Medical Marijuana for Patients in Need
Sunlight Remedies Alternative Medicine in Merced County is a collective that cultivates medical marijuana for the consumption of our patient-members in the Central Valley, as well as the Northern and Southern California area. Some of them are homebound due to illnesses and other reasons, and they rely on cannabis for survival.
We have cannabis farmer-members from all over California. Who in turn cultivate a variety of high quality THC strains and CBD Strains , exclusively for our members. so we are able to distribute them directly and at affordable prices.
Our collective facilitates the collaborative work of our patient-members. From the cultivation of medical cannabis to the allocation of costs and revenues, everything is a team effort.
We do not collect a fee in exchange of our products and services. However, we collect a donation from our patient-members.
Service You Deserve
All our members get high-level service, along with the best-quality cannabis grown in the beautiful state of California. We conduct Safe Use Orientation for patients who may not be familiar with strain selection, as well as dosages and methods of ingestion.
You can be sure that we are constantly finding ways to improve our products and services. Using member feedback, we develop a guide that helps provide the type of cannabis with the best therapeutic benefits for symptoms like nausea, and for specific illnesses like cancer and AIDS.
THC & CBD
While there are over 100 different cannabinoids that can occur in cannabis, the two most well known and studied compounds in the cannabis plant happen to also be the two that occur in the largest volume: delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly referred to as THC, and cannabidiol, known as CBD. Like all other cannabinoids, these two must be heated to convert the cannabinoid acid to the active cannabinoid. THC is the primary psychoactive component of cannabis which gives the effect of what recreational users call the “high.” CBD is considered to be non-psychoactive and when used in conjunction with THC helps dampen the psychoactivity and other side effects some people consider undesirable. Both cannabinoids have an impressive list of ways they support the human body.
THC is a strong anti-inflammatory and pain killer and has been shown to reduce the amyloid plaques in the brain that cause Alzhiemer’s. In pre-clinical trials THC has been proven to reduce levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in glioma (brain cancer) cells. This is important because a reduction in VEGF means that brain cancer tumors are unable to grow the new blood vessels they need to sustain themselves, grow and spread. This discovery offers great promise for the treatment of brain cancer.
THC is also a bronchodilator, anti-spasmodic, muscle relaxant, a powerful neuroprotectant and antioxidant. In fact, it has 20 times the anti-inflammatory power of aspirin and twice that of hydrocortisone.
CBD is the second most common cannabinoid in cannabis and the most common in hemp plants. CBD can generally represent 0.1-12 percent of the cannabinoid content of the the plant. CBD rich cannabis (4% or more) provides potent therapeutic benefits without the euphoria or lethargy of many high THC varieties. CBD and THC are believed to have a synergistic effect meaning that when they are both present at therapeutic levels, they are more effective together than they are alone. While THC is widely known for its psychoactive properties, CBD may be best known for its ability to counterbalance anxiety, tachycardia (rapid heartbeat), hunger and sedation caused by THC and its ability to control sever forms of epilepsy.
CBD was once considered a minor cannabinoid under the shadow of THC. What we know now is that CBD is as beneficial and versatile a cannabinoid as THC in addressing many hard to manage conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, epilepsy, antibiotic-resistant infections, alcoholism, PSTD and neurological disorders. CBD has very strong anxiolytic (reduces anxiousness), anti-convulsant, anti-emetic (reduces nausea), anti-inflammatory, antioxidant (stronger than vitamins C & E), anti-depressant and anti-psychotic properties. One of the most exciting aspects of CBD is its combined strong anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and neuro-protective properties which yields great promise for the treatment of Alzhiemer’s, Parkinson’s disease, and all neurodegenerative-related diseases. CBD also helps regulate blood pressure and is cytotoxic to breast cancer and certain other types of cancer cells while protecting healthy cells.
Become a Member
If you are over 21 years old, with a California ID and a current physician’s recommendation to use cannabis, we welcome you with open arms. We will verify these recommendations to make sure we can provide services to the right people.