Cannabis Extracts 39k Protocol Guide for Children
This guide is intended to assist you with storage, handling, dosing, and scheduling of your Constance Therapeutics products. Please read this guide thoroughly before using the products, and regarding any questions or concerns you may have, please contact the staff at Constance Therapeutics.
This guide was specifically designed for your use and application of cannabis extracts obtained through Constance Therapeutics pursuant to the medicinal cannabis laws of the State of California. Do not use this guide with any other cannabis oils, concentrates, or cannabis-related products from distributors of other products.
Disclaimer: Constance Therapeutics and its staff are prohibited from making any medical claims that these products can or may treat, cure, or prevent any disease including, but not limited to, cancer. Constance Therapeutics and its staff are not licensed physicians or medical or healthcare providers. This guide and its instructions do not and are not intended to constitute or act as a substitute for professional medical advice or medical guidance. Please consult with your physician or healthcare provider before use of these products. The following statements and instructions in this guide have not been evaluated or approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Constance Therapeutics and its staff make no healing, curative or medical claims or warranties regarding its products.
Store the extract away from light and heat. We advise keeping the extract in a cupboard or drawer at room temperature, away from excessive heat or cold. Do not allow the extract to reach temperatures of 102°F (this will not destroy the product but the quality of the extract may become compromised). Make sure to keep the extract away from children and pets.
Here is a step-by-step guide to dispensing the extract:
- Lightly shake before use.
- Remove childproof cap from glass bottle by pushing down and turning counterclockwise simultaneously.
- Insert the syringe tip fully into opening of the glass bottle. Note: There is no need to force the syringe deep into the opening. This may cause the plastic plug in the bottle to split and cause leakage. Instead, gently press just the narrow tip of the syringe into the plug so that it forms a seal between the syringe and the plastic plug.
- Turn bottle upside down with syringe inserted.
- Slowly retract then push the plunger to remove any air bubbles from syringe. Withdraw plunger to the desired dose. Refer to the dosing schedule below.
- Dispense the extract directly under the tongue into the mouth, and allow to rest under your tongue for up to 2 minutes before swallowing. You may take with food or drink, and it is advised not to take on an empty stomach.
We do NOT recommend using suppositories as an alternative method. Please consult with us before deciding to change your administration method of the extract, and consult with your physician or healthcare provider regarding the same.
We do not have any official recommendations for diet or nutrition while taking the extract; however, it may be helpful to take the extract with healthy fats, such as coconut oil or avocado as they can enhance cannabinoid absorption. Ultimately, you will need to consult with your physician or healthcare provider regarding your diet and/or nutrition while on the extract.
All dosing should be done in consultation with your treating physician or healthcare provider. Our recommendation based on past patient experiences is to ingest the extract at night about two hours before you go to sleep and to adjust the time as you adapt to cannabis extract and learn your own body’s response to it.
Use the markings on the side of the syringe as a guideline to help with measuring the extract. The following schedule is meant as a guideline and should be visited with your physician or healthcare provider. Please try to stick to this schedule as best as you can. If you need to signi cantly alter the schedule, contact us so we may advise you and also contact your physician or healthcare provider regarding the same, if helpful and desired.
Recommended Dosing Guide
Recommended dosing schedule for our cannabis extract diluted in sunflower oil, taken at night, approximately 2 hours before bed:
3000mg Bottle (30mL, 100mg/mL)
Note that this 1st month Dosing Guide ends at 24 days. You should use the 3000mg Bottle until it runs out, and then transition to the subsequent 2nd Month Dosing Guide and 18,000mg Bottle. The above guide is simply a recommendation. You may increase your child’s dose at a faster or slower rate based on your child’s response to the extract and experience with cannabis in general and as advised by your child’s physician or healthcare provider. We encourage you to stick to this dosing schedule as best as you are able to.
Month 2 & 3
Recommended dosing schedule for our cannabis extract diluted in sun ower oil, taken at night, approximately 2 hours before bed:
2 x 18,000mg Bottles (60mL, 300mg/mL)
After or around day 24, your child will move to one of the larger 60mL bottles and ingest 2.0mL of the extract every night for the second and third month. Once your child has nished the second bottle, they will move on to the third bottle. Continue with 2.0mL per night for the third month of the Protocol.
Higher THC Extracts: If taken before bed, the majority of the psychoactive side effects of THC will happen while your child is asleep. If they start to feel uncomfortable side effects, the best thing to do is remain calm and try and get them to go to sleep. Remember that the cannabis will not hurt your child and the effects will subside with time. Common side effects include short-term memory impairment, disorientation, dry mouth, time distortion, dizziness, anxiety/panic attacks, drowsiness, and a ‘high/ strange’ feeling. These can wear off quickly or continue throughout the day. Your child’s body will slowly acclimate to the effects of THC and it will become easier as they continue, according to our patient members.
There may be a point during the three-month Protocol where your child will start to sleep excessively. Do not be alarmed - this is normal. If your child experiences something that is out of the range of common side effects, please consult your child’s physician or healthcare provider accordingly. We are not physicians or trained healthcare professionals, but are always happy to provide our specialized knowledge of cannabis extracts.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can my child really handle this potency?
A: While there is a strong stigma surrounding children
ingesting THC, Oncologists and past child patients have not reported abnormal or varying experiences
from those of adult patients at the recommended dosage levels. Children may actually acclimate dosage response states faster than adults. Each individual experience may vary and we simply ask that you watch your child very closely while administering the Protocol, and in consultation with your child’s physician or healthcare provider.
Constance Therapeutics does not recommend cannabis for children or adolescents except in the case of serious and debilitating diseases which are inadequately controlled by available options. We believe parents have a right to choose and support them with as exact knowledge as is currently available.
Q: Can my child take the extract at the same time as chemotherapy or radiation?
A: Oncologists have not reported contra-indications with common medications. Many of the past patient members who have used this Protocol have done so alongside these treatments. Constance Therapeutics and its staff are not licensed physicians or medical or healthcare providers, so please consult with your child’s physician or healthcare provider regarding this question.
Q: Can my child stop taking other medications if the cannabis extracts help them?
A: We do not recommend doing anything without first consulting your child’s physician or healthcare provider in regards to their other medications. Constance Therapeutics and its staff are not licensed physicians or medical or healthcare providers.
Q: Can my child go to school?
A: We suggest that you and your child make this Protocol the number one priority. Patient members report this level of commitment led to the best results. If you want to give your child’s body the best chance of healing, we encourage you to let them rest when they feel like resting. Consult your child’s physician or healthcare provider accordingly.
Q: Can my child take a day off from the Protocol?
A: Unless your child’s physician or healthcare provider advises you to abstain from the Protocol, we do NOT recommend taking a single day off from the Protocol. If your child is struggling with a dose and needs to stop for whatever reason, it is better to slightly lower a dose than to completely take a day off, or to delay your child’s increased dose for a short period. The purpose of the Protocol is to continue to build up and maintain your child’s tolerance. Again, be sure to consult your child’s physician or healthcare provider accordingly..
After Three Months
The best way to monitor the results of the Protocol is to test the progress of your child’s cancer before nearing the end of the three-month mark. We ask that you contact us and consult with us, as well as consulting with your child’s physician or healthcare provider, before stopping the extract. If you choose to stop the extract or your child’s physician or healthcare provider recommends that you do, it is best to wean your child off over the course of a week. Your child might experience “withdrawal” symptoms such as night sweats and trouble sleeping, however, these are very rare.
There are three different things that can happen to your child after three months of taking the extract, all of which you should consider in consultation with your child’s physician or healthcare provider:
- No positive results. In concert with your child’s physician or healthcare provider, you can choose to continue the full dose to see if it eventually helps, try a different formulation of extract, or plan a schedule to get off the extract.
- Positive results, but cancer is still active in the body. If your child’s physician or healthcare provider suggests that the cannabis extract can still help, we recommend continuing the full dose on an as- needed basis.
- No active cancer in the body. If your child reaches a cancer-free state while using the extract, a maintenance dose is recommended, but only in consultation with your child’s physician or healthcare provider. This is a small amount of extract to be taken daily or frequently in order to keep the cannabinoids present in your child’s fat cells.