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Vets and Cannabis

Over the last several months, I have seen that veterans of our armed forces in my regular practice as well as for consultation for medical cannabis have been hearing conflicting information from the VA as well as some of the medical “providers” treating them there. Some have been told they are forbidden from using medical

The Entourage Effect

As a patient researching medical medical cannabis, you have certainly read of the entourage effect. If you have used cannabis, you have probably noticed the differences in symptom control, side effects and generally how cannabis makes you feel when using different strains. Why does one strain with 17% THC and 0.5% CBD affect you differently

Wrong Strain Right

With all recent reports of lung disease and several deaths and more than 450 hospitalizations attributed to vaping, I thought it was time to give an opinion on the subject.  Vape Studies  Vape products for smokers as an alternative nicotine source has been around since 2004, starting in China and spreading throughout Europe and the

The Tragic Flaw of Medical Cannabis

Hamartia is a Greek word, translating “to miss the mark, or err,” in Christianity and archery it means “to sin.” The last time most of us heard the term was likely in school, reading the classic Greek tragedies. Often, the character’s most compelling virtue is their most tragic flaw. In The Bible, Sampson’s long hair

To Vape or Not to Vape

With all recent reports of lung disease and several deaths and more than 450 hospitalizations attributed to vaping, I thought it was time to give an opinion on the subject.  Vape Studies  Vape products for smokers as an alternative nicotine source has been around since 2004, starting in China and spreading throughout Europe and the

The Tragic Flaw of Medical Cannabis

  Hamartia is a Greek word, translating “to miss the mark, or err,” in Christianity and archery it means “to sin.” The last time most of us heard the term was likely in school, reading the classic Greek tragedies. Often, the character’s most compelling virtue is their most tragic flaw. In The Bible, Sampson’s long hair

Cannabis & The Second Amendment

One of the most frequently asked questions about using medical cannabis involves that of patient gun rights. Although I am not an attorney, my impressions from reading about this issue follow. The photograph below is of the Firearms Transaction Record form 4473. Guns purchased from a licensed dealer can only be sold after this form

Is the Truth Always True?

The medical use of cannabis seems new. We often hear that it has not been studied and proven to be safe or effective. More data needs to be collected. Long term risks have not been evaluated. The way cannabis works is not completely understood. Well, pilgrim, all of the above is true. It is also