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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Medical Cannabis: Then and Now

Although most of the treatments that physicians use have been around only a few decades or less, medical cannabis has been used for millennia. I became even more interested in the early roots of this medicinal herb when our good friend Dr. Barry Gordon of Compassionate Care Clinic of Venice, sent me this photo. It […]

Treating Cancer Diagnoses With Medical Cannabis

Cancer is one of the most common diagnoses associated with medical cannabis. It is well-known that cannabis can offer immediate relief to patients undergoing cancer treatments by reducing nausea and vomiting, as well as increasing appetite. Less well-known are the other potential benefits patients report from using medical cannabis. For example, many patients experience chronic […]

Tips for that Unintended Summer Sunburn

For many of us, July is filled with flags, fireworks, and fun in the sun. ¬†¬†However, if you or a family member wake up looking like a lobster, you may have overdone the sun exposure. Every sunburn incident results in some level of DNA-damaged skin. Multiple burns increase the risk (by as much as 80%) […]

Medical Marijuana for Treating ADD/ADHD

Many people have asked me whether medical cannabis might be able to help someone who has debilitating ADD/ADHD, and if I would be willing to facilitate the treatment. Because one of the known side effects of recreational marijuana is the possibility of reducing attention, memory, and cognitive function (especially in children), one could reasonably ask […]