Monthly Archives: January 2017

Why Cannabis and Not Marijuana

You may be wondering why even though the word Marijuana is a very ingrained in American culture, we tend to use the word Cannabis. Cannabis used as medicine is a significant part of American history. It was used mainly in the form of tinctures and very commonly prescribed for […]

Cannabis Strains for Back Pain

More than 80 million Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their life, making it one of the most common medical conditions (Mayo Clinic, 2015). Physicians have largely depended on opioids and other types of pharmaceutical painkillers to treat their patients but these tend to be ineffective […]

Cannabis Strains for Arthritis

The use of cannabis for the treatment of musclo-skeletal problems dates back millennia. In more recent times, Cannabis is making a comeback as a mainstream treatment for arthritis. Affecting more than 30 million Americans, different forms of arthritis constitute one of the most serious health concerns today. Read More […]

Cannabis Strains for Fibromyalgia

Among the many emergent medical uses of Cannabis is the treatment of fibromyalgia, a pain condition so debilitating that at it’s worst many patients consider suicide just to ease their discomfort. The three fibromyalgia drugs approved by the FDA –Lyrica, Savella and Cymbalta– have a very low efficacy in […]

Cannabis Strains for Migraines

The analgesic capabilities of Cannabis have been known for centuries, and in modern times, these have seen it gain a reputation as a mainstream relief from migraines. In 1987, a study showed that some long-term Cannabis users experienced migraine headaches if they discontinued use abruptly. The researchers believed that Cannabis […]

Cannabis Strains for Neuropathic Pain

The treatment of neuropathic pain, an unpleasant condition attributed to nerve damage, has long relied on opioids which sometimes precipitate effects that are worse than the disease itself. As the social stigma associated with Cannabis continues to wear off, the treatment of neuropathic pain is one of the areas […]