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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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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