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, […]

Cannabis for Cold and Flu Season

By Susan Marks | March 6, 2018

Dear Nurse Susan, I have had this freaking cold/flu of almost 6 weeks and I still feel worn out. I have tried every product on the market. I even did the flu shot for a few consecutive years but always got the flu anyway. Can cannabis help? Can’t stop coughing. […]

Can Cannabis Help My Chronic Pain?

By Susan Marks | February 28, 2018

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 […]

How to Explore Medical Cannabis (a.k.a. Is It Snake Oil?)

By Susan Marks | February 20, 2018

Dear Nurse Susan, Does medical cannabis (aka marijuana), really do all the things that I’ve been hearing about lately? It sounds more like snake oil to me. I’ve heard it helps cancer and Parkinson’s patients, it helps insomnia, it helps kids with autism, it help depression and insomnia….REALLY? I asked […]

Can Cannabis Help with Migraines?

By Susan Marks | February 14, 2018

Dear Nurse Susan, I have been plagued with migraines for the last 20 years. I have tried everything and sometimes it helps, but most of the time it doesn’t. I’ve never tried cannabis and I’m a little bit afraid, but willing to put up with the high if it will […]

Cannabis and Head Injuries

By Susan Marks | February 5, 2018

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 | January 30, 2018

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 | January 17, 2018

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 […]

Using Cannabis for Weight Loss

By Susan Marks | January 1, 2018

Dear Nurse Susan, Every year I have the same New Year’s Resolution…Lose weight! I’m great for a month at most, then I eventually gain whatever weight I lost, plus some. My friend told me she was losing weight by using marijuana. Pleeeaaasssee!!! Can you imagine, claiming to lose weight by […]

Is Cannabis a Treatment for Cancer?

By Susan Marks | December 19, 2017

Dear Nurse Susan, My mother is battling cancer. She has lost 35lbs and now weighs less than 100 pounds. Watching this illness ravage her body has been devastating for our family. She has had chemotherapy and radiation, and it made her so sick. I heard that cannabis actually kills cancer. […]