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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Let’s Talk About Endocannabinoid Deficiency

Endocannabinoid Deficiency

Endocannabinoid deficiency is a relatively new theory quickly developing within the cannabis and medical community. It’s possible an endocannabinoid deficiency might offer an explanation for why some people are just “better” after using cannabis. We break down what research has been conducted, and whether endocannabinoid deficiency is really a thing. Spoilers…it is!

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How to Minimize the Adverse Effects of Cannabis

How to Minimize Adverse Effects of Cannabis

Many patients have questions about what to expect when they use cannabis for the first time. Some are fearful of becoming too high, and this makes them anxious to try their new medicine. Those of you who have already experienced the many benefits of cannabis may think this is a silly fear, but you’d be surprised how many people share this concern. Here are a few things you can do to reduce the possible adverse effects of cannabis … if you ever find yourself in a rough situation.

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Medical Marijuana Dosage

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.

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Parkinson’s & Marijuana: A Guide To Understanding

Parkinson's Marijuana

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.

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The Price of Pain Relief: Opiates VS Medical Marijuana

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.

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