Cbd for arthritis


#1

Hello! I’m doing some recon for my Dad who has arthritis. He’s open to giving Cannabis a shot and I was hoping to hear Recommendations on where to start. If I can find him something that helps I’ll grow him some going forward.

Thanks very much :slight_smile:


#2

hey @TALKINTOBOB i decarb weed and put in capsules and it works…
@Hogmaster has a coconut oil recipie that i’m trying next. it is supposedly even better than just decarbing weed…


#3

When done correctly, this recipe will take 10 days

First you must decarboxylate your raw material. Use the whole plant minus the roots. This will give you the highest medicinal effect.

Heat oven to 200-212 degrees. Put desired plant material in a mason jar and seal the top. Put jar in oven for 45 minutes.
After decarboxylation remove from oven and let it cool over night. This will allow the terpenes to absorb into the plant material.

Fill this jar with Organic Coconut Oil. Fill to the top of the jar covering all the plant material.
Cook in a water bath at 118 degrees for 5 days. Stir occasionally.
Remove from water bath and filter Coconut Oil. Squeeze the material to remove all the oil.
Re-fill the jar with new oil and heat for an additional 3 days. Remove from water bath and filter.

Now add Sunflower liquid Lecithin. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons to one cup of coconut oil.

This can be used as an oral or topical solution. Enjoy.


That'll learn ya dern ya!
#4

I have RA and Cannabis has stopped me from getting flare ups for a few months. I personally get a 100 mg chocolate bar and eat like 1-2 pieces a day that is about 20 mg a dose. Edibles last a lot longer and if you are just looking to supplement your endocannabinoid system and not get LIT its a good dose. If you are adventurous you can go and get Gel Caps to make your own meds out of coconut oil infused with cannabis. There is some math involved but you can dial in the correct dose needed to help with his arthritis.


#5

What does decarboxylate mean? Chop? And how can i cook for 5 whole days? Id love to give this a go. Is it loaded? Like will I be in outer space as I have home made oil now but always seems to take too much and I can’t get off the bloody couch! X


#6

That’s exactly what I was looking for, thanks!


#7

Science time lol @stells Decarboxylation is the process that you heat up the cannabis. You put your cannabis in the oven at 240 for 40 minutes. When you get cannabis It contains the chemical THCa (a for acid) Heating it up knocks the (A) off so it it just THC. This is what happens when you smoke it it burns off the A and you get high. When you smoke cannabis your body converts the THC to Delta 9 thc and you get lit. But when you eat cannabis the body converts it to Hydroxy 11 Thc which is a much heavier chemical so you feel a much more intense buzz then say smoking it. It also lasts a lot longer then delta 9 thc. Hope this helps. Decarb BHO is just a little different you don’t want to let it go for a really long time because the longer you heat hash oil the more sleepy it makes you. If you want good night time sleep meds decarb oil for a longer amount of time.


#8

Got ya…thanks for explaining that. Now, apologies in advance if this sounds silly, but is there a way of not getting the high? Obvs when taking for medicinal purposes? Thanks x


#9

Well THC is the active compound in cannabis that makes you high. So either you can find low % thc strains ie… Harley Quinn or Cannatonic #4 Charlotte’s Web I know that Cannatonic is 14% CBD and 7% thc according to my dispensary. Try to remember that there is a ratio of like 2-1 CBD to THC and their symbiotic relationship. To really get the full effects of this medicine you want 2 mg cbd to 1 mg THC its almost like it help as a carrier from what i have read the little bit of THC make the CBD more effective. Also from my understanding is CBD helps counteract the THC in Cannabis. So if you are a little higher than you want to be take more CBD and it will help ease up the THC effects.


#10

Also if you dont want any Effect take just CBD oil then you wont get any high at all


#11

I take CBD oil now. Not working x