Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana is a plant-based medicine from the Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica species with three major active compounds: THC, CBD, and CBN. The health benefits of medical marijuana include relief from pain and muscle spasm, nausea associated with chemotherapy, and anorexia.

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How New York patients struggling with weight can get help from Medical Marijuana

How New York Patients Struggling with Weight Can Get Help from Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana has been approved for the treatment of several chronic and life-threatening illness in more than two dozen states. After a contentious debate, New York became one of the jurisdictions that now allow its use. In 2016, the Empire…
Is medical marijuana right for my condition?

Is medical marijuana right for my condition?

The term medical marijuana can be confusing. On the surface, individuals may hear “marijuana“ and question how this can be used in a medical setting due to its status as a schedule 1 drug. The fact is, despite the perception of how marijuana…
Where can I legally consume medical marijuana in New York?

Where can I legally consume medical marijuana in New York?

Medical marijuana has been legalized in New York since 2014 and fully implemented as of January 2016. Since that time, several changes and additions to the rules have been made to make sure that as many patients as possible can benefit from…
How can the New York medical community benefit from the alternative medical treatment of Cannabis?

How can the New York medical community benefit from the alternative medical treatment of cannabis?

When conventional western medicine does not seem to have a positive effect on disease progression or when debilitating complications associated with treatment are possible, patients often look to alternative medicine. Alternative medicine has…
Combating Opioid Addiction with Medical Marijuana in New York

Combating Opioid Addiction With Medical Marijuana in New York

Drug addiction was once thought only to affect individuals who took illicit drugs, but in recent years, we have learned that they are not the only problem. With the rise in prescription drug use, mainstream America has found that addiction…
Medical marijuana and kids; A New York mother’s guide to effective treatment options.

Medical marijuana and kids; A New York mother’s guide

Medical marijuana has helped many patients who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening condition. Everything from cancer to epilepsy, PTSD, and opioid addiction can gain some benefit from cannabis. There are countless stories and patient-based…
Is Medical Marijuana the new wonder drug for New Yorkers?

Is medical marijuana the new wonder drug for New Yorkers?

The use of medical marijuana has recently gained momentum in the United States. With more and more states deciding to legalize its use for some of the worst conditions, that trend isn’t likely to decline any time soon. So what is pushing…
Is PTSD an approved condition for medical marijuana treatment?

Is PTSD an approved condition for medical marijuana treatment?

PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a serious, often life-altering condition that affects an estimated 31 million Americans.  Individuals who experience or witness a traumatic event such as a sexual or physical assault, unexpected death…