Medical marijuana has long been used to treat a number of medical conditions, many of which manifest physical symptoms that marijuana (also known as cannabis) can address. Cannabis is not only beneficial to the body, but also the mind. We will take a look at how cannabis can help with PTSD and other psychological disorders, like anxiety and depression.
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Research has shown that medical marijuana can be used to treat a variety of ailments. One of the most common conditions we see at Green Health Docs is pain. Though the term varies by which state you may live in, pain is generally defined as chronic, intractable or severe. And medical marijuana for pain is usually the number one condition noted in every single state with an implemented medical marijuana program. This makes pain the most common qualifying condition for literally millions of patients.
Last week, state senators passed Ohio Senate Bill 57, a measure that paves the way for Ohio hemp legalization. The bipartisan effort originated from two Republican Senators, Dayton’s Steve Huffman and Zaneville’s Brian Hill. Co-sponsors on the bill include Nickie Antonio, a Lakewood Democratic Senator, and John Eklund, a Munson Township Republican.
North Dakota has been trying to figure out all the logistics of their fairly new medical marijuana law since its inception. For those unaware, the law went into effect during the summer of 2018. Advocates and patients have been pushing for the state to add medical marijuana edibles to their list of approved forms of cannabis since that time. Alas, the measure has fallen short of the necessary votes in order to be approved. This leaves both advocates and patients angry, wondering what will happen 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!
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.
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.
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.
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: