Health Benefits

The Opioid Epidemic and Cannabis

The numbers connected to opioid addiction are staggering. In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control reported 19,000 Americans died of opioid overdose. According to their website, this was more than four times the number of opioid-related deaths in 1999. For those that struggle with this addiction, the emotional and physical pain of recovery and relapse…

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Is Marijuana a Viable Option for Treating Fibromyalgia?

In 2014, the National Pain Foundation reported that 30% of surveyed fibromyalgia patients reported using medical marijuana to treat their symptoms. The survey had other interesting results: 33% of medical marijuana users reported that it ‘helped a little.’ 62% reported that it was ‘very effective.’ 5% reported no benefit. 10% reported Lyrica, Cymbalta or Savella as ‘very…

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Fibromyalgia: Cannabis vs. Prescription Drugs

Fibromyalgia can be a devastating disease that robs you of the ability to do simple daily tasks. The idea of trying to get through an entire day is often demoralizing. And on top of the physical and emotional challenges, fibromyalgia sufferers have had to battle a medical community that, for many years, didn’t consider the…

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What are Cannabis Topicals?

The idea that marijuana belongs only in a joint or bong is, thankfully, starting to become antiquated.  So is the idea that marijuana is only for getting high. Cannabis infused topicals are a perfect example of how various methods of consumption are changing perspectives on marijuana’s uses, safety, and efficacy. What Exactly are They? Cannabis…

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Using Cannabis Topicals in Your Skin Regime

The market is flooded with skin care products promising to fix every manner of skin conditions.  If you suffer from a long-term condition like adult acne or eczema, prescription and over-the-counter products often fall short in one or more ways. People often spend years searching for healthy and happy skin and rarely find exactly what…

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