Why is marijuana illegal in the United States?
Medical Marijuana has been politicized, demonized and made federally illegal in the United States starting in the 1900’s. But why? Why did a plant that had been used medically and recreationally by humans for thousands of years all of a sudden become illegal? The answer is relatively complicated and overtly racist of the US government. […]
Does Marijuana Really Spur Creativity?
Does Marijuana affect a person’s creativity? There is a lot of controversy around this subject and many opinions, but what are the actual effects and do they really make a difference? Creativity and Cannabis? First and foremost, creativity itself is an imagination that can be brought to life through art, music, cinema, etc. It has […]
Safely Consuming Edibles
Medical marijuana edibles can be very powerful and easily deceiving when taking them for the first time. An average person needs only 10mg to feel the effects of these and they should only be taken in moderation. Consuming marijuana via edibles is a healthier approach than smoking as it causes no damage to the lungs, […]
How Topicals Affect the Body
What are Topicals? How do they work? Topicals are marijuana-infused oils, balms and lotions that can be applied externally on the skin. These transdermal ointments are used to relieve muscle pain, soreness and inflammation. They provide the healing benefits of traditional cannabis without any of the psychoactive effects. A topical can consist of either CBD […]
Alcohol, Tobacco and Marijuana: what’s more dangerous?
Everyone has heard it before, alcohol and tobacco more dangerous than marijuana, but is it true? In short, yes. In descending order, here are the most dangerous to your health: · Tobacco · Alcohol · Marijuana In fact, marijuana is so significantly lower in risk, it does not even come close to alcohol or tobacco […]
Infographic: State Department’s Things to Know About Medical Marijuana in Illinois
The state of Illinois recently published an infographic regarding things to know when you are applying for your medical marijuana card. We at Nature’s Care want to make sure our patients get the most up-to-date information regarding the process of applying for an Illinois medical marijuana card.
Quick Guide: What Marijuana can do for Cancer
There are many anecdotal stories that cannabis can help cancer patients, but what does that actually mean? It cannot cure cancer outright but what is the hopeful future cannabis holds in cancer treatment? Cannabis, when used as a medication, has a number of effects that can help cancer specific treatments. Marijuana’s properties can help with […]
Epilepsy and how Cannabis Helps
Epilepsy. What is it? Epilepsy is a disease in which its patients are affected by reoccurring seizures due to the brain’s neurons being disrupted. The seizures cause uncontrollable shaking and possible loss of consciousness. They can also happen multiple times per day in many cases. Currently 1 in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy in their […]
An introduction to Cannabinoids
Cannabinoids are the most prevalent chemicals in the cannabis plant. They consist of two main compounds, THC and CBD. While THC has gotten the most attention as it has the psychoactive component, CBD has no such effect and in fact, can reduce the effects of getting high from the THC. These two compounds together, along […]
Marijuana in Illinois: 10 things patients need to know
In Illinois, Marijuana is approved for medical use for specific conditions, however, if you qualify, what should you know about the law and your rights? 1. Possession amounts – You can purchase 2.5 ounces every 14 days. 2. Growing – You cannot cultivate / grow it at home. 3. Caretakers – You may have a […]
CBD, the miracle from nature
CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of many cannabinoids within the cannabis plant that is starting to get a lot of attention at State levels and in the medical community. This particular cannabinoid has been highly studied and tested in countries such as Israel and England. Interestingly, the US Government holds a patent on the CBD compound […]
A Brief History of Medical Cannabis
Modern history as we know it has demonized the use of cannabis until recently where widespread medical research has shown it can be used for many diseases and illnesses. However, this is not necessarily new news in the history books. The medicinal use of marijuana has been referenced as far back as 2900 B.C. with […]
Ingesting Vs. Smoking & Vaporizing
There are many ways to take medical cannabis and each method works differently, so, we wanted to share how these effects might work on some of our Illinois patients. Smoking: This is the process that in the past has been most common. It involves burning the leaf and inhaling the released cannabinoids via smoke. This […]
Weed for Warriors goes on the Offensive
This Veterans day we want to pay tribute to one of our returning veterans who started the Weed for Warriors project for veterans with PTSD. At Nature’s Care, we believe that PTSD is a real issue that our soldiers are returning with and the medical use of marijuana can help. Traditionally, a soldier returning from […]
Coming Soon to Illinois
The first medical cannabis is set to be sold in Illinois next month and Nature’s Care is proud to be one of sixty one dispensaries to offer this holistic and natural solution for long time sufferers. So, how does one obtain a card or find out what diseases qualify for medical marijuana treatment? A report published […]