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Medical Marijiuana and Ketamine Therapy in Florida

Medical Marijiuana and Ketamine Therapy in Florida

What is Ketamine? According to WebMD, there are several uses for ketamine in the medical and veterinary fields. To get high, some people use it illegally. In the 1960s, Belgian veterinarians began using ketamine as an anesthetic for animals. As an anesthetic, it was...

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Can Snowbirds Use Medical Marijuana in Florida?

Can Snowbirds Use Medical Marijuana in Florida?

Florida is a popular destination for snowbirds, and for good reasons! The weather is excellent, the beaches are beautiful, and the restaurants and hospitality are top-notch. However, while you are on vacation in the Sunshine State, the last thing you want is for your...

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Red Eyes and Marijuana: A Complete Guide

Red Eyes and Marijuana: A Complete Guide

Why Does Marijuana Make My Eyes Red? While many patients are excited for the relief-potential when they receive their Florida medical marijuana card, many users experience red eyes after consumption, especially if they are inexperienced users with low tolerance to...

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February: Marijuana Awareness Month

February: Marijuana Awareness Month

Step aside valentines day. It's time to recognize another special time of the year. February is marijuana awareness month, and to celebrate, we've decided to help educate everyone about the benefits that medical marijuana provides.  The Health Advantages of Medical...

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Is Marijuana Harmful to the Brain?

Is Marijuana Harmful to the Brain?

Marijuana has always been thought to be a risk to mental health. However, studies also found medical marijuana beneficial, especially in pain management. The Downside Persons smoking marijuana may notice that they have difficulty staying focused or recalling essential...

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The Impact of Sleep on Chronic Pain

The Impact of Sleep on Chronic Pain

Restorative sleep has numerous health benefits, one of which is a reduction in chronic pain. The importance of sleep to our well-being has long been recognized by many of us. Muscle growth, protein synthesis, and tissue healing are all necessitated by a good night's...

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How to Choose a Medical Cannabis Strain

How to Choose a Medical Cannabis Strain

As one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States, more people are taking advantage of the vast benefits of medical marijuana every day. However, what many people do not know about cannabis is that there are actually several distinct marijuana strains that...

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What is the Best CBD to THC Ratio for Medical Marijuana?

What is the Best CBD to THC Ratio for Medical Marijuana?

Medical marijuana is a life-changing treatment for some patients with common, complex conditions. However, once they receive their medical marijuana card, finding the best product with the ideal cannabinoid ratios of THC and CBD comes next. Optimal cannabis dosing is...

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Can Medical Marijuana Cause Weight Loss?

Can Medical Marijuana Cause Weight Loss?

It is commonly thought that marijuana use may lead to weight gain. This is because people who smoke marijuana tend to have an increased appetite. This phenomenon occurs due to the chemical reaction in the brain to THC, one of the main cannabinoids in cannabis. Due to...

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What Athletes Should Know About CBD Muscle Balms

What Athletes Should Know About CBD Muscle Balms

Engaging in sports is an essential aspect of a healthy, active lifestyle. However, inevitably, accidents happen even to best-conditioned athletes. Muscle aches and pain caused by an injury are commonly experienced by many players, especially by those who play for...

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Can You Travel with Medical Marijuana?

Can You Travel with Medical Marijuana?

Medical marijuana has become an ideal alternative to traditional medication for treating a variety of qualifying conditions. However, due to the differing state laws, it can be difficult to know where you can travel with medical marijuana products if you have a...

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Medical Marijuana to Treat Chronic Pain

Medical Marijuana to Treat Chronic Pain

Pain is something we are all familiar with – whether from sleeping on our necks wrong or stubbing our toe on the door – but chronic pain is a different beast. While acute pain comes and goes situationally, chronic pain typically lasts for six months or more....

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Medical Marijuana for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Medical Marijuana for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a relatively common condition that affects between 25-45 million individuals in the United States. IBS is a disorder that impacts the large intestine, causing mild to severe stomach pain. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for...

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Medical Marijuana to Treat Neuropathy

Medical Marijuana to Treat Neuropathy

Neuropathy is the name for a group of disorders that cause pain, numbness and other abnormal feelings. With a range of painful and uncomfortable symptoms, living with neuropathy can be unsettling. Luckily, the state of Florida recognizes neuropathy as a qualifying...

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Medical Marijuana for Fibromyalgia Treatment

Medical Marijuana for Fibromyalgia Treatment

Fibromyalgia is a central nervous system disorder that causes widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, memory problems, and mood swings. The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, but it can be triggered by emotional or physical trauma. Recent studies, however, have...

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Medical Marijuana For PTSD

Medical Marijuana For PTSD

Medical marijuana has become an increasingly popular treatment method for PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). New studies continue to provide evidence that sheds light on the ways in which medical marijuana can provide relief in patients dealing with PTSD and other...

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Medical Marijuana for Arthritis Treatment

Medical Marijuana for Arthritis Treatment

Arthritis is a painful, inflammatory joint condition that an estimated 22.7% (54.4 million) of U.S. adults are diagnosed with. There are different types of arthritis that may occur due to natural wear and tear, infections or autoimmune diseases. No matter what form of...

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