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How Medical Marijuana Helps with Sleep Disorders

Medical marijuana has surged in popularity over the past few years as a treatment for everything from pain to acne to anxiety. Medical research has definitively proven that medical marijuana, sometimes referred to as medical cannabis, THC, or CBD, relieves pain and inflammation just as well as prescription narcotics and anti-inflammatories. This usage of medical marijuana can pose questions regarding how it can be used for other conditions, like sleep disorders. Continue reading “How Medical Marijuana Helps with Sleep Disorders”

Uses for Topical Marijuana

Marijuana (also commonly known as cannabis) has seen a huge surge in popularity for medical uses in the past decade. With multiple U.S. states legalizing the use of medical marijuana, many people are looking for ways to enjoy the many benefits without the risks of smoking it. Topical products are just one way people are experimenting with medical marijuana. Continue reading “Uses for Topical Marijuana”

Cannabis and Epilepsy

What You Should Know About Cannabis and Epilepsy

Many people mistakenly think that using cannabis to treat symptoms of epilepsy is new, but this alternative treatment spans back 4,000 years according to some scholars! The first reference is attributed to the Assyrians, who called cannabis “hand of ghost”. Arabic and Indian populations also recognized the potential benefits of cannabis and continued its use for seizure activity treatment for many years. As global trade grew, cannabis became known as “Indian Hemp” in Europe and North America and was experimented with for its anticonvulsant properties. However, due to smear campaigns, xenophobia, and standardization problems, cannabis never reached its full potential as an epilepsy treatment. Continue reading “What You Should Know About Cannabis and Epilepsy”

Renewing Your Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification

The Importance of Renewing Your Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card Before it Expires

In Florida, individuals are only allowed to possess medical marijuana or low-THC cannabis products if they hold an official Medical Marijuana Use Registry (MMUR) Identification Card issued by the state. In order to qualify for this state-issued identification card, an individual must currently receiving care from a physician qualified to prescribe medical marijuana for one of the following approved diagnoses: Continue reading “The Importance of Renewing Your Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card Before it Expires”

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How Medical Marijuana Can Help with the Side Effects of Chemo

The benefits of medical marijuana for those receiving chemotherapy treatments for cancer or other diseases are well-documented. Relief of the side effects associated with chemo is one of the first things medical marijuana advocates proclaimed in the ongoing battle to legalize medical marijuana everywhere. Side effects of chemotherapy that medical marijuana may help with include:

  • Pain

If a chemotherapy patient is hesitant about using medical marijuana, its demonstrated relief of pain associated with chemo and cancers might change their mind. Several studies have found that medical marijuana, especially when inhaled, causes significant pain relief for patients who could not find relief with strong prescription pain medications. The relief of neuropathy-related pain, which can occur in some cancers, has also been shown in patients who smoke or vape medical marijuana. Continue reading “How Medical Marijuana Can Help with the Side Effects of Chemo”

How Medical Marijuana Helps Neuropathic Pain

The medical benefits of medical marijuana use are explored more every day. One of the most promising benefits research has shown so far is in chronic pain management. This comes as no surprise to cannabis users, as anecdotally, marijuana has been used for pain for millennia. While are types of pain have not yet been researched, one that has been of particular interest to medical marijuana researchers is neuropathy.

Neuropathy, sometimes called peripheral neuropathy, is not one specific condition, but instead refers to a collection of conditions that result from damage to the body’s peripheral nerves. Pins and needles type tingling pain or numbness are neuropathy’s hallmarks. Neuropathy is a symptom of various diseases and conditions. Diabetes is a common underlying cause of neuropathy. Continue reading “How Medical Marijuana Helps Neuropathic Pain”