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Tell Your Anesthesiologist if You are a Medical Marijuana Patient

Medical Marijuana and Anesthesia The therapeutic properties of medical marijuana are becoming more well-known every day, thanks in large part to increasing legalization worldwide. However, with increased legalization and increased consumer use comes new questions about combining medical marijuana with other forms of medication such as anesthesia. While the use of cannabis can help relieve anxiety, stress, depression, and other symptoms, medical professionals are discovering that the combination of MMJ and anesthesia may affect how patients respond on the operating table and their recovery time after surgery. Doctors and nurses are concerned that patients may be hesitant to divulge their […]

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Patients Can Enjoy Medical Marijuana Delivery in Colorado Starting in 2020

Doorstep medical marijuana delivery service will soon be a reality for thousands of medical marijuana patients in the state of Colorado. Proponents are excited about House Bill 1234 taking effect, but the bill was not passed without controversy. Lawmakers in the state Senate passed the measure on May 1, 2019, just before the session closed on May 3rd, but Governor Jared Polis still needs to sign it. If signed into law, medical marijuana delivery could start by the beginning of 2020 and recreational marijuana users can look forward to deliveries in 2021. Delivery by third-party drivers and online ordering will […]

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Marijuana Dispensary Density Higher Than Starbucks, McDonalds in Established Markets

Colorado dispensaries are having a record year in sales and profits, and although it’s still in the first half of the year, the combined $244.3 million in retail sales logged during the first two months of 2019 topped the same period of sales in 2018 by around $14 million. As laws and restrictions relax and competition between cannabis retailers grows, mature markets are seeing the number of stores in their areas grow exponentially. Many markets have experienced such rapid growth that the relative density of marijuana shops has surpassed that of coffee mega-retailer Starbucks. Denver, Colorado and Portland, Oregon are […]

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New Colorado Law Allows Doctors to Recommend Medical Marijuana as Opioid Alternative

Doctors and patients all over Colorado are excited about a new Colorado medical marijuana law that may help reduce opioid use. The recently passed Senate Bill 13, which expands the list of medical conditions which qualify for medical marijuana prescriptions, allows medical providers to prescribe medical marijuana rather than opioids for debilitating chronic and painful medical conditions. The bill was signed by Governor Jared Polis in May of 2019, with the House voting 47-16, and the Senate voting 33-2. During the bill signing, Gov. Polis remarked, “Colorado loses a community member to drug overdose roughly every nine hours, with opioids […]

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Reasons to Get a Medical Marijuana Card

There are many reasons to get a medical marijuana card. As the body of research continues to grow, more scientific proof becomes available to the general public regarding the benefits of using medical marijuana for a variety of medical conditions, including but not limited to: Cancer Chronic Pain Epilepsy PTSD Eating DEisorders Insomnia Migraines Fibromyalgia People who suffer from the above medical conditions have found real help with and relief from their debilitating symptoms, ranging from pain to fatigue, a lack of appetite to seizures, and a wide range of other physical and mental conditions. As a natural medicine, marijuana […]

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Medical Marijuana Legalization in Hospitals

Medical marijuana legalization has come a long way in a very short amount of time, but cannabis use in hospitals is a different matter. Although the world is rapidly learning of the true healing benefits of the cannabis plant, and the social stigma is dissipating daily, hospital drug policy has not kept pace with popular opinion. Currently, medical cannabis patients are prohibited from using cannabis in a hospital setting, even in states with established medical cannabis programs. This is difficult for many people to understand, especially if they are currently seeing positive results of using medical marijuana, as is the […]

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Cannabis and Psychosis; Is There a Link?

People have wondered about and debated over the side effects of marijuana use on mental health for many years. From the 1936 film “Reefer Madness” to present day, there have been those who say marijuana has negative effects on mental health, and those who claim marijuana use helps ease stress, anxiety, and depression, therefore having a positive effect on mental health. To date, marijuana studies are mixed on whether an increase in cannabis use coincides with increased rates of schizophrenia and other forms of mental illness. We are a world divided on this issue. What does science say about the […]

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Many Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana, But Why Research Is Necessary!

Many people and groups agree there is a need for further research into cannabis and the possible health benefits of medical marijuana use. From the recreational user to the medical marijuana patient, and the general public to the federal government there are many reasons as to why medical marijuana should be legal. In January 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine published a report on marijuana and marijuana by-products focusing on both therapeutic and harmful effects of cannabis. They recommended that further research be done to develop a comprehensive understanding of marijuana’s health effects, and that steps be […]

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Best Medical Marijuana Strains for Pain Relief and Anxiety

One of the most popular reasons people seek out medical marijuana is to deal with various types of pain. From chronic pain to inflammation, migraine headaches, injury, sore muscles, neuropathy, arthritis, or fibromyalgia, consumers are discovering the many ways medical marijuana can provide pain relief. But what is the best strains for pain relief? Anxiety is another problem people are finding relief for with certain strains of medical marijuana. There are many strains and hybrids available, so how do you know which is the best medical strain for anxiety or any other symptoms you are feeling? The level of success […]

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CBD Benefits for Cancer Treatment

In the world of cancer treatment, the relative newcomer is medical marijuana, although cannabis has been used in herbal remedies to treat a variety of physical symptoms of illness for many centuries. In America, however, marijuana is still listed as a Schedule 1 controlled substance by the federal government, and not currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for any medical use, although cannabis is legal to treat medical conditions under state laws in over half the country. A pharmaceutical form of THC known as Dronabinol, and a man-made cannabinoid drug known as Nabilone are currently approved […]

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