Several people can’t help but laugh the first time they hear the phrase “cannabis suppository.” But don’t be overlooked: This method of obtaining the active components in the cannabis is no joke. And the privileges are convincing a growing number of Europe’s medical patients to make the switch from more established methods of consumption.
Unto about five years ago, the enormous majority of Europeans who administered their ailments with cannabis either smoked or vaporized the plant. But thanks considerably to Rick Simpson, a Canadian who treated his cancer with cannabis oil and lived in exile in Eastern Europe between 2009 and 2013, more and more people began to realise the amazing properties of extracts. There was one big problem: Absorbing extracts that had a high THC percentage—up to 90 per cent in some cases—was overwhelming for many patients, particularly those without previous experience with cannabis.
The advantages of suppositories—linked with how easy it is to make them at home—have made them quite popular.
“Remarkable six years ago, after meeting with Rick Simpson, I began to produce extracts and provide them to many sick people,” said a generator in the Czech Republic who asked to go by Martin T. “However lots of them could not bear the psychoactive effects of THC.”
This prompted some patients and their caregivers to look for another way of ingesting the medication. “I tried to introduce cocoa butter—with a little bit of shea butter and coconut oil—with the extract and made rectal suppositories,” Martin said. “Patients instantly loved them, particularly those with digestive and urinary issues.”
Rectal suppositories appeared promising for at least two reasons. First, they go to work quickly. Suppositories exert systemic outcomes when they enter the rectal mucosa, spreading healing compounds quickly through nearby organs and into the bloodstream. Second, it’s an effective way of reducing the “head-high” psychoactive effects of THC.
The benefits of suppositories—consolidated with how easy it is to make them at home—have made them quite popular, especially in Central Europe.
Notwithstanding the emergence of vaginal suppositories in the U.S., the suppositories Martin makes are for rectal use only. “A vagina has a very delicate and specific environment, requiring a special gel carrier, which is pretty hard to get,” he explained. About 90 per cent of his patients are now using only suppositories, he said, and the results have been amazing.
One well-known case is that of Václav Novák, 67, who suffers from prostate issues. In 2013, scientists found symptoms of cancer, measuring a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level of more than 10. They programmed him to begin chemotherapy three months later.
Promptly after the diagnosis, Novák began using 1-gram suppositories, each containing one-tenth of a gram of cannabis extract with more than 70 per cent THC and around 5 per cent CBD. “I did not sense any highness, which was a big distinction from oral consumption when 0.1 gram would get me couch-locked for half a day,” he said.
“I just felt pretty relaxed and slept much better. Plus the best thing was, when I went to the hospital after three months, there was no need for chemotherapy or any other treatment. Enormously to my doctor’s surprise, my PSA was back to zero.”
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