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Medical Marijuana for PTSD

In the U.S., about 6% of the population will have PTSD at some point in their lives. In any given year, about 12 million Americans experience the condition. PTSD sufferers report debilitating symptoms such as recurrent memories of past trauma, nightmares, anxiety, negative feelings, memory issues, relationship troubles, lack of emotions, sleep disturbances, irritability, overwhelming shame, and even aggression. Continue reading “Medical Marijuana for PTSD”

Can Medical Marijuana Help Ease Nerve Pain?

Around 20 million people live with neuropathic pain, also called neuropathy or nerve pain. Neuropathy symptoms can be complex and varied, as they highly depend on the extent and location of the nerve damage. Nerve pain causes a significant decrease in quality of life and traditional medical treatments often fall short of full pain relief. It’s no wonder researchers, patients, and doctors are all constantly looking for new ways to relieve neuropathic pain. Continue reading “Can Medical Marijuana Help Ease Nerve Pain?”

Medical Marijuana for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Medical marijuana has been in the news so much recently, that it’s hard to keep up with all of the different conditions for which it has been shown to be beneficial. Some of the most common ailments that patients successfully treated with medical marijuana include pain, inflammation, nausea, vomiting, muscle spasms, cramping, and anxiety. Continue reading “Medical Marijuana for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)”

Can You Travel with Medical Marijuana?

If you are planning a trip and use medical marijuana, you have undoubtedly wondered what is the best way to store and transport the medication so that you are complying with all relevant federal and state laws. In this post, we’ll discuss the laws and issues surrounding transporting medical marijuana in various modes of transportation. Continue reading “Can You Travel with Medical Marijuana?”

How to Choose a Medical Cannabis Strain

Once you’ve received your medical marijuana prescription, it’s time to head to the dispensary to have it filled. A dispensary, known in Florida as Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers or MMTCs, is simply a pharmacy that fills only marijuana-based prescriptions. MMTCs must be licensed by the state of Florida to operate legally. You can find a list of all Florida’s licensed MMTCs here. Never fill your medical marijuana prescription anywhere that is not on this list or you are risking arrest and criminal charges. Continue reading “How to Choose a Medical Cannabis Strain”

Understanding the Medical Marijuana Evaluations Process

If you are just learning about all the ways medical marijuana can benefit your chronic health conditions and improve your quality of life, you’ve probably wondered what the process is to get a prescription. In this post, we cover the basics of Florida’s medical marijuana evaluations process, so you can start taking advantage of this life-changing medication today! Continue reading “Understanding the Medical Marijuana Evaluations Process”

How Medical Marijuana Can Improve Sleep Quality for Patients in Chronic Pain

Sleep disturbances are some of the most stressful and life-affecting symptoms for chronic pain sufferers. When you can’t get a good night’s sleep, it affects every aspect of the following day. If you consistently do not get enough sleep, you may increase your chances of being diagnosed with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, stroke, obesity, depression, low sex drive, and immune impairment. Chronic sleep deprivation can even age your body faster and cause cellular breakdown! Continue reading “How Medical Marijuana Can Improve Sleep Quality for Patients in Chronic Pain”