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Top Ten Questions About Cannabis

Top Ten Questions About Cannabis

Question 1: Can cannabis help with pain? Yes, cannabis can help with pain.  Cannabis has been shown, to use the words of the National Academy of Science, to incontrovertibly help with pain. Types of pain vary and the approach to treatment varies based on those...
Interactions Between Cannabis and Common Prescription Medications

Interactions Between Cannabis and Common Prescription Medications

Although cannabis-based medicines like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are generally considered to be well-tolerated and safe, it is simply false that these compounds are entirely harmless, especially for those who take multiple other medications to...
How Can Dementia Patients Benefit From Medical Cannabis?

How Can Dementia Patients Benefit From Medical Cannabis?

Although just a decade ago marijuana was illegal across the United States, medical cannabis is now legal in 36 states, and just in December 2020 the House of Representatives voted in favor of legalization at the federal level. Although medical marijuana is still not...
Cannabis Specialist or Pot Doc?  It’s About Proper Medical Care

Cannabis Specialist or Pot Doc? It’s About Proper Medical Care

by Jill Becker, MD “Every patient deserves a doctor who cares about their health.” ~Jordan Tishler, MD “I really don’t know what the difference is between a cannabis specialist and a pot doctor.” So began my conversation with the head of...
Can You Develop a Tolerance to CBD?

Can You Develop a Tolerance to CBD?

Over the past two years or so, cannabidiol (CBD) has become all the rage. Available CBD products and articles expounding on the benefits of CBD are widely available. During COVID-19 we have seen the emergence of articles suggesting that CBD can boost your immune...
Can You Safely Use Medical Marijuana while Taking Prednisone?

Can You Safely Use Medical Marijuana while Taking Prednisone?

Prednisone is a type of corticosteroid used to treat a variety of conditions, including certain types of cancers, allergies, severe asthma, and other autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis. Like all corticosteroids,...