Cannabis Strain Overview For “Captain Cook”

Captain Cook - Brockton, Massachusetts

Captain Cook - Brockton, MassachusettsWe are currently living in the progressive era of cannabis. This paradigm shift in evolved thinking and education has allowed medical and scientific professionals to learn more about the plant and utilize it for a wide array of medicinal purposes. Though there are roughly 779 known strains that have been recognized by the marijuana community, we wish to highlight one in particular that is featured at In Good Health; “Captain Cook”. We will cover the basics such as recommended ingestion methods, effects from intake, and symptoms that can be remedied with it.

What Type of Cannabis is Captain Cook?

Captain Cook is an excellent leaf hybrid strain that is currently available on our daily menu. It is known to have originated from Mexico, Colombia, Thailand, and Afghanistan. Hybrids are defined as a combination of Sativa and Indica strains and can vary in THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol).

Recommended Consumption Method

There are a number of options for which to consume this type of cannabis. Captain Cook can be made into cannabutter (cannabis-infused butter) and baked into edibles. However, the recommended form of consumption is smoking, either in a bowl/pipe, through a bong, or in a rolled joint. Each method can create its own set of effects, so be sure to monitor your intake and start off slowly whenever trying a new way of consuming medical cannabis.

Chemical Compounds and Percentage Data

The parent lineage of Captain Cook is Mystery Cookies (hybrid strain) and Mr. White (Indica strain). This combination exudes a mix of flavors such as earthy, sour, piney, spicy, and fruity.

The cannabinoid percentages found in this strain are as follows:

  • THCA: 27.7%
  • DTHC: 0.3%
  • CBD: 0.2%
  • CBC: 0.2%
  • CBGA: 1.3%
  • TAC: 29.7%

Here are the mood percentages you can look forward to when smoking or eating Captain Cook:Captain Cook - Effects Graph

The Effects Captain Cook Has on the Body

Aside from the sensations listed above, there are also two effects that are linked to the hybrid that you should be aware of. Those who are not familiar with this particular strain may experience slight adverse effects, such as anxiety and/or dry mouth. It is important to discontinue use immediately if you begin to feel overly anxious.

Conditions Treated Using Captain Cook

Captain Cook has calming capabilities that prove helpful for individuals that experience anxiety, depression, and other psychological conditions. It can also treat restlessness and cause fatigue for patients suffering from insomnia and other sleep disorders. If you are someone that experiences physical pain such as muscle spasms and symptoms from chronic diseases, Captain Cook can be suitable as a temporary pain reliever. Additionally, it can be used to minimize migraines.

As is the case with any cannabis strain (or any medication for that matter) you want to consume Captain Cook slowly at first in order to get an idea of how it interacts with your specific ailment. Let your body become accustomed to the new strain naturally and only increase the dosage when you are fully comfortable.

At In Good Health, we want all of our patients to receive the best possible cannabis strains to effectively treat whatever ails them.

To learn more about the strains we have available, click here!

Cannabis Oil: A Rundown of This Medical Treatment Option

Cannabis Oil - Brockton, Massachusetts

Cannabis Oil - Brockton, MassachusettsCannabis oil, which is sometimes referred to as marijuana oil, is made from the resin of the female marijuana plant. It is a very concentrated form of cannabis and more potent than the plant in its original form. Some types of cannabis oil have psychoactive effects, which gives the sensation of feeling “high”. Other types, however, are produced strictly for medicinal purposes and don’t create the sensation of being intoxicated.

Cannabis Oil Compounds:

The psychological and physical effects of marijuana are primarily due to the chemicals it contains called Cannabinoids. Although there are at least 85 known cannabinoids in cannabis that are currently scientifically recognized, the two most well known are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol); which are primarily responsible for most of the effects of cannabis. THC is the psychoactive component that causes the psychological effects that is most often associated with cannabis- in other words, the feeling of being “stoned”. CBD, on the other hand, is non-psychoactive and is credited with a wide variety of medicinal effects on its own.

In medicinal cannabis oil, much of the THC is often removed so that the CBD is most prominent compound being utilized to treat certain medical conditions. Most oils contain little to no THC , although, certain blends, or hybrids, can be created that contain varying ratios of both THC and CBD. Cannabidiol oil (CBD) is a term used to refer to any oil that has cannabidiol as the primary ingredient. Many people may not know that hemp oil is actually different from cannabis oil. Hemp oil is made by extracting oil from hemp seeds and also does not contain THC. It’s typically used in beauty, body care, paper and even clothing products. However, hemp has zero medicinal value and gives no effect when smoked or ingested.

Although it’s been used for millennia as a form of treatment for a variety of maladies, the past couple of decades has provided medical and scientific studies that back up the medicinal value of cannabis. These studies typically use cannabis oil rather than traditional leaf marijuana that is ingested through smoking. It’s easier to administer and simpler to control dosage.

Cannabis Oil as a Medication:

Cannabis oil can be consumed in various ways, such as orally, vaporized and inhaled, applied topically, or even taken as a suppository. It can be mixed with other creams or treatments for external uses as well. This oil is currently being used in legal medical marijuana states to treat ailments of all sorts. Some of the medical conditions treated through the use of cannabis oil include, but are not limited to:

  •  – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  •  – Asthma
  •  – Arthritis
  •  – Insomnia/Sleep Disorders
  •  – Irritable  Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  •  – Chronic Pain
  •  – And much more…

 

It has also been linked to heart health and is credited with alleviating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, reducing tremors and bodily shaking and promoting more fluid muscle motion.

One of the most promising features that cannabis oil presents is the ability to help those suffering from various forms of cancers. Research has shed light on the capabilities of this oil for providing pain relief to cancer patients and creating an appetite that is often lost during chemotherapy and other cancer treatments. In addition, cannabinoids have even been found to attack cancer cells and retard the progression of the disease.

Cannabis oil is a highly versatile treatment option that can work wonders for those suffering from a given medical illness. As previously stated, it targets specific medical symptoms depending on the ratio of THC and CBD, so if you believe you could benefit from cannabis oil, talk to one of our dispensary professionals. They can help you choose the proper type of oil that can help you live the highest quality of life possible.

In Good Health is one of only two dispensaries that provides delivery services to patients in the state of Massachusetts. We know for certain patients, obtaining their medication isn’t always easy, so it is our pleasure to ease part of the stress!

Learn more about our Medical Marijuana Delivery Program!