What Are Cannabis Terpenes?

Cannabis terpenes are aromatic compounds found in the cannabis plant that are responsible for the plant’s distinct smell and taste. Terpenes are not unique to cannabis and are found in a variety of other plants as well, such as lavender, peppermint, and pine trees. However, they play a particularly important role in cannabis because they can interact with other compounds in the plant, such as cannabinoids like THC and CBD, to produce unique effects. Continue reading “What Are Cannabis Terpenes?”

Why Marijuana Use Among Seniors Has Risen

Marijuana use among seniors has risen significantly in recent years. According to US epidemiological data (source), an estimated 9% of Americans aged 50 and older reported having consumed marijuana in 2020 – a percentage that increases year after year. This trend may come as a surprise to many, as marijuana has long been associated with the counterculture by older adults. However, as the more accepting young adults of the 50s-80s age, more and more of them are turning to marijuana. In this post, we’ll go over some of the reasons seniors are using marijuana these days. Continue reading “Why Marijuana Use Among Seniors Has Risen”

Foods that Amplify the Effects of Cannabis

Did you know there are certain foods and drinks that can actually boost the effects of cannabis? While new cannabis users probably have no need to amplify the effects, seasoned users often find themselves searching for ways to make that euphoric feeling longer and stronger. If you want to explore ways to heighten the effects of cannabis, try ingesting it with some of the food or drink items listed below. These cannabis + food combinations will affect everyone differently, so you may have to experiment with different combinations to find the best one for you. Continue reading “Foods that Amplify the Effects of Cannabis”

Am I Eligible for Medical Marijuana?

If you’re living in Florida, you’ve likely heard of the life-changing effects of medical marijuana and low-THC cannabis for patients with severe medical conditions. Both research and anecdotal evidence have shown how effective and safe medical marijuana can be for treating debilitating symptoms that are historically difficult to manage, such as chronic pain, extreme nausea, and persistent vomiting. Continue reading “Am I Eligible for Medical Marijuana?”

What are Florida’s Cannabis Purchasing Limits?

Medical marijuana is legal in Florida, but that doesn’t mean you can just walk into a dispensary and buy anything you want. This is especially true as of August 2022, when the state implemented an emergency rule setting limits on how much medical marijuana any patient can purchase over a certain time period. Prior to this emergency rule, patients had more freedom in purchasing bulk amounts of medical marijuana, often at a discount. Continue reading “What are Florida’s Cannabis Purchasing Limits?”

How Seniors Can Benefit from Medical Marijuana in Florida

Wisdom comes with age is a popular expression. Unfortunately, for many people, age also brings a variety of health issues. Painful conditions like arthritis and neuropathy are common in the elderly, as are other debilitating conditions like insomnia and anxiety. These issues can be difficult for physicians to treat with traditional medications and therapies, as some may not be suitable for the sensitive senior population. Safe and effective methods to manage pain, improve sleep quality, and quell anxiety in the elderly are in high demand. Continue reading “How Seniors Can Benefit from Medical Marijuana in Florida”

Medical Marijuana: Misconception vs. Reality

Just like so many topics in today’s society, medical marijuana is steeped in misinformation. Old school beliefs that marijuana is an incredibly dangerous gateway drug die hard, so convincing older generations of the medical benefits of marijuana is difficult. The only way we’ll ever overcome this obstacle is by providing clear-cut, factual evidence of marijuana’s life-changing effects for people living with painful, debilitating conditions. In this post, we’ll go over three of the most common misconceptions about medical marijuana and compare these to the cold green truth! If you live in southwest Florida and have a condition that qualifies you for medical marijuana, call Hakunah Matata at 239-789-6561 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced physicians who can determine if this treatment is right for you. Continue reading “Medical Marijuana: Misconception vs. Reality”