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  • CBD Crash Course: The Hype Lines

    March 4, 2020 by

    Navigating the Cannabidiol (CBD) product landscape as a patient can be overwhelming.  Fancy websites with glittery products hint that by adding CBD to your health care regimen that YOU TOO could live the life of your dreams.  All your pains will just go away and vitality is yours for the taking.  CBD is being marketed… Read more

  • CBD Crash Course: The Basics

    March 3, 2020 by

    Cannabidiol (CBD) is popping up all over, from every corner store to mattresses to infused burgers.  Sales Reps are everywhere, seemingly hinting that their CBD product has the power to grant immortality and perfect health.   As patients, we need to be able to cut through the hype and figure out what this means for us. … Read more

  • Regulation Impacts by State

    February 16, 2020 by

    Many states are encountering pushback from legislators claiming that crime rates and road fatalities have increased dramatically in states that have regulated cannabis. Canna-Patient pulled data from all of the states that regulated both medical and recreational, and after analysis – no correlation could be found between cannabis laws and road fatalities/crime. Download the report… Read more

  • Myth Busting Legalization: Stigma

    January 18, 2020 by

    Myth: A legal medical cannabis program means public perception has changed and everyone is on board. Years ago, I started using cannabis to help regulate my pain.  The patient-demonizing “War on Opiates” was just getting started, and filling my valid prescription was becoming harder and harder.  Fast forward a few months, and I had completely… Read more

  • Pesky Politics

    November 10, 2019 by

    Taken as an exercpt from Ganja Guide to Autoimmune Diseases. Medical cannabis is definitely a hot topic in the United States.  Over half of our states have some medical cannabis laws on the books, and several have even legalized adult-use marijuana.  We should have the happiest and healthiest patients around.  So given the percentage of… Read more

  • Topicals, Dabs, and Inhalers Galore! What is it for?

    November 9, 2019 by

    Countries around the world are starting to ease restrictions on cannabis access, including here in the United States.  Thankfully our citizens are uniting to push state legislation through, albeit in tiny increments. This revolution has been brought to you by success stories like Charlotte Figi, SuperNova, and Coltyn Turner.   All these years we’ve been taught… Read more

  • Myth-Busting Legalization:

    October 22, 2019 by

    Myth: It is legal to give CBD isolate or hemp CBD to my child. The recent 2018 Farm Bill has created a lot of confusion regarding cannabidiol (CBD).  Many are under the impression that this bill legalized CBD, however states need to specifically opt in.  Not every state in the United States has done so.  … Read more

  • CBD Surprises

    October 16, 2019 by

    Also Published on The Mighty Cannabidiol (CBD) has been getting some serious press and is a huge trend.  You can find it in nearly everything from the morning latte to the evening bath bomb.  Advertisements, articles, and sales people claim CBD can help most conditions from general anxiety to arthritis.  For a patient with chronic… Read more

  • Myth-Busting Legalization

    October 15, 2019 by

    Myth: Legalizing recreational means everyone has access. Upscale products, infused dinner parties, and industry trade shows frequently showcase cannabis as the next in thing, and usually these are portrayed through the “wellness” eye glass.  Everyone was excited about legalizing recreational cannabis, but several years later the tune is changing.  Adult-use is a freedom we all… Read more

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