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.
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!
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.
The health effects of cannabis continue to surprise scientists, physicians and researchers. In fact, the DEA is even beginning to conduct some research into the health benefits of this miracle plant. Below, we’ll take an intimate look at how cannabis effects the different systems in our bodies.
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.
Both meditation and marijuana have been around for thousands of years. But did you know that using medical cannabis in conjunction with meditation could lead to greater flexibility and a more open mind? We take a dive into cannabis, health, and meditation, and explore how they work together.
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.
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.
Missouri medical marijuana is fast approaching! Patients and patient caregivers can now apply for their official Missouri medical marijuana card or caregiver ID. We break down the steps that patient caregivers must take in order to successfully get their Missouri medical marijuana patient caregiver ID, and what this ID card entails.
So you live in a state that allows home cultivation. You have your medical marijuana card and/or your home cultivation license. Now it’s time to pick what type of medical cannabis grow you want to have. But what methods of home cultivation currently exist? Green Health Docs breaks down a few popular growing methods.