What is Sativex?

Sativex is a cannabinoid that is extracted from cannabis plants that are specially cultivated to contain a consistent and stable amount of active ingredients. Sativex is now used primarily to treat Multiple Sclerosis patients. It comes in a flavored spray pump and is helpful in reducing the spasticity common with MS. Sativex is not recommended for pregnant women or breastfeeding women, or those with any history of psychiatric disorders. The most common side effects are dizziness or fatigue and depression or confusion.

Cannabis Brownie Recipe

First, the THC must be extracted into the oil that is used to make the brownies. This is done by simply grinding the marijuana into a powder and adding it and the oil to a sauté pan and simmering it for a few hours (2-6 recommended). Once the powder is incorporated into the oil, strain through a coffee filter to ensure all the excess marijuana is out, as the THC is now in the oil. A good rule of thumb is to use approximately half an ounce of marijuana for one batch, or box, of brownies. Now just use the cannabis oil extraction as you would the oil called for in the recipe.

Feds Should Back Off MMJ Laws

On June 24, Resolution No. 32 was unanimously approved by the United States Conference of Mayors. This resolution calls for federal laws to be amended to allow states sovereignty in enacting and enforcing marijuana laws without federal interference. In the interim, the USCM asks that the President intercede in this capacity to ensure that federal dollars aren’t squandered in efforts to undermine legitimate state policies and laws. Sponsors of this measure want federal policy to ultimately reflect the wishes of the majority of Americans regarding marijuana law.

 

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