thinking educators to see how cannabis can stabilize our global and communal health.

Earth's sunblock of ozone and monoterpenes is renewed as forests exchange gases.

Hemp is the best biomass for Gaia Stewards - Mother Nature's medicine chest of terpenes.

To catch free medicinal terpenes, tour a hemp farm in Colorado!


Juicing Cannabis for Healing

*A Growing Need for Access*

*Treating Cannabis like a Vegetable*

  *Start a Windowbox of Hempgrass*

Risks to Avoid with Dietary Cannabis

Pharmacological Effects of Raw Cannabis

Dr Bill's Recommendations

Clinical Research 

Clinical Cannabinoids: CBD
Clinical Cannabinoids: CBN 

Oh, Hermaphrodism! 

Cannabis Cultivation

Quotes from the Clinics 

Online Resources
Cited Links

Dietary cannabis is conditionally essential for pregnant mothers; to patients 30 or senior it may prevent diseases before health became impacted to a diagnosable extent.

A mature cannabis flower is a perfect super fruit, capable of reversing and preventing a host of illnesses.

Cannabis produces each dietary essential we cannot synthesize: essential Cannabinoid Acids, Essential Fatty Acids, essential amino acids.

Leaf is nutrient dense, with easily digestible edestin protien.

The Dr. and David Avocado Wolfe contend hemp as a leafy greens have more complete nutrition than kale greens.

Hempseeds are natures best protien source, with the anti-neoplastic Cannabisin B protien from hempseed shell.

Seeds should be whole and raw (viable), for the best fatty acid chains.

Of the many vendors for viable seeds (listed at the bottom), they primarly - with the exception of one (also listed in links), will not ship to the states.

A few raw foods sites claim viable, but ship irradiated hemp food, to the Americas.

Sprouts are also a source of the essential minerals; magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus (which are in all hemp foods or dietary applications).

Each vertebrate family may eat Cannabis, instinctually browsing on leaf to support an endogenous cannabinoid system!

Considering 34,000 years of co-evolution, mankind originally would have eaten raw cannabis, along with every other vertebrate unable to make a flame: "It's only the human that takes THC-acid, heats it and converts it into THC."

Dr. Courtney believes the millenia of man spreading hemp has involved co-evolving: Certain virus with capacity to deposit Human DNA on Hemp has given her instructions for kenning to us. 

“I believe this plant, having evolved over millions of years, is put together to support that system"

"It has captured these molecules that help our bodies regulatory systems be more effective. The bottom line is, its a dietary essential that helps all 210 cell types function more effectively. I don't even refer to it as medicine anymore, strictly as a dietary essential. Used as the dietary essential that it is, there is no need to call it a medicine."

Cannabis is a source of cannins, which are essential to the ECS: cannabinoids, receptors, enzymes and enzyme inhibitors that are regulating each cell.

Historically, raw dietary cannabis applications were intended to sharpen mental clarity, or aiding organs of elimination.

Now, international clinicians and patients are applying the concepts of juicing with the use of dietary cannabis.

50 of Cannabis International's patients are in remission after Green Leaf Therapy; 150 other conditions also treated successfully.

Bill and Kristen Courtney have had 9,000 Northern California patients; they internationally advocate research on conditional, geriatric, oncological, maternal, pediatric and prophylactic whole plant cannabis applications.

''A child who used to have hundreds of seizures a day now goes days without having a seizure. Another patient of mine who is 2 or 3 years old had a brain stem tumor. After receiving 10 times the fatal exposure of radiation and a bone marrow transplant, she was sent home from hospice care. She was consuming up to 4 - 8 oz of raw cannabis juice per day: Her MRI came - not only is the tumor gone, but the radiation damage (the scar tissue) has completely reabsorbed in a year and a half; and it normally takes 5 - 6 years for that to reabsorb.''

Dr. Courtney and his wife began juicing cannabis daily, after experimenting with eating fresh, raw cannabis.

For many years, Kristen struggled with systemic lupus. 
When her condition improved dramatically following several weeks of saturation with raw cannabis, they were convinced they had discovered a cure for chronic illness.

Kristen shares, "You wouldn't consider a diabetic addicted to insulin. I have an Endogenous Cannabinoid Deficiency. When I drink the leaf, I feel more attentive, more awake. I can breathe better. I don't get heartburn or stomach pain, or feel muscle weakness or lower back or pelvic pain. By eating it, I am able to saturate much more so than I could. Even if I was smoking all day long, I wouldn't be able to saturate as heavily as I can juicing. I think the anti-fungal and anti-bacterial which is CBN, and the THCa and cannabidiol are all helpful. But I think, more importantly, it is the interplay of all the cannabinoids together that causes the most benefit. That when you isolate each one and take it alone, or take it as a pure synthetic it can't have the benefits. It doesn't have the same effects that they all have together. I thought: How does everyone not know about this. I felt right then and there my focus in life had to be helping other people in my same situation to get this information to use as well."

Both Dr. Bill and Kristen share the joy of helping others with raw cannabis: "It makes you feel good when they come back, and they have stopped using something that causes GI tract bleeding or causes liver damage, pain pills and anti-inflammatory drugs. You feel like it's worth the whole struggle to get the education out there."

Cannabis can replace many, many of the most prescribed pharmaceuticals: Kristen was given forty such medications, before seeing health stabilize with cannabis juice (homeostatin). 

NSAIDS like Aspirin, for example are involved with increasing endocannabinoids - with toxic side effects. 
Alternatively, THC raises anandamide; and CBD has the same methylating activity, to keep blood viscosity tolerable in a pulmonary disease condition.

Another market, pure isoflavone pills and synthetic estrogens are replaced with hempseed sprouts for the Cannflavin isoflavones. 

Hops, a cousin of Cannabis, have the strongest phytosterol, 8-PN. This compound is also known as Xanthohumulol, or Hopien.

Epsilon Apothecary creator David Mapes contends GW Pharmaceuticals sets intentionally high doses of cannabinoids, for sales turnover.

He realized that tolerance is a factor in treatments, when a few drops of tincture is more effective than three droppers (ideal from 1 mg per kg to much less); each dose a very low total cannabinoid content.

The theory is, THC with Anandamide will increase the cannabinoid receptor density (like eating healthy fats or complex carbs creates new lipid tissue).

The CB1 receptor (in each cell membrane) can be broken down into anandamide (the ecb that saturates our endocannabinoid system).

So, with heavy THC use (like Phoenix Tears therapy) eliminated: the fewer receptors, with a various and steady supply of cannabinoids, eCB has better immune responses.

Juicing Cannabis for Healing: How I Achieved Almost Complete Remission of Chronic Pain by Juicing Fresh Raw Marijuana Leaf

Katie Marsh, one of Dr. Courtney's patients starts her day with a green leaf smoothie; blending yogurt, fruit and thawed, juiced cannabis.

“To drink it straight is kind of bitter, but it’s not at all objectionable in a smoothie,”

Marsh is diagnosed with severe rheumatoid arthritis, causing painful swelling in the hands and feet. 
She was prescribed pharmaceuticals; but chose to keep her internal health, and sought a natural remedy.

“It got so bad that I had trouble getting out of bed, getting off and on the toilet and even dressing myself." 

As a Californian, Marsh chose the option of cannabis applications, such as smoking for pain relief.

When a friend suggested juicing leaf, she took to the idea; as she'd previously started juicing wheatgrass.

After a prescription from Dr Bill's office, she obtained a bag from a grower and started juicing it every day.

“I saw results very quickly. Within a matter of a couple of days I was able to stop the prednisone and ibuprofen.” 

In one year of juicing cannabis, Marsh has control of her symptoms.
She is turning to topical cannabis to rejuvenate damaged tissues.

Her book "Juicing Cannabis for Healing,” described a journey with the plant, finding access and relief:

“In my ideal world, it would be nice if one day you could go to Whole Foods and buy it in the frozen section."


A growing need for access to organic cannabis for therapeutic applications

If you live near medical or recreational gardens, ask for organic leaves: gardeners remove pounds per month - either washed for hash (can be reused for juice) or composted!

As a patient, one may find these growers who join online forums for each state. 

Many caregivers take vegetative leaf to patients, each donation for juice includes a few ounces of immature flower and small leaves to eat/juice.

Dried and properly stored (from harvest to one yr), buds may still have most of the acidic CBDa and THCa intact.

The guide at is for patients to use the dried flower for acidic or partially activated tinctures.

From the Epsilon Apothecary, Dave has created a free to download guide (PDF) for making an alcohol or MTC food grade THCa tincture!

Based on years of development; while answering questions for anyone needing condition specific assistance.

Epsilon Essentials Guide allows you to create a tincture with acidic cannbinoids: child safe dosages and a much longer shelf life than raw cannabis vegetation!

Common Hemp seed oil provides 10 mg/kg CBD, 0.6mg THC per 50-100 ml and traces of acidic phytocannabinoids.
Some EU or CA sourced Hemp seed oil contains up to 50 mg of THC per kg.

Swiss hemp essential oil contains 540 mg of CBD and 3 mg each CBD, CBG and CBN per kg (Composition of hemp seed oil, C Leizer).

For more research or specifics about access consult with: (expert clinic) or (THCa tincture guide and self-medicating) or the vendor Wellness Extracts High CBD Hemp Oil.. 

These are a few dispensaries supporting juicing: Arcata Humboldt Patient Resource Center, the San Jose Canna Culture Collective, the Mendocino Leonard Moore Co-op, the Denver RiverRock Wellness, the Kalamazoo Med Joint Community Compassion Center, and the Olympia Sonshine Organics Network. 

Some patient networks for local leaf are Cannasqueezed & Grow Hemp Project in Northern Colorado, and Grass in Northern California; patient donations of frozen juice doses and raw powdered cannabis juice in Fortuna:!

Please scroll to the hempgrass tutorial, ESPECIALLY if you are limited from accessing cannabis, even Texans!

Treating Cannabis like a Vegetable

Roughly 30 leaves, or 6 grams of leafy greens create a good blender smoothie.

Leaf should be eaten in the vegetative stage; while trichomes are clear or milky.

Eating whole leaflets is easier on the branch, compared to each time you remove a fan whole. 

Deer tend to browse on leaftlets a few times a day; this is an example of our liver clearing the essential nutrients between doses, so divide juice into 6 a day for treating a condition.

Eating a fresh bud means more chewing for the patient, but is the only way to deliver 100% of the medicine, and is recommended for any advanced condition. 

To prepare leaves for a juicer, soak in a bowl of cold water for 5 minutes (adds moisture to the hemp, for more juice). 

Make sure not to rinse the leaf, this would wash off trichomes.

Make sure the leaves are entirely clean before soaking, even if they are organically grown.

Coconut oil may be added, to lubricate leaf going through masticating herb juicers.

A great recipe, try blending leaf with hemp nuts, and adding a spoon of hempseed oil to each dose.

Bill and Kristen had been mixing carrot juices 10:1 with leaf; today Kristen may use any blend of mangoes, lemon juice, turmeric, ginger, kale, broccoli, beets: "Whatever is around."

"It's the poster-child for raw food."

"You can use it in the morning and midday, still function - drive cars, there is no interference with your ability to take care of your daily issues."

Start a windowbox (or tray and jar sprouting) of hemp seed sprouts (hempgrass), for easy home-grown Phytocannabinoid Therapy. A legal, cheap option for everyone, even Texans!

Day 3 CBGa appears (with cannflavin), and day 7 the sprout surely has medicinal amounts of CBDa. 

A maturity-like peak of cannabinoid acids lasts 10 - 14 days, when micro-greens are nomally eaten! 
This is a great source of micro-nutrients (less edestin than whole seeds), but not a great source for cannabinoid acids.

The seedling becomes protected by the trichomes. 
If there is an increase in deep red spectrum (450nm through UV-C) at this stage, when this plant matures her THC total will have a tendency to increase with her determination to produce heavy bulbous sun-blocking resin heads.

    Pre-soak a teaspoon of seeds overnight, triggering germination. 

Mix a drop of essential oil (Thieves oil especially kills mold) in a rinse, drain and mix into soil or soil-less medium.

Cover or enclose the smart pot or seedling tray in a warmed area, or set container on seedling heater. 

Water each day; with or without myco, molasses, ormus and/or sea mineral fertilizer. 
A minimum amount of water is needed for a teaspoon batch in 3 inches of soil.

When the sprouts emerge, open or unfold the covering just enough to allow for growth, and during sun.
Water applied only when soil has gotten parched or soil-less medium is dry.

Light is essential for micro-greens to form green, serrated, true leaves. 
An hour to sit in sun, with the container in a protective box is better than one hour in sunny windows with CRI LED lamp. 

Sunsets are rich in red spectrum irradiance, promoting cannabinoid formations. Dawn till noon is more than enough light for roots and leaves to grow! You decide when to place in a circulating room, uncovered; next to wheatgrass trays.

Sprouts may have nocioceptive effects on inflammatory pains; partially due to cannflavin (an isoflavone phytosterol) and root-specific micro-nutrients. 

If the tray of hempgrass is your best pain relief, look into hemp root therapy. 
Hemp-eaze is an edible, anti-inflammatory and hepa-protective formula. 
Some patients who grow hydroponics use bonsai plants for each root ball.

To find viable seeds, some countries may only need to visit a grocery; many borders in North Americas require us to go online.

These Bialobrzeskie hemp seeds ship globally, from Bratislava. 
Customs approve thier 200gm and 1kg packaging to USA, as a non-commercial food seed!

Risks to Avoid with Dietary Cannabis

Plants sprayed with any pesticides shouldn't be eaten; although some pests are edible, like spider mites.

This complaint published on a health ezine is not a health risk: "The throat irritation is based on the fact that the stems of cannabis have sharp little hairs" from Why the raw cannabis juicing trend may not be all it's juiced up to be -Xeni Jardin.
In a narrative of Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future - David Wolfe said "Hemp leaves contain a high percentage of silica and fiber. One side of the leaf is soft and the other side is abrasive, so as the leaf is eaten and the fiber moves through the body, the sides of the leaf churn through the tract, scrubbing and softly cleaning the intestines."

"If you heat the plant, you will decarboxylate THC-acid and you will get high. You'll get your 10 mg (of THC). If you don't heat it, you can go up to five or six hundred milligrams, use it as a dietary cannabis and push it up to the anti-oxidant and neuro-protective levels which come into play at hundreds of milligrams. It is this dramatic increase in dose from 10 mg of psychoactive THC to the 500 mg - 1,000 mg of non-psychoactive THCA, CBDA, and CBGA that comprises the primary difference between traditional ‘Medical Marijuana’ and Acidic Cannabinoid Dietary Cannabis. However, other compounds in the plant, such as terpenes, may have an effect on mood or energy levels."

Because of potency, there is health caution by Dr Bill. Some strains approach trace concentrations of raw THC, notably raw young leaves growing nearest to the dominant center stem. 

This may have psycho-activity when eaten, and a biphasic effect takes place. 
This difference is right beyond a couple ng per kg, a micro-molar THC amount; in the patient who waits 4 hours after eating before smoking (which effectively clears the blood an hour later).

About one in 1,000 of Courtney’s patients had a psychoactive smoothie, in recipes with both the leaf and the flower. 
This combination may make the smoothie much less effective as an anti-inflammatory for the patient.

Terpenes in cannabis (volatile ones give it the smell) may also be mood altering. 
A medicinal terpene application, sniff a whiff of ground buds before smoking.

Allow your electric juicer to cool when running lots of leaf: A hot cannabis soup could potentially equal the THC in tens of joints. 
A hot grow lamp, or extra heat from the sun on a mature bud may also mean more THC in your raw cannabis.

Pharmacological Effects of Raw Cannabis

"If you have not eaten cannabis for a long time, you are struggling alone: Your immune system is doing it's best - but, it's my belief that if the CBD was there 5 years ago, or 20 years ago - if it was part of your diet daily, there would be a lot less of those cancers that we then would have to struggle with, in a life and death fashion. You want to have CBD present before an event occurs. So, if you are eating leaf regularly, and if your CBD content is ready - think of it like Vitamin C: Its just an anti-oxidant on board. You limit the extent of the re-profusion injury, and you mitigate the damage from being done."

Patients found the juice lowered their blood pressure an average of 10 points within 2 hours.

Patients with arthritis have used fresh leaf as topical anti-inflammatory, placing ground leaves over the affected joint overnight.

Raw cannabis is so potent because its highly bioavailable, and has a biphasic ultra-low dose of active THC, which protects each major organ!

Eating hemp foods for balanced Omega fats seem like a great way for a patient to eat a micromolar THC dose: Ultra low doses (maybe 0.002mg/kg THC) are extremely preventative. This is a biphasic effect, modulated by elevated serum cannabinoids. 

EFA are so important to the diet, but powdered hemp seed protien is the most tampered source of organic essential fat.

Without a healthy EFA in the diet daily, we form neoplastic skin with exposure in the sun - and become disposed for Chronic Endo Cannabinoid Deficiency (coined by cannabis researcher Ethan Russo).

CECD develops inflammatory conditions like arthritis, digestive disorders, and aging.

Fats like yogurt, young coconut, whole raw hempseed and hempseed oil help the smoothie absorb - also providing EFA, preventing intoxication sickness/dysphoria when smoking or eating a high-THC.

While CBD gets across the blood brain barrier, CBDa is twice as bioactive; and with THCa, guides immune modulation in each tissue.

Medibles also saturate each tissue, after the liver converts THC to an acid metabolite, 11 0H THC.

Food grade oils are prepared by caregivers for a patients health, specifically.

The ratio of CBD:THC (CBD ranges .4 - 24%) suppresses enzymes that allow THC to cause psychoactivity; also modulates how the THC ligands distribute at CB1.

Catechins (like EGCG in matcha green tea), beta carophyllene (terpene in most herbs, clove has 8%, cannabis up to 30), and ketones (metabolite of saturated fats, i.e. coconut) and macamide (maca root, beetroot family) each stimulate endocannabinoid systems!

Excersize raises (and alcohol lowers) the concentration of serum cannabinoids.

"Anxiolytic: If you highlight it every time the federal patent refers to anti-anxiety effects, in a somewhat humorous effort to distinguish anti-anxiety as a non-psychoactive effect.. And as a psychiatrist it's like 'Ha, they're trying to distinguish the THC effect from the CBD effect!'.. 'CBD really helps with anxiety - that's OK. THC - we don't know what it does, but that's horrible!'"

Dr Bill's Recommendations:
Kief the bud, then add it to yogurt.

Dried trim Leaf: Baked goods or Shona Banda oil (higher in THC use in edibles).

Topical: Use oil to extract the cannabinoids (THC, CBD, CBC, CBG, CBN). Fill bottle with bud and or leaf then cover with oil and shake for 2-3 weeks. Filter off the plant material. Use as a topical massage oil for local pain, muscle spasms/articular inflammation. Alternatively, add 1 gm kief to 2 ounces of melted salve and dissolve. Apply locally, increasing test dose strength gradually.

Tincture: Use edible alcohol, cover the bud/leaves with alcohol, can crush/stir the mixture only done for minutes you will primarily get cannabinoids. If done longer, you will increase the amount of chlorophyll.

Other topical uses: Leaf powder can substitute for sugar/salt or apricot seed as an exfoliating skin rub. Hemp seed oil has an SPF 6, and softens skin/hair.

"If there is a word I would choose for my tombstone that would summarize the last six or seven years, if not the rest if my life, it's the clear vision that cannabis as a plant, with all of its incredible synergy is a homeostatin for animals. You have two parts of the carbon cycle: you've got the plants that take in CO2 and produce sugars and food and exhale O2: so you have the plant and animal as two parts of this integrated carbon cycle as complementary aspects. What is that relationship about? Why would a plant produce 120 carbon molecules that primarily regulate the intracellular environment of the animal?

The animal takes that oxygen and mixes it and produces CO2. They go back and forth and why would a plant spend such an incredible amount of energy to produce these molecules that supports the physiology of the cell?

And now we know that this GPR-55 receptor is part of the nuclear membrane, we know that it is found on the mitochondria; we know it is found on the endoplasmic reticulum, and on the lysosomes and endosomes. And that the Acids are the molecules that act at that site.

When we take the plant - the cannabis - and heat it, then you lose that interface.

The homeostatin is a molecule that supports homeostasis and the restoration of optimal function: it takes the over-active cell and down-regulates, the underactive it up-regulates. The homeostatin is the molecule that mediates homeostasis and its complement in the world genome.

And so there is this very very deep relationship between the plant and the animal. And l believe its primary role is the optimal function of life on the opposite side of the pole. An interface as beautiful as a relationship can be."

Clinical Research:

"Cannabis is an incredibly complex, synergistic plant whose constituents have yet to be completely catalogued - yet alone understood. Until that time, which will not be any time soon, it is the individual who can best identify the specific plant phytogenetics / chemotype most suited to assist them in the preservation and restoration of their health. Once the ideal cannabinoid profile has been identified, then that ratio is tried in a number of plants i.e. Indica, Sativa, Ruderalis as a beginning point in assessing the contribution of various terpenoid profiles."

Whether Sativa, Indica, Ruderalis, male, female, hermaphrodite, native, feral, bred for fiber, seeds or medicinal resin, Cannabis is the best source for the multitude of anti-tumor activities of compounds D9THC, D8THC, CBD, CBG, CBC, D9THC-a, CBD-a, CBN, varins and terpenes (over 500).

Male and female cannabis plants have similar cannabinoid potency throughout development (Marijuana Chemistry, Mike Starks).

"If you look at a drug like Marinol, the problem is 50% of the Marinol is not biologically active; 50% is Right-handed, 50% is Left-handed... Only one of those can fit into the receptor in the body and alter the cell physiology. And - the one that's very similar (it has the exact same number of molecules but not quite the same shape) actually can interfere with some of the functioning in terms of blocking binding at the receptor site in the receptor, in what they call the Ortho-steric binding site."

The Dr. explains, "The body produces endogenous cannabinoids. You may have heard of endorphins: that's endogenous morphine. Well, in a similar fashion, the body produces endogenous cannabinoid."

"A million times a day, cells begin to divide that shouldn't be dividing, and the immune system has to say, 'Hey, you know the shrubs are getting a little hairy there; we've got to trim them down. We've got enough renal cells or kidney cells. We've got enough bone cells, muscle cells'. So the immune system's highly competent at dealing with that, but it can become more competent. That is exactly what cannabinoids do, whether you're talking about the body's endogenous cannabinoids, or the plant, which can be phyto-cannabinoids or exogenous cannabinoids. Both of those terms (Phyto-cannabinoids and Exogenous cannabinoids) refer to those twenty carbon molecules produced outside of the body, but bind to the protein receptors on the cells in our body and therefore, help regulate it. So whether, we're talking about the body's chemistry, or the plant chemistry, their role is to modulate the function of the immune system."

"So”, the doctor adds, “a cannabinoid is a modulator that restores optimal function. That's what the body's system is doing. That's what the plant does. The plant facilitates the rapid restoration of the normal function."

Our receptors also use ligands from terpenes like b-Carophyllene; EGCG, catechins found in plants like green tea; ketones, in raspberry leaf (or produced by a breakdown of fats); as well as fatty acids DHEA and EPEA for regulating endocannabinoid function (the system described as the root of all health). 

Neuropsychobiology Abstract 

Neurobiological Interactions Between Stress and the Endocannabinoid System

Stress affects a constellation of physiological systems in the body and evokes a rapid shift in many neurobehavioral processes. A growing body of work indicates that the endocannabinoid (eCB) system is an integral regulator of the stress response. In the current review, we discuss the evidence to date that demonstrates stress-induced regulation of eCB signaling and the consequential role changes in eCB signaling have with respect to many of the effects of stress. Across a wide array of stress paradigms, studies have generally shown that stress evokes bidirectional changes in the two eCB molecules, anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoyl glycerol (2-AG), with stress exposure reducing AEA levels and increasing 2-AG levels. Additionally, in almost every brain region examined, exposure to chronic stress reliably causes a downregulation or loss of cannabinoid type 1 (CB1) receptors. With respect to the functional role of changes in eCB signaling during stress, studies have demonstrated that the decline in AEA appears to contribute to the manifestation of the stress response, including activation of the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis and increases in anxiety behavior, while the increased 2-AG signaling contributes to termination and adaptation of the HPA axis, as well as potentially contributing to changes in pain perception, memory and synaptic plasticity. More so, translational studies have shown that eCB signaling in humans regulates many of the same domains and appears to be a critical component of stress regulation, and impairments in this system may be involved in the vulnerability to stress-related psychiatric conditions, such as depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. Collectively, these data create a compelling argument that eCB signaling is an important regulatory system in the brain that largely functions to buffer against many of the effects of stress and that dynamic changes in this system contribute to different aspects of the stress.

Clinical Cannabinoids: CBD

When 5 mg/kg of CBD is indicated for one's condition, a patient may need to remove THC to allow a higher quantity to be tolerated (unless a pure CBD strain is available).

"Take your cannabis. You grind the cannabis to a fine degree which increases the surface area so that you can get to the cannabinoids in the plant material. You get a variable temperature heat gun, which allows you to provide a constant single temperature for hours at a time, so that it's better than any of the vaporizers, because it's very, very, very steady. You turn the heat on until it goes to 166 degrees Centigrade. The longer you heat it the more THC is boiled."

D9THC boils at 157C. D8THC boils at 175C. CBD boils at 160-188C. CBD Diary – Project CBD informs, "However, both begin to sublimate off at even lower temperatures, and commercially available vaporizers, even the Volcano, do not heat evenly enough to allow fractionation of one component over another. What your patient is doing is wasting some cannabinoids and terpenoids by preheating. To get all of them out requires more prolonged heating, or a higher temperature. When the latter is done, it favors higher molecular weight sesquiterpenoids, many of which are sedating."

In one study, an electric vaporizer was shown to release substantial amounts of the THC while producing no benzene, toluene, and naphthalene, which are generated when cannabis is combusted.
"Analysis showed that the Volcano vapor consisted almost entirely of THC (95%), with traces of cannabinol (CBN). In contrast, analysis of the combusted smoke showed a potpourri of at least 111 different gas phase components, including six known PAHs. Non-cannabinoids accounted for as much as 88% of the total gas content of the smoke." O’Shaughnessy’s, Summer 2003 pg. 9

CBD is present at 4,500mg/lb in Northern Lights, a 1% CBD, and new 5% strains provide 22,000 mg/lb. The ideal CBD dose to body weight is 5-20 mg/kg. 

For a 200kg person to reach a 5mg CBD dose, it would require 500mg of a 5% strain.

CBD is a lipid anti-oxidant stronger than Vitamin E.
It's useful in the prevention and treatment of oxidative conditions such as amphetamine or alcohol exposure and diseases of the CNS as it crosses the Blood-Brain-Barrier and exerts anti-oxidant activity.
 Furthermore, sedating, hypnotic, anti-epileptic, and anti-dystonic activity has been detected.

1:1 CBD:THC may have more psycho-activity at higher doses than a low CBD medicine.

The best example of using 1:1 medicine for health is the Moroccans, with dozens of ways to try hash.

"Morocco may be the only place on the planet where men live longer than women. The cultural aspect is that men sit around and smoke this hash together that is 40-50% CBD. And so, by accident or societal prudence, they are consuming a significant quantity of these 'prophylaxis' cannabinoids, and it appears to have given them a capacity to weather the rough lifestyle and add years to their lives."

William L. Courtney elaborates, "So, it's a fat molecule that can get into the brain, which is very hard to do because the brain is very protective, but because this has 34 million years of research on its side it knows how to walk between the lines and the body has allowed it access to the brain. So, for Parkinsons, for Alzheimers, for strokes whether embowelic, hemmorhagic, or traumatic, or surgical, these are all conditions where CBD is uniquely beneficial."

Some CBD rich plants are: Industrial Hemp; strains that were bred a few decades ago that remain as they were in the 60's-70's; plants from,, and labs such as GW Pharm.

"The Hemp plant is actually an excellent plant because the THC content can be low, that's if you're treating a condition for which appears CBD food supplement is in order. The plants we're using in Luxembourg have only 1% CBD, a 1% CBD plant is providing you with 19 times more CBD per pound than Oranges provide you of vitamin C. A 1% is an excellent source, you can make tremendous concentrates, you can eat the plant raw; and in the absence of the THC you can heat Hemp, which you can't do with other strains because the THC acid comes out and you end up with a psycho-toxic substance."— William L. Courtney, M.D

Clinical Cannabinoids: CBN

CBNa (cannabinolic acid) is produced naturally - at maturity (as THCa ages); and CBN as THC decarboxylates.

Listed activities of CBN are: sedative, anti-leshmanial, antibiotic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-convulsive, anti-proliferative, able to decrease intestinal motility, and CBNa has regenerative activity at the stem cell.

Shona Banda Oil cured in a sun-lit container may concentrate CBN.

Resin, or reclaim oil, carries less THC than smoke, and possibly 0.3% more total CBN and CBD.

Bong-water has no cannabinoid content; without an addition of alcohol or fats. (Marijuana Chemistry, Michael Starks).

Oh, Hermaphrodism!:

Growers in Northern California, working with the clinic have found that hermaphrodite seeds express unique cannabinoid ratios from the various genes chosen in attempt to survive the species.

The Sisters of Mercy are 17 different female seeds from a hermaphrodite (self-pollinated intersex)  Cannatonic.

Each range between low THCA /high CBDA, the various ratios can apply specifically for an individual's condition.

"There is tremendous drive within this plant to survive the winter. Stressors like light, heat, hydration, chemicals; anything that really pushes the plant will force it to make it's last ditch best effort to survive.
Then, suddenly, feminization was not just a horrible human intervention; it was this plant stating "Wow! This is a rough environment and we need to put our best foot forward.!"
And in doing so, it may throw it's wildest cards down on the table.
So, despite all the huge negatives of hermaphroditic changes, the fear "All feminized seeds are going to select for hermaphroditic and we must steer clear of them! " the hermaphroditic tendency is a survival tendency.
Yeah, we get a little pollen on our females. Yeah, it decreases the quality of a very small portion of the plant that actually produces seed.
And the whole ramifications were a small amount of flowers that produced seed that could possibly provide an incredible divergence in the genetic of the next generation, that could improve it's survivability. They will master the environment." — William L. Courtney, M.D.

Cannabis Cultivation:

Attuning the light proximity to a "sweet-spot" can peak CBD.
Ask which distance is best for your lamp.

Pollination allows bulbous trichomes to express (sheltering seeds), which produce heavier cannabinoid resin.

 UV-B is the radiant spectrum needed for a trichome to produce heavier cannabinoid resins; increasing the total THC, possibly raising the ratio of THC:CBD.

Beginning the UV-B exposure in controlled amounts at sprouting forms an expression of the plant with higher total cannabinoid content, at maturity.

Induction lamps have a full spectrum, with deep red UV-B; needing less wattage and releasing less heat than other lamps.

Dr Bills California Rant

"It is important that we become involved: That we try to preserve cannabis as a dietary essential, for the prevention of disease - as well as for the treatment; and that we realize that corporate control and big pharm are closing in fast: the mechanism will be legalization - but if you want to grow, it will be like moonshining; you'd have to be going fully illegal, which is going to be a lot of strain on people who would like to have daily, unfederated access to this plant."
"If people need another reason to be active, it is in reversing the Treaty One, immediately. Stop that legislation that prevents this plant from being used by billions of people in the world, for whom that is really their only source of analgesia and anti-inflammatory, anti-neoplastic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-malarial, anxiolytics and anti-psychotics. It has captured these molecules that help our bodies regulatory system be more effective."
"As cannabis heals, we heal. As we disseminate the incontrovertible science that describes the interface between the Endogenous Cannabinoid System and the Phytocannabinoids found in cannabis, Treaty One will be amended to remove cannabis; freeing it up for access as a raw leaf."
"The amount of money spent on diseases that cannabis could prevent equal the military budget."
"At Cannabis International, one of our major projects is the production of a billion pounds of seed and the distribution of those to folks who are living on a dollar a day. So, we give them a pound of cannabis; they put it in the ground, they get Essential Fatty Acids, Essential Amino Acids, Essential Cannabinoid Acids.
We're trapping 5 billion acres of CO2, and we produce the most healthiest people on the planet; and the last become first, and we have a Clinical study.
But we cant call it a Clinical study, because that's a crime, "Because this drug has no benefits".
But it would be an amazing thing to see a billion people who no longer develop Heart disease or Diabetes and are doing well.
Currently working on a strain called Carbon Capture and Storage, that could provide leaf and flower running 20% CBD." — William L. Courtney
Quotes from the Clinics: 

"Use of the raw plant includes the acid cannabinoids; CBDA, THCA, CBGA, CBCA.

The acid cannabinoids, CBDA and CBGA are now known to act at GPR55 as potent antagonists of that pro-inflammatory receptor.
The acid cannabinoids are 2-4 fold more effective than the neutral cannabinoids, which have been the exclusive focus of study for the last 30 years. 
The neutral cannabinoids (CBD, THC, CBG, CBC) are functionally synthetic molecules made by application of heat to alter the naturally occurring Acidic Phytocannabinoids. 

The specific ratio of cannabinoids is an area of tremendous significance and an area in need of additional research. 

Consumption of the whole mature raw flower / bud and leaf is the best current thought. 

The amount per day is dependent upon the weight-to-weight cannabinoid content analysis of that specific plant as there is dramatic variation between particular plants of the same name and across time for a specific plan

If analysis is not available, assume high THC concentration in the 8% to 21% weight to weight or w/w. 

In general CBD is usually less than 1% w/w. 
Another way of describing the relative amounts of THC to CBD is cannabinoid content. 
For the vast majority of strains in California the ratio OF CBD TO THC per 100 grams of cannabinoid, is 0.4 to 1.0 grams of CBD/100gm to 90-95 grams of THC/100gm.

Sadly the other 78 cannabinoids share the remaining 4 grams. 

Note that W/W is the amount of CBD per unit weight of cannabis where cannabinoid content is an estimate of the relative amount of THC, CBD, CBC, CBG, CBN etc per 100 gm of cannabinoid extracted from a particular strain.
Individuals often start out with 1-3 grams of mature bud / flower to assure no idiosyncratic allergic reaction or psycho-activity. 

In indoor grow rooms with low ceilings sometimes the buds get very close or touch the high pressure sodium lights which are hot enough to breakdown THCA into THC. 
It has been suggested that very hot outdoor grows may also have some decarboxylation at the top of the plant but this is very rare.

 Once comfortable with mature raw flower, slowly increase the amount to 14 grams or 1/2 ounce wet weight mature bud harvested from the living plant. In addition to the raw bud use 30 to 300 leaves per day in accordance to the amount of plant that can be consistently provided on a daily basis.

 It is best to juice the leaves to decrease bulk of the fiber but it is best to blend the flower into the juice of the leaf, particularly with the new 10-20% CBDA strains. 
Blending the bud rather than juicing it, reduces the loss of cannabinoids that adhere to the ejected fiber that is part of the juicing process. 
In the past bud was juiced when using 1% CBDA plants because of the large amount of plant material required in order to recover 600 mg of CBD.
Flavor management is a very important for compliance.
The juiced leaf and blended flower is combined with hemp milk/ hemp oil / keifer / yogurt into a smoothie or combined with fresh vegetable or fruit juices. 
Organic produce without the fungicides, herbicides and pesticides are important if available.

The smoothie / juice with its phyto-cannabinoids / terpenes / flavinoids are best taken in divided doses due to their rapid clearance i.e. the cannabinoids clear in about 50 minutes after absorption from the intestine is complete. 
If the final amount is 10 ounces, then divide into five 2-ounce doses and take every 4 hours. Keep on ice. 
Shake before using to mix the fatty acids with the water portion of the juice. 

For serious illnesses, try for 6 doses a day, that is leave one dose in the refrigerator for consumption if one gets up to use the restroom at night.

Replace high THC plants with plants of increased CBD content and ideally with plants providing specific ratios of CBDA to THCA indicated for the specific medical condition.

The THC dose, for those that are comfortable with THC, is 10-15 mg. If you are blending a mature bud into a glass of juice it could and should have 5-600 mg of THCA and 5-600 mg of CBDA if the plant is a 1:1 plant such as the original Cannatonic 6.9%w/w CBD to 6.2% w/w THC or a tested strain of Harlequin, which range from 4%/4% to 8%/8% CBD/THC.

If that juice is accidentally heated by placing the ‘vegetable’ juice into a vegetable soup, it will create a very psycho-toxic dose of THC.

Reiterating to a fault, if you are consuming 600 mg of a 1:1 plant, you are consuming not only 600 mg of CBDA but also 600mg of THCA, upon heating the THCA turns in to approximately 580mg of THC when the tolerable dose is 10 mg! That would be like consuming 58 brownies when you can only tolerate 1!

If you find a source of Cannatonic seeds beware that the Cannatonic feminized seeds can vary widely from the original plant. 
Recent HPLC testing showed an expression of CBDA from 22% w/w to <1%CBDA and concurrently THCA contents ranged from 1% w/w to 30 % w/w. 

This marked divergence mandates testing of the plant while keeping back living clones in case you locate the desired cannabinoid ratio."

"If its true that the pharmaceutical industry equals the Forbes 500, you have a block that want to preserve its ability to continue being able to pay its mortgages, and send its kids to school; but it has an enormous amount of power - its going to be difficult - I mean, science is overwhelmingly clear that the body regulates itself intimately with the endocannabinoid system; and that cannabis, for 34 million years of co-lateral evolution, has consolidated these 20 carbon molecules (we're over 100 of those now) to assist the endogenous cannabinoid system in its goal: to maintain homeostasis; so if a cell becomes over active, it will down regulate it; if its under-active, it will up regulate it."

"The fact that such a prestigious institution as the National Cancer Institute has acknowledged that there are direct anti-tumor effects, means that at the top things are beginning to change. But that will have a double-edged sword: If cannabis really is that beneficial, let's get out there and make it Roundup Ready, and grow it cheaper ,and make sure it's sterile seeds.. so you have to buy it from Monsanto. So people can't propagate it on their own. It's the next wave: If it's not basically illegal the world over, then let's make it inaccessible - unless you buy from a company that owns it's genetics."
— William L. Courtney, M.D

"Over 525 different chemical compounds have been identified in the Cannabis plant. These substances act as primarily feedback modulators facilitating the Endogenous Cannabinoid System’s regulation of cellular physiology. The plant’s primary constituent is THC-a, which along with other phyto-cannabinoids, interact to modulate the immune system.

Patients become dysphoric or euphoric on 10-20 mg of THC, well before they can take in a full dose (200 to 1,000 mg) of the other non-psychoactive cannabinoids. Many middle-aged patients cannot tolerate THC, even if it alleviates their symptoms, due to the dysphoria that interferes with their day-to-day functions. Age or heat decarboxylate THCa to THC, reducing the tolerable dose from 2000 mg to 10 mg, and resulting in the loss of the inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and anti-proliferative activities of the cannabinoids.

US Patent 6,630,507 states that certain cannabinoids can have useful therapeutic effects, which are not mediated by cannabinoid receptors, and are therefore not accompanied by psychoactive side effects. Furthermore, the absence of psycho-activity in some cannabinoids allows for very high doses to be used without encountering unpleasant side effects or potentially dangerous complications.

In October 2009, we confirmed that the 14,500 µgm / ml of non-psychoactive THCa was potently active in modulating the immune system and was tolerated because the 90 µgm / ml of free THC does not cross the CB1 stimulation threshold. This has supported widespread interest in juicing the whole plant, diluting that juice 10:1 for palatability and then consuming the juice in divided doses up to 5 times / day. We have discovered that dietary leaf therapy is a gradual process that increases over the first two months or regular use. Once the plant is absorbed, cannabinoids clear in 50 minutes supporting a q3-4 hour dosing."

''Cannabinoids, Terpenes and Flavinoids have numerous functions, but play a central role in modulating the immune system. They have been shown to be effective as anti-oxidants, analgesics, and as an anti-inflammatory; they are anxiolytic, effective in treating OCD, are active in cellular glucose metabolism, and appear to inhibit aggressive tumor cell growth. The terpenes are known to act synergistically as allosteric modulators at the CB2 receptor. Abnormal function of the ECS can arise from a Clinical Endo-Cannabinoid Deficiency (CECD), from an as yet unidentified Endogenous Terpene Deficiency, as well as from structural / functional deficits in the synthetic, import and degradative enzymes.''

"Every body needs access to this plant; but people with nothing else, at least this would give them their health back. Relax them, and help them enter a state of mind where they are more creative, more open to the changes they're facing; less fearful about what that means. And maybe, even offer them a sense of peace and hopefulness about what is next. Rather than focusing on what you have lost.
For places that don't have adequate vaccine, that are impoverished, this is a cheap way they can protect their bodies - and also one of the best ways they can do both at the same time.

Cannabis is one of the major plants used throughout time, it is so often overlooked, when people talk about medicinal plants of the past, people don't realize how important of a role it has played, and that compared to the whole of Human existence, it is only very recently that has had a negative stigma attached, or that is has been illegal... - compared to the whole of Human existence.

I think William is right: that we should all be writing Obama a letter thanking him for the government patent on Cannabidiol... and urging him to allow us Medical Freedom." — Kristen Courtney

"Dr. Mechoulam discovered why massive doses of cannabis hasn't killed anybody, not one recorded death. We don't have any cannabinoid receptors CB1 or CB2 in the Medulla Oblongata, that's the part of the brain that controls respiration and heart rate. So massive doses of many other drugs or even not so massive doses cause respiratory depression, cardiac suppression and death. Massive doses of marijuana (THC) might make people fall a sleep, but it doesn't stop their breathing or heart." — Dr. Frank H. Lucido

''Magnesium Chloride is a potent mineral medicine; it is safe and incredibly fast-acting, as is marijuana. When Mg is combined with cannabinoid medicine we dramatically increase the medical horsepower we are applying and can expect superior results. Magnesium is the Lamp of Life and without it we are toast!
The two together should be stocked in medicine cabinets providing the safest, most effective medicine team we can recommend for patients.'' — Dr. Mark Sircus

"Very simply, when THC connects to the CB1 or CB2 cannabinoid receptor site on the cancer cell, it causes an increase in ceramide synthesis which drives cell death. A normal healthy cell does not produce ceramide in the presence of THC, thus is not affected by the cannabinoid." — Dennis Hill

Online Resources:

Sproutable raw viable pure CBD Hemp seeds are available from Suma, Detox Your World, The Happy Health Company, Biona, Hempiness, Haiths, and hempo. 

Hempo brand is shipped to any state or country, from hemping dot com, under Food. Thier seed is a dioceous, short flowering viable Russian cultivar Bialobrzeskie. B. is used for food seed or essential oil, has 1.75% CBD and 0.02% THC, but may have pheno (morphism in high UV areas) with 4% CBD to 0.34% THC!

CBD nutraceutical extracts may be sold by vendors claiming to have a product legal in all 50 states, to have been tested to contain medicinal properties; but the only way to know there aren't contaminats like an exceeding % of THC, lead and arsenic (from industrial chinese import) is standardized reporting.
Medicinal Hemp Association is the first group to regulate CBD (and other cannabinoid products) with their detailed reporting standards checklists for each supplier.

Import Netherland hemp juice:

Online MMJ Vendor:

Magnesium Chloride:

Food Grade UK Hemp Leaf Tea (search):UK Google search for hanf natur hemp tea

Fine Hemp Seed oil vendors: may be the cheapest USA vendor of high quality in small amounts may be the cheapest USA vendor of high quality in large amounts

OTC Hemp CBD now legal in USA: 25 mg "scripts" may contain 1 mg THC

Swiss hemp essential oil: fine Hemp essential oil

Edible 100% non-toxic Hemp root:

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