Health Benefits


Glaucoma is an irreversible blinding eye disease which produces progressive retinal ganglion cell (RGC) loss. Intraocular pressure (IOP) is currently the only modifiable risk factor, and lowering IOP results in reduced risk of progression of the disorder. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) has attracted considerable attention as a potential target for […]

The Endocannabinoid System as a Therapeutic Target in Glaucoma|Neural Plasticity


  “The case of Alex P. suggests that the practice of employing pharmaceutical drugs as first-line treatment exposes children gratuitously to harmful side effects.”   Source: Cannabis as a First-Line Treatment for Childhood Mental Disorders | O’Shaughnessy’s Editor’s Note: This is an interesting case study on the use of cannabinoids […]

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                                          Severe pain drove this average Minnesotan to seek the comforts of medical cannabis. Here’s how things worked out for her.   Read More: Will medical cannabis really work for […]

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New research shows a dramatic drop in painkiller prescriptions after medical marijuana laws are passed.   Ashley and W. David Bradford, a daughter-father pair of researchers at the University of Georgia, scoured the database of all prescription drugs paid for under Medicare Part D from 2010 to 2013. They found […]

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By: Eloise Theisen, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC My experience has been that patients who are coming to cannabis for the first time have complex medical histories.  Some have tried everything under the sun, with little to no relief.  Others are taking a long list of medications, including over the counter and […]

Why Nurses are Vital to the Medical Cannabis Community


The annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society took place in early December, and the largest study presented confirmed the astounding benefits of medical cannabis to treat seizures. Epilepsy affects one in 26 Americans, “with one-third having a form of the condition that resists treatment or effective management.” Children and […]

Landmark Study Confirms Marijuana Extract Is Amazing Aid to Prevent ...