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What is CBD? (summary of what CBD is and how it is medically beneficial)

Cannabidiol, or CBD as it is commonly known, is just one of over 100 compounds in the cannabis plant which can help you or a loved one who may be suffering from pain or illness, both physical and mental. Unlike THC, this compound is not psychoactive, therefore there is no “high” as with THC. When it comes to cannabinoids, CBD is one of the most well-known compounds for treating pain without the psychoactive side effects of THC, and is gaining popularity for its pain relieving properties. The fact that CBD can ease pain and allow an individual to carry on […]

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How Medical Marijuana Can Treat PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is defined as severe anxiety that results from exposure to events that may cause severe psychological trauma. For those suffering from PTSD, treating it can often be difficult mainly because each case is very much dependent on what the individual has experienced and what the level of psychological trauma is. Symptoms of PTSD are wide and varied based on individual cases but some of the common ones can include re-experiencing or onslaught of intrusive memories (which includes flashbacks or nightmares of the traumatic event), avoidance of locations, people or anything that could potentially bring back those […]

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Extended Plant Count – Philosophical Considerations – Part 2

Continuing from a previous post: The Extended Plant Count – Philosophical Considerations Part 1 In primary care, we often make recommendations to our patient based on population-level data. We may prescribe an antibiotic that is not traditionally first line, based on local bacterial resistance patterns. We may recommend a Hepatitis C screening to a baby-boomer, despite limited or non-existent risk factors for that individual, because it is a level A recommendation. Or, we may write for 40mg tablets for a patient who only needs 20mg per day because it will cost them half the price, trusting that they will break […]

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Why More Athletes are Using Marijuana

When you’re putting your body through five to ten workouts a week, there’s bound to be some wear and tear, and many athletes are looking for alternative treatments to traditional medicines to help them deal with the aches, pains, and inflammation that accompanies, lifting, jumping, running, or whatever else they do to stay in shape. Enter marijuana, which along with its recreational properties, contains chemical compounds that can be beneficial to an athletic regimen. How CBD and THC Work on the Body and Brain Pot gets you stoned, right? Well, yes, in most cases that’s entirely true. Smoking reefer will […]

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How to Request Online Access – Medical Marijuana Registry

Patients that received their medical marijuana card (red card) in the past through the mail-in process will likely have their information stored in the registry system. This means that when they now try to register online at https://medicalmarijuana.colorado.gov they may find they cannot submit their application due to reasons such as social security number already being in use. If you receive a red error message when submitting your online application saying the your number is already in use or similar and you cannot proceed further, please follow the steps below to correct this: 1. Download, print, and complete the Request Online […]

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My application is Awaiting Correction – what now?

One of the reasons the CDPHE may not have been able to approve your medical marijuana card is that your Colorado ID may not have been successfully uploaded or was missing from your application. Below are the steps you need to take to correct this. After you have successfully completed these steps, your application should then be in “Pending Staff Review” status. If you do still run into problems, please email hello@medicalalternativesclinics.com or call us (719) 246-0393. 1. Click on Awaiting Correction   2. Click on the Patient Notifications tab and open the notice about what type of correction is […]

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Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry System Improvements are here

                The Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry Systems are now in place and include the following important changes: Medical Marijuana applicants can now edit from within their account their: name social security number date of birth Applicants can upload a Colorado ID when submitting the application Applicants can change cultivation information without having to email/call the state Applicants can submit corrected documentation through their account without having to email/call the state These are great improvements that many applicants will certainly take advantage of. If you need help with the Medical Marijuana Registry system, give us a […]

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Impacts Jeff Sessions’ Recent Crackdown Could Have on Legal Marijuana

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Colorado Republican Senator Corey Gardner went toe to toe over legal marijuana in Colorado on January 10, 2018. The Attorney General has been threatening a federal crackdown on legalized marijuana for some time now, and the Republican Senator, among politicians from both sides of the aisle, takes issue with the Attorney General’s stance. CBS Denver interviewed Adam Orens, Founder of Marijuana Policy Group, about the effect a crackdown might have on Colorado, whose system of handling legalized marijuana is a model for other states and major cities across the U.S. that are learning how to […]

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The Extended Plant Count – Philosophical Considerations

A concept well known to individuals familiar with the industry, the Extended Plant Count (aka. EPC or Higher Plant Count) seems to be the 800-pound gorilla in the room; an obvious limiting reagent to the industry’s ability to supply the medicinal demands of its patients while offering little legal framework for comfortable navigation of its use by key players in the life cycle of the medical marijuana plant. From the patient who needs them and the doctor who recommends them to the cultivator who grows them, Extended Plant Counts keep people looking over their shoulders. In the absence of clear […]

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How to Apply for Your Medical Marijuana Card in Colorado

Applying for your medical marijuana card is simple, as long as you prepare all the correct information ahead of time. Applications using the online registration process at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment get approved in 1-3 business days, as long as there is no missing or incorrect information. To make the process as easy and painless as possible, we’ve outlined all the necessary information for you below. Who Qualifies for a Medical Marijuana Card? Colorado has set forth certain criteria regarding age, residency, and medical conditions that must be met to qualify for a card. Be sure […]

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