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How to Talk to Your Doctor About Medical Cannabis

  • June 10, 2020

Marijuana users have been widely persecuted in this country, particularly since the 60s and 70s. Even though it is now legal for medical use in most states, many people still look down on those that use marijuana. This stigma against cannabis users tends to make some people shy about talking to their doctor about this amazing plant.

You shouldn’t let your fear of what your doctor will think of you prevent you from talking to them about a medicine you want to try. If you saw a commercial for a medication you thought might help you, you would think nothing of going to your doctor and discussing it with them. So, too, you should be unashamed of talking to your doctor about medical cannabis. Here are some tips to help you with the conversation.

What You Need to Know About Using Your MMJ Card

  • May 20, 2020

If you are new to the state of Florida or if you are just trying medical marijuana for the first time, you may have questions about how to use your MMJ card once you receive it. Using your card is actually very easy, and you don’t even need the physical card to visit a dispensary. Here’s what you need to know to use your medical marijuana card effectively.

You Don’t Have to Wait

It takes up to two to four weeks for the state of Florida to process your application for a medical card after you have your MMJ evaluation. It can take many more weeks or even months before you get your physical card. Luckily, you don’t have to wait. 

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Florida

  • May 10, 2020

Although medical marijuana laws were passed in Florida back in 2016, there are still a lot of Florida residents who are not informed about the medical marijuana laws, how to get a card, or how that card can be used. Here is a step-by-step guide to assist you.

Step One: Obtain your medical records.

If your primary care physician is not a registered cannabis doctor, you will need to obtain your medical records to take with you when you have your appointment. Your medical records should be complete and clearly show your diagnosis and previous and current treatment plans. You must have a diagnosis from a board certified doctor to get your medical card.

What You Should Know About Medical Marijuana and Your Heart

  • April 20, 2020

If you have a heart condition, your doctor has likely warned you about the use of cannabis. While most health professionals are telling heart patients to avoid medical marijuana, it may have some health benefits. With something as serious as your heart, it is important to talk to your doctor about your use of medical cannabis and the potential risks. Here’s what you need to know.

Heart Patients Shouldn’t Smoke

Although research is ongoing, studies are suggesting that heart patients should avoid medical marijuana. This is because cannabis has a definite effect on the heart. It can raise your heart rate and blood pressure. This can be a big risk for patients who are already experiencing heart problems or heart disease. 

How Medical Marijuana Treats Rheumatoid Disorders

  • April 10, 2020

Rheumatoid disorders are much more common than you might think. In fact, about 1.3 million Americans have a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. There are numerous treatments available to treat the disease, including medications designed to suppress the body’s immune response. To best understand how medical marijuana can treat rheumatoid disorders, it is first important to understand what they are.

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints of the body, causing bone and cartilage loss, chronic pain, and limited range of motion. The deterioration of the joint is steady and can lead to debilitating pain and stiffness. People with rheumatoid arthritis can also develop additional health problems in the lungs or other body parts.

Relieving Itch with Topical Medical Cannabis

  • March 20, 2020

There are a lot of things that can cure or relieve itchy skin or scalp, and whether or not a method will be effective largely depends on the reason for the itch. When you don’t know the reason for the itch, there are a few medical cannabis topical products that could help treat the itch without the need for medications or steroid creams.

Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp seed oil is a great medical cannabis topical treatment for dry and itchy skin, regardless of the cause. Hemp seed oil, especially when a high CBD strain, will help replenish the skin and strengthen it against future attacks.

Why Are More Seniors Using Medical Marijuana?

  • March 10, 2020

Have you noticed more seniors hanging around the dispensaries? There are some big reasons that we are seeing more and more seniors turning to medical marijuana. Here are just a few things to think about.

They Were Young Once

Remember that younger seniors were young adults in the 60s when it seemed that everyone toked. They may not have been the law-abiding citizens that they are today. Many people in the 60s and 70s smoked marijuana, even if they didn’t admit it at the time. Most of them left those things behind and went on to lead very different lives, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that their opinion of marijuana ever changed. It simply means that they wanted to obey the law.

Cannabis and Stress Urinary Incontinence

  • February 20, 2020

Stress urinary incontinence affects many women every year. It is most common in older women or women who have had multiple births. It can also be present in some women who have certain gynecological medical conditions, disorders, or cancers. Whatever the cause of your stress incontinence, there is no doubt that it is highly embarrassing and inconvenient.

Stress incontinence refers to the type of urinary incontinence in which you experience urine leakage when the bladder is put under pressure, such as when coughing, sneezing, laughing, or bending over. While some of these issues can be resolved with careful and diligent Kegels, these exercises may not completely resolve the problem.

How Cannabis Benefits Patients with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

  • February 10, 2020

Cannabis has been found to be beneficial for many health conditions, chronic illnesses, and chronic disorders. You see, the body has its own natural endocannabinoid system made up of cannabinoid receptors in the brain and nerves of the body. Cannabis naturally binds to our cells and helps them function.

One of the many ways that cannabis has been found to be beneficial is with spinal muscular atrophy. Spinal muscular atrophy is a chronic, permanent medical condition in which the interface between the brain and the muscles is broken. This can cause difficulties with movement that eventually progresses to atrophied, useless muscles. Every patient that has spinal muscular atrophy ends up in a wheelchair at some point.

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