Entries by Myka R

How Cannabis Can Help Breast Cancer Patients

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women. There are more than 3.1 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S., according to Breastcancer.org. Conventional treatments include medications, surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Having begun to emerge as a medication, many patients support the use of cannabis as reported on anecdotal […]

The Best Dispensary Deals for First-Time Patients

Patients visiting medical dispensaries Deals for the first time can take advantage of the following offers: Goodie Bag Many dispensaries hand out welcome gift bags that contain different cannabis strains, products, and accessories. Reduced Prices First-time patients can enjoy 10% to 50% off their entire purchase. Some dispensaries also offer top shelf discounts. Now that […]

Marijuana Use Could Help Alcoholics Quit Drinking

It’s easy to enjoy a drink while having fun at every party. However, some people might not be able to control how much they’re drinking. About 16 million adult Americans have an alcohol use disorder. These people drink too much or too often, in ways that harm their health, life, and relationships. They often see […]

Top 5 Benefits of Using Cannabis Tinctures

A cannabis tincture, also called “green dragon,” is a concentrated liquid form of marijuana. It is a simple way for patients to take their medication and is one of the oldest methods of consumption. In fact, tinctures were the most common type of cannabis medicine in the United States before the prohibition began in 1937. […]

Medical Cannabis Lowers Prescription Drug Use

You may not realize it but as a marijuana patient, you can save a few bucks on your medicine in the long run. For instance, a study conducted by the University of Georgia showed that if your state has approved medical cannabis use, there is a significant decline in the number of prescription drugs. The data […]

Tips for Consuming Marijuana-Infused Edibles

Edibles can be a great way to consume weed without hurting your lungs. They provide long-lasting relief to chronic symptoms like pain and insomnia, making them a preferred choice for medical patients. When trying them for the first time, it’s important to be prepared as they are absorbed into the body at different rates.

Epidiolex: A Cannabis Derivative for Epilepsy

In 2010, the United Kingdom approved the sales of oral spray Sativex to help control spasticity in multiple sclerosis patients. It has finally been approved in 16 countries outside the U.S., however, it is not eligible for FDA testing or regulation. As a result, GW Pharmaceuticals focused on another cannabis-based drug called Epidiolex for American […]

Medical Marijuana: A Potential Treatment for Cocaine Addiction

This is certainly good news. Cannabis might help users break free from cocaine addiction, according to a recent study. To explore whether smoking a joint might reduce crack use, Milloy and his colleagues identified 122 crack users who started taking cannabis for this purpose. For an average of 30 months, these individuals were 89% more […]

Microdosing: The Best Way to Consume Cannabis

Microdosing cannabis is pretty much what it sounds like. It involves using small doses of a treatment in order to achieve therapeutic benefits without leaving you beyond function. We usually recommend this to first-time patients to help them gain perspective on what is ideal for their condition.

Keeping ALS Under Control With Cannabis

The medicinal benefits of cannabis extend beyond pain relief. Studies show that it may help relieve symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS is a degenerative neurological disorder that involves the neurons responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement. Symptoms include: muscle weakness affecting an arm, a leg, neck, or diaphragm […]

What are Cannabis-Infused Topicals?

Cannabis topicals – lotions, salves, balms, and body oils – offer a new way to experience therapeutic marijuana. Could these products be the answer to a wide range of chronic illnesses? Yes, there’s another type of CBD product available on the market. It’s infused with CBD except it’s non-psychoactive. Science has confirmed the effectiveness of […]

How To Get a Medical Marijuana Card in New York

If you’re a New Yorker reading this article, you might be wondering how you can become a legal patient. In 2014, the State of New York approved Assembly Bill 6357 which made medical marijuana legal under a state-regulated program. But unlike in California, they have stricter regulations.

Get Relief from Arthritis With Cannabis

Over 52 million Americans suffer from arthritis, an autoimmune disease affecting the joints. Symptoms include morning stiffness, peripheral neuropathy, inflammation, and persistent joint and muscle pain. One alternative treatment that’s gaining popularity is the use of marijuana.

How Does Prozac Compare To Medical Marijuana?

More than 28 million people in the U.S. have taken Prozac and other related antidepressants. Prozac belongs to a class of drugs known as the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).  Although it is an FDA-approved drug, it is linked to a number of side effects like weight gain and sexual dysfunction. If you’re looking for an alternative […]

Treating Colon Cancer with Medical Marijuana

Colon cancer is a malignant tumor arising from the inner wall of the large intestine. Most cases begin as small, benign clumps of cells called adenomatous polyps. If not detected and removed early, these polyps become cancerous. Symptoms of colon cancer include blood in the stool or a change in bowel habits. In addition to […]

How Medical Marijuana Can Help Fight Opioid Addiction

We all know that prescription painkillers and heroin, a class of drugs known as opioids, are causing overdoses and deaths. Opioid abuse racks up over $72 billion in medical costs alone each year, according to a CDC report. Medical experts are now considering the idea that medical marijuana should play a critical role in fighting […]

Smoking Marijuana May Help Lower Eye Pressure

Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve that can lead to vision loss and permanent blindness. Many factors contribute to the optic nerve damage, including elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). Currently, three modalities are present: Medications –  in the form of oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitors Laser treatment Surgery

Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana

Marijuana has long been used for therapeutic purposes. Scientific studies reveal that there are many benefits of cannabis use.  Although there are some potential side-effects, these can be minimized by vaping marijuana instead of smoking it.

Medical Cannabis for Chronic Pain

The most common reason that people use medical cannabis for chronic pain. Both THC and CBD in cannabis have analgesic effects and studies backing this show astounding results. For instance, a clinical trial conducted in Canada has found that three puffs a day of cannabis help people with chronic nerve pain due to injury or surgery feel less pain and sleep better. Mark Ware, […]

Smoking Marijuana Linked to Gum Disease

It turns out smoking marijuana is not so great for you. A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that heavy marijuana smokers are at risk for gum disease. The researchers tracked the data on marijuana use and tobacco smoking in a group of middle age people born between 1972 and 1973. They […]

Cannabis Use May Stop Vision Loss, Study Says

For years, cannabis has been widely used to help treat certain diseases like glaucoma. The good news is that it can also be beneficial to retinitis pigmentosa. What is Retinitis Pigmentosa? Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is an inherited, degenerative eye disorder that leads to severe vision impairment and blindness. The disease affects roughly 1 in 4,000 […]

Vaporizing Cannabis: A Healthy Alternative for Non-Smokers

Vaporizing has been around for the past years and for good reasons. Vaporizing Cannabis is a smoke-free way of consuming marijuana with noticeable health benefits. Unlike smoking, this method does not involve burning or combustion of herb. As a result,  they do not give off tar and other carcinogens that can cause lung-related diseases. 

Medical Cannabis May Help Ease HIV Symptoms

In the past few decades, medical cannabis has become an increasingly common alternative therapy for patients as they manage life-threatening conditions, including HIV Symptoms. Today, one in three HIV/AIDS patients turn to cannabis to cope with pain, chronic fatigue, emotional decline, and other symptoms. AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is a syndrome caused by a virus […]

Study: Cannabis Users Have Lower Risk of Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men, but it is less common in women. It accounts for about 5% of all new cancers in the US with 16,000 deaths annually. As with most cancers, genetic history plays a role in determining bladder cancer risk. Aging and cigarette smoking can also increase your risk of […]

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