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A History of Medical Cannabis

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Did you know cannabis history stems back 12,000 years? In this article, we’re going to take you through the historic journey of cannabis, from the ancient world right through to how we use the plant today, taking in all of the highs (pun intended) and lows of this fascinating and powerful plant.

What Receptors Does Cannabis Affect? Cannabinoids’ Effect Beyond Cannabinoid Receptors

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The human body contains receptors which detect change. Receptors are made up of specialized cells which not only monitor for change but respond to any changes they detect. Receptors are connected to our central nervous system and they help to keep our bodies in balance.

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How to Find a Medical Marijuana Doctor

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If you’re reading this right now and you’re looking for a medical marijuana doctor to speak to, then you’re in the right place.

What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?

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The endocannabinoid system (ECS) refers to the human body’s ability to produce its own natural cannabinoids (called endocannabinoids). Other mammals have endocannabinoid systems too. The ECS was not discovered until the lates 80s/early 90s, and we had no clue of its importance.

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What is Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)? [A Multi-Purpose, Appetite-Suppressing Cannabinoid]

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Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) has a chemical formula of C19H26O2. THCV is a homologue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), meaning that the two share the same parent compound in cannabigerol (CBG) and have similar structures to one another, but differ from each other by a repeating unit.

What Are the Side-Effects of Cannabis & Medical Marijuana?

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Cannabis has a huge variety of effects, meaning that what could be useful for one person could be completely different for another person. One person’s positive is another’s negative. This makes finding what works challenging, but also rewarding as well.

Questions You Can Ask Your Medical Marijuana Doctor

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It can be difficult to talk to your primary care physician about medical cannabis. This is one of the many good reasons why seeing a doctor who specializes in medical marijuana (and is open to recommending it) is a good idea.

Can My Child Use Medical Cannabis at School?

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For many parents who are considering getting their child a Medical Marijuana Card, one of the first questions they will want answered is: can my child use medical cannabis at school? This is a difficult question to answer properly, as individual schools can take different approaches.

Does Weed Make You Lose Weight?

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To lose weight? I thought cannabis gave you the munchies!” Yes, the idea that cannabis could help a person lose weight is a strange one to many people, yet there could be some good reasons as to why this is the case. In fact, evidence shows marijuana users are less likely to be overweight.

Will Insurance Cover the Cost of My Medical Marijuana Evaluation or Card?

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So you want to know if your medical insurance will cover the cost of your medical marijuana certificate, card and product? There is a simple answer to this question, and it is “No”.

Is CBD or Marijuana Healthier?

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What is healthier – CBD or Marijuana? This is a question our physicians hear often when they speak with people who understand the value of cannabis as medicine but are unsure which form is best for them.

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What is CBG (Cannabigerol)?

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In all the talk about THC and CBD, other cannabinoids can get forgotten about. Yet, these other compounds can affect how CBD and THC work, alongside having unique properties of their own.

How Long Does THC Stay in Your System?

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There are four main factors that determine how long THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) stays in your system: How much THC you have taken. How regularly you use THC. The method by which you take THC. The other cannabinoids and terpenes that you combine THC with.

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What is Cannabichromene (CBC)? [A Rare Cannabinoid with Huge Medical Potential]

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Cannabichromene (CBC) is one of them, and is the third most prominent cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. It is important for you to start thinking beyond THC and CBD, as the other cannabinoids can impart unique effects all of their own and help for a huge number of conditions.

Vermont Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Sales

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On Thursday 8 October, 2020, Governor Phil Scott (R) announced that he’ll allow a marijuana sales legalization bill passed by the legislature (S.54) to take effect.

What is Cannabinol (CBN)? [More About the “Sleepy” Cannabinoid]

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There are over 100 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Each one offers different medical possibilities. Today we’re looking at cannabinol or CBN, sometimes called the sleep cannabinoid because it is particularly useful for treating insomnia.

What is THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and How Does it Work?

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What is THC? How Does THC Affect the Body? How is THC Processed or Metabolized By the Body? How Do CBD and THC Interact with Each Other? What Medical Benefits and Uses Does THC Have? How Much THC Should I Use? What Are the Risks of THC? How Do I Overcome THC’s Negative Effects?

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How Do I Request My Medical Records? [What Is Considered Relevant Medical History for Medical Cannabis Applicants?]

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Different states have different requirements when it comes to getting a medical marijuana card. In all cases, you will need to provide evidence of the condition you suffer from in order to qualify for medical cannabis.

Best CBD Products for Pain

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There are hundreds of cannabidiol (CBD) products available on the market, with some being much better than others. It can be hard to know where to start so we wrote this article to help. When it comes to medical cannabis, we believe that a high quality product is key.

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What Are the Benefits & Side-Effects of Medical Cannabis for Children?

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The idea of using cannabis as a medication for children is still an unconventional option for parents and doctors alike. For many, cannabis is seen as a recreational tool, and nothing more. However, as we have learned over the past several years, cannabis has been useful for many debilitating or life-threatening conditions, including childhood epilepsy, cancer, autism. Source.

How to Use Medical Marijuana for a Healthier Lifestyle

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Medical marijuana can be used to treat the symptoms from a spectrum of medical problems. From cancer to depression, PTSD to HIV/AIDS, the potential in this little plant is incredible. Leafwell actually calls cannabis a pharmacy in a plant.

What to Look For When Buying a Medical Marijuana Product

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If there’s one question you can ask when it comes to choosing a medical marijuana product, it’s this: “Has it been tested for safety and cannabinoid-terpene content?”

What is Marijuana?

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Marijuana is a term derived from the Mexican-Spanish word for Cannabis sativa, “marihuana”. The word “marijuana” came into popular use in the 1930s, when Harry Jacob Anslinger used it to describe (and demonize) cannabis.

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Sativa vs. Indica: What is the Difference and Which is Right for Me?

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Indicas and sativas are different types of cannabis plants. Hybrids are plants which are a combination of indicas and sativas. This article will help you to understand what the different plants look like, how they are used and what the varieties contribute to the field of medical cannabis.

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Cannabis Vs. OTC Medications: Acetaminophen, aka Tylenol

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What is Acetaminophen, aka Tylenol, Used For? How Does Tylenol Work? How Effective Is Tylenol? How Dangerous is Paracetamol? Can I Overdose on It? Mixing Acetaminophen with Other Medications Mixing Tylenol with Alcohol Mixing Medical Cannabis with Other Medications Can I Overdose on Marijuana?

What is Beta-Caryophyllene? The Peppery Terpene and Cannabinoid

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The science behind cannabis is complicated but we want to help you understand this fascinating medicinal plant. This blog looks at a cannabinoid called Beta-caryophyllene, which could be called the “peppery terpene” as it contributes to the warm, woody, spicy smell associated with black pepper.

Maine Finally Allows for Reacreational Marijuana Sales in October, 2020

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Maine has had medical marijuana laws on its books since 1999, making it one of the earliest states in the United States to have a medical marijuana program.

Finding Your Best Local Dispensary

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Finding the best local dispensary is an important step for a medical marijuana patient. The dispensary is not only where you’ll get your product but could also be a valuable source of support and guidance as you learn more about medical marijuana and how it can improve your health and wellbeing.

Growing Cannabis: the Essentials for Beginners

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So, you’re interested in growing cannabis? This blog will go over all of the essential information which any beginner will need to know before buying their first seedling.

Cannabis and COVID-19: What Does the Science Say?

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In March, 2020, much of the world started to go into lockdown due to the rapid spread of COVID-19. The disease’s rapid spread, virulence and in some instances almost invisible symptoms spurred scientists to find a vaccine or treatment that could help.

How Can Cannabis and CBD Help You Sleep Better?

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Cannabis is renowned for its relaxing effects, and it is no surprise that many people use it to help them get to sleep. Yet, there are some people who find that some varieties and products have the opposite effect! This is usually due to two reasons: Individual differences in a person’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The set of cannabinoids and terpenes being used, and in what dosage. Source. Health & Wellness

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Maine Finally Allows for Recreational Marijuana Sales in October, 2020

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Maine has had medical marijuana laws on its books since 1999, making it one of the earliest states in the United States to have a medical marijuana program.

The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Medical Marijuana Card

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If there’s one thing Leafwell knows about, it’s how to get a Medical Marijuana Card online! We help patients across every state with a Medical Marijuana Program get their cards via our quick, easy and HIPAA-compliant telemedicine platform.

Top 10 CBD Products for Sleep

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Finding the right CBD product can be difficult, especially if it’s for a specific condition or symptom. When it comes to sleep, cannabidiol (CBD) can lower anxiety and help a person get to sleep indirectly, but it does not necessarily induce sleepiness directly.

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What is Cannabis? What is Medical Marijuana? What is Hemp?

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When you’re new to the world of medical marijuana (or hemp or cannabis), you will read and hear it called a huge number of names. Marijuana” is the most common term, especially as many state programs use the term “medical marijuana”.

Where Can I Find a Medical Marijuana-Friendly Doctor?

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Finding a trustworthy doctor who is also marijuana-friendly can be a difficult task. Luckily, Leafwell has you covered. You can speak to one of our physicians online, without judgement, and qualify for medical marijuana from someone who actually understands the therapeutic potential of cannabis.

What Are Terpenes? [And How Do They Interact with Cannabinoids?]

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Terpenes are a class of hydrocarbon-based compounds that give cannabis its unique smell. In our piece on beta-caryophyllene, we showed that terpenes (the smell of the cannabis plant) and cannabinoids are not separate, but work together to impart unique effects (the entourage effect).