S4. Ep5. Cannabis Ingredient Panels

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Cannabis Ingredient Panels

The responsibility of deciding what goes on a product label is dependent on each individual state. So some labels will tell you more than others. Today we’re going to break down the three things to look for the cannabinoid profile, dosing and even some nerdy elements that might surprise you.

Cannabis Dosing and Titrating

• Cannabis is available to patients in many strains and formulations, with varying THC and CBD
concentrations
• Due to limited evidence on dosage and interval, there are no validated dosage recommendations
• Prescribers might not include suggested THC and CBD amounts, dosage regimens or method of
administration on medical authorization
• Many variables can influence the efficacy and safety
• Slow titration with careful assessment in collaboration with the patient and prescriber is
recommended

Resource: The cannabis dosing and titrating PDF —Cannabis for Medical Purposes: How to help patients find a safe and effective dose

Terpenes

Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in a wide variety of plants, including cannabis. They were popularized in essential oils, but also became topics of recent biomedical research. Early study show that terpenes may be responsible for either the sedating or uplifting effect of cannabis products.

A guest expert this season,  Dr. Codi Peterson, a pediatric pharmacist and The Cannigma’s Chief Science Officer,  directed us to a blog post, What are Terpenes? published on The Cannigma. The blog post goes into detail explaining what are terpenes and the impact they can have. The Cannigma is a media company publishing scientifically reviewed articles about all things cannabis.

Transcript

Kara Ware: (00:02)

All right, everyone. Let’s do a quick recap. In earlier episodes of the season, we talked about the historical roots for the modern day prejudice towards cannabis, how the endocannabinoid system works and the things that can affect it, the pros and the cons of using cannabis. With all this context and background information in mind, I think we’re finally ready to talk about cannabis products and what to consider. It took us long enough when talking to patients about including cannabis in their care plan.

Nathan: (00:38)

Yeah. Whether you plan to recommend cannabis in your practice or not, understanding what separates a safe therapeutic option from a potentially hazardous or recreational one, is a really good idea. In the first place to learn about the products might surprise you. It’s probably something you and your patients have done before, which is just read the product label.

Kara Ware: (01:03)

We’re big believers in starting with the basics because cannabis is still federally illegal. The responsibility of deciding what goes on a product label is dependent on each individual state. So some labels will tell you more than others, but today we’re going to break down the three things to look for the cannabinoid profile, dosing and even some nerdy elements that might surprise you.

Cannabis and cannabis-derived products are not legal in all states or countries. The views and opinions expressed by guests and hosts appearing on these podcasts are strictly their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Good Medicine On the Go or its sponsors. This podcast is for educational purposes only and does not establish a doctor-patient relationship.

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