Who We Are
Our goals are to enlighten the public about the many uses of the cannabis plant. We are also geared towards eradicating the stigma one fact at a time through community involvement.
Silverleaf, LLC is founded by individuals with extensive retail pharmaceutical experience equally matched with our commitment to ensuring accessible healthcare. As professionals already established in the New Jersey medical community, we are fully aware of the opioid crisis facing a number of patients in New Jersey and firmly believe cannabis to be one part of our state’s recovery efforts. Our goal is to expand access to properly vetted and quality-driven cannabis products, to ensure that our patients are educated and offered only what will help them to recovery, and to maintain a business model that will allow for long-term competitiveness.
What is Cannabis?
Cannabis is typically used to categorize one subspecies within the species that has the street name marijuana or weed. In fact, cannabis is a species of plant that includes several subspecies. Two of these subspecies are hemp, commonly referred to as industrial hemp and Marijuana, which is a plant grown for its higher concentration of a cannabinoid know as THC, which is responsible for the psychoactive component in the cannabis plant.
What is Hemp?
HEMP IS A VARIETY IN THE CANNABIS SPECIES THAT IS MAINLY GROWN FOR ITS FIBER AND SEEDS. THE FIBERS AND SEEDS CAN BE USED AS BUILDING MATERIAL, TEXTILES, HEMP OILS, FOOD, HEMP BIODIESEL, CLOTHING, THERAPEUTIC CREAMS, SUPPLEMENTS AND ALSO HAS ITS MEDICAL BENEFITS. IT CAN ATTRIBUTE ITS THERAPEUTIC AND MEDICAL USES DUE TO A CANNABINOID THAT NOT MANY ARE FAMILIAR WITH, CANNABIDIOL OR CBD FOR SHORT.
CANNABINOIDS ARE COMPOUNDS FOUND IN THE TRICHOMES, THE WHITE CRYSTALS SEEN ON THE PLANT FLOWER AND SOME LEAVES, OF THE PLANT. THERE ARE AT LEAST 85 DIFFERENT CANNABINOIDS THAT HAVE BEEN ISOLATED FROM THIS PLANT. TWO OF THE MOST DOMINATE AND KNOWN CANNABINOIDS ARE TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL KNOWN AS THC AND CANNABIDIOL KNOWN AS CBD.
THC VS. CBD
THC is the cannabinoid that is responsible for the psychoactive component or the “high” feeling in the Marijuana. THC is predominately found in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids effect every person differently so it is important to educate oneself in the different levels and varying effects of the many strains of marijuana.
CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that holds the key to a wide variety of medical and therapeutic properties. CBD is abundant in the hemp plant. It can be used to make oils, solvents, creams and even suppositories. It also counteracts the effects of THC, giving the user an uplifting, mellow, relaxed, and focused feeling unlike the “high” attributed to THC.