Know where your medicine comes from.

Canada has a mostly forgotten Cannabis history. It begins in what is now Nova Scotia in 1606 when botanist / apothecary  Louis Hebert planted the first crop. Canadian Cannabis grown for agricultural and medicinal consumption peaked in the mid 1800s to early 1900s.

Early Canadians used medicinal Cannabis mostly as an extract to treat a variety of ailments; migraines, depression, menstrual cramps, chronic pain and anorexia. Cannabis was widely discussed in medical periodicals and in 1897 Dr. F.W. Goodwin, president of the Nova Scotia Medical Association, lectured on the topic. However, by 1923 all forms of Cannabis became prohibited by parliament and it wasn’t available again as medicine until 1997 when an Ontario Superior court ruled Canadians required access to Cannabis for medical purposes.

Cannabis in Canada has changed dramatically since Louis Hebert planted his first crop, but the Cannabis plant itself hasn’t changed much from those early pioneering beginnings. It’s the same plant, but our knowledge has grown incredibly. The Cannabis plant can be found in cultivation all over the world, under different legislative ruling. Different regions, offering different environmental conditions, promote the growth of unique varieties. All of the world’s Cannabis varieties fall within one category of the main types of Cannabis.

These are the 3 most common types of Cannabis plant:

Indica

Originating in Central Asia, Indica Cannabis varieties are typically short structured with wide leaves. They generally have a shortened growth cycle to match their region of origin planting seasons. Indica dominant varieties tend to give off earthy or musky aromas and have become popularly known for their physical relaxing, calming qualities.

Sativa

Originating in Equatorial regions, Sativa Cannabis varieties are typically lanky with short thin leaves. They generally have a long growth cycle to match the seasons of their originating region. Sativa dominant varieties tend to have a spicy or floral aroma and are popularly known for their uplifting positive mood enhancing effects.

Hybrid

Hybrid Cannabis varieties are a combination of Indica and Sativa. They have been developed by plant breeders using natural breeding techniques to bring out desired traits. Hybridization has created a growing plethora of varieties with traits from both Indica and Sativa. Generally, hybrids may be more Sativa, Indica or a balance of both.

Next, let's explore the active ingredients in medicinal Cannabis...

Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids are a diverse group of chemical compounds found in the Cannabis plant. They engage our body’s natural cannabinoid receptors. Until these receptors were discovered in 1980 scientists didn’t understand how Cannabis’ different cannabinoids interacted with our body. We now have a better understanding of the science behind cannabinoids and much more research is underway with the Canadian legislation allowing for exploration. Cannabinoid receptors have been discovered in mammals, birds, fish and reptiles. There are over 600 active compounds that we know of found in the Cannabis plant. We’ve listed the most common ones here.

Delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol

Delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol is commonly referred to as THC. It’s a neutral cannabinoid popularized by its psychoactive effects. THC acts as a mental stimulant and is known for fueling appetite and increasing mental acuity.

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Cannabidiol

Commonly referred to as CBD, Cannabidiol is a non psychoactive compound. Concentrations of Cannabidiol counteract THC, while maintaining symptom relief. People have become interested in medicinal Cannabis because of CBD.

Cannabinol

Found in much smaller percentages than THC or CBD, CBN begins to appear only when THC starts to degrade. It’s not a weakness. CBN is an important chemical compound aiding in sleep and pain relief.

Cannabichromene

Cannabichromene (CBC) is more bountiful by percentage than CBD, but has received much less research attention. This second place compound may be mood enhancing. Think positivity and relaxation.

Cannabigerol

Before becoming THC or CBD, life begins as Cannabigerol. CBG is non psychoactive and a minor compound found in trace percentages in medicinal Cannabis. CBG is more detectable in hemp.

Tetrahydrocannabivarin

Closely related to THC, Tetrahydrocannabivarin’s chemical structure is similar, but engages our cannabinoid receptors differently. THCV is psychoactive. It’s being researched for its appetite suppressant and anticonvulsant properties.

We can’t forget Terpenes!

Terpenes are active compounds found in most plants, not only Cannabis. They contribute to making various plant species taste and smell different from one another and often offer their own therapeutic benefits. Peace Naturals takes great pride in providing our clients with premium, terpene rich medicinal Cannabis.

Until recently, Cannabis research hasn’t focused on terpenes, however, recent research demonstrates not only tremendous promise but a need for greater understanding. Research shows terpenes work with cannabinoids to attune our body’s receptors. To date researchers have discovered over 100 different terpenes in Cannabis varieties, but we’ve listed the most popular Cannabis terpenes here. Explore their documented aromas, flavour profiles and benefits.

Caryophyllene

Also Found In: Black pepper, cloves, cotton

Pinene

Also Found In: Pine needles, rosemary, basil, parsley, dill

Limonene

Also Found In: Fruit rinds, rosemary, juniper, peppermint

Myrcene

Also Found In: Mango, lemongrass,thyme, hops

Linalool

Also Found In: Lavender, mint, cinnamon

How do I consume my Cannabis?

There are many different methods available to consume medicinal Cannabis. Each option for medicinal Cannabis ingestion may have a dramatic impact on its effectiveness. The Peace Naturals Project philosophy is simple, no matter your chosen method: Start slow and with small amounts. Each client is unique in how different Cannabis varieties will affect them. By starting with small amounts and consuming slowly, our clients can mindfully self manage for relief and comfort.

Combusting

Combusting (or smoking) is a popular method of consuming medicinal Cannabis because it’s fast acting. Many cannabinoids are destroyed due to the high heat from combustion. Smoke is harsh and may mask terpene flavours.

Vaporizing

Vaporizing releases up to 95% of all cannabinoids. Vapour is achieved by heating Cannabis to a certain degree, typically right before the point of combustion. Anecdotal evidence shows clients use less Cannabis when vaporizing.

Oils & Extracts

Cannabis oils may take 30 – 90 minutes before their effects begin to manage symptoms, though effects typically last longer. Cannabis oils are processed by the liver. Peace Naturals Cannabis oils are designed to be taken with food or sublingual.

Edibles

Though we are not permitted to manufacture edibles at this time, many clients make their own using their Cannabis. The onset and duration will be similar to extracts and oils. There are many resource websites offering edible recipes.

Is medicinal Cannabis right for me?

Most of our clients have chosen to incorporate medicinal Cannabis into their treatment with support of their physician after exploring other options with little or no success. Our clients have determined based on their current treatment regime, their lifestyle and support from their family and loved ones, medicinal Cannabis therapy is a suitable option. Consider not only your conditions, but also your lifestyle and the areas you are hoping to improve as you explore Cannabis as adjunct therapy.

Peace Naturals encourages you to educate yourself as much as possible to ensure you have the knowledge to make informed decisions for your health. Our own clients are a great resource of information. Many of them have similar circumstances. To make our clients’ inspiring stories accessible to the public we’ve created Peaceful Inspirations. It has been designed to make it possible for you to find relevant treatment information from others who may live in your region, follow a similar lifestyle and suffer from similar symptoms.

Only you can decide, “Is medicinal cannabis right for me?” When you’re ready to proceed, review: Talking To Your Doctor. Our Client Care Representatives are always here to offer support, guidance and experience.

Questions? Contact our Client Care Department.

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Here are the required registration forms

 

All new clients must complete a Registration Form, Medical Document and Consent to Disclose. Please read the instructions below carefully. Be sure to download the appropriate client registration form if you choose not to register online.

If you prefer to speak with someone, we are here to help:
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Client Registration Form A

The most commonly used registration form - This document is for those individuals who have a permanent residence to which their medicine will be delivered.

Client Registration Form B

For clients who do not have a permanent residence. (For example: if you live in a nursing home, shelter, hostel or other similar institution in Canada)

Client Registration Form C

For clients who would like their medicine delivered to their health care practitioner’s office. Your health care practitioner must first agree to receive medicine on your behalf.

The Medical Document

This document acts as your prescription. It must be completed, signed and dated by your health care practitioner. We must receive the original signed version either by mail or secure fax. Please print this form and take it with you when you go to see your doctor or clinic specialist.

Consent to Disclose

This form must also be taken to your practitioner or clinic specialist. To verify your Medical Document, we are required to contact your practitioner's office to confirm the details. In order to do this, we must have this form completed. A copy of this form is to be retained by your health care practitioner and a second copy must be sent to Peace Naturals by mail or secure fax.

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Forms For Your Doctor

 

Click below to download both the Medical Document and the Consent to Disclose. Both documents are to be completed by your health care practitioner. Please be sure to take them with you to your appointment.

The Medical Document

This document acts as your prescription. It must be completed, signed and dated by your health care practitioner. We must receive the original signed version either by mail or secure fax. Please print this form and take it with you when you go to see your doctor or clinic specialist.

Consent to Disclose

This form must also be taken to your practitioner or clinic specialist. To verify your Medical Document, we are required to contact your practitioner's office to confirm the details. In order to do this, we must have this form completed. A copy of this form is to be retained by your health care practitioner and a second copy must be sent to Peace Naturals by mail or secure fax.

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Forms For Your Doctor

 

Click below to download both the Medical Document and the Consent to Disclose. Both documents are to be completed by your health care practitioner. Please be sure to take them with you to your appointment and that you mention that you are part of the Peace Naturals Share the Love Referral Program.

The Medical Document

This document acts as your prescription. It must be completed, signed and dated by your health care practitioner. We must receive the original signed version either by mail or secure fax. Please print this form and take it with you when you go to see your doctor or clinic specialist.

Consent to Disclose

This form must also be taken to your practitioner or clinic specialist. To verify your Medical Document, we are required to contact your practitioner's office to confirm the details. In order to do this, we must have this form completed. A copy of this form is to be retained by your health care practitioner and a second copy must be sent to Peace Naturals by mail or secure fax.

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