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Can cannabis be used for menstrual cramps?

By OovTeam | 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 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 […]

Clinical Endocannabinoid Disorder

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

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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