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Terrie Cress-Sargent BSN RN Victoria Johnson BA
Tim Malone LCSW Cynthia McDaniel MSN RN
Cannabis (/ˈkænəbɪs/) is a genus of flowering plants that includes three different species, Cannabis sativa,Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis.These species are indigenous to Central and South Asia.Cannabis has long been used for hempfibre, for seed and seed oils, for medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug. Industrial hemp products are made from Cannabis plants selected to produce an abundance of fiber.
To satisfy the UN Narcotics Convention, some Cannabis strains have been bred to produce minimal levels of THC, the principal psychoactive constituent responsible for the high associated with it and which is obtained through the dried flowers of Cannabisplants selectively bred to produce high levels of THC and other psychoactive cannabinoids. Various extracts including hashish and hash oilare also produced from the plant.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound in cannabis that has medical effects but does not make people feel “stoned” and can actually counter the psychoactive effects of THC. After decades in which only high-THC Cannabis was available, CBD-rich strains are now being grown by and for medical users. CBD appears to relieve convulsions, some types of inflammation, anxiety, and nausea.
THCis the main psychoactive component in marijuana buds. THC appears to help relieve pain and is neuroprotective(helps keep brain from degenerating over time). THC mimics the action of anandamide, which is a naturally occurring cannabinoid in the brain. THC is thought to be the cause of the following effects of cannabis: relaxation, euphoria, altered space-time perception and appetite stimulation.
The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program is a State registry program within the Public Health Division, Oregon Health Authority.
Their role is to administer the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act as approved by the voters of the State in November 1998.
The program actively pursues administrative streamlining processes in an effort to better serve patients while maintaining the highest level of confidentiality.
Oregon Revised Statute
Oregon Administrative Rules
Fee $200 – reduced fees for some populations
Annual renewal 90 days before card expires