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Dr. Jake on the Marijuana State Report – interview with Barbara Southworth

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Discover the latest views on medical cannabis from Dr. Jake Felice in this radio interview with Barbara Southworth.  Join Dr. Jake and Barbara Southworth as they discuss all things cannabis.  Click here to listen.  Enjoy

Dr. Jake Felice

 

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Dr. Jake opens new office near Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Jake opens new office near Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Jake is happy to announce the opening of his new office in Santa Barbara county, California.  The new office is located just north of Santa Barbara in Goleta, CA.  Dr. Felice is proud to be sharing his office with David Bearman, M.D., one of the most clinically knowledgeable physicians in the U.S. in the field of medicinal marijuana.

Office address:  7394 Calle Real, Suite C, Goleta, CA 93117

 

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Dr. Jake Felice to discuss cannabis at Port Townsend Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Jake Felice to discuss cannabis at Port Townsend Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Jake Felice will be speaking at the Chamber of Commerce in Port Townsend, WA on Tuesday, August 2nd at noon at the Fort Worden Commons. US_CoC_LogoDr. Felice will be discussing medical cannabis as well as various aspects of Washington’s emerging marijuana industry. Other members of the panel include attorney Nicole Li of The Li Law Firm, as well as Kody McConnell of Chimacum Cannabis, and Ellen Frick of Sea Change Cannabis.

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Does CBD convert to THC in the stomach? And what does this mean for the world of cannabis?

Does CBD convert to THC in the stomach?  And what does this mean for the world of cannabis?

It appears that stomach acid can convert CBD to THC at low levels according to a study in the journal Forensic Toxicology. This has implications for patients and marijuana consumers who consume CBD edibles and must take drug tests for work. It also poses potential problems for DUI’s for folks using “CBD only” edibles.

I have previously told my patients that it was OK to take CBD products orally and that these would not cause a positive on a urinalysis. This can no longer be assumed. This data could have big repercussions for product development for CBD products in the marijuana industry. One of the biggest areas I see would be in the development of CBD transdermal patches as this method of delivery should not convert the CBD to THC.

Here is the link to the original article in the Journal of Toxicology.

Yours in health,

-Dr. Jake Felice, CannabisMatrix.com

Addendum:  This conversion has been reproduced from another study from the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research:  “Gastric fluid without enzymes converts CBD into the psychoactive components D9-THC and D8-THC, which suggests that the oral route of administration may in-crease the potential for psychomimetic adverse effects from CBD.”  Clearly more research is needed to see if this may be clinically significant.

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Dr. Jake speaks at the Hemp and Health Expo in Pasco, WA

Dr. Jake speaks at the Hemp and Health Expo in Pasco, WA

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PDF Cannabis talk at the Hemp and Health Expo in Pasco WA – pdf

Click the link above to access PDF slides pertaining to my cannabis talk for the Hemp and Health Expo at the Trac Center in Pasco, WA. on Saturday, November 14th. Topics discussed include how the toxicity of conventional pain drugs compares with cannabis, the endocannabinoid system, how to use synergy in plant medicine to maximize the use of medical cannabis, as well as sections on cannabis and pain and neurological disorders. A YouTube video will be recorded and posted later as well.

Thank you sincerely! -Dr. Jake Felice

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Thank you Seattle Dystonia Support Group and Evergreen Hospital

PDF of Cannabis talk to the Seattle Dystonia Patient Support Group – pdf

12189099_449166698607152_5675788250185867202_nClick the link above to access PDF slides pertaining to my cannabis talk for the Seattle Dystonia Support Group at Evergreen Hospital. Topics discussed include how the toxicity of conventional pain drugs compares with cannabis, the endocannabinoid system, how to use synergy in plant medicine to maximize the use of medical cannabis, as well as sections on cannabis and pain and neurological disorders. A YouTube video will be recorded and posted later as well.

Thank you sincerely! -Dr. Jake Felice

 

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