Entries by Dodee J. Schmitt

The Benefits of Terpenes in Cannabis Essential Oil

Most of us are familiar with essential oils. You have likely enjoyed the smell of lavender, sage or eucalyptus essential oil. Essential oils are basically the juices extracted from plants either through steam distillation, CO2 Extraction or through a press. The main therapeutic agent in essential oils are the terpenes. Terpenes are the life force, the quintessential […]

Cracking the Cannabis Epilepsy Code

Epilepsy is a central nervous system and neurological disorder characterized by seizures, convulsions, and involuntary movements.1 The use of cannabis for epilepsy is nothing new. In fact, the first documented use of the hemp plant for this purpose was in 1,800 B.C.E in Ancient Sumer (modern day Southern Iraq). In these times neurologists would use Indian […]

Could Cannabis Shrink Tumors?

Tumors or neoplasms are abnormal growths of tissue or what is known as a mass of abnormal cells. Generally, there are three types of tumors: benign, pre-malignant and malignant. A benign tumor is a non-cancerous growth.  Although these types of tumors do not spread into other areas they can cause pressure onto surrounding blood vessels […]

ADD/ADHD Could Be A Cannabinoid Deficiency

ADD/ADHD or attention deficit disorder and attention hyperactivity disorder is known as a chronic condition resulting in impulsive behaviors, lack of focus and challenges with sustaining one’s attention.1 What is occurring in someone’s neurological system that is challenged with ADD/ADHD? Scientists are finding that a dopamine shortage could be one of the main problems in […]

How Cannabidiol Protects You From Alzheimers Disease

What is Alzheimer’s disease and how could cannabidiol (CBD) protect you from it? As defined by the Collin’s Dictionary, Alzheimer’s is a disorder of the brain resulting in progressive decline in both intellectual and physical abilities.1 1 in 9 Americans over the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s.2 This degenerative brain condition affects an estimated 5.1 […]