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Success Story: How One Woman Found Relief from Pain and Anxiety

Jane suffered for many years with chronic pain associated with her PMS. Her pain became so debilitating on a monthly basis that she often had to miss work and interrupt other parts of her daily life. Being someone who seeks out a more natural cure, Jane chose not to take birth control and other narcotics prescribed to her by her doctor to ease her pain, “that has been my whole journey, natural health…to tell you the truth many times doctors told me to try birth control, but I just didn’t feel right about it…I was more willing to try medical marijuana.” Though Jane was skeptical about medical marijuana at first, a friend encouraged her to try it, “she used it herself and had found it to be a miracle worker,” Jane said, “she has been my wing lady to help me figure it all out.”* Jane, h...

CBD Aims To Relieve Alzheimer’s Disease

Using CBD To Relieve Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease refers to a neurodegenerative, chronic disorder that is associated with the progressive neuronal loss as well as cognitive decline. Typically, the disease affects elderly people between the age of 65 and 80 years. The cause of Alzheimer’s disease is multi-factorial and it includes genetics and unknown etiology. Alzheimer’s disease patients suffer long and short-term memory loss, cognitive impairment, and speech difficulties. A disturbing and dramatic symptom of this disease is the general loss of the patient’s social recognition. In most cases, patients can’t recognize even their children. Alzheimer’s disease causes irreversible brain changes and this makes improving the symptoms of it very difficult. Studies on CBD as Alzheimer’...

4 Reasons To Add CBD Oil To Your Daily Health Regimen

Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s hemp oil supplements are more than just a source of CBD. Full-spectrum hemp oil refers to pure hemp oil that features all the same cannabinoids present in the original hemp plant, providing an all-natural CBD hemp oil supplement that allows the cannabinoids and other compounds in hemp to work together in what is called the entourage effect. However, it isn’t just the cannabinoids that make our CBD hemp oil a valuable addition to your complete diet. Hemp oil also contains many essential vitamins and minerals, fatty acids, fiber, protein, chlorophyll, flavonoids, and terpenes, adding critical nutrients to your system. So what makes Medical Marijuana, Inc. CBD hemp oil products so beneficial? 1. THE CANNABINOIDS While there are trace amounts of a number of cannabinoi...

How to Medicate for Seniors Who Don’t Want to Smoke

Medicating is a great way to help with the aches, pains and general issues of aging. But many seniors have no desire to smoke cannabis, or have been advised not to smoke by a medical professional because of a history of cigarette smoking. Here are ways to get the medicine, relief or recreation you need without having to smoke. Vaporize It Leafly suggests trying a vaporizer if you don’t want to smoke. You can pick up an affordable vape pen that is discreet and easy to use. It also doesn’t pack quite the punch of smoking or edibles. And as an added bonus, using a simple battery and pen means you don’t have to actually touch or deal with any of the product first-hand. Eat It Another helpful suggestion from Leafly is to eat your cannabis instead of smoke it. Bake some brownies with cannabutter...

CBD Success Story: How CBD Oil Helped Me Get Off Of Painkillers

In a backpacking hostel during a stag weekend 10 years ago, I fell asleep on a top bunk next to an open window. Of course, that now strikes me as a stupid thing to have done, but at the time I didn’t give it a thought. I was on a weekend away, not a health-and-safety awareness course. At some point during the night, I tried getting out of the bunk, but instead of turning left and using the ladder, I turned right and hopped straight out of the window. I fell 24ft on to concrete. From a survival point of view, I was lucky to land on my feet. The downside was that some rather important sections of my legs did not come out of it so well. My left heel was crushed, while over on the right, my tibia and fibula – the two long bones in the lower leg – detached from their couplings and shattered. Th...

How Many Prescriptions Can Be Replaced by Cannabis?

In the US, we’ve seen a marked drop in opioid overdoses in legal states, prodding the question of whether patients are replacing their prescription medicines with cannabis. Recent survey data collected from patients enrolled in Canada’s MMPR program indicates this may be more than just a correlation. ed by researchers Philippe Lucas and Zach Walsh, this investigation surveyed 271 patients purchasing medical cannabis from Canadian LP Tilray (which, like Leafly, is owned by Privateer Holdings). Seeking to understand who is using medical marijuana and why, they discovered some staggering statistics pertaining to substitution–63% of respondents reported using cannabis in place of prescription medications. Breaking down the results by drug classes, Lucas and Walsh found that: 30% of respondents...

Does Smoking Cannabis Give You High Blood Pressure?

Story Originally Posted On HERB.com Hypertension is a medical condition characterized by prolonged high blood pressure levels. These high blood pressure levels mean that the force exerted by the blood against the blood vessel walls is high, thus making the heart work harder to pump blood throughout the body. Ongoing stress, diet, kidney disease and weight are all factors that contribute to prehypertension and hypertension. Considering the prevalence of high blood pressure (one in three adults), many are wondering what the effects of cannabis are on this common condition. Cannabis use and high blood pressure Photo credit Smoking of any kind is discouraged by medical experts when it comes to managing blood pressure levels. Of course, cigarettes and tobacco account for most often cautioned ag...

From Anxiety to Pain: Is CBD Oil the Solution to Dangerous Rx Meds?

Looking for an all-natural way to ease anxiety? There may be a remedy — one that doesn’t involve meditation or yoga. The catch? It’s extremely controversial. Derived from the marijuana plant, CBD oil has shown significant results for easing the effects of anxiety and may be more beneficial than dangerous anxiety medications. That said, there are also some negative effects of CBD oil. Curious to know more? We go over what CBD oil actually is, plus the pros and cons of the all-natural anxiety remedy, up ahead. What is CBD oil? CBD oil has a lot of health benefits. | iStock.com First thing’s first: What exactly is CBD oil? In short, CBD oil is a cannabinoid — which is a naturally occurring chemical in marijuana and hemp plants — that doesn’t cause the same intoxication (aka, high) as other pa...

List of Qualifying Health Conditions For Medical Marijuana In Each State

The majority of states in the U.S. now allow for some form of medical marijuana. Each state has different guidelines and rules. In particular, qualifying health conditions for medical marijuana vary from state to state. Patients with one of these conditions can work with a doctor to get the necessary approval to buy and use medical cannabis. Here are the qualifying health conditions in medical marijuana states. The Complete List Of Qualifying Health Conditions For Medical Marijuana In Every State (Alphabetically) Alabama Alabama has very narrow medical marijuana laws. The state only allows CBD products. Qualifying health conditions include: Debilitating epilepsy Alaska Alaska allows medical and recreational weed. Here are the health conditions that qualify for medical marijuana in Alaska: ...

Pro Marijuana Movement Exhales Deeply as DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg Resigns

Breaking NewsEditorials Angus McBride 2017-09-27 NEWSWIRE: This morning started off with a buzz that’s quite pleasing, to say the least. No, it’s not the announcement of a new strain. It’s an announcement about regime change.  A much welcomed change. Newsfeeds are buzzing with the headline: Dismayed by Trump, Head of Drug Enforcement Administration to Leave The AP reports:  “The acting head of the Drug Enforcement Administration will resign at the end of the week, according to law enforcement officials, who said he had become convinced that President Trump had little respect for the law.” We couldn’t find a solid source as to the rift between Chuckie Rosenberg and America’s reality TV star, turned controversial US president. However, we&r...

Everything You Need to Know About Cannabidiol

Cannabidiol (CBD) came out to the world in a big way after this simple plant chemical stopped an epileptic seizure in its tracks on U.S. national television. In the time since, many enthusiasts have realized that this miracle compound can stop spasms, calm anxiety, and soothe those in chronic pain. But, what is CBD and how does it work? How is it different from THC? To help you become more familiar with the cannabinoid here is everything you need to know about CBD.  What is cannabidiol (CBD)? Photo credit Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most prevalent chemical compounds in the cannabis plant. Unlike the more famous molecule, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is completely nonpsychoactive. Don’t expect to get “high” off of this organic chemical, however. CBD is all relaxation without intoxica...

8 Benefits of CBD for Senior Citizens

With the growing number of states across the country that have welcomed legislation making marijuana legal, both medically and recreationally, new products are being specifically tailored to the aging population. One such product, which comes in many forms, is Cannabidiol or CBD. CBD which can be delivered in multiple ways including oil vapor, topical cream, ingestible tinctures or edibles, is the non-psychoactive part found in marijuana. In layman terms, CBD delivers all of the benefits of marijuana without making the user high.  The positive effects that are brought on using CBD can be particularly welcoming to seniors. Many seniors are not aware of how medical cannabis could improve their quality of life and how the stereotypical marijuana user and use has changed. Because CBD is extrac...