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Fairwinds Flow Roll-On Medical Cannabis Topical

Fairwinds Flow Roll-On is Great on the go.

Matt Tests Out Fairwinds’ New Convenient Medical Marijuana product

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The new Flow Roll-On is formulated to provide the amazing relief of the Flow series of products in a convenient roll-on applicator. Fairwinds already has some of the most effective topicals on the market with the Flow Gel and Flow Cream. With the launch of the new Flow Roll-On, they further their offerings. I used Flow Roll-On on my shoulder, which was injured in a car accident about 6 years ago. What I noticed immediately is how it seemed to help with the muscle pain that bothers me most. The cool feel of the metal applicator ball followed by the even cooler sensation of the herbal blend helped to relieve tightness almost immediately.

Applying Fairwinds Flow Roll-On

Flow Roll-On comes in two formulas; Regular or Extra Strength.

Flow Roll-On comes in two formulas; Regular or Extra Strength.

Like many medical cannabis products, we find that less is more. The same is definitely the case with this product; the potent herbal formulation means that a little goes a long way. I found that applying a single thin layer over the affected area was more effective than going over the area multiple times, which could lead to a slight tingling sensation due to the herbal components of the product. This dissipated within minutes.

Regular vs. Extra Strength, What’s the Difference?

The potency of the Regular Strength and Extra Strength are the same in terms of THC and CBD content, the difference is the intensity of the herbal additives.

The Regular Strength utilizes terpenes such as caryophyllene and linalool along with herbal extracts such as ginger, bergamot, peppermint, and nutmeg to enhance the effects. The Extra Strength formulation utilizes botanicals like clove, nutmeg, peppermint, and eucalyptus to provide more significant relief to those in need.

As with everything at The Novel Tree Medical, we recommend starting low and going slow. Always speak to your consultant if you’re unsure, we’re here to help!

Chronic Pain Relief: What About Cannabis?

Whether it’s pain from an old injury or an issue that’s developed over time, there are different categories of medical cannabis products containing CBD and THC that may help alleviate your symptoms.

Depending on the location and severity of the issue, The Novel Tree Medical has hundreds of products of different strengths and delivery methods. Come in and speak to one of our state-certified medical cannabis consultants to determine which one may best suit your needs.


Topicals for Chronic Pain

Products such as Fairwinds Flow Cream and Ceres Dragon Balm are applied directly to the skin. They contain CBD and THC, which are absorbed by our body’s pain receptors above the affected areas within just a few minutes of application. They are often used by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, joints pain and more. Heylotion by Heylo is another option for those with sensitivity to menthol, scents, or other fragrances.

Edibles and Tinctures for Chronic Pain

If you are experiencing pain from an injury, surgery, or autoimmune disease and topicals aren’t quite strong enough, there are several tinctures and edibles available. Ingestible products may provide full body relief and can have effects between 6-10 hours. There are a variety of CBD to THC ratios in a given product that can be used depending on the severity of your pain. Our consultants can help you determine which ratio is best, with the goal always being to provide relief without intoxication.



FECO and RSO for Chronic Pain

FECO, or Full Extract Cannabis Oils are also available in a variety of ratios and may provide very potent relief. The processes used to extract the oils from the marijuana plant vary from product to product, but all endeavor to take advantage of every organic compound present. Controlling your doses throughout the day is easy with clickable dispensers, and you can easily adjust if you find you need more or less. For new users of medical cannabis, we always advocate to start slow and low. Consistency is key.

Smoking and Vaporizing for Chronic Pain

While ingestion of edibles, tinctures or FECO oils may provide long lasting relief, smoking or vaporizing cannabis may be more effective for immediate relief. Cannabis strains in flower and vape cartridge form are available in more varieties than any of the categories above. Every strain has unique characteristics and the ratio of CBD to THC can very greatly. Strains with small amounts of THC and high levels of CBD may help alleviate inflammation and minor aches and pains. Strains with equal levels of THC and CBD may be more effective for someone dealing with chronic pain. The Novel Tree Medical carries many different strains with varying characteristics. Our consultants are here to assist you in finding the strain most appropriate for your specific needs.

Read about hemp-derived vs cannabis-derived CBD

Appetite and Medical Cannabis

Appetite and Medical Cannabis

Whether you’re looking to curb cravings or stimulate your appetite, there are cannabis products with combined ratios and terpenes that may help provide natural relief. We have selected different strains and products that contain these potentially beneficial properties.

We encourage you to speak with one of our certified medical consultants to gain insight on which product may be best suited for your needs.


Appetite Stimulating Strains

THC delta 8 and THC delta 9 are cannabinoids have been reported to help stimulate appetite, and reduce nausea and vomiting.

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Delta 8 RSO

This convenient product can help to stimulate appetite with very little intoxicating effects. Fully extracted cannabis oils (FECO) can last anywhere from 6-10 hours, providing a longer duration of relief.

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Sativa Lifestyle Tincture

Controllable servings of THC delta 9 in the form of oil drops taken sublingually allow for superior absorption into the bloodstream and fast on-set of relief.

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Energizing Mr. Moxey’s Mints

A discreet and portable option with low-dose servings of THC delta 9, a compound associated with stimulating hunger. These mints are also taken sublingually, allowing for fast acting relief.


Strains to Help Curb Cravings

THCV is a cannabinoid that may help to suppress appetite and curb the “munchie” feeling associated with smoking or ingesting THC delta-9, and assist those seeking to curb cravings.

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AM Relief 300 Tincture

Several of our guests have reported that they experience a decreased appetite several hours after using this high-CBD tincture.

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Aliens on Moonshine FECO

With 17% THCV, this concentrate may provide relief for 6-10 hours for those seeking to suppress food cravings. Having a high concentration of CBD assists in buffering unwanted, psychoactive effects.

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Durban Poison Flower

For those who prefer smoking flower, this landrace strain typically contains higher THCV levels than most. Read Matt's insightful piece on landrace strains!

Cancer Treatment Side Effects and Medical Cannabis

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Cancer, the big C. This disease will afflict 1,762,450 people in the United States alone in 2019, according to an article by the American Cancer Society*. While people are seeking a healthy alternative lifestyle to combat the disease people are also seeking relief from the symptoms caused by the cancers, and its traditional treatments like chemotherapy and radiation. Chemotherapy and radiation are meant to attack rapidly dividing cells and cancer is one of those cells. Other cells in our bodies are also affected, like the lining in your stomach and the ones that grow hair on your head. Since chemotherapy drugs can affect your entire body, you’re likely to feel worse after a round treatment.

Cancer is daunting enough without adding insult to injury in the form of additional physical issues. Many of our guests have found certain medical cannabis products aid in alleviating symptoms related to their cancer treatment. Please understand that a given product may not have the same effect from one person or another, and we always suggest starting with low, controlled doses.


Nausea

Nausea and vomiting seem to be at the forefront of symptoms that occur not just from certain cancers, but from the treatment. Trying to maintain good health will be a challenge if proper foods and fluids can’t make it into your system. Consuming cannabis products high in Delta 8, preferably in inhalation for quicker relief, seem to show great benefits for increasing appetite and reducing nausea and vomiting. Tinctures high in terpenes like peppermint, ginger and bergamot also have anti-nausea effects. Products like Fairwinds’ Digestify are fortified with these terpenes and could have a potential benefit to heading off these symptoms if used before the onset.

Fatigue

Fatigue is second on our list of items to combat while undergoing treatment. Chemotherapy can deplete your red blood cell supply which carry oxygen throughout the body. Dizziness, shortness of breath and irritable mood can also be the result of this depletion. Consuming sativa-dominant products like Moxy’s 1:1 Peppermint Energizing Mints may effectively combat fatigue, and nausea together. Sativa dominant strains and terpenes like Pinene, and Limonene have uplifting mind and body effects to counteract the fatigue, not to mention the peppermint to help abate nausea.

Pain

Pain is last but certainly not least. It’s just as hindering to optimal healing as the other symptoms. Pain can range from muscular to nerve pain and some patients have localized pain due to their specific cancers, or general body pain from the treatment. In any case, equal amounts of THC and CBD ratios are effective for severe pain, items like CBD Ratio 1:1 tinctures or candies can be very effective. Having terpenes like Linalool and Myrcene can also really help relax the body and mind for pain to start to subside. These ratios can cause some intoxication, so for more daytime use a 5:1 ratio can be as effective for mild to moderate pain, with little to no intoxicating effects. Edibles have the benefit of longer lasting relief throughout the day, yet if you find yourself in crisis and needing immediate relief, having a vaping option may come in handy.

By Sandra E.  Stroud

* Scholarly Resources:

https://www.cancer.org/research/cancer-facts-statistics/all-cancer-facts-figures/cancer-facts-figures-2019.html