Is Cannabis a Viable Depression Treatment?

There’s no question that millions of people enjoy cannabis solely for its ability to make them feel good. But could it be a viable treatment for depression? We know that cannabis works great for boosting mood and promoting relaxation, but we are only beginning to uncover its potential as a treatment for psychological issues like […]

Everything You Need to Know About Cannabis for Alzheimer’s

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You may have heard some of the buzz about using cannabis to treat Alzheimer’s disease. But what does the evidence say? Let’s take a look at the current information about this debilitating form of dementia and how medical cannabis for Alzheimer’s might be a solution. Understanding Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is an irreversible brain disorder […]

How Does Cannabis Affect Your Immune System?

How does cannabis affect the immune system doctor

The immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs that serve as our bodies defense system against infectious organisms. It’s also vital to your well-being and ensuring that its functions aren’t compromised is in your best interest. For patients, So how does cannabis affect the immune system? Endocannabinoid System To understand the […]

Hospice Care and the Benefits of Cannabis for Patients

Cannabis for Hospice Patients

Facing the end of life is one of the most challenging things a person will go through. It is a painful and emotional time for the patient, family members, and caregivers. Fortunately, there are resources that can provide comfort and support for everyone involved. If you or a loved one are dealing with a terminal […]

How Can Cannabis Treat Different Types of Pain?

Types of Pain

One of the most common uses of medical cannabis is to treat different types of pain. Here, we’ll take a look at the fundamental types of pain and some of their root causes. We’ll also explore strains that can do a good job of soothing that pain. Types of Pain Pain is the holistic experience […]

Is Cannabis a Good Option for Palliative Care?

Cannabis for Palliative Care in Maryland

If you or a loved one are battling a severe illness, you know how difficult it can be to find relief from the physical and emotional challenges that arise. If you are considering palliative or “comfort” care, you should know that you have options. There are many methods of dealing with the pain and discomfort […]

What Cannabis Can Do For HIV/AIDS-Related Wasting Syndrome

Wasting Syndrome

Wasting syndrome is a serious condition that accompanies chronic illnesses like HIV/AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and Crohn’s disease. For HIV/AIDS patients, it is clinically defined as an involuntary loss of 10% of one’s body weight along with prolonged periods of fever and diarrhea. Also known as cachexia (from the Ancient Greek for “bad condition”), wasting […]

Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission’s Debilitating Conditions

Medical Cannabis

Are you interested in becoming a medical cannabis patient in Maryland, but aren’t sure if your condition qualifies? Under House Bill 881, patients in Maryland now have access to cannabis for the treatment of many debilitating ailments. Let’s take a quick look at how to get a medical cannabis certification and who is eligible for […]

What you Need to Know About Cannabis and Glaucoma

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You have probably heard of glaucoma, but you might not know how common and destructive it can be. This group of diseases damages the optic nerve and is the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 60. Patients have been using marijuana for decades to treat the eye pressure associated with this […]

Can Cannabis Help with Treating Seizures?

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It is heartbreaking to see a family struggle to find relief for a child who suffers from debilitating seizures. Unfortunately, millions of children and adults around the world live with drug-resistant epilepsy, but there is hope for treating seizures. Cannabis is gaining recognition as a treatment for people who haven’t found relief through conventional medicine. […]

Seeking Anorexia Treatment? Cannabis Might Be Able To Help

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Anorexia is an eating disorder characterized by severely limited food intake, sometimes to the point of starvation. The exact causes of anorexia are a matter of debate, but this eating disorder is generally understood to result from a combination of genetic, environmental, and social factors. For example, there is a high correlation between eating disorders […]

Indica vs. Sativa: Understanding Your Options

Indica vs. Sativa

If you’re venturing into the world of medical marijuana for the first time, you may find it to be significantly more overwhelming than you had initially imagined. On your first trip to a Maryland medical cannabis dispensary, you’ll find a long list of marijuana options, many of which you’ve never heard of before. It’s important […]