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 ...

Researchers who study marijuana made a number of findings in 2015, from learning about the health effects of using the drug frequently and recreationally, to figuring out which diseases and conditions are most likely to benefit from the substance’s use. The findings about marijuana that came out this year advanced […]

Pot Science: Top Marijuana Findings of 2015

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and tenderness (sensitivity to touch), according to the American College of Rheumatology. In some cases, the symptoms of this disease may be debilitating. Unlike many conventional pain treatments, cannabinoids — the miracle molecules like THC and CBG that are responsible for the medical efficacy […]

Cannabis and fibromyalgia: Here’s why marijuana may work when traditional ...

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A new survey shows many doctors in Minnesota are reluctant to accept medical marijuana as a treatment option. The survey was released Tuesday to the state’s Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research. It was conducted by task force member Dr. Charles Reznikoff, an addiction specialist […]

Minnesota docs hesitant on medical marijuana program, survey shows

There’s now yet another reason to love the green, leafy goodness that is cannabis—not only can it act in place of painkillers to provide relief, it can also stop dependence on them altogether. A recent study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, showed that states with legal or medical cannabis […]

States With Legal Cannabis Have 24.8 Percent Less Opioid Mortalities ...