Medical marijuana Health & News

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Learn about Medical Marijuana and what medical conditions can be treated with medical cannabis in New York. Find out the latest cannabis news, research, therapy and much more! Explore symptoms and conditions that could be successfully treated with medical marijuana!

cannabinoids

Cannabinoids Guide

Almost everyone who is familiar with cannabis knows the high that is produced by the plant’s THC, a cannabinoid. However, there are many other cannabinoids in marijuana that’s getting just as much or even more press these days. Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds that are secreted by the marijuana plant that can have an array […]

sativa vs indica

Indica vs. Sativa: Understanding The Differences

Are you looking for the right strain of marijuana for your recreational or medicinal needs? There are two types of cannabis, sativa and indica, and each has their unique properties. By knowing the difference between them and how they can be combined in hybrids, you will have the knowledge you need to choose the best […]

Medical Cannabis for Arthritis

Medical Cannabis for Arthritis

Arthritis is one of the leading causes of pain, discomfort, and disability in the United States. The National Center for Health Statistics says 26% of all Americans, or around 76 million people have some sort of chronic pain – and at least half of this number has arthritis or a similar condition.  In general, arthritis […]

Benefits Of Cannabis Card 

Benefits of Medical Marijuana Card

As cannabis continues to sweep across the nation and states start to legalize usage for medicinal purposes, many are wondering how they can take advantage of the many medicinal benefits marijuana can provide.  The primary vehicle recognized by most states which allow medical marijuana (33 + the District of Columbia) usage is a medical marijuana […]

THC Facts

Surprising Facts About THC

THC, otherwise known as tetrahydrocannabinol, is one of the many compounds found in resin secreted by the marijuana plant. Other cannabinoids include CBD, which is a compound that does not produce a high. THC stimulates brain cells to release dopamine and also attaches itself to receptors that impact a person’s memory, sense of pleasure, thinking, […]

CBD Facts

7 Facts About CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD) is an active ingredient in cannabis that is derived from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. CBD differs from marijuana in that it does not have psychotropic compounds that produce a high.  According to the World Health Organization “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse […]

What precautions should I take before using medical marijuana for the first time?

What Precautions Should I Take Before Using Medical Marijuana for the First Time?

California became the first state to pass the controversial Compassionate Use Act in 1996 to allow chronically ill patients to use marijuana to treat the symptoms of their disease. Since that time, more than two dozen states and territories have followed suit. Medical marijuana, as it came to be called, is one of the most […]

Medical marijuana and employment drug testing; what are my rights?

Medical Marijuana and Employment Drug Testing. What Are My Rights?

Chronic, debilitating, or life-threatening conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, and many others can be treated with medical marijuana. While traditional medical treatments may help some patients, others find that the worst symptoms, especially pain, see no benefit. Although the federal government and the FDA have not come to a final decision about the […]

What do medical marijuana users in New York need to know before surgery?

Marijuana Before and After Surgery. What Do Medical Cannabis Users in New York Need to Know?

The State of New York has legalized medical marijuana in 2014 with Senate Bill S7923, and it was implemented in January 2016. Since that time, this controversial and misunderstood plant has helped thousands of patients. While many people believe that individuals should have the right to choose if they want to use this product, others […]

How to choose a medical marijuana strain for my condition?

How to choose a medical marijuana strain for my condition?

Disease management and treatment can be tricky. Every patient, as well as every disease, will react differently from other patients or ailments. Everything from biological differences to metabolism can affect treatment. This ineffectiveness in treatment methods cannot be prevented because of the endless variations making many regimens a guessing game. With the life and comfort […]

How can New Yorkers get pain relief from medical marijuana when traditional medications don’t work?

How can New Yorkers get pain relief from medical marijuana when traditional medications don’t work?

Having a chronic or life-threatening health issue can be devastating. Struggling to manage a stressful diagnosis and an often uncertain future only complicates the problems patients face every day. When you add to that debilitating pain, the outlook can be exceedingly miserable. While there are several powerful pain relievers and muscle relaxers that can and […]

WHY DOESN’T BIG PHARMA SUPPORT THE USE OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN NEW YORK?

Why Doesn’t Big Pharma Support Medical Marijuana in New York?

Medical Marijuana in New York State Since the implementation of the first passage of the Compassionate Care Act in California in 1996, large pharmaceutical companies have lobbied against states wishing to follow suit. In 2014, New York decided to respond to the needs of its residents and pass their version of this landmark bill. While […]

Can medical marijuana help New Yorkers suffering from sleep disorders

Can Medical Marijuana Help New Yorkers Suffering From Insomnia?

Medical Marijuana for Insomnia Medical marijuana has long been used to treat the pain associated with several conditions, such as cancer and multiple sclerosis. While it isn’t exactly a miracle drug that can cure all ailments, cannabis can be used to ease or mask the symptoms of any number of illnesses allowing patients the ability […]

Do I need a medical marijuana card in New York?

Do I need a medical marijuana card in New York?

Medical marijuana has come a long way since the passage of the first Compassionate Care Act in the late ‘90s. While many concerned citizens, physicians, and politicians have debated any potential use for medical purposes, those who were suffering felt that their needs were not being considered. Thankfully, after the first state took the historical […]