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3 Engaging Apps for Cannabis Users

By Anne-Marie Fischer | May 20, 2019

Technology and cannabis have found a perfect harmony in this new era of modern cannabis sales, culture, and consumption, and it’s bringing cannabis enthusiasts together in ways we could have never imagined in decades past. Anyone with a smartphone can take their cannabis use to new heights by accessing some […]

Medical vs. Recreational Cannabis

By Anne-Marie Fischer | May 16, 2019

Progressive pockets within North America have enjoyed the benefits of medicinal marijuana for a while now, but there’s shift happening that has some cannabis users drawing lines in the sand, while others are working hard to erase them. 2018 is going to be a tremendous year for recreational cannabis. California […]

Does the US government really have a patent on medical cannabis?

By Susan Marks | May 12, 2019

Dear Nurse Susan, Is it true that the US government has a patent on marijuana for medical uses, yet classifies it and as a Schedule 1 drug and recently decided to rescind some of the federal protections for medical marijuana in legal states, or is this more “fake news”? Thank […]

Cannabis Research: Why You Shouldn’t Believe All You Read

By Anne-Marie Fischer | May 8, 2019

We’re now used to hearing the call for “more research” in the ongoing struggle to legalize cannabis. It’s often a chicken and egg situation where the forces that be don’t want to legalize cannabis due to the lack of research, and the lack of research is due to the status […]

Why is Cannabis a Schedule 1 Drug?

By Susan Marks | May 8, 2019

Dear Nurse Susan, Cannabis (marijuana) is a Schedule 1 drug, according to the US Government, which states it is highly addictive with no medical applications. However, a lot of publications say it is only mildly addictive, similar to coffee. If that is true, then shouldn’t caffeine also be considered a […]

Celebrating Women in the International Cannabis Industry

By Anne-Marie Fischer | March 8, 2019

Today is International Women’s Day! While we celebrate the incredible women in the cannabis industry everyday here at Oov, this holiday offers us a special opportunity to highlight some fierce women who are changing cannabis and the world!   While there are many canna-wins to celebrate in North America, women […]

One Cannabis Cultivator Gives Back After California Wildfires

By Anne-Marie Fischer | December 11, 2018

This year has been a tough one for California, as more than 1.4 million acres burned due to the wildfires that plagued the state. Mendocino was hit terribly with the Mendocino Complex Fire, which became the largest recorded fire in California’s history. The damage stretched nearly 500,000 acres in Lake […]

Sports Medicine’s Changing Attitude on Cannabis

By Sheri Matteo | December 6, 2018

Attitudes regarding cannabis use are changing in professional sports and with good reason. Recent scientific evidence as well as an overwhelming amount of anecdotal evidence from athletes themselves points to the therapeutic benefits of cannabis for common athletic ailments. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) establishes standards for athletes globally in […]

Book Review: Healing with CBD

By Sham Shivaie | November 27, 2018

CBD has received a lot of attention in the last few years, spotlighted as an alternative to THC-based products. It’s become a go-to option for people who want the benefits of cannabis without the psychoactive effects. In fact, CBD is being highlighted in the media more than THC-related products due […]

World’s First Medical Study of Cannabis Menstrual Suppositories Is Seeking Volunteers: Be Part of Her Story

By OovTeam | November 10, 2018

Despite the available treatments for the pain and inflammation of menstrual cramps, millions of women still suffer through their periods. The most common treatment, Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs, disrupts digestion. Alternatives like opioids are extremely addictive, intoxicating, and can cause constipation. And while hormonal birth control may provide relief for […]

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