Can Medical Marijuana Be Used To Control High Blood Pressure?

As more and more states legalize the use of medical marijuana, more and more patients are wondering if marijuana can help reduce high blood pressure. While some patients find that the active compounds in marijuana do, indeed, help, not all patients will benefit from every available product. There are several ways to consume marijuana and several delivery methods, each with its own pros and cons.

In this post we’ll take a look at some of the evidence for marijuana’s efficacy in treating high blood pressure and try to address some of the common points of confusion on this topic.

A Bit About High Blood Pressure

The Center for Disease Control claims that heart disease and stroke are the two most prevalent causes of death in the U.S. Both of these conditions are linked to high blood pressure. And, sadly, 50 percent of adults in this country have high blood pressure — also known as hypertension.

There are a few options for lowering blood pressure. ACE-inhibitors and calcium channel blockers are effective at treating hypertension. However, many of these medications can produce unpleasant side-effects, including headaches, swollen ankles, dizziness, constipation, cold and flu-like symptoms, and rashes.

Fortunately for many, studies are showing that cannabinoids — chemically active compounds derived from the cannabis plant — are known to relax arteries and veins and may lower blood pressure in some patients. Read More

How To Use CBD to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

CBD For Insomnia And Other Sleep Disorders

Having trouble falling asleep at night? Or perhaps you’re not getting enough deep sleep and waking up still feeling a bit run down? Well, CBD oil might be just the thing you need to get some good Z’s.

If you’re suffering from sleeplessness you’re not alone. Nearly one in three adults in the U.S. suffer from some type of sleep disorder. Insomnia and other sleep disorders are on the rise in America.

Oftentimes, over-the-counter and prescription medications used to treat insomnia can cause a hangover-like effect. And, although the user might get some sleep, the following day can bring on more fatigue.

Hemp-derived CBD oil is helping countless grateful American’s to get a good night’s sleep. And, the fact is, CBD is proven safe and effective and free of the sometimes dangerous side-effects of traditional insomnia drugs. Moreover, CBD is non-intoxicating, non-toxic, and non-habit forming.

The fact that CBD might help insomnia patients is not new news. Historical records show that CBD has been used as a sleep enhancer for millennia.

A Bit About Insomnia And Other Sleep Disorders.

Insomnia isn’t like most other common maladies. Deep sleep is absolutely essential for our mental and physical well being. The fact is, if you’re not getting enough sleep, your body isn’t getting the rest it needs to repair and rejuvenate. This can cause a downward spiral and affect many other aspects of our health which in turn can…Read More

Federal Cannabis Reform: What to Expect from the Incoming Democratic Controlled Congress

For cannabis advocates and the marijuana industry at large, the midterm elections have been like a break in the clouds of an overcast year. All that changed on election day. Or so we hope.

For cannabis advocates and the marijuana industry at large, the midterm elections have been like a break in the clouds of an overcast year. The year began with a gloomy forecast as AG Jeff Sessions rolled back Obama era guidelines for the DOJ. Meanwhile, Washington D.C. lawmakers made only incremental progress on Federal cannabis policy reform. All that changed on election day. Or so we hope.

Americans may not agree on much these days, but one point on which we are clearly in agreement is cannabis reform and putting an end to federal prohibition of marijuana. Approximately two-thirds of Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana in one form or another, while three-quarters are in agreement that medical marijuana is a good thing. A poll release earlier in 2018 by the Center for American Progress showed 68 percent of U.S. residents support legalization. That’s up from the 12 percent measured by Gallop in 1969.

These sentiments have been rising for some time and are reflected in the fact that today more than 40 U.S. states have marijuana reforms on the books while ten have legalized marijuana for non-medical purposes. And nine of those have set up regulated markets.

Up until November 6th, this groundswell of support was not enough to tip the balance of power in Washington in favor of cannabis reform. Now, with three House Democrats poised to chair major House committees all having pledged to put marijuana reform on the agenda in the next session of Congress, the climate in Washington seems to be turning.

Some of the big, hairy issues which are now sure to gather steam include states’ rights, racial justice, banking and tax reforms, and sensible scheduling of cannabis by the DEA.


What Gun Owners Need To Know Before Getting a Medical Marijuana Card

Can patients with a medical marijuana card buy or own guns? If the majority of Americans had their way, the answer would be yes. However, the federal government says otherwise. In this post, we’ll talk about why federal gun laws trump state laws as they pertain to medical marijuana use and gun ownership.

If you’re a gun owner, or you’re considering buying a gun, you really need to think twice before applying for a medical marijuana card. Why? Because under federal law, Americans are forced to choose between having a medical marijuana card or giving up their inalienable right to bear arms.

In the past few years, more than two-thirds of U.S. states have embraced the legalization of medical marijuana. Millions of Americans are now finding medical marijuana to be an effective method of alleviating the symptoms of a wide variety of medical conditions including Parkinson’s disease, ALS, MS, PTSD, chronic pain, and cancer. And the trend continues as the vast majority of Americans favor legalizing marijuana at the federal level.

In recent months a global pandemic, as well as racial and political tensions, have resulted in a nationwide spike in demand for guns. Ironically, as the sale of both guns and marijuana skyrocket, many marijuana users are shocked to discover that gun ownership and marijuana use …Read More