KNOWLEDGE IS POWER CANNABIS 101
At Mayflower, we are a patient-first healthcare organization, and aim to provide the information you need to make informed decisions about using medical cannabis as part of targeted therapies to optimize your health and wellness.
Our carefully cultivated cannabis products provide therapeutic benefits for a wide range of illnesses and serious medical conditions. Our mission is to make this important medicine available with the highest level of professionalism, quality, safety and operational expertise.
At our secure, state-of-the-art, hydroponic, indoor nursery, Mayflower’s horticulture experts manage innovative growing operations; the hybrid nursery features optimized lighting, automated nutrient systems, and temperature and humidity control, creating an indoor cleanroom environment unlike traditional open fields and greenhouses. This allows our growers to ensure consistent production of pure, premium-grade, medical cannabis year-round.
HOW DOES MEDICAL
The human body produces ‘cannabis-like’ chemicals called endocannabinoids that regulate a host of bodily functions. When endocannabinoids work together properly, they help to keep the body balanced and healthy. When they’re off-balance, the body experiences a host of conditions, from pain to high blood pressure.
Endocannabinoid receptors are found in most parts of the brain, in the immune system and other organs throughout our bodies. They act like switches to control bodily functions. Medical cannabis binds to these receptors, which can help restore balance to the body’s natural systems.
Cannabis is a naturally growing plant, and has been used as an herbal medicine around the world for thousands of years. Current research has linked cannabis with a host of therapeutic benefits, resulting in its legalized use for qualifying medical conditions in Massachusetts and other states.
THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol) products act as a muscle relaxant and anti-inflammatory; and psychologically, act as a stimulant. This makes medical cannabis strains high in THC a good choice for patients who need relief but also need to remain alert and active.
• Reduced Nausea
• Stimulates Appetite
• Lowers Blood Pressure
CBD (cannabidiol) products reduce the psychological effects of medical cannabis. For most patients, a strain that has high CBD will have a relaxation effect without the psychoactive effects associated with a high THC composition; often used for illnesses that have strong physical symptoms.
• Reduced Anxiety
• Reduced Nausea
• Sedative Effects
This blend of CBD and THC combines the benefits of the two strains into one balanced medication. Expertly calculated CBD:THC ratios maximize the synergistic properties and effects of both cannabinoids, creating unique cannabis formulations that can deliver exceptional benefits.
• Anti-Tumor Growth
• Encourages Brain Growth
Cannabinoids play an important role in cognitive function, memory, sensory perception and more. So, it follows that medical cannabis—particularly strains with high THC—may cause a host of different effects throughout the body. The most commonly reported side effects include:
• Dry Mouth
• Dry Eyes
• Increased Appetite
• Impaired Memory
Some people also report headaches, dizziness and respiratory difficulties. While these side effects are generally mild, it is always best to consult with your physician before taking any medication. Be sure to disclose any prescription medications, OTC medications and/or supplements you’re taking.
To ensure a positive experience with medical cannabis, follow Mayflower’s best practices.