April 3, 2017

Using Cannabis to Combat Cancer

Dealing with cancer is a terrible circumstance to be in, one that nobody should ever have to experience. Unfortunately, 1 in 3 people are diagnosed with cancer every day worldwide, and all we can do is be optimistic while living life to the fullest. That being said, treating cancer with cannabis is a safe and proven way to combat the nasty disease, and it will improve your over-all quality of live while doing so.

Common treatments like chemotherapy/radiation wreck havoc on your entire body, not to mention, they're extremely expensive: Nationwide, people spend over $100 billion dollars on chemotherapy drugs per year; Do this messed up math for me: two thirds of oncologists' income (including their salaried pay) comes from prescribing chemotherapy treatments to cancer-ridden, optimistic warriors. Two thirds! What?

There are countless extremely harmful consequences to doing chemotherapy  or radiation (hair loss, loss of appetite, weight loss, nausea and all-around sickness) and while killing off the cancer cells with chemo, you're also killing your perfectly healthy cells. In hopes that your body can bounce back from these harmful treatments, and you'll go into remission; chances are that your doctor will have you start chemotherapy right away. The thing is, chemotherapy often times kills the patient before it kills the cancer.

Now, if you have a condition such as cancer and you are even remotely curious about giving cannabis a run for its money; why not? Medicinally speaking, the ingestion of concentrates through tincture or edibles is the most beneficial way to medicate and treat ailments; Smoking flower has less medicinal benefits though it can help with appetite loss, nausea and insomnia brought on by chemotherapy treatments.

Rick Simpson Oil is the most potent concentrate one can use when combating cancer. It's made by reducing  the plant matter down with a solvent solution, then concentrating the cannabis;  cooking it down to make “Rick Simpson Oil,” commonly referred to as RSO. RSO is now used to treat many disorders from epilepsy, depression, chronic pain, migraines and the list goes on.

Thankfully, here in Oregon we have been blessed by the legalization of cannabis. Not only are we now able to legally sell it to the public (like alcohol, if you're over 21 and have a valid ID)  you can walk into a recreational dispensary and enjoy any of the glorious options available today. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (O.L.C.C.)  licensed many dispensaries throughout the Portland area, and Kind Heart Collective was the third in town to get approved for our recreational license! There were many diligent steps we took to ensure that we would flawlessly be able to continue to sell to our beloved customers.

Stop by our shop today and talk with one of our knowledgeable budtenders about how cannabis can improve your life and others you love.