Medical Monday

Medical Monday: Cannabis and Arthritis

In the United States alone, there are more than three million cases of reported cases of arthritis per year. This common condition, caused by joint inflammation, tends to worsen with age. Yet, arthritis affects people of all ages. Arthritis is painful, making managing daily tasks difficult. It can affect one’s ability to walk, hold objects,…

Medical Monday: Cannabis and Epilepsy

“I didn’t use cannabis until I was about 18 years old,” writes Craig, for our Patient Success Story for August 2016. “At the time I was pretty ‘straight-edge.’ My next-door neighbor had some, supposedly from Mexico. I had the time of my life – I haven’t really stopped, other than short breaks here and there.”…

Medical Monday: Cannabis and Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic pain conditions, affecting more than 3 million Americans per year. The little-understood condition recently entered the spotlight, due to musician Lady Gaga discussing it openly on Twitter and in the recent documentary detailing her life. The documentary explores her struggles with chronic pain and how it has…

Medical Monday: Cannabis and ADHD

  Difficulty paying attention. Fidgeting. Restlessness. These are the common symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, a condition affecting around 11 percent of (diagnosed) Americans.* ADHD commonly manifests itself in hyperactivity and inability to focus. It can be particularly obvious in children, but these symptoms may carry on through adolescence and adulthood. It may lead to an…

Medical Mondays: Cannabis and Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a neurological condition that may lead to blindness if left untreated. It is caused by optic nerve damage. Interestingly, glaucoma is now widely accepted to be a neurogenerative disease. Some studies even link it to a higher likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. This particular condition is not well understood, but much of the…

Medical Monday: HIV/AIDS

HIV and AIDS (human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) are some of the most devastating diseases of our time. June 5th marks the anniversary of the first reported case of AIDS in 1981. Since then, it has caused devastation and loss across the globe. The disease is transmitted through some bodily fluids, and as…

Medical Monday: Cannabis and Skin

Your skin is your largest organ. It covers your entire body, offers protection and keeps all the important parts of us kept safely inside. That’s why it is important to give our skin the love and care it deserves. Our skin experiences a lot of stress throughout our lives — anything from sun damage, to…

Medical Monday: Cannabis and Crohn’s

Crohn’s Disease affects roughly 3.2 out of every 1,000 people in north America and Europe. This chronic inflammatory autoimmune condition primarily attacks the digestive system, anywhere from the mouth to the anus. The symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, anemia and ulcers. Part of what makes this disease so frustrating is its effect on…

Medical Monday: Cannabis and Multiple Sclerosis

  When someone has Multiple Sclerosis, their immune systems start to attack neurons in the brain, resulting in extreme pain, loss of movement in the limbs, inflammation, vision impairment and muscle spasms. It affects millions of people worldwide, and around 400,000 in the U.S. In all states that have legalized medical marijuana, MS is a…

Medical Monday: PMS and Cannabis

Cramping, mood swings, bloating – all signs of premenstrual syndrome or PMS. For those of us with a period, there’s usually 4-7 days per month that are less than pleasant. For the roughly 34,000 medical marijuana card-holding women in Arizona, treating PMS with cannabis has become a reality. How can cannabis help with your monthly…