Friday, April 19, 2024

Health & Wellbeing

If you’re looking for a natural alternative to support your health and wellbeing, consider cannabis. People have harnessed the healing powers of the marijuana plant for centuries to treat common ailments like chronic pain and improve mood.

Health & Wellness Articles

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What Are Cannabis Topicals and How Do They Work?

There are so many different ways to enjoy weed, from smoking and vaping to eating edibles and back. However, if THC isn’t really your...
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Comparing MMJ And Recreational Weed: What’s The Difference?

While recreational and medical dispensaries all have the same kind of business model and both offer cannabis products, there are actually a lot of...
get mmj card new york Makes It Easy to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in New York

If you live in New York and you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get your medical card, you’re in luck!
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How to Make Cannabis Salve at Home

The cannabis plant is super versatile. You can smoke it, make food with it, extract and make concentrates with it . . . and...
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Minor Cannabinoids: What Are They and What Benefits Do They Provide

If you’ve been using cannabis for a while, you’re likely familiar with the most prominent cannabinoids in cannabis: THC and CBD. But did you...
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Do Cannabinoids from Topicals Show Up on Drug Tests?

If you’re like many cannabis users in the workforce, odds are you’re worried about those pesky drug screenings brought on by your employer. Most...

Why Does Cannabis Make Your Eyes Red?

Bloodshot eyes can be a real buzz-kill. Even worse, it can propel you into an anxiety attack if you’re high at an inopportune time...
can cannabis smokers donate blood

Can Cannabis Users Donate Blood?

Blood donations are one of the easiest ways to give back to the community, and since the emergence of COVID-19 the need for healthy...

In the 1830s an Irish doctor treated patients in India suffering from stomach pain and vomiting with cannabis extracts. Soon after, cannabis extracts were sold in pharmacies and by doctors throughout Europe and the US. Though much has changed since then, as the government tirelessly fought marijuana use during the ‘war on drugs’ and pot stared in many propaganda productions, we have finally come full circle.

Today, two pharmaceutical drugs, Marinol and Syndros with the active ingredient THC, are FDA approved and used to treat nausea and loss of appetite. Epidiolex, made of nearly 100% cannabidiol (CBD), is approved for the treatment of severe seizure disorders in children. And 33 states have legalized the use of Medical Marijuana.

THC and CBD are utilized by medical marijuana patients to improve a long list of ailments including mental health issues like anxiety, depression, anorexia, and PTSD, and relieve unpleasantries from serious diseases like cancer, HIV, Hepatitis C, Crohn’s disease, and epilepsy. As many are ditching pharmaceutical drugs that come with negative side effects, quality of life is improving.