What You Need to Know About Using Cannabis Suppositories - HEALTH | MERRY JANE


Back Door Medicine’s Paula-Noël Macfie, PhD. explains the rectal administering of marijuana medicine.

Fifth generation Oregonian Dr. Paula-Noël Macfie is an indigenous science researcher, mother of two, and medical marijuana patient who, three years ago, started using cannabis suppositories religiously to navigate symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) as well as MTHFR genetic mutations, a frontal lobe brain injury, and PTSD. A self-proclaimed “philosophical lucid dreaming warrior monk,” Macfie has spent much of her life learning from native healers, tribal chiefs, and innovative researchers like Dr. Roy L. Swank, Ph.D., the creator of the Swank MS Diet.

Deeply inspired by her teachers and their non-Western ways, Macfie’s organization Back Door Medicine is dedicated to providing access to cannabis suppository education, supplies, recipes and support with a focus on nutrition. Her “back-door” technique exploits an innate biological function in humans to be incredibly effective medicine, and for the most part, without any side effects or negative symptoms whatsoever. MERRY JANE recently spoke with Dr. Macfie to learn more about this curious medical alternative to smoking cannabis, eating cannabis, taking pharmaceutical medications, and more.

Image via Dr. Macfie   This recipe makes approximately 25 suppositories at 85 mg each. For a greater yield with less strength, make the recipe with ½ cup or 1 cup of cacao butter (80 suppositories per gram versus 25 at 1/4 cup cacao butter). Ingredients: ¼ cup raw organic cacao butter 1 gram THC (250mg) 1 wrench (to tighten mold) Directions: Put ¼ cup of raw organic cacao butter in a small saucepan. Simmer on low heat. Don’t allow it to boil. Just melt the cacao butter. After the butter melts into a liquid, add one gram of THC and CBD full extract oil. Stir with whisk until cannabis oil and butter have blended together. Remove from heat. Place into a small mason jar to cool. After five to ten minutes, fill the syringe with the melted full extract oil/butter. Place mixture into 2 ml suppository molds. Immediately, freeze. In one hour, the suppositories are ready! Tips: Some recipes call for coconut oil. However, coconut oil can induce diarrhea. Use cacao butter instead. Keep them in a freezer-safe plastic container, wrapped in parchment paper for extra protection, until you need to use one. The finished suppositories melt quickly with warm hands, so learn to be comfortable with your body when quickly inserting. If you need assistance, use a suppository applicator. Keep a journal. Write down your recipe so you can adjust as necessary and keep track of how you feel.