Patients Prefer Medical Marijuana to Prescription Painkillers

Medical marijuana has been available in some states for more than – or very close to – twenty years now. Over those two decades, one thing has proven certain – patients prefer cannabis to prescriptions, especially for pain. With the opiate epidemic and pill mills of the last decade, it’s no surprise that people’s attitudes are changing toward a substance …

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Is Cannabis Actually A Gateway Drug?

As the cannabis legalization sprawl continues on throughout the USA, many people have begged the question – is cannabis is a gateway drug? To provide an accurate answer, we need to first explore a gateway drug really is. Then, we need to determine if cannabis matches this description. Let’s start with a definition. What is a Gateway Drug? When we …

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Cannabis and Alcohol: Two Common Recreational Substances

Cannabis and alcohol are two of the most popular substances people indulge in. The history of these dates back to ancient history and carries on in full force to this today. In this post, we will explore some of the main similarities and differences between alcohol and cannabis, along with how they interact with each other.  Brief History of Cannabis …

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Cannabis and The Munchies: Why Does Weed Make You Hungry?

One of the oldest myths in the world is that cannabis gives you the munchies. It’s been in stoner movies and folklore for as long as we can remember. One of the most notorious examples is the tale of Harold and Kumar, and their brave quest to seek out a White Castle. Is there science that explains why this happens? …

How Parkinson’s Patients Can Find Relief with Medical Marijuana

With over half of the U.S. and D.C. allowing medical marijuana – and most of those states listing Parkinson’s Disease or “other debilitating conditions” as a qualifying condition – it’s no wonder more people want to know how medical marijuana can help patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s is a nervous system disorder that progressively gets worse over time, with symptoms …

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Mental Health: Cannabis and Alzheimer’s Disease

Recently, evidence supporting the use of cannabis for Alzheimer’s disease has begun to pile up. While people claim marijuana can cure just about anything, this is one ailment that we do have research to back up claims for. Let’s cover some basic information on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and then discuss the efficacy of cannabis as a treatment. What is …

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Men Prefer Medical Marijuana With High Amounts of THC, New Study Shows

The new research surveyed more than 35,000 men about their medical marijuana habits and found that reasons for cannabis use were near identical across gender groups. Call it lingering machismo or simply a high tolerance, but when men are looking for medical marijuana products, they want something that packs a punch. According to a new study from New York City-based …

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Mental Health: Cannabis and OCD

Cannabis is often seen as a one-stop treatment for many conditions. As such, people wonder whether cannabis can be used to treat OCD. In this post, we will break down everything you need to know about the relationship between cannabis and OCD.  What is OCD and Why is it Associated with Cannabis? OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) is a mental illness that …

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Treating A Cold Or Flu With Cannabis

We are now in the thick of fall weather, and this is many people’s favorite season. Cool-weather, beautiful colors, pumpkins, and Holidays are abundant. But, this is also the start of most people’s least favorite season – cold and flu season. While they are really just a minor inconvenience in the grand scheme of things, cold and flu viruses knock …

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Hansel Aquino Defeats Epithelioid Sarcoma – An Interview.

Hansel has had quite the journey from battling and defeating Cancer to becoming an MMA fighter soon there after. His positive spirit is a testament to the fact that you can do anything you set your mind to. Follow him on IG @hanselaquino   When were you diagnosed? “I was living with Epithelioid Sarcoma for two years prior to being …