The health effects of cannabis continue to surprise scientists, physicians and researchers. In fact, the DEA is even beginning to conduct some research into the health benefits of this miracle plant. Below, we’ll take an intimate look at how cannabis effects the different systems in our bodies.
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Cannabis is an unusual medication in many ways compared to typical pharmaceuticals. One of the big differences is that effective medical marijuana dosage can vary widely from person to person. Factors include method of ingestion, concentration of THC & CBD, personal tolerance, and many others. We’ll break down what to expect when dosing with medical cannabis, and how much is too little or too much.
Both meditation and marijuana have been around for thousands of years. But did you know that using medical cannabis in conjunction with meditation could lead to greater flexibility and a more open mind? We take a dive into cannabis, health, and meditation, and explore how they work together.
Missouri’s medical marijuana program is still in its infancy, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t gobs of cash to be made for the state. We take a look at how much money Missouri has made from medical cannabis thus far, as well as how many applicants have applied to open a medical cannabis business in the Show Me State.
Medical marijuana telemedicine is coming to Missouri, thanks to Green Health Docs. Medical marijuana has been legal in Missouri for several months now. Sadly, many patients throughout the state are still struggling to find doctors who will write a letter of certification. This is a requirement by the state in order to obtain a Missouri medical marijuana card. This has left thousands of Missourians across the state without a doctor willing to provide a medical marijuana certification letter.
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’. It 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. This is because 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.
Marijuana has been used medicinally for literally ages, dating back hundreds, if not thousands of years. But laws, restrictions and propaganda stigmatized cannabis as medicine in the modern era. This stigma has taken decades to shatter. But one of the first medical conditions that was widely recognized by modern medical communities as possibly benefitting from cannabis use was Parkinson’s Disease. We’ll take a look at the science and research of Parkinson’s and marijuana, and explore how cannabis can help patients troubled by this tragic affliction.
Here at Green Health Docs, one of our biggest goals is to provide our patients with pain relief. Many individuals we see are hoping to one day replace their opioids and pain medication entirely. Or patients are hoping to at least cut back on their usage of these powerful, and oft over-prescribed, medications. Because of the current opioid epidemic in North America, we are especially passionate about the effectiveness of marijuana in helping reduce pain.
Unfortunately, many healthcare providers and agencies have their hands tied when it comes to recommending medical cannabis to help combat this epidemic. Federal and state governments acknowledge the opioid problem, yet cannabis is still seen as a Schedule I drug. Nonetheless, the word is finally getting out about this safer, and often times more effective, pain relief tool.