10 10, 2017

The Entourage Of Cannabis

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If you are a patient that uses medical marijuana you become aware that different cannabis strains can vary in their effects. One strain might make you feel lethargic and tired, while another might energize you and lift you up. But what if someone told you that all of the different marijuana strains were the same, and it is only your preconceived notions that correlate to a change in its effects? In this article we ask the question: is all medical marijuana different, or the same? Many believe the reason strains differ in their effects is not just because of the [...]

23 09, 2017

Medical Marijuana Prescription VS Recommendation

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Often getting your medical marijuana license in Montana is thought of in three basic steps. 1. You get a prescription from a doctor. 2. You send the prescription into the state government with costs associated. 3. You then receive a card in the mail after approval of your license. There is a tendency to think of the recommendation from your doctor as a prescription, but in reality, writing a prescription for cannabis is highly illegal and could cause the doctor or physician to be punished by federal law and face fines as well as losing their practice all together. Because [...]

6 09, 2017

5 Ways Montana’s Medical Marijuana Program is Above Reproach

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Montana has experienced its share of obstacles in regards to introducing medical marijuana to its constituents. Since the beginning of medical marijuana in Montana, we of Greener Pastures have learned from and adapted to the ever changing federal regulations, and still surge onward. The current law that was passed within the last year is a great step towards making sure patients who need access to medical marijuana have a safe and sensible way of acquiring their medicine, and to keep it from being illegally used by anyone else. It also goes above reproach to make sure providers adhere to the [...]

4 08, 2017

Medical Marijuana Substitutes for Prescription Drugs

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Medical marijuana is being used to help with many of the same symptoms that prescription drugs are recommended for without as much of the dangerous side effects and toxicity that these lab-based drugs harbor. From constipation, to liver damage, to hair loss, and migraines, cannabis is becoming a safer alternative to battle many illnesses, avoiding many of the known dangers of corporate manufactured pills. Xanax - Known for its anti-anxiety properties, Xanax is prescribed to help those who suffer from panic attacks and stress. This drug has many side effects and can be damaging for people suffering from other illnesses [...]

12 07, 2017

The Terpene Classification System

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The science behind terpenes has influenced the medical marijuana industry in a way that allows providers to better administer medicine that targets specific ailments and activities, as terpenes have opened up a whole new slew of ways to identify certain attributes based on aroma. Researchers are discovering that the smell of medical marijuana directly correlates with its medical properties. Through their findings we are able to more accurately match the properties desired from a cannabis plant with the person who needs it. What is a Terpene? Secreted from the same glands that produce THC and cannabinoids, terpenes are fragrant oils [...]

28 06, 2017

How to Talk to Your Doctor About Medical Cannabis

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There's no doubt about it: Cannabis can be a controversial subject. However, it can also be an extremely helpful treatment for people suffering from a variety of medical problems. For that reason, people in several states can now get a recommendation for medical marijuana from their doctors. If you feel nervous about talking to your doctor about medical cannabis, it's completely understandable. Here are some tips for addressing the subject and ensuring you get the prescription that you need. Address Your Problems and Ask If Cannabis Is the Solution Discuss your medical history with your doctor, and ask them if [...]

20 06, 2017

Medical Marijuana Topicals

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The growing public realization that marijuana has benefits outside of the recreational high is eliciting demand for new forms of cannabis consumption that deliver therapeutic healing without the psychoactive euphoria. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) topicals are used for a variety of reasons, and are known for their healing properties without giving the user a cerebral high. A topical is a lotion or balm that has been infused with vitamins, essential oils, or other ingredients, and is applied to the top layer of the skin. Humans harbor the cannabinoid receptor type 2 (abbreviated as CB2) throughout their body. Medical marijuana [...]

14 06, 2017

5 Best Ways to Consume Medical Marijuana

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For thousands of years, cannabis has been used to heal and treat a variety of ailments. But as more states legalize cannabis for medical use, may cannabis purveyors are coming out with new and more user-friendly ways to consume this natural treatment, Here are five best ways to consume cannabis for better health and wellness. 1. Vape Vaporized cannabis, infused with all varieties of delicious flavors, is a good way to take it. And if you take it in an e-bong, it’s quite handy and portable. Vaporizers come in all forms and sizes. Just check out the available listings, and [...]

18 05, 2017

The Benefits of Edible Medical Marijuana

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Marijuana, including edibles, has been clinically proven to provide health benefits for those suffering from at least 15 different diseases and ailments. A 2013 study showed that 76% of physicians approve its use medicinally. Although people most often smoke marijuana, you'll be remiss in not realizing that medical cannabis edibles offer many benefits over inhaling it. Stronger and Longer-Lasting Effects Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a chemical found in all strains of marijuana. Its importance lies in the fact that it acts as a natural pain reliever by binding to nerve receptors. When smoked, THC goes directly into the brain for an [...]

5 05, 2017

What Does SB333 Mean for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Montana?

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The Montana House and Senate have both passed SB333, a bill seeking to generally revise medical marijuana laws in Montana, and now the initiative is waiting to be signed into law via Governor Steve Bullock’s signature. Sponsored by Mary Caferro, a Helena Democrat, the new law would introduce reasonable taxation and regulations within Montana’s medical marijuana industry. Mary Caferro crafted the bill so that it complies with federal injunctions. What Exactly Will Change? The new law focuses on a handful of facets within the current industry; one being the tracking of each and every medical marijuana from seed, plant, to [...]