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Can Cannabis Help My Skin Problems?

By Susan Marks | May 25, 2019

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 […]

How does raw cannabis and THC really work?

By Susan Marks | May 24, 2019

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, […]

Can Cannabis Help My Chronic Pain?

By Susan Marks | May 19, 2019

Dear Nurse Susan, I suffer from Fibromyalgia and as you would expect I have good days and bad days…..and the bad days are really hard. I support my family so missing work isn’t an option and I use  prescription meds to get through most days. I’ve read that cannabis is […]

Cannabis and Head Injuries

By Susan Marks | May 18, 2019

Dear Nurse Susan, I am a huge football fan, from high school football, all the way to the NFL. I’d watch football 24/7 if I could! The Super Bowl was this weekend and I cringe every time one of those NFL players bangs his head. I’ve been hearing more and […]

Cannabis in Pregnancy and Postpartum

By Susan Marks | May 17, 2019

Dear Nurse Susan, I’m a mom to my 5-year-old son and 3-month-old daughter. I’ve suffered from anxiety and depression for a majority of my adult life and have found that cannbis helps me feel grounded, present, and allows me to be my true self to my children, my partner, and […]

Can cannabis be used for menstrual cramps?

By Susan Marks | May 14, 2019

Dear Nurse Susan, Every month, I experience horrible menstrual cramps that are debilitating. The only way I can get out of bed is by taking Vicodin or whatever prescription pain medication I can get my hands on. I work full-time and have a young daughter so it really bothers me […]

The “Superfood of Superfoods”?

By Susan Marks | May 6, 2019

Dear Nurse Susan, I have heard of raw cannabis as “the superfood of superfoods.” What does that mean, and would it be good to include raw cannabis in my diet? Sincerely, Health Seeker     Dear Health Seeker, I’m so glad you are interested in the benefits of raw cannabis! But […]

Cannabis for Perimenopause

By Sheri Matteo | March 28, 2019

Dear Nurse Sheri, Can edibles help women in perimenopause?  The symptoms are killing me and I’m desperate to find some natural relief. It really depends on what you mean by “help.” Let’s first discuss the definition of perimenopause: the natural aging process of a woman’s reproductive life cycle from reproductive […]

Need Some Sleep!

By Susan Marks | December 15, 2018

Dear Nurse Susan, I went to a dispensary for the first time to get something to help me sleep, and was overwhelmed by the number of products to choose from! Can you narrow it down for me? Sincerely, Overwhelmed Dear Overwhelmed, The first visit to a dispensary is often overwhelming, […]

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 […]

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