If you are looking at this website, you or a loved one are likely dealing with chronic pain, stress/anxiety, sleep issues or are just curious to learn what CBD and cannabis can do for you. Read on...
This is the place to learn about medical cannabis: what it is and how it can help you or your loved one. Did you know that the cannabis plant has safely been used by humans for thousands of years? Many of us have thought of "marijuana" only as an illicit drug that is intoxicating. While people are good at finding ways to abuse certain substances, it is important to be open to the scientific knowledge that has been gained since the 1990's and learn the myths and truths about the cannabis plant.
You can find more information about cannabis in the "Articles" section.
Speak with a Registered Nurse who will go over your medical history and current medications to help you formulate a plan for using medical cannabis to address your particular health issues.
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EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING THIS DIVERSE AND BENEFICIAL PLANT!
Cannabis has commonly been known as "marijuana" and the two terms can be used interchangeably. However, from a medical perspective, the term cannabis is more appropriate.
Humans have interacted with the cannabis plant for thousands of years all over the world and only since 1937, has it been federally illegal in the United States. Historically, cannabis has been used as an herbal remedy for a long list of ailments, but the top three are pain, anxiety and sleep disturbances.
Scientists have identified over 100 biologically active components in the cannabis plant called, cannabinoids. The two most studied and most prevalent in the plant are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). These two and the other minor cannabinoids are thought to possess significant medicinal benefits. The cannabinoid THC is the one responsible for causing the "high" associated with cannabis, while CBD is not intoxicating and does not cause a high. Both can be used therapeutically in the proper doses, but CBD is gaining popularity as a natural medicine for the long list of health benefits it provides, including:
anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, immune system modulating, analgesic, anti-spasmotic, and anti-convulsant.
There are many cannabis products on the market with different modes of administration (oil, sublingual tincture, topical balm or cream, capsules and inhalation) which can make someone new to cannabis quite overwhelmed. I remember feeling that way myself and the key is education. Learn how cannabis can be used as medicine and how it works with our internal "endogenous cannabinoid system" (ECS) to maintain balance or homeostasis within our body.
Spend up to 90 minutes with a nurse to go over current health concerns, past medical history, current medications and supplements. Receive education on cannabis therapy, diet and lifestyle choices that could impact health. Receive guidance on product selection and dosing.
Discuss progress and fine tune dosing, product use and any dietary changes. Ask questions.
Call Sue to schedule an educational presentation for your group: senior centers, church group, garden club, community group, etc.
Insurance does not cover fees at this time and payment must be made at time of appointment.