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Medical vs Recreational Cannabis

Medical vs Recreational Cannabis

Why you still need a medical card?

From January 2018, all marijuana sales will be taxed, ie both medical and recreational. however, medical marijuana will be taxed at roughly half the cost. having a medical recommendation means you have access to more options, and locations, more strains and price options to choose from. recreational marijuana will be available to those who are 21 years of age or over. medical cannabis will remain accessible to patients over the age of 18.

If you spend more than $50 a month on cannabis (& 2018 will add tax!) a medical recommendation saves you money. Read more

Cannabis Curbs the Opiate Epidemic

Cannabis Curbs the Opiate Epidemic

Opiates, usually in the form of prescription painkillers, have had a devastating effect on the lives and health of very people they are meant to heal. People use opiates to treat and manage their pain and instead fall prey to their life-threatening side effects. Read more

Top 5 things You Need to Know About Dabs

Top 5 things You Need to Know About Dabs

Concentrates are the new rising stars of the growing cannabis industry. Although they have been around for quite a while, solvent cannabis use has seen a significant rise in the past decade. Dabs are well known for their potent and dynamic effects, consequently making it a popular consumption method among the youth these days. Here are 5 things you need to know, before splurging any time and effort into dabbing. Read more

On the Mend with Cannabis: The Menstrual Pain Reliever

On the Mend with Cannabis: The Menstrual Pain Reliever

Dreading the days till your next menstruation?

Suffering through painful periods is now a thing of the past.

Menstruation should be a time to be one with your body rather than being an extremely uncomfortable and painful experience every month. Over 90% of women suffer from discomfort during their menses and a whopping 30% suffer extreme pain during their cycle. This has not only has a crippling effect on their bodies but also reduces their mobility and freedom. Women often complain about an inability to do certain necessary activities like going to work or school, carrying out basic daily chores, etc. during their menstrual cycle. Read more

Migraine Management With Medical Cannabis

Migraine Management with Medical Cannabis

3 Best Recipes for Cannabis infused Edibles

3 Best Recipes To Cannabis Infused Edibles

Edibles are to cannabis what the ocean is to the planet. We’ve known about their existence for quite some time, but we are still learning about them. And, in this case, more about what’s in them.

That being said, it can be hard to get the dosage of THC right when making edibles. Why? There are so many variables (plant strength, tolerance levels, etc) that come into play. Bearing this in mind, we offer some helpful tips to help make things a little easier for you when making your own edibles at home. Read more

Tips For Consuming Marijuana Infused Edibles

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. Read more

Right Dose of Cannabis

4 Helpful Tips for Getting the Right Dose of Cannabis

Dosing is crucial if you want to get the right amount of cannabinoids to treat a medical condition. But the dose depends on the illness, the strain of cannabis, and the individual. Thus, doctors can have a hard time choosing the exact dosage you need. Here are some things that you need to know about THC and CBD in order to get your dosing right. Read more

A Cannabis Derivative for Epilepsy

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 markets. Read more

Potential Treatment for Cocaine Addiction

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 likely to have reduced their crack use when they were using cannabis, compared with when they were not using it. Read more

U.S. States Accept Out-of-State Medical Marijuana Card

Which U.S. States Accept Out-of-State Medical Marijuana Card?

Now that you’re carrying a medical marijuana card, you’ve just had some protection from law enforcement in your state. But if you have travel plans, you might be wondering “which states accept my card?” Read more

Microdosing: The Best Way to Consume Cannabis

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. Read more

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
  • tight and stiff muscles
  • slurred and nasal speech
  • difficulty breathing, chewing or swallowing

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What are Cannabis-Infused Topicals

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 marijuana for pain relief. But there’s a difference between smoking marijuana, ingesting, and simply applying it on the skin. Read more

Get a Medical Marijuana Card in New York

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.

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Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana in California

Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana in California

Many states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes. With a recommendation of a physician, a qualified patient can buy, use, or grow marijuana.

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in California include: Read more

Get Relief from Arthritis With Cannabis

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.

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Marijuana May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain

Marijuana May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain

An estimated 12 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia, a disorder that causes tender points all over the body. It comes with a wide variety of symptoms including:

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How Does Prozac Compare To Medical 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 that can improve your depression symptoms without the unwanted adverse effects, you might want to consider medical marijuana. Read more

Treating Colon Cancer with Medical Marijuana

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 the commonly used medical intervention for cancer, cannabis may increase your chance of successful treatment.

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California Now Offers Recreational Proposition 64

California Now Offers Recreational Proposition 64

Before recreational law Prop 64 passed, there has been a successful medical use program through Prop 215. Since 1996, Californians have known a freedom that the rest of the country often envied or feared. When enacted, Prop 215 provided safe medical access and protection from prosecution; for medicating by smoking, eating, vaping or any other intake method your health malady requires.

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Medical Marijuana Can Help Fight Opioid Addiction

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 the painkiller epidemic.

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Smoking Marijuana May Help Lower Eye Pressure

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

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Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana

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.

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Medical Cannabis For Chronic Pain

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, MD, assistant professor at McGill University in Montreal, and his team evaluated 21 men and women with neuropathic pain. They tried different cannabis strains with varying potencies – 9.5 percent being the most potent, the next concentration at 6 percent THC, and the least potent was 2.5 percent THC. The participants used all three strains including placebo and they didn’t know which they were using.

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Smoking Marijuana Linked to Gum Disease

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 found “a strong association between cannabis use and periodontitis experience by age 32.” Read more

Cannabis Use May Stop Vision Loss, Study Says

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 people both in the U.S. and worldwide and worsens as the rod photoreceptors in the retina, die off. How it quickly progress depends on the genetic makeup of your RP. Symptoms include:

  • Decreased vision at night or in low light
  • Loss of peripheral vision
  • Loss of central vision (in advanced cases)

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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.  Read more

Medical Cannabis May Help Ease HIV Symptoms

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 called HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). The disease alters the immune system, making people much more vulnerable to infections and diseases. This susceptibility worsens as the syndrome progresses. Read more

Cannabis Users Have Lower Risk of Bladder Cancer

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 getting the disease. Read more

Physical Illnesses That A Medicinal Plant Could Cure

5 Physical Illnesses That A Medicinal Plant Could Cure

Earth’s own natural medicine has many benefits to its patients, whether it’s mental or physical, for pain relief or for healing of the immune system.

Yes, believe it or not, this medicine can indeed help patients heal and improve their immune system. Here are five different examples of physical illnesses where this plant can have a huge impact regarding pain relief and healing:

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Mental Illnesses That A Medicinal Plant Could Cure

5 Mental Illnesses That A Medicinal Plant Could Cure

Earth’s medicinal plant contains ingredients that makes it one of the most natural medicines on the planet. Not only is there no risk for an addiction: It’s also one of the top medicines against many different kinds of mental illnesses. To give a further of explanation of the strength of the medicine, here are five different mental illnesses that can be treated by this plant:

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Proposition 64 California Now Offers Recreational as well as Medical use for adults

Before recreational law Proposition 64 passed, there has been a successful medical use program through Prop 215. Since 1996, Californians have known a freedom that the rest of the country often envied or feared. When enacted, Prop 215 provided safe medical access and protection from prosecution; for medicating by smoking, eating, vaping or any other intake method your health malady requires.

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The Benefits of Possessing a California Medicinal Card

Everyone’s favorite drug is getting legalized across the country, but if you’re a resident in California, you’ve probably already had access to Mary-Jane and are familiar with its medicinal effects. If you’re suffering from illnesses such as cancer, anorexia, HIV/AIDS, spasticity, glaucoma, arthritis, migraines, or other chronic illnesses, possessing a medicinal card will greatly benefit both your health and your budget, as you will no longer require to purchase many of the expensive drugs sold by the pharmaceutical industry, and no longer risk addiction as this plant offers no risk of addiction.

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