Over 16 million U.S. adults have at least one major depressive episode in any given year. That’s nearly 7 percent of the population. Millions more suffer from mild to moderate depression, and the COVID-19 pandemic is only making matters worse as people feel increasingly helpless and isolated. Read More
Irritable bowel syndrome impacts as much as 10 to 15 percent of the U.S. population, but there may be some hope for relief in the form of medical marijuana for IBS sufferers. A growing body of research highlights cannabis as a potentially effective treatment for both the symptoms and the root cause. And although most states don’t specifically recognize IBS as a qualifying condition, there are conditions under which a patient may still qualify. Read More
Migraines are among the most severe and difficult-to-treat headaches, affecting 36 million Americans, but a growing body of research indicates that medical marijuana may provide relief. If you live in Missouri and suffer from persistent migraines, there may be some good news. The state’s Department of Health & Senior Services has listed migraines among its qualifying conditions for a Missouri medical marijuana card, but there are some restrictions. Read More
Mold doesn’t just grow in basements. It grows on porous surfaces, on foods, and even on marijuana. If you do find traces of mold on your medical cannabis, the problem is more than just a nuisance. It can be a major health hazard. The key is understanding how to detect it and how to prevent it from occurring in the first place. Read More
Studies have shown that cannabis can be highly effective for relieving anxiety. As Missouri deploys its medical cannabis program, patients considering getting their Missouri medical marijuana card are wondering if their anxiety disorder will qualify them for certification. While anxiety isn’t explicitly listed on the state’s official list of qualifying conditions, there may be some hope for anxiety sufferers seeking relief. Read More
When you become a medical marijuana patient, you quickly learn that purchasing your medication is more complicated than simply filling a prescription. When you visit a dispensary, you must choose not only the delivery method (e.g. dry cannabis flower vs. edibles and tinctures) but also decide which of the medical marijuana strains is best for your condition. Read More
Every medical patient should know the best temperature to vape weed if they use medical cannabis in order to achieve the effects they’re looking for. Changes in vaping temperature will alter the chemical structure of the cannabis and consequently alter its effects. Read More
Many migraine sufferers are now turning to an unlikely source for relief: medical marijuana. The trend follows rising nationwide acceptance of cannabis use in the U.S., as 33 states now permit medicinal use and 11 states allow recreational use. Cannabis is used to address everything from glaucoma to epilepsy, but could a person also use marijuana for migraines? Read More
Cannabidiol (CBD) has developed a dedicated following thanks to its perceived effectiveness against anxiety, epilepsy, localized pain, and other conditions. Using CBD oil for issues such as an enlarged prostate is fairly common place, and although research is still limited (and much of the evidence for its efficacy is anecdotal) the popularity of this compound continues to grow. Like THC, CBD is a cannabinoid, an active compound found in cannabis. But unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive, so it doesn’t get the user high. Read More
One of the most common questions patients ask their medical marijuana doctors is “can I mix weed with antibiotics?” Antibiotics are the go-to remedy for all types of bacterial infection, but they aren’t without their downsides. For instance, overuse can lead to the development of stronger, more resistant bacteria. Also, antibiotics can interact negatively with certain other drugs and medications. As a result, medical cannabis users are left wondering about the interaction between marijuana and antibiotics.
Zoloft is one of the leading prescription medications used to treat depression. But as more states legalize medicinal and recreational cannabis, marijuana is becoming a popular depression treatment in its own right. What happens, though, when you combine Zoloft and weed?