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Why Medical Marijuana is Better Than Self-Medication

05/07/2019

The term “self-medicating” is used to describe someone who takes a medication or substance to relieve themselves of symptoms related to a physical or psychological condition, without a prescription or medical advice. People don’t always realize they’re self-medicating. For exam ... Read More

10 Conditions Treatable with Medical Marijuana

05/04/2019

See the full infographic For relief from symptoms that prescription medication and other therapies can’t control, some form of medical marijuana is an option in 35 states. To obtain it, you’ll need to be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition. Here are 10 ailments treatab ... Read More

Myths and Facts about CBD Oil

05/03/2019

Mention cannabidiol (CBD) oil, which contains CBD extracts from the cannabis plant, and you’re bound to get an earful from your best friend, friends of friends, even your hairdresser about the risks and benefits. It seems everybody’s an expert. We’ve dissected eight common CBD oi ... Read More

What is a Cannabis Nurse?

05/02/2019

As more states relax their laws and increase access to medical cannabis, there is a growing need for healthcare professionals who can help patients navigate the medical use of marijuana. A brand-new nursing specialty has emerged to do just that. More and more patients are using cannabis ... Read More

How Safe are CBD Products?

04/30/2019

Cannabidiol (CBD) is an extract from the flowers and buds of the marijuana or hemp plant, which is typically diluted in a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil. Depending on your state, you can find CBD in the form of an oil, extract, vaporized liquid, or oil-based capsule, as well as ... Read More

Medical Marijuana for IBD: What’s the Evidence?

04/23/2019

People with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) often do not get enough relief from current treatments, leading many to turn to alternative therapies including medical marijuana. An estimated 15 to 20 percent of IBD patients in the U.S. and Canada currently use marijuana (known medically as c ... Read More

CBD and Your Aching Joints

04/22/2019

The most common type of chronic pain is musculoskeletal pain, especially in the joints and back. And the most common cause of joint pain is arthritis, which affects more than 50 million adults in the U.S. It limits physical activity and is a leading cause of disability. The most common sit ... Read More

Medical Marijuana and Women’s Health

04/21/2019

Good news for the increasing number of people who have wondered whether marijuana can help with women’s health issues: A Harvard professor is conducting the first-ever study to determine whether cannabidiol (CBD, a compound extracted from cannabis plants) can provide relief from menstrua ... Read More

What is Neuropathy, and How Can Medical Marijuana Help?

04/16/2019

Although many people have never heard of it, neuropathy is a tricky to treat, painful, and surprisingly common condition. About 20 million people in the U.S. have neuropathy, including one in four people over age 65, and nearly half of people with diabetes, with 15% of those experiencing p ... Read More

Medical Marijuana for Autism: The Latest Evidence

04/13/2019

One in 40 US children has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the latest research shows—up from the Center for Disease Control’s estimate of one in 59 published just a few months ago. There’s mounting evidence that medical cannabis could be helpful to ASD patients and their families. ... Read More

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