Cannabis 101

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At Citiva, we are a patient-first medical cannabis company, we aim to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about using medical cannabis as part of targeted therapies to optimize your health and wellness.

Our carefully cultivated cannabis products provide therapeutic benefits for a wide range of illnesses and serious medical conditions. Our mission is to make medial cannabis available to patients, consistent with the highest standards of professionalism, quality, safety and operational expertise.


The human body produces ‘cannabis-like’ chemicals called endocannabinoids that regulate a host of bodily functions. When endocannabinoids work together properly, they help to keep the body balanced and healthy. When they’re off-balance, the body experiences a host of conditions ranging from pain to high blood pressure.

Endocannabinoid receptors are found in most parts of the brain, in the immune system and other organs throughout our bodies. They act like switches to control bodily functions. Medical cannabis binds to these receptors, which may help restore balance to the body’s natural systems.


Cannabis is a naturally growing plant, and has been used as an herbal medicine around the world for thousands of years. Current research has linked cannabis with a host of therapeutic benefits, resulting in its legalized use for qualifying medical conditions in New York and other states.


Research suggests that THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol) acts as a muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory, and psychologically stimulant. This makes medical cannabis strains high in THC a good choice for patients who need relief but also need to remain alert and active.

  • Analgesic
  • Anti-Epileptic
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Anti-Depressant
  • Anti-Anxiety
  • Reduced Nausea
  • Stimulates Appetite
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • *Claims are supported by scientific research, studies, etc.


CBD (cannabidiol) products reduce the psychological effects of medical cannabis. For most patients, a strain that has high CBD will have a relaxation effect without the psychoactive effects associated with a high THC composition; often used for illnesses that have strong physical symptoms.


This blend of CBD and THC combines the benefits of the two strains into one balanced medication. Expertly-calculated THC:CBD ratios maximize the synergistic properties and effects of both cannabinoids, creating unique cannabis formulations that can deliver exceptional benefits.

  • Anti-Tumor Growth
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Anti-Depressant
  • Anti-Fungal
  • Encourages Brain Growth
  • *Claims are supported by scientific research, studies, etc.


Cannabinoids play an important role in cognitive function, memory, sensory perception and more. So, it follows that using medical cannabis—particularly strains with high THC—may cause a host of different effects throughout the body. The most commonly reported side effects include:

  • Anxiety/Paranoia
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Eyes
  • Increased Appetite
  • Sleepiness/Lethargy
  • Impaired Memory
  • *Claims are supported by scientific research, studies, etc.

Some people also report headaches, dizziness and respiratory difficulties. While these side effects are generally mild, it is always best to consult with your physician before using medical cannabis. Be sure to disclose any prescription medications, OTC medications and/or supplements you’re taking.

To ensure a positive experience with medical cannabis, follow your practitioner’s recommendations.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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