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Three AIDS Symptoms Helped By Medical Marijuana

  • January 20, 2020

Although there have been many breakthroughs in recent years regarding the treatment and possible cure of AIDS, as of yet there is not a reliable cure available. However, there are some treatments that can help alleviate some of the symptoms that AIDS patients frequently have. One often overlooked treatment for AIDS symptoms is medical marijuana. Here are three common symptoms that are alleviated with this plant.

Nausea and Appetite Loss

The most concerning symptoms that occur are those related to the digestive tract, appetite, and weight loss. When weight is lost quickly without being held in check, it can make new symptoms appear or other symptoms to worsen. Medical marijuana eases nausea and brings on the munchies, allowing you to eat a healthy and balanced diet and keep it down. This prevents the weight loss that makes patients seem more sickly than they really are.

Three Ways Medical Cannabis Can Help Crohn’s Patients

  • January 10, 2020

Crohn’s disease is not fully understood by doctors, but it is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that seems to be affected by the immune system. There are no cures for Crohn’s, and it typically goes through cycles of flares and remissions. When flares happen, most patients simply try to cope with the symptoms. Medical cannabis is one of the most effective solutions. Here are just three ways it helps Crohn’s patients.

Anti-Inflammatory

By definition, Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory disease. Cannabis has long been proven to have anti-inflammatory properties. It is these properties that make it a good treatment for arthritis sufferers, as well as other conditions. A lot of problems and symptoms can be resolved simply by adding an anti-inflammatory. And unlike prescription anti-inflammatories, cannabis is all natural and has few if any side effects.

How Medical Marijuana Relieves Stress and Gives a Clearer Mind

  • December 20, 2019

Many cannabis users have reported that marijuana is a natural stress reliever, yet there have been few studies into the matter. In fact, it is very difficult for universities and researchers to get permission to study the effects of marijuana because federally it is still a class 1 illegal substance. However, new research has recently been done that shows that medical marijuana in small doses may be able to relieve stress and give you a clearer mind.

Stress Relief

A 2017 study by the University of Chicago was able to show that medical cannabis does, in fact, relieve stress. They measured blood pressure, cortisol levels, and heart rate to determine the physical signs of stress. While they found no difference in these measurements between the three groups, the group that received the lower dose of THC were less stressed than those with a higher dose of THC when faced with difficult tasks.

What You Need to Know about THCV and Weight Loss

  • December 10, 2019

There are many different cannabinoids in medical marijuana, each with its own uses. The two cannabinoids you hear the most about are THC and CBD, but there are many others. THCV is a cannabinoid that is an antagonist for CB1 and CB2 receptors in the human body’s endocannabinoid system. 

Now, you may be thinking that medical marijuana can’t possibly help you lose weight. After all, it is prescribed to cancer patients for reducing nausea and increasing appetite. If it gives you the munchies, how can it help you lose weight? The answer lies in the THCV content.

Medical Marijuana In A Large Jar

Three Reasons to Use Medical Marijuana for Weight Loss and Nausea

  • November 20, 2019

Medical marijuana in a large jarThere are a lot of different strains of medical marijuana, and which one you choose depends on the condition that you are trying to treat. There are many medical conditions that can lead to symptoms of nausea leading to significant weight loss. Such weight loss can often cause the underlying medical conditions to worsen. With the right strain of medical cannabis, you can calm your stomach and get your appetite back. Here are three reasons to use medical marijuana.

All Natural

There are a lot of medications out there to remedy nausea, but some of them can have nasty side effects. If you are having nausea related to a serious medical condition or radiation treatment, the typical medications are not even effective. Medical marijuana is completely safe and natural, and it will take your nausea away and allow you to eat.

Recent Scientific Study Proves Cannabis Effective for Pain Management

  • November 10, 2019

A recent study by the University of New Mexico has proven that cannabis flower is effective as a mid-level analgesic pain medication. The study reviewed the largest database of real-time recordings of patients’ experiences with cannabis and chronic pain. They found some surprising facts.

Average Three-Point Improvement

On a pain scale of 1 to 10, patients had an average of a 3-point improvement immediately following cannabis use. For patients who have debilitating chronic pain, this could mean the ability to retain some mobility and independence. Some patients experienced much more improvement on the pain scale.

Two Edible CBD Products and How They Can Help You

  • October 20, 2019

If you aren’t quite ready to try medical marijuana, we also offer some CBD products that do not contain THC. These CBD products can be very beneficial. Here is some information on our two best CBD products that can help you in different ways.

CBD Honey Spoons and CBD Tea

This package set of CBD products can be great for a number of uses. The honey spoons come in different flavors so you can have some variety. You can use them alone or with one of our CBD teas. We offer a number of CBD teas depending on what you need them for. There is a tea for cold and flu, one for heart health and anti-inflammatory, one to help you relax and destress, and one to detox and cleanse your body. No matter which tea and honey spoon combination you choose you are sure to see results with these CBD products.

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Preparing for Your Medical Marijuana Appointment

  • October 10, 2019

Doctor holding a clipboardIn 2016, Florida joined the many states that allow medical marijuana. Like most states that have moved in this direction, Florida came up with their own rules and regulations for how people get their medical marijuana card and subsequent marijuana. One of these requirements is that patients who seek to use medical cannabis must see a marijuana doctor in order to get their card. Here’s what you need to do to prepare for your appointment.

Get Your Medical Records

If you have a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in Florida, you must bring medical records with you to your appointment showing the diagnosis and treatment that you have already undergone. You will still have to be examined and diagnosis confirmed by a certified physician for the purpose. You may need to request your medical records up to a month in advance depending on your doctor’s office. If your doctor gives you any trouble about getting your medical records, remind them that HIPAA requires them to give you your records when you request them, and at no charge.

Three Ways Medical Cannabis Helps Bipolar Patients

  • September 20, 2019

Bipolar disorder is a somewhat common psychiatric disorder that causes patients to swing from mania, or an extremely elevated mood, to depression. About two percent of the population has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. There are many treatments available for bipolar disorder, including psychiatric medications and psychotherapy. Medical cannabis is another possible treatment for bipolar disorder. Here is how cannabis helps bipolar patients.

Regulate Sleep

One of the key factors for someone with bipolar disorder is sleep habits. If someone with bipolar disorder is not able to sleep enough or well, it can lead to bigger problems with mood. Often mania comes with insomnia, and the less you sleep, the worse the mania becomes. If depression is the current theme, sleeping too much during the day can cause you to be awake throughout the night and cause you to be more depressed the following day. Cannabis will help you sleep when you need to sleep so that your body can regulate your mood more effectively.

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