Materia Medica of the Plant
This class will be a true materia medica or the plant I’ve been spending so much writing and teaching about. We will begin our discussion with a little herstory and botany including the taxonomical rabbit hole of naming. We will discuss growing considerations in general terms so you can ask the proper questions of your growers. Phytochemistry will be discussed in detail including the top 5 cannabinoids and 8 major terpenes. We will spend considerable time on the latest science regarding the mechanism of action within the body so we can understand WHY certain strains are beneficial and why certain strains can exacerbate the conditions you were hoping to help. We will look at considerations and contraindications for working with this plant medicinally and finally traditional, uses in common ailments, including dosing guidelines.