Why Do Certain Strains Affect People Differently?

Most medical marijuana patients are probably familiar with the differences between indica and sativa strains. This general classification of strains shows that most indica strains induce calming, sedative effects, whilst most sativa strains induce more stimulating and euphoric effects. While they’re a good rule of thumb to go by, these generalizations are not absolute rules. Marijuana strains are typically crossed …

What are Terpenes?

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in the marijuana plant that play an important role in delivering therapeutic benefits to the body. They are also the compound that sets medical marijuana apart from other plants. Terpenes are present in most plants as oily hydrocarbon particles, but in medical marijuana, they add the tastes, aromas, and even increased therapeutic benefits. They are …

How to Medicate Throughout the Day

Medical marijuana is not a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment, as different strains may affect patients in very different ways. One strain may make one person feel stimulated relaxed and sedated, while another person may feel energized and motivated. There a handful of factors that impact the effect a person gets when consuming medical marijuana. These factors are the amount or …

What are the Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana?

People have used marijuana to treat specific illnesses and conditions for thousands of years. The first documented use of marijuana for medicinal purposes was in 2737 BC by the Emperor of China. Throughout time, marijuana has become more commonly accepted to be used for medical purposes after many studies have come out proving the medical benefits of the plant. Journals …

How Does Medical Marijuana Help With Treating Pain?

Pain is the main reason why people seek out medical assistance. According to a report by the National Institutes of Health, chronic pain is more commonly found in Americans than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes combined. Because it is hard to pinpoint a specific source of pain, it can be even harder to treat that pain. If you have suffered …

Which Form of Medical Marijuana is Best for You?

Which Form of Consuming Marijuana is Best For You? Medical marijuana is more becoming a common and very effective form of medicine used to treat a variety of conditions and ailments. Medical marijuana, currently legal in 30 states along with DC in the United States, helps to alleviate symptoms of serious medical conditions that don’t respond to traditional forms of …

Treating IBD with Medical Marijuana

For patients living with inflammatory bowel disease, medical marijuana can potentially provide great relief. This condition is often associated with severe abdominal pain, nausea, frequent bowel movements, fatigue, lack of appetite, and involuntary weight loss that, in some cases, pharmaceutical drugs are unable to control. Many patients have turned to medical marijuana to help treat these gastrointestinal issues and have …

6 Forms of Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania

Currently, under Pennsylvania law, 6 forms of medical marijuana are available for patient consumption. Patients have access to pills, extracts, liquids, topicals, patches, and flower, a form that will be available soon in Pennsylvania dispensaries. If you’re new to medical marijuana, you may not have had the opportunity to try the various forms to treat your condition. Each of the 6 …