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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 […]

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 […]

The “Superfood of Superfoods”?

By OovTeam | 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 […]

Need Some Sleep!

By OovTeam | 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 […]

Cannabis for Cold and Flu Season

By OovTeam | 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. […]

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

By OovTeam | 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 […]

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