Medical Cannabis Strains and Their Uses by Condition

Medical Cannabis Uses by Strain Type

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

Using Medical Cannabis in Utah Without a Card – What You Need to Know

Using Medical Cannabis in Utah Without a Card - What You Need to Know

As the Utah Department of Health prepares to unveil its registry for the new statewide medical marijuana program, some patients are at a loss. The Utah Medical Cannabis Act (HB3001) went into effect on July 1st, 2019, but it looks like the health department won’t begin issuing cards until March 2020 at the earliest. So what’s the deal? Read More

7 Things Every Patient Should Know About Virginia’s New Medical Cannabis Program

Virginia Medical Cannabis Program

Medical marijuana is now open to patients in Virginia – with a few important caveats. On March 21st, 2019, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam approved SB 1557, the latest in an ongoing series of marijuana usage protections for medical patients. Virginia’s medical cannabis program is a bit more complex than that of other states, and there are a few important things that every prospective patient should know.

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Utah Prop 2 Qualifying Illnesses for Medical Marijuana

Utah Prop 2 Qualifying Illnesses for Medical Marijuana

In 2018, Utah voters approved Proposition 2, with 52.75% of voters in favor. Shortly thereafter, the legislature took steps to amend the measure, ultimately replacing it with the Utah Medical Cannabis Act. Although advocates continue to fight the replacement measure in court and further changes may still be made, medical marijuana is now available to qualifying patients.

But who exactly is a “qualifying patient?”

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Can You Take CBD Oil for Enlarged Prostate & Other Prostate Issues?

bottle of CBD oil for enlarged prostate and other issues

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

Top 5 Mistakes When Cooking with Cannabis

cooking with cannabis and how to avoid mistakes

As marijuana laws continue to evolve across the U.S., cooking with cannabis is becoming an increasingly popular activity among medical marijuana patients and recreational users alike. It allows for a simple and potent marijuana delivery system without a single puff of smoke.

If you’re new to the unique complexities of culinary cannabis, you’ll want to avoid some of the common cooking mistakes—lest you waste perfectly good flower on an unintended kitchen disaster.

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Growing Cannabis: Why Allowing Home Cultivation Makes Sense

At the end of the day, cannabis is a plant. That’s it. Cannabis grows in the ground. It drinks water and nutrients. It absorbs sunlight and grows sticky flowers. In some states, like Missouri, medical marijuana patients are actually allowed to grow cannabis. But in others, like Ohio, New York, Oklahoma and Maryland, the laws are far more restricted and growing cannabis is considered illegal. If cannabis is simply a plant, though, why can’t patients grow it? The Green Health Docs Advocacy Team will take a dive into why states should reconsider their home cultivation laws.

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