Cannabis Medicine 101 – Cannabis Education with Dr John Teh – Leading Australian Cannabinoid Clinician

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Dr John Teh is a leading Cannabinoid Clinician, based in Brisbane Australia. He has been at the forefront of cannabis medicine since the early days of legal medical cannabis in Australia.

John is a sought after expert on medical cannabis and in high demand to share his knowledge at events around Australia.

He was kind enough to spare an afternoon and sit down with Greendorphin Media at the PlantMed clinic in Brisbane and share his knowledge and expertise on medical cannabis.

We created 10 short, bite-size videos for you to be able to learn the basics of how cannabis works as a medicine. Dr Teh covers topics like the endocannabinoid system, cannabinoid receptors, main cannabinoids, terpenes and more. He also speaks about the safety of cannabis medication, drug interactions and so on.

If you are in a process of finding out more about cannabis as a medicine, these videos will be very helpful.

If you are suffering from a condition that medical cannabis might be useful for. Or if you are a doctor and trying to find out the basics about medical cannabis, this video series is definitely for you.

Video #1 – CBD and THC

The two main cannabinoids, CBD and THC are the most spoken about when it comes to cannabis medication. Dr Teh covers the basics about these two highly therapeutic substances in the below video.

Video #2 – Sativa vs Indica

Two main cultivars of the cannabis plant are sativa and indica. These two cultivars develop different cannabinoid and terpene profiles and are often used for different conditions. Dr Teh covers the differences between sativa and indica cannabis plants and their therapeutic applications in the below video.

Video #3 – Cannabis Terpenes

Terpenes are molecules that are present in many plants. They are often responsible for the smell of a plant and a huge part of aromatherapy. The terpenes in the cannabis plant may be just as important as the cannabinoids themselves.
Dr Teh explains cannabis terpenes and goes through the most common ones in the below video.

Video #4 – An Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

Only discovered in the early ’90s, chances are quite high that your physician did not learn about the Endocannabinoid System at medical school.

As it turns out, almost all animals (except for insects) have an endocannabinoid system and has a massive role in our well being. It is a huge topic, however, Dr Teh covers the basics of the Endocannabinoid System in the below video.

Video #5 – How to Nourish Your Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

In the previous video, Dr Teh covered the basics on the ECS, while in this fifth video, he talks about how to maintain it. It is not only cannabis that interacts with the ECS, but there are also many things you can do to ensure your ECS is operating at its optimum.

In the video below, Dr Teh explains how to nourish your ECS.

Video #6 – Endocannabinoid Deficiency

If you are one of those people that is often tired and get sick easily, you may have some level of endocannabinoid deficiency. Most people don’t even know they have an endocannabinoid system, not to mention endocannabinoid deficiency. Watch the video below to find out more from Dr Teh.

Video #7 – Endocannabinoid Receptors

Our brain and other organs, even our skin has a large number of endocannabinoid receptors that enable our bodies to interact with the cannabinoids that our body produces as well as with plant produced cannabinoids (phytocannabinoids).

In the below video, Dr John Teh covers the basics about CB1 and CB2 receptors.

Video #8 – The Entourage Effect – Whole Plant Medicine

There have been a lot of talks about taking cannabis medicine in the same direction that pharmaceutical products have been for the last 80 or so years. Isolate certain molecules that are known for their therapeutic effects and create pills out of it.

Might be better than nothing, however, science points to another direction. Scientific studies prove that isolating molecules out of the cannabis plant does not have the same level of efficiency as utilizing the whole plant.

Watch Dr Teh talking about why whole plant medicine is important.

Video # 9 – Routes of Administration for Medical Cannabis

There are multiple ways to ingest cannabis medication, however, the most effective way depends on the patients’ condition and circumstances.

In the below video, Dr Teh covers the routes of administration that he has been prescribing to his patients at his Brisbane, Australia based PlantMed cannabis clinic.

Video #10 – Cannabis Medication Safety

It is great that cannabis is such an incredibly useful medication and can help with such a variety of conditions. However, the question naturally arises, how safe is it?

The safety of any medication is very important to the patient and medical professionals and Dr Teh covers this topic in detail below.

This completes our Cannabis Medicine 101 – Cannabis Education with Dr John Teh mini course. We covered all the basics and regardless if you are here as a patient, carer or a medical professional to find out more about cannabis, hopefully, you’ve learnt a few things.

I thank Dr John Teh for his time and willingness to share his invaluable insights and wisdom.

I also want to thank you for watching and if you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to let us know in the comment section below.

Krisztian Panczel

Krisztian Panczel

I am stoked to be able to write for greendorphin.com as I’ve been passionate about the Cannabis plant in its every form since I was 14 years old. I have a bachelor degree of Agricultural Science and have studied plant production for 8 years. Meanwhile, I learned so much about plants that it was hard to miss the outstanding (quite incredible) qualities of this hugely versatile plant. After university I went on to build a career and recently I had the opportunity to return to this most passionate area of my life and have been writing about a wide variety of topics on Cannabis and Hemp.

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