Maximizing CBD

Firefly recently did a nice roundup of experts in the field, including Jessica Peters, the founder of Moxie Meds–one of our favorite CBD rich tinctures– as well as Mary Lynn Mathre, founder of Patients Out Of Time, a personal hero of mine. This article is a nice review of how CBD works in our body and why we need the full plant for the maximum results. While CBD derived from hemp is exactly the same molecule for molecule with its counterpart from cannabis, the benefit is clearly maximized with cannabis derived CBD. It’s something we’ve been preaching for the past five years and it makes us smile to see how many people have been healed by adding CBD to their daily regime.

Ask a consultant for more information about CBD as a supplement on your next visit or call.

Read full article here.

 

Mexico Legalizes Medicinal Cannabis

The day after the United States categorized CBD as a dangerous narcotic with the same potential to harm as heroin, Mexico has legalized medical cannabis for all. When faced with a problem like violent nation-wide cartels, Mexico has finally decided to take cultivation and control of the plant away from criminals and back into the hands of the government and the people. For more on the topic, Merry Jane has written a great article you can read here.

Backdoor Medicine: How Cannabis Suppositories Can Save Lives

You want me to put that where?!

This is a common reaction to the suggestion that cannabis can be used as a suppository. Rectal administrations (suppositories) have an unfairly bad reputation in North America, despite the diverse benefits they offer. And we have personally seen countless successes over the years including relief from simple hemorrhoid inflammation to IBS and even dimished size of tumors with prostate and rectal cancers. We can show you how to make your own using FECO oil or you can select ready to insert suppositories from CBD Alive.

This article aims to educate about the advantages associated with the rectal application of cannabis and provide a simple set of guidelines for the effective use of suppositories. Click here to read the full article.

As always, we’re here to guide you through the product selection process. Ask a consultant for more information on your next delivery or visit.

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DEA Can’t get Past FDA

In any situation it is important to take a look at all sides before forming an opinion. While it is often justified and certainly easy to point fingers at the DEA for their reluctance to reschedule cannabis, it is crucial to note the other organizations with power over cannabis. The FDA is a major stopping point for the DEA and Leafly’s recent article The Accepted Medical Use of Marijuana: States Need to Take Action Now to Protect Patient Rights explains in further depth how they are connected.

 

Proposition 64 Lets Freedom Ring

Voting yes on Proposition 64 was a difficult decision for many in the cannabis industry. Although legalization is what we have been fighting for all along, certain aspects of the initiative had the industry divided. For more on that, read The Prop 64 Conundrum.

Although it has only been barely four weeks since Prop 64, passed we are already seeing movement. Recreational sales will not be licensed until 2018, but those awaiting clemency for violating marijuana laws may see freedom more quickly than expected. Thousands stand to benefit in the coming months and years. For a full article on the topic click here.

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Prop 64: California Makes History (finally)

We’ve had lots of questions the past few weeks about Prop 64. Where we stand, what are the good and bad points, what changes if it passes. This post assembles the most asked questions and answers.

Now that Prop 64 has passed, what changes for Californians?
Effective midnight, Nov 8, 2016 it is now legal for adults 21 or over to possess, use and/or gift up to one ounce of cannabis, whether they possess an MMJ recommendation or not. It is also now legal to grow up to six plants in your private residence (note: this is six plants per residence, not per person).

How do I buy recreational cannabis?
You can’t. You must have a license from the local government, then the state to sell recreational cannabis. Licenses will not be issued until late 2017/early 2018.

Will I still be able to purchase medicinal cannabis from RX-C?
As we are in the medicinal cannabis business operating under Prop 215/SB420, nothing changes for us until 2018, when the MCRSA guidelines and regulations become effective.

Do I still need a medical marijuana recommendation to do business with RX-C?
If you wish to continue to receive your medicinal cannabis products from RX-C or become a new member with us, the answer is “Yes”. The recreational laws that will be fully enacted under Prop 64 will not go into effect until January 2018. In the meantime, nothing changes for medical marijuana card holder and we will continue to operate per our established practices.

Can I refer or bring my adult family/friends who do NOT have an MMJ card?
No. We only serve the medical community and will continue to operate under Prop 215/SB420 guidelines.

If I am visiting from out of state, can I receive medicinal cannabis from RX-C?
No. Prop 215/SB420 apply to residents of California only. To do business with us, you must submit a current California medical marijuana recommendation, a California ID (or proof of residency) and be 21 or over.

I understand that under the new law, I will no longer have to pay sales tax, how does that work?
Our understanding of the law is that patients who take the extra step of registering with the state for an official state ID card will be exempt from the state sales tax (presently 8% for our jurisdiction). Please visit the California MMIC page to learn how to obtain a state ID card. Once you have your state ID card in hand, simply notify our team and we’ll update your member record.

Please understand that come 2018, the law as currently drafted imposes a 15% excise tax on medicinal or recreational use cannabis throughout the state, this will be in addition to the required sales tax. We expect that several groups will organize to appeal this part of the law as quickly as possible as true medical users should not be taxed at the same rate. 

Does RX-C plan to apply for a recreational license?
It is our intention to continue to provide quality, hand selected, organic products and top-notch service/guidance to our members who are seeking relief for medicinal purposes. We will continue our pursuit of a state license for medicinal purposes. We do not intend to enter the recreational market.

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Governor Brown Passes New Regulations for California

Governor Brown passed and vetoed several bills this week in regards to Cannabis and safety regulations. We see this as another step forward as the state prepares regulations coming into effect in 2018. Click here for the full article.

 

Alzheimers Research Expands

Although this is going to take some time, overall it’s great news. We’ve personally witnessed members with early to severe Alzheimer’s improve with cannabis products such as our Full Extract Cannabis Oil. We look forward to the day when the studies won’t be impeded by ignorance and anyone who chooses this therapy may find the research they seek to make their personal decision to take the cannabis journey to wellness, peace and happiness. Read full article on 420Intel.com.

 

 

DEA Ruling Not Your Cup of Tea? Read This

This lighthearted article is about what life might be like if caffeine had been prohibited instead of Cannabis. Although the Cannabis plant is much more complex than the coffee bean, the points made are convincing and entertaining.  Read the full article here.

DEA Continues To Say No

After all the hype, anticipation and speculation the past couple months, we are quite disappointed with the news this morning. It is another vicious circle of argument that goes absolutely nowhere toward furthering the research that does need to be done in order to learn and get the research we need to substantiate what we already know, that cannabis does indeed have medicinal value.

Despite the federal governments negative position, we at RX-C will continue to operate within the laws established in 1996 for the people in the state of California and do our very best to continue to elevate cannabis awareness. Read full article.