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Missouri Medical Marijuana Is Legal. What Happens Next?

During the fall of 2018, residents of the Show-Me State voted overwhelmingly to approve and implement a statewide medical marijuana program. Naturally, because Missouri voters felt quite passionate about Missouri medical marijuana, voting to pass the constitutional amendment 66% to 34%, many have been asking when to expect cannabis businesses to begin sprouting up. Though a few medical marijuana doctors, including the dedicated physicians at Green Health Docs, have already opened their doors to suffering patients, dispensaries and other cannabis businesses have yet to step foot in the state. But many are coming, rest assured!

So what exactly causes all these delays? Why does it take so long for medical marijuana dispensaries to open? And can you expect to buy legal cannabis anytime soon? There’s quite a few reasons for all the delays. Some are pretty simple to explain, whereas other explanations can be a little tricky. We’ll explore below!
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THC VS CBD

Do you know the difference? THC & CBD are the two most abundant cannabinoids found in marijuana. Both of them interact with your endocannabinoid system, but each has its very own unique and natural effects. Today, you’ll learn more about THC vs. CBD and see how they work beautifully together to provide relief from a variety of conditions and symptoms. So you ask what Is CBD? Well CBD, which refers to cannabidiol, is a chemical compound that comes from the cannabis sativa plant. It’s one of the plant’s many compounds and is a high-concentration cannabinoid.

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Troubleshooting Medical Marijuana

Troubleshooting Medical Marijuana

You’ve read the numerous forum posts extolling the benefits of cannabis, and your friends all harp on the miraculous improvements they’ve experienced in their quality of life since taking a more holistic approach to their healthcare. Yet for some patients, this all might feel like a bunch of overhyped nonsense. Like with most conventional medications, not everyone is going to respond the same to cannabis for multiple reasons we’ll discuss later. Sometimes, you just need to do a bit of troubleshooting – with the following tips and tricks, we’re almost certain you’ll be able to finally experience that long sought-after relief.

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Congratulations Canada!

As you’ve no doubt already heard, on Wednesday, October 17th, cannabis was officially made legal in Canada for recreational use. While this all may seem pretty straightforward, it’s still worthwhile to explore the various impacts this will have on both Canadian and US citizens. Before you plan your trip over the border or encourage your friends up north to partake in all the fun, make sure to be well-informed about all the details.

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Have You Heard of These Lesser Known Cannabinoids?

As Maryland’s medical cannabis program continues to grow and thrive, new and exciting products are now appearing on dispensary shelves. CBN patches and CBG tinctures are some particularly noteworthy additions. Most patients are very familiar by now with THC and CBD and their medical benefits, but may not know exactly what to use these lesser-known cannabinoids for. Here is a run down on some important cannabinoids and their benefits.

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Cannabis Apps You Should Know About!

There are hundreds of different cannabis strains and so many ways to use medical marijuana that the choices can be overwhelming. Furthermore, product selection is going to vary from dispensary to dispensary, and they may not always have the exact product you’re looking for in stock consistently. As Maryland’s cannabis program grows (and Ohio’s begins) so will these dispensary menus – and you’ll see new strains popping up almost daily. Thankfully, there are some very helpful apps out there to help you navigate this sea of information and put you on the right track. If you need some guidance with strain selection, dosing, or just general cannabis knowledge, we recommend these must-have apps for both novices and veterans alike:

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A Year in Review at Green Health Docs: A Cannabis Doctor’s Perspective

There have been quite a few road bumps and growing pains for everyone involved in Maryland’s Medical Cannabis program. Back in 2017, Green Health Docs opened their first clinic with a focus on reducing opioid use and promoting a safe, effective, and more natural alternative. With most of our six clinics now reaching or surpassing their first full year in operation, Green Health Docs has seen thousands of patients – a good number of whom have come back for follow up to continue being in the program. We’ve found that most patients have been very pleased with their results, and I’d like to share with you some insights we’ve gained over the months.

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What about Terpenes?

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Many people tend to focus on the major cannabinoids like THC and CBD when picking out their cannabis strains, but that’s not the only medicinal component to the plant. Terpenes are the essential oils that provide cannabis plants their different flavors and aromas. Some terpenes even help supplement the indica or sativa properties of cannabis strains. While there are over 200 different terpenes, in this article we’ll go over the most common ones to look out for.

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Meditation, Health, and Marijuana

Meditation, Health, and Medical Marijuana - Green Health Docs

In recent years, attitudes toward cannabis have steadily improved. In fact, a 2017 study by Pew Research found that 61 percent of Americans favor marijuana legalization. (In our own practice at Green Health Docs, we have certified over 7,000 medical cannabis patients in both Ohio and Maryland and are thrilled that so many patients are able to get access to this wonderful medicine with their medical marijuana card.) This year, California became the ninth state to legalize the use of cannabis for recreational reasons. As an economic leader, the Golden State’s move is sure to have a significant impact on the industry.

Undeniably, the legalization and growing acceptance of marijuana have opened many possibilities for its application. In fact, weed is showing great promise in the fields of medicine and health.

Keep reading if you are curious about how marijuana can help address various health issues when combined with popular wellness techniques like meditation.

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Staying Safe and Healthy While Using Cannabis Edibles

Staying Safe and Healthy While Using Cannabis Edibles - Green Health Docs

Edibles for Ohio and Maryland Cannabis Patients

When most people think of cannabis edibles they picture baked goods and candies which are often featured on TV shows and in West Coast dispensaries. Maryland law prohibits selling cannabis ‘food’ due to concerns about minors mistakenly using their parents’ medication. Maryland dispensaries are able to provide other oral options such as pills, tablets and infused drinks. (Ohio patients will be able to purchase edibles from dispensaries unlike Maryland patients, however.)
There are ways to use cannabis as a food since it is possible to purchase raw cannabis flower and make your own.

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