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How Cannabis Treats Fibromyalgia

  • April 10, 2019


Fibromyalgia is a debilitating condition in which widespread pain permeates the body. There are no known cures for fibromyalgia, and there are few treatment options. The best that most patients can hope for is to manage their symptoms. Opioids have been used frequently manage this pain, but with the opioid epidemic and subsequent regulations, these medications are no longer viable options for many people.

Cannabis is a great option for treating the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Full spectrum cannabis has been proven to decrease fibromyalgia pain, even if only temporarily. For many patients, a temporary reprieve two or three times a day is preferable to 24 hours a day of constant and consistent pain.

Medical Marijuana for Treatment of Eye Conditions

  • March 20, 2019

You may be surprised to learn that medical marijuana is a great treatment for several eye conditions, especially glaucoma. In fact, marijuana was first discovered to assist glaucoma patients as early as the 70s. There are several ways that cannabis can ease the discomfort and strain from eye conditions.

Reducing Eye Strain

Marijuana has been found to reduce eye strain. Eye strain can make vision worse, and is usually caused by an eye condition or excessive screen time. Cannabis can effectively reduce the effects of eye strain, allowing your vision to be clear. It will also help with the discomfort and headaches that often accompany eye strain.

New Scientific Evidence Shows Cannabis Relieves Migraines

  • March 10, 2019

With more and more states passing medical marijuana laws, more scientific studies about how cannabis helps certain disorders have been completed. Most recently, an article was published in the US National Library of Medicine that compiles everything that is known about how cannabis relieves migraines.

Cannabinoid Receptors

The human body has cannabinoid receptors throughout the body. There are specific cannabinoid receptors in the head and neck that directly affect the brain’s systems that cause migraines. When you use cannabis products, it goes through these cannabinoid receptors and relieves the pain of migraines. The migraine will still be present, but it will be much less painful so you can work through your day.

The Connection Between Cannabis and Mental Health

  • February 15, 2019

As state legalization of medical marijuana becomes more widespread, and with Canada and Mexico jumping on the legalization bandwagon, it is becoming clear how little is known about the link between cannabis and mental health. Research studies have been thwarted due to marijuana being an illegal substance. Yet many patients and doctors are touting the benefits of cannabis with mental health disorders.

Chicken or the Egg?

Often research about medical cannabis treatment for mental health disorders becomes the age-old question—which came first? Some studies seem to prove that overuse of cannabis leads to mental health disorders like depression and anxiety. These studies are based on habitual cannabis users who were diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. In these cases, it is unclear whether the patient already had the disorders before they began smoking cannabis, or if the cannabis use caused the disorder.

The Benefits of CBD Oil

  • January 15, 2019

You have probably heard about CBD oil or know someone who uses it. If you have yet to hear about it, Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is a naturally-occurring component in industrial hemp plants. CBD oil is not to be confused with THC, which is the ingredient in cannabis that gets users high. Despite the bad reputation that cannabis and its constituents sometimes get, there are some benefits of using CBD oil.

How Is CBD Oil Consumed?

There are a few ways for users to safely consume CBD oil. You can hold the liquid underneath your tongue for up to 60 seconds or apply it directly to your skin. Some users prefer to put the droplets underneath their tongue because it tends to give the fastest results.

Using Medical Marijuana to Replace Painkillers

  • December 15, 2018

As medical marijuana becomes a more common practice across the country, doctors and scientists are noticing a significant trend: opioid use is decreasing in places where marijuana is legal. This is according to multiple research studies focused on the potential of medical marijuana to replace dangerous and addictive opioids.

One of the study’s authors explained, “If you’re interested in giving people options for pain management that don’t bring the particular risks that opiates do, states should contemplate [medical cannabis].”

Why Should Medical Marijuana Replace Painkillers?

Millions of Americans live in chronic and debilitating pain every single day. From migraines and joint discomfort to severe back pain, these 100 million adults are currently targeted by the pharmaceutical companies that produce Vicodin and Oxycontin. However, given that opioids contribute to tens of thousands of deaths each year and lead to addiction, medical marijuana offers a way to fight the epidemic and alleviate pain effectively.

Three Major Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana

  • November 15, 2018

In 2016, Florida became one of 29 states to legalize the use of marijuana, also known as cannabis, for medical purposes.

There’s no denying the research that clearly indicates the significant health benefits of cannabis for everything from nausea and PTSD to anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. As a Florida resident, you have the unique ability to utilize medical marijuana as the remedy for your health ailments, especially the following three.

Nausea From Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is notorious for causing severe nausea in patients. Fortunately, medical marijuana is an excellent treatment option to alleviate that nausea. According to Dr. Donald Abrams, chief of hematology-oncology at San Francisco General Hospital, “A day doesn’t go by where I don’t see a cancer patient who has nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite… For many patients, [medical marijuana] is an opportunity to take control over their disease and symptom management when they can’t get the relief they need from the health care system.”

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What is Cannabis Oil?

  • July 23, 2018

Cannabis oil is a thick, sticky substance made up of the various cannabinoids that are extracted from one of the two main cannabis…

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