FAQ

How are Our Products Crafted?


We source all of our products organically, without the use of pesticides or fungicides. Each batch is lab tested to assure patient safety. Plants and herbs used in CannaCare are grown on a biodynamic farm or wild harvested in Sonoma County. The herbs we use in addition to cannabis have been selected for their synergistic beneficial properties. We seek to provide a full mind-body expereince by creating a atmosphere for healing to occur with relaxing and uplifting smells, and providing a healthy dose of powerful pain reducing full-spectrum whole plant cannabis. All ingredients we source for manufacturing are food-grade. We don't believe in putting anything on your body that you wouldn't ingest. We decarboxylate half of our cannabis before slow-infusing it into our base oil. Packed with anti-oxidants: we choose grapeseed oil for its anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. During production we homogenize our products to evenly distribute the medicine.




Why Whole Plant Medicine?


With many herbal products to choose from, it takes a lot of knowledge to be able to choose what’s right for you. The increasingly popular term full-spectrum implies dried and encapsulated or processed and preserved whole herb or plant medicine. Whole herbs are considered full-spectrum when they contain the root, stem, leaves, flowers—essentially all constituents of the herb.

A standardized herbal extract is an herb that has been distilled, refined, isolated, or processed to guarantee the amount of a specific component. This is presented as a percentage or in milligrams (mg). The intention is to provide consistency from batch to batch when manufacturing. The chemical makeup of a plant and product varies depending on a number of factors: plant variety, harvest time, part of plant, quality of soil, age of plant, extraction and processing techniques.

Modern scientists developed the practice of standardization with the intention to identify the components of the plant that are pharmacologically active. Ironically, CBD was discovered when searching for the psychoactive, or THC, part of the plant. Unfortunately, scientists upset the natural balance when concentrating one element at the expense of others by unintentionally eliminating or neglecting components that contribute to the entourage effect.

There are over 700 components to the whole cannabis plant. The medicinal significance of plants and herbs comes from complex interactions and a balance of macro and micronutrients rather than a specific component. Derivatives, genetically modified plants through selective breeding, standardized herbs, and synthesized medicine are limited in the scope of treatment and often come with side-effects. They do not exhibit the full spectrum use of whole plants and herbs.




Cannabis vs Hemp?


Cannabis is composed of phytocannabinoids, terpenoids, and flavinoids—all of which add to the effectiveness of the plant. When cannabis became illegal in the 1930s, selective breeding allowed for hemp farmers to continue growing with trace amounts of THC. In the black market, varieties that produced quickly and in large quantities were preferred. Presently cannabis is available in a variety of products that are mainly high-CBD or high-THC.

Hemp and cannabis are the same plant, but different species. They are siblings in the same family. Hemp has a minute amount of THC, below 0.3%, and small amounts of CBD, about 3.5%. The hemp plant is fibrous and produces fewer resin flowers. Therefore, it takes hundreds of these plants to produce what one cannabis plant could for medicine; just as it takes hundreds of cannabis plants to produce the paper, plastic, and other industrial uses of hemp fiber. This calls for an increase in the number of plants grown per acre, water, nutrients, and processing when producing hemp for medicinal use.

Unlike their cousins’ hops and hackberry in the Cannabacea family, cannabis and hemp are bioregulators. Their medicinal quality comes from their ability to absorb nutrients from soil and metabolize them quickly. While this imbues them with beneficial qualities if grown in organic soil with an abundance of nutrients, they can become toxic and harmful if grown in unhealthy soil. The cannabis plant easily absorbs nutrients and anti-oxidants as well as toxins, carcinogens, pesticides, fungicides, heavy metals, and radiation. It has been historically used to purge land of toxins and recently used in the Chernobyl nuclear disaster decontamination. Cuttings from a plant exposed to toxins take generations before the absence of trace amounts of containments is seen.




Why a Blanaced Ratio?


When taking high-CBD products for pain, they are significantly less effective and harder to dose when using a standardized extraction lacking THC and terpenes. THC and CBD work together to provide pain relief and balance any unpleasant psychoactivity or memory loss associated with standardized medicine. While this is mainly true for ingestion, we also believe in the power of balanced medicine. CBD is over ten times more effective with trace amounts of THC present. THC mimics the feel-good chemicals produced within our body while CBD helps prevent the breakdown. In cancer patients, THC causes cancer cells to self-destruct through apoptosis while CBD prevents the growth and spread of disease. Together with other non-cannabinoids they provide a powerful anti-inflammatory and strengthen the immune system. On the skin, CBD helps repair and heal while THC reduces the pain from an injury, bug bite, or chronic disease.




How do Topicals Work?


Topicals are a way to physically help our body relax and heal by interacting with the nerve receptors attached to the end of each hair follicle. Wherever you rub it in, within 5-15 minutes you will expereince a noticable decrease in swelling, pain, and inflammation where applied. We believe in the science of psychosomatics, or mind-body medicine. Once we have less pain in our body, we are able to experience healing thoughts and emotions by being able to focus on the positive. For anyone experiencing pain we suggest seeing the power of positive thinking by relaxing in a quiet space alone and applying some TLC with CannaCare. It's good to have topicals on hand for the occasional bruise, cuts, burn or bug bite. Beyond being part of your emergency kit--topicals can be used daily or weekly for preventative health care from pollution and sun damage. Our products are intended for massage, aromatherapy, moisturiation, and skin disease prevention or management. Stress produces negative thought patterns which lead to skin disease, joint pain, and a variety of other conditions. Through regular application and the practice of positive thoughts, you will develop patterns to escape pain. If you need spiritual guidance as a way to investigate your source of pain, our founder provides spiritual consuling.




How are Topicals Non-Psychoactive?


The skin does more than just keep our organs in. It is our greatest protectoin and provides a blood barrier from invading pathogens. As long as you avoid broken skin or cuts and do not ingest, swallor, or inster in any orifice you will not get psychoactively altered or high. There is research and many patients reporting that they have successfully used topicals as a way to manage their pain while able to aviod detection in their system. They test negative for cannabis products as the medicine does not get into the blood supply. We are happy to provide natural relief for patients choosing not to ingest cannabis for religious or career purposes. We are happy to see seniors with arthritis and other medical condition heal and help destigmatize marijuana by accepting medical cannabis.





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