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Physical Fitness and Cannabis: A Medical Marijuana Doctor’s Perspective

Physical Fitness and Cannabis: A Medical Marijuana Doctor’s Perspective

Green Health Docs primarily mission is to give Maryland and Ohio residents medical cannabis cards so that they can access cannabis to better manage their conditions. While being able to treat pain and other symptoms can greatly improve one’s quality of life, so can maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The majority of the patients we see are seeking relief from their chronic pain, and no doubt have been counseled numerous times by their healthcare providers to try and be more active. Using your joints regularly helps to keep them healthier, even if they are arthritic – so could something typically associated with ‘stoners’ lying around eating snacks on the couch actually help you become more physically fit?

By using the right strains and dosages, patients may find that cannabis can be used as a tool not only to relieve their pain and other symptoms, but to improve their overall well-being. We’ve had some chronic pain patients return for their yearly check-ups reporting that they are more active and have been losing weight. This can seem counterintuitive at first, especially since cannabis is often promoted as an appetite stimulant that induces lethargy, but there also exist many strains that increase energy to help you be more active. Some cannabinoids, such as CBN and THC-V, can even help suppress appetite.

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Medical Marijuana and Cancer

Medical Marijuana and Cancer

In states where cannabis is legal, it’s no surprise that many cancer patients and their loved ones have considered the possibility of trying medical marijuana. When faced with such a devastating disease, it’s common to explore every available avenue, even those outside the realm of conventional medicine. However, as with most alternative medications, there will always be some individuals who oversell its benefits or even bill it as a “miracle” cure. So, what is medical marijuana’s actual role when it comes to cancer?

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Marijuana Effects: Weed on the Brain and the Body

Marijuana Effects: Weed on the Brain and the Body

America has nearly 55 million adults who have used marijuana once or twice in the past year, says the same 2017 survey by Yahoo! News and The Marist Post. Over 35 million of them are regular users, who use the drug at least once or twice every month.

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana, while recreational marijuana has been legalized in nine states. Some states have also been updating on their policies to ensure safety of patients. Sixty-four percent of Americans support legalization, according to recent Gallup poll.

More Americans are gradually changing their attitudes toward cannabis. Far from the menace it was projected to be in the 1930s, marijuana has been proven to give several health effects to humans. Read further to find out how cannabis can positively affect the body and mind.

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Medical Marijuana & Gun Laws Update: New Maryland Law in the Senate

Medical Marijuana and Gun Laws Update: New Maryland Law in the Senate

Back in February, Green Health Docs published a blog about medical marijuana and gun laws. Due to federal laws regarding marijuana, Maryland residents cannot legally purchase or possess firearms upon attaining their medical marijuana patient status. Purchasing is especially problematic because of a question on the ATF Form 4473 that individuals are required to fill out when purchasing firearms. This form forces prospective buyers to identify whether they use marijuana or not under threat of perjury. Fear not, however, as we have some exciting news regarding this issue!

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Is CBD or THC Better for Your Condition?

Is CBD or THC Better for Your Condition?

While there are over 100 cannabinoids present in medical marijuana, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) are the two most well-known and abundant. THC is the component that gets you ‘high’ and is classified as a schedule 1 drug by the DEA. CBD, on the other hand, can be found & legally purchased, even in most states where medical marijuana is not legal, since it produces no psychoactive effects. Both have their separate uses and we’ll go over their individual strengths and weaknesses. To understand better why one should be used over the other, it’s helpful to compare their chemical differences.

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Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana?

Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana?

Law enforcement has a marijuana problem. Set aside the fact that marijuana is illegal at the federal level. Despite US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, that probably won’t be a problem much longer.

Public opinion is moving towards legalization of medical marijuana at least, and maybe recreational as well. As the population fully awakens to not only the enjoyment of marijuana but also the potential health benefits, as the last generation that opposes marijuana on moral grounds ages out of power, full legalization is only a matter of time. It might be five years, it might be 25, but it is coming.
That’s a problem for law enforcement because marijuana is like other substances, such as opioids and alcohol, in that people under the influence should not be in the driver’s seat of a motor vehicle. They are most likely impaired and a danger to others and themselves. Marijuana is unlike those other substances in that the degree and kind of impairment is in question, as is the best way to scientifically test for it.

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Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana and CBD Oil – Dr. Amin on the Profit with Purpose Podcast with Anna Goldstein

Dr. Shivani Amin was interviewed on the Profit with Purpose Podcast with Anna Goldstein. In this episode, we talk about how the
biggest misconception about marijuana is that it can only be used as a drug. However, the plant has over 400 different chemical components and many components in the plant can be effectively filtered out and used for medicinal purposes.

Follow the link to the interview to find out how to use marijuana as a medical treatment; what the difference between THC and CBD is; can CBD actually help reduce weight loss; can we use CBD with any other medication and more.

If interested, you can learn more about medicinal marijuana health effects here.

Green Health Docs provides guidance on the use of medical cannabis to treat many different ailments and conditions. We also broadcast our educational sessions on YouTube and Facebook. For more information or to learn how to become a legal medical cannabis patient, call or text us at 240-356-1000.

Dr. Shivani Amin discusses replacement of opioids with the safe use of cannabis

 

Dr. Shivani Amin discusses replacement of opioids with the safe use of cannabis

Dr. Amin discusses the deadly impact of the opioid epidemic on the TKO show with Kara Ro. She discusses how cannabis has improved the lives of so many with chronic pain. Dr. Amin is a huge cannabis advocate and educates the nation about the safe use of this plant. She believes it can help combat and eventually eliminate the opioid problem the states are currently facing.

 

Maryland Cannabis Physician discusses how marijuana can cease the Opioid epidemic

Maryland Cannabis Physician discusses how marijuana can cease the Opioid epidemic

According to the CDC an average of 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Those numbers are only increasing in the states every day as more Americans are addicted to Opioids. Luckily, 29 states have approved cannabis for medicinal use. Cannabis has proven to be extremely effective for chronic and severe pain. Many physicians are now optimistic about crushing the opioid epidemic with the use of cannabis. Green Health Docs owner Dr. Shivani Amin discusses with Dan Rivers the use of cannabis for chronic pain.