TOPICALS By Steve Cannabis-infused lotions, salves, oils, sprays, and other transdermal methods of relief work by binding to a network of receptors called CB2. These CB2 receptors are found throughout the body and are activated either by the body’s naturally-occurring endocannabinoids or by cannabis compounds known as “phytocannabinoids” (e.g., THC, CBD). Even if a topical…

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The Endocannabinoid System

Written by Ramses Translated by Cristina The human body has a highly developed ability to maintain an internal state of balance or homeostasis. This balancing of the body’s internal processes is influenced by the body’s cannabinoid system (endocannabinoid system). Endocannabinoids (those produced by the body), as well as phytocannabinoids (those found in cannabis), affect the…

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What is Trim?

What is trim? While looking for new and interesting things to try, you might come across some trim on our menu. The first thing that catches your eye is that the price is much lower – why? “Trim” is all the plant material that is trimmed from around the flower during the harvesting and curing…

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TWC Events

During February, Takoma Wellness Center had the pleasure of having celebrity chef April Thompson, host a “Cooking with Cannabis” class. Serving up jokes and tasty recipes to nearly two dozen patients and guests, Chef Thompson brought a thoughtful and accessible approach to cooking with cannabis. Wrapping up the month with a Cannabis 101 class, 20…

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Dry Herb Vaporizer

If you consume cannabis or utilize aromatherapy through various herbs or herbal blends, then no doubt that you have heard of portable and desktop dry herb vaporizers. The use of concentrates is on the rise, but that doesn’t mean that dry herbs are falling by the wayside. Some people simply prefer dry herb to concentrates….

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Does a high THC percentage equal more effects?

Does a high THC percentage equal more effects? By Cristina C., Takoma Wellness Center Patient Consultant After seeing some of the testing results for Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in cannabis flower lately, I can’t help but ask myself: Does more THC really make a difference on its effect? The quick answer is: not necessarily! Having tried 15…

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New from Green Flower Media -The Beginner’s Guide to Cannabis for Pain:

Living with pain is the worst. It disrupts your sleep, dampens your happiness, blocks your creativity, and diminishes your overall quality of life. https://www.learngreenflower.com/courses/137/the-beginner-s-guide-to-cannabis-for-pain-expert-guidance-on-how-to-use-cannabis-to-find-relief-naturally-and-get-away-from-opiates

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Takoma Wellness Center sponsors the One Hitters

Takoma Wellness Center sponsors the One Hitters, a  co-ed softball team established in 2002 in the Congressional League in Washington, DC comprised of individuals who work for or support drug policy reform.  The team won the Bronze Trophy this year and we had a celebration at Takoma Wellness Center in their honor. Episode 164 – One…

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We’ll cover your Department of Health fees!

We’ll cover your Department of Health fees! Takoma Wellness Center will now cover your application, renewal or transfer fee. Your fee will be given back to you in the form of Store Credit toward your first purchase with your new card! (for DC residents only and cannot be combined with other offers). TWC sponsors One-Hitters…

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Jackson’s Courage CBD Oil

The story of our first minor, who’s family was instrumental in bringing CBD oil to market here in the District. We asked them to name our oil: Jackson’s Courage CBD Oil. More on Jackson’s Courage CBD Oil Jackson Philip Leyden was born on March 4, 2003, at Georgetown University Hospital. His birth was normal and he…

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