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Using Cannabis in the Golden Years

By OovTeam | April 5, 2020

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 […]

Cannabis for Perimenopause

By Sheri Matteo | March 28, 2020

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 […]

Understanding Why Cannabis Products Differ

By OovTeam | March 26, 2020

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. […]

Natural Alternatives for Treating Anxiety

By Sheri Matteo | December 9, 2019

Anxiety is a beast. I hate the heart-racing, hand-wringing, chest-tightening fear it causes. I also hate when people say “everything will be alright” though my head is saying “doom lies ahead”.  There is no logic to it, but the emotion is very real. Anxiety is important because it alerts us […]

How to Use CBD Effectively

By OovTeam | May 26, 2019

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 OovTeam | 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 OovTeam | 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 OovTeam | 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 OovTeam | 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 OovTeam | 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 […]

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