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As Cannabis Concentrate Sales Increase 40% in Legal States, Colorado Lawmaker Proposes Potency Limits

Throughout the United States, sales of cannabis concentrates have increased 40% compared to 2019, reflecting a lack of trust in vaporizers, more familiarity among marijuana users with the process of smoking concentrates, and new technology that has made it easier to use cannabis concentrates. But along with this rise in cannabis concentrate sales has come a call to limit the potency of concentrates and introduce tighter controls on their production and use in Colorado. Colorado State Representative has Introduced A Bill To Cap Cannabis Concentrate Potency Yadira Caraveo, a Democratic Colorado State Representative from Thornton, has introduced a controversial bill […]

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Medical Marijuana (MMJ) for Epilepsy – Our Colorado Springs, CO Doctors Discuss whether Cannabis can Help Epileptic Patients

Can epilepsy patients benefit from medical marijuana? Learn more as our Colorado Springs, CO doctors discuss the links between medical marijuana and epilepsy. What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a neurological disorder. The brains of those suffering from this condition send strange, confusing signals throughout the body. The primary result of these abnormal signals is convulsive, jerking fits known as “seizures.” Epilepsy is a chronic disorder. That means it will continue affect patients throughout their entire lives. But certain prescriptions or treatments may reduce a patient’s symptoms, allowing them to live a more normal life. Epilepsy – Causes There are many […]

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Medical Marijuana (MMJ) for Crohn’s Disease – How Can it Help?

Curious about whether you can use medical marijuana for your Chron’s Disease symptoms? In this post, we’ll cover cannabis’ effectiveness against Crohn’s Disease and some of the best strains recommended by the experts. How can Medical Marijuana (MMJ) Help Those Suffering from Crohn’s Disease? Our Medical Marijuana Doctors in Colorado Springs, CO Weigh In. Crohn’s Disease can be debilitating for those suffering from its effects. What’s worse, it’s mysterious. Researchers don’t know much about what triggers the disease or how to treat it. But in recent years, our on-staff doctors in Colorado Springs, Colorado keep hearing one question during medical […]

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Medical Marijuana (MMJ) for Pain Management – How Does it Work?

There have been many claims through the ages that cannabis can alleviate chronic pain. But what does science say? In this post, our Colorado Springs MMJ doctors will set the record straight about how medical marijuana works for pain management. How Does Medical Marijuana (MMJ) Help Pain? The relationship between medical marijuana (MMJ) and pain relief is complex. Below, we’ll cover how cannabis can interact with the forces that cause pain. First, we’ll discuss how the medical community defines pain. Then, we’ll show how cannabis interacts with the body’s pain systems. Pain in a Medical Context On the surface, pain […]

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Medical Marijuana and Cancer – Colorado Springs MMJ Doctors Weigh In

Humans have used cannabis to alleviate countless ailments during our millennia-long relationship with the plant. We’ve applied the plant to a wide range of problems, from soothing aches and pains to helping sleep. But some of the medical marijuana’s most fascinating and promising traits may be its ability to unlock new ways of helping patients deal with cancer. Medical marijuana’s possible cancer-fighting abilities are hotly contested. While cannabis has shown some promise against cancer, there’s also plenty of misinformation out there. In this post, our own Colorado Springs MMJ doctors will help separate fact from fiction with medical marijuana and […]

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Sierra Club Provides Guidelines For Sustainable Cannabis Use

Sierra Club, a leading environmental organization in the United States, recently released its cannabis best practices for sustainable use. In this blog from Medical Alternatives Clinics, we’ll discuss these cannabis guidelines and how they should inform your use of medical or recreational marijuana in Colorado. Cannabis Best Practices For Safe & Sustainable Consumption If you’d like, you can read the full cannabis guidelines released by Sierra Club here, but for your convenience, we’ve compiled a quick summary of each major point. Take a look now! Buy organic when you can – Since marijuana is still federally illegal, this means that […]

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How Close Is Federal Marijuana Legalization? What 2020 Says About The Future

In 2020, four states and Washington DC legalized recreational marijuana, and Mississippi approved medical marijuana, bringing the number of recreational states to 15 and Washington DC, and the number of states allowing cannabis for medical use to 36. Voters across the country are changing their minds about marijuana – and soon, federal regulations may be adjusted to accommodate these changing views. Let’s explore this subject in more detail now! Joe Biden’s Presidency Could Bring Federal Marijuana Legalization To The Forefront While it’s not possible to predict what will happen during Biden’s presidency, federal legalization will be much more likely compared […]

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Marijuana Delivery? What Two Colorado Cities Are Considering In 2021

Views may be changing regarding marijuana delivery. Colorado’s largest city and third largest city are now officially considering adding new legislation that will allow recreational marijuana to be delivered to consumers. With these new laws, residents of Denver and Aurora may soon gain access to recreational marijuana with just a few clicks or taps on their smartphone. This news is especially relevant now, as many recreational marijuana users struggle with accessing their products as a result of the pandemic. Aurora Tentatively Says Yes The Aurora City Council gave preliminary approval by an 8-2 vote to marijuana delivery in Colorado’s third-largest […]

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What Is the MORE Act?

The House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday, December 4, that decriminalizes marijuana on a federal level. The bill would remove federal penalties on marijuana, and erase cannabis-related criminal offenses. The vote wasn’t surprising and largely followed party lines, with 228-164 votes. Only six Democrats voted no, while five Republicans and an independent member joined the Democrats in their efforts to pass the bill. However, many are skeptical as to whether the bill will pass in the Republican-controlled Senate. What Is the MORE Act? The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or the MORE Act, would remove marijuana entirely […]

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Will State Cannabis Ballot Wins Lead to Federal Reform?

The 2020 election did not only cement the national pivot away from Trump’s politics, but it opened the door for novel marijuana legislation in numerous states. With Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota’s passing bills to legalize adult-use marijuana, American citizens across the political spectrum are ready to say goodbye to the prohibitionist stance on drugs. However, state law and federal law on the matter continues to stand at odds. Following Joe Biden’s victory, many Americans are hopeful that marijuana reform may be on the horizon. Federal Reform? Now that 34 states have legalized cannabis in some form, […]

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