How Medical Marijuana Helps Crohn’s Symptoms

Recent research suggests that medical marijuana may ease inflammation associated with Crohn’s disease flare-ups, reducing pain and helping those with Crohn’s disease enjoy a better quality of life. 

One research study confirmed this by studying 50 people with active Crohn’s disease. The group that applied marijuana oil for eight weeks experienced better quality of life and reduced symptom severity than the group that used a placebo.

In another study, the patients who smoked cannabis cigarettes for eight weeks achieved remission more frequently than those who smoked placebo cigarettes. 

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How Cannabis Relieves Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

Cannabis, also known as medical marijuana, has been used as a therapeutic treatment since ancient times. Now, it is gaining popularity for its powerful properties, including its ability to relieve inflammation and decrease pain. 

In particular, cannabis is currently being studied as a potential treatment for Parkinson’s disease symptoms. Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder for adults in the United States, which means that treatment is a major shared priority. 

If you or a loved one suffers from Parkinson’s disease, here’s what you should know about using medical marijuana to alleviate unwanted symptoms. 

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Are There Side Effects of Medical Marijuana?

Medical marijuana has been used for therapeutic and medicinal purposes for thousands of years. In fact, most ancient cultures grew the marijuana plant as herbal medicine. Americans have grown cannabis since early colonial days when hemp was used for textiles and rope. 

Yet the safety of the use of marijuana has been intensely debated over the last few decades, with some people advocating for the health benefits of medical marijuana and others warning of its side effects. 

So what is the truth? Are there side effects of medical marijuana? As with all medications, medical cannabis must be used responsibly and in proper quantities to provide the most benefits and the least side effects. Continue reading “Are There Side Effects of Medical Marijuana?”

How Medical Marijuana Helps with Spinal Cord Injuries

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury (SCI), you know all too well the devastating effects it can have on the quality of life. At least 450,000 Americans are living with a spinal cord injury, many with chronic pain that makes daily tasks nearly impossible. 

In the past, only prescription painkillers or surgery existed as treatment options. Now medical marijuana is legal in many states like Florida to help victims of spinal cord injuries manage their pain and live with their condition. 

What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?

A spinal cord injury most often develops after a traumatic impact, such as a fall or a car accident. The vertebrae in the spine become fractured or compressed, leading to a limited range of motion or even paralysis. Victims of spinal cord injuries experience loss of sensation, function, and range of motion.  Continue reading “How Medical Marijuana Helps with Spinal Cord Injuries”

Is it Legal to Drive When Using Medical Marijuana?

Thanks to the recent legalization of medical marijuana, many Florida residents have finally found the relief they need for conditions like seizures, glaucoma, nausea, migraines, and more.

Unlike CBD, which is the extract of the non-psychoactive component of cannabis for medical use, medical marijuana is the whole, unprocessed marijuana plant used to treat symptoms of illness and disease. This means that medical marijuana does cause the psychoactive effects associated with the “high” of THC.

So is it legal to drive when using medical marijuana? Here is what you need to know before you get your first medical marijuana card from your doctor.

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How Medical Marijuana Helps with Glaucoma

Medical marijuana has been legalized in more than 30 states to treat specific health conditions, including cancer, chronic pain, and seizures. Now, it is also approved to address glaucoma, a serious disease of the eye. If you have already tried conventional glaucoma treatments without luck or if you want a gentler treatment that can still effectively reduce eye pressure, medical marijuana may be the best option
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Top Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana

Medical cannabis is a new and exciting treatment option for residents struggling with a variety of health issues ranging from epilepsy and glaucoma to arthritis and anxiety. It’s been available since 2017, when Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law a broader medical marijuana system for his state.

If you’re suffering from one of the following conditions, medical marijuana may be a helpful and effective treatment option.

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Is Medical Marijuana Safe?

Marijuana was once considered a dangerous, mind-altering substance, but research now shows that its properties serve important therapeutic and medical purposes. In fact, studies show that medical marijuana can safely act as a powerful pain reliever, appetite stimulant, mental health support, brain protectant, and more 

Since it was first legalized in Florida a few years ago, medical marijuana has demonstrated the ability to reduce symptoms related to everything from Crohn’s Disease, chronic pain, and depression to Alzheimer’s Disease, cancer, and seizures.

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Medical Marijuana and CBD: How Are They Different?

Medical cannabis is a new and exciting treatment option for residents struggling with a variety of health issues ranging from epilepsy and glaucoma to arthritis and anxiety. It’s been available since 2017, when Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into a law a broader medical marijuana system for his state. 

Now that CBD and medical marijuana are both available to Florida residents, it’s important to understand their differences and select the choice that’s best for your health and wellness needs. 

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Qualifying Conditions for a Florida Medical Marijuana Card

Medical marijuana is legal in the state of Florida, but that doesn’t mean it’s instantly accessible to anybody who wants it. The Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) allows licensed medical marijuana treatment centers to dispense medical marijuana and low-THC cannabis cards to patients and caregivers.

Unless you receive a medical marijuana card from an authorized business, you’re not legally permitted to use medical marijuana in Florida. This is why it’s so important to understand the requirements and qualifying conditions involved in obtaining your medical marijuana card. 

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