In Praise of Ground Cannabis Flower

In Praise of Ground Cannabis Flower

Many recreationally oriented cannabis users don’t like the idea of pre-ground cannabis flower.  They insist that they should buy intact buds so they can inspect the quality, color, structure, humidity, etc.  While recreational users are entitled to...
Can I Use CBD For Fibromyalgia?

Can I Use CBD For Fibromyalgia?

Using CBD for fibromyalgia is an interesting question and bears some discussion.  The short answer is that this is the wrong question because CBD is barking up the wrong tree.  Let me explain.   First, what is Fibromyalgia, or Fibro for short? ...
Can I Use CBD Oil For Inflammation?

Can I Use CBD Oil For Inflammation?

Everybody knows that CBD is an anti-inflammatory, right?  Well, actually, only sort of right.  This is one of those places where the basic science and the human studies disagree.  Confused?  So are most people.  Let me explain.  ...
Can You Use Hemp Salve for Pain?

Can You Use Hemp Salve for Pain?

This might be my shortest blog post ever.  The answer is no.  Or, at least, if you want it to work.  Let me explain.   First, let’s talk about what a hemp salve is.  We need to discuss what is hemp, and what is a salve.  All the...
Is CBD the Emperor’s New Clothes?

Is CBD the Emperor’s New Clothes?

I think we’ve all been amazed at the explosion of CBD products, stories, and press coverage since 2018 when CBD was legalized as part of Mitch McConnell’s Farm Bill.  I get questions about CBD all the time from patients and from colleagues who see the...
Cannabis Medicines Are Boring

Cannabis Medicines Are Boring

Cannabis medicines are boring.  There, I said it.  Sorry it’s not that exciting.  If you’ve fallen victim to all the hype going around about the vast array of cannabis products, you have my sympathy.  The misinformation is rampant. The...