Written by David Heitz | Published on March 13, 2015
Dr. Dustin Sulak is a licensed osteopathic physician in Maine who legally dispenses marijuana. He is a diplomat of the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine.
In an interview with Healthline, he described the dabbing culture as becoming more popular “amongst illicit cannabis users in all walks of life.”
“A single inhalation of concentrate delivers the THC and other cannabinoids equivalent to three to 10 inhalations of herbal cannabis, depending on the potency,” he said. “This increased dosage delivered with rapid onset produces a stronger euphoric feeling than, for example, taking the time to smoke an entire joint.”
“The higher dose is also more likely to cause users to develop tolerance, quickly requiring a larger dose to get the same effects,” he said. “For many dab users, smoking herbal cannabis will no longer produce the desired effect.”
“In my practice, I have occasionally seen dabbing provide better relief to patients,” Sulak said. “For example, migraine patients often find that taking a large dose of rapid onset cannabis at the earliest signs of a headache will enable them to prevent the whole episode.”
Portland Press Herald video
Medical marijuana can be used to treat a wide range of ailments argues Dr. Dustin Sulak, whose medical marijuana practice cares for 15,000 Mainers.
by Justin Kander
February 28, 2015
As Dr. Sulak discussed in an endocannabinoid introductory article, the primary function of endocannabinoid activity is to maintain a stable internal environment despite changes in the external environment. This stability is known as homeostasis, which endocannabinoids promote at the most basic levels. These endocannabinoids regulate homeostasis through a wide variety of mechanisms, including facilitation of intercellular communication between different cell types.
By Taryn Hillin
Sulak, the osteopathic physician in Maine, said he’s heard of cannabis restoring sexual capacity in his clinics’ clients for a variety of reasons, including pain reduction, forgetting trauma, stress relief, bringing awareness into the present, and even enabling erection.
“Unlike men’s Viagra, cannabis doesn’t have a single effect on physiology,” he said. “It has broad effects on body and mind, and can be used to facilitate healing of the root of sexual dysfunction, as well as making the experience of sex a little—or maybe a lot—better.”
By Dustin Sulak D.O
Natural Awakenings, Boston Massachusetts Edition
Whatever our political stance or lifestyle choice, from marijuana prohibitionist to daily smoker, we all share one thing—we live in a time when marijuana’s place in our laws, economies and communities is changing rapidly. Following are some of the common myths about marijuana, along with the facts. Read more
Jolie Lee, USA TODAY Network 12:08 p.m. EDT May 23, 2014
Dr. Dustin Sulak, whose patients include Begin and other veterans, said marijuana has been life-changing for his patients. In his opinion, marijuana is a safer option: People die from opiate overdoses, but they don’t overdose from marijuana, he said.
“It’s an herb,” Sulak said. “It should be next to St. Johns wort and kava in the health food store.”
Begin has become a champion for medical marijuana access for veterans. But he says it’s tough to find vets who will speak publicly about marijuana. There’s still a stigma around marijuana use. Read more
WCSH news feature – May 21, 2014
Feb 27, 2014
BURLINGTON, Mass. — At the front desk of Integr8 Massachusetts in Burlington, office manager Elizabeth Stockbridge answers a steady stream of calls from patients seeking relief — from pain, nausea, seizures and all sorts of other medical conditions.
One such clinic is called Integr8 and the people who run it make sure to go over each patient’s case thoroughly in order to determine whether they are a good fit for this particular medicine. Elizabeth Stockbridge, Integr8′s Office Manager is on the phone 24/7, answering questions from potential patients. read more