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What is CBN?

By Sheri Matteo | November 15, 2018

Oov Reader: “I read something online today about aged cannabis being high in CBN. What does that cannabinoid do and is old cannabis really okay to consume?” Cannabinol (CBN) is just one of the hundreds of chemicals that naturally occur in the cannabis plant. We still don’t know how many […]

Clinical Endocannabinoid Disorder

By Olga Hall | July 5, 2018

Dear Nurse Olga, I am learning more about the endocannabinoid system and I heard that they are naturally within our bodies, which is why cannabis works so well.  Is there such thing as not having enough endocannabinoids, and what symptoms would that translate to? Thanks, Cori   Dear Cori, If […]

Myrcene and Your Cannabis

By Olga Hall | June 19, 2018

Dear Nurse Olga, I am reading more and more that terpenes play a bigger role in cannabis then previously known.  One that I’m most curious about is Myrcene.  What is this one beneficial for? Sincerely, Canna-curious   Hello Canna-Curious, Just like any other medication, you will find that cannabis will […]

Why Can’t I Sleep After Consuming Cannabis?

By Olga Hall | June 11, 2018

Dear Nurse Olga, I have a horrible time falling asleep. I tried an Indica vape pen and it actually kept me up all night. What’s the deal? -Tired & Confused Dear Tired & Confused, In general, indicas are believed to be most effective for pain and sleep, while sativas are […]

Are you Kidding, Cannabis Suppositories?

By Susan Marks | April 12, 2018

Dear Nurse Susan, I was in the dispensary last week and I saw some cannabis suppositories that claim to intensify your sexual sensations and experience. Seriously? Aphrodisiac skeptic Dear Skeptic, Yes, cannabis has had a reputation as an aphrodisiac in many cultures throughout history.  In ancient India, for instance, tantric sex practitioners […]

Using Cannabis in the Golden Years

By Anne-Marie Fischer | April 5, 2018

When legalization first began to take hold across the USA and Canada, concerns about an increase in teenage use made it onto the tongues of naysayers, only to be disproved when there was no correlation between legalization and cannabis use. No one had their eyes on the group who were […]

How to Use CBD Effectively

By Susan Marks | April 4, 2018

Dear Nurse Susan, I recently bought a CBD sublingual tincture for my arthritis pain and inflammation. I have used most of the bottle but have not noticed any benefits. Is this expected? Does that mean that CBD doesn’t work for me? Skeptical Dear Skeptical, Great question! People often ask me […]

Can Cannabis Help My Skin Problems?

By Susan Marks | April 3, 2018

Dear Nurse Susan, I have psoriasis and have tried everything, but nothing has worked. Can cannabis help my skin problems? Thanks! Patches Dear Patches, Cannabis, used topically can be an effective way to manage skin issues like psoriasis, acne, and epidermolysis bellosa. Cannabis is known to be effective for autoimmune […]

Understanding Why Cannabis Products Differ

By Susan Marks | March 26, 2018

Dear Nurse Susan, After much trial and error, I finally found my ideal ratio of CBD to THC (3:1) to manage my chronic pain and anxiety. The last time I went to my dispensary, they were out of my product, so I bought another product with the same 3:1 ratio. […]

How does raw cannabis and THC really work?

By Susan Marks | March 13, 2018

Dear Nurse Susan, I recently read that raw cannabis does not get you high. What is that all about?!?!? If the marijuana plant doesn’t get you high then what does? Curious Minds Want to Know Dear Curious, I know what you mean. Particularly when you actually see and smell healthy, […]

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