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Dr. Melanie Bone is a board-certified OB/GYN with 30 years of experience treating women in Palm Beach County. Dr. Bone believes that education is the key to understanding cannabinoid medicine and she lectures both her colleagues and the public at large about cannabis medicine and writes for magazines and journals as well. She is on the medical advisory board of YourDaye, a UK-based start-up in women’s health care products and works with Hello Again, a company devoted to menopause-related cannabinoid products.

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cbd balm for pain relief

How to make your own CBD balm

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CBD balms, also called CBD salves, have become popular supplemental treatments for muscle pain, inflammation, and skin conditions. Like some other topical products, CBD balms are absorbed into the skin and can be a safe, non-invasive treatment for joint and muscle pain.  In this step-by-step...

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Why drinking bong water is a bad idea

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If you're a frugal cannabis consumer, you may have wondered if drinking bong water could get you high. Here you'll learn why drinking bong water is always a bad idea (and gross) and why it's important to clean your bong regularly.  Bong water is contained...

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The side effects of dabbing

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Dabbing concentrates has emerged as one of the most popular ways to consume cannabis. Many consumers enjoy the potent flavors and aromas of this highly concentrated form of cannabis. However, too much of a good thing is possible if you dab excessively. Here you'll learn...

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The risks of smoking moldy weed

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This may sound obvious, but consuming moldy weed may present certain health hazards, particularly to the lungs. Less obvious is the fact that vapes and concentrates may pose some of the same dangers. Luckily, knowledge is the best preventative medicine. Here we'll cover how to...

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Why does weed make you cough?

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As embarrassing and annoying as it can be, coughing is a common byproduct of smoking weed. Here you'll learn why smoking weed makes you cough and what you can do about it.  Coughing when smoking weed has a clear anatomical explanation, according to Dr. Melanie...

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cannabis and depression

Cannabis and depression

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More than 264 million people around the world suffer from some form of depression, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). For some people, depression is a mental illness with serious psychiatric implications. For the vast majority of individuals, though, depression represents a mood disorder...

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Cannabis and weight loss

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Long reputed to stoke “the munchies,” marijuana may not be the first weight loss solution that comes to mind. However, a growing body of research suggests that cannabis could be linked to lower rates of obesity and even diabetes, a disease with more than 1.4...

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Cannabis and cancer

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Every year, nearly 2 million people in the United States are diagnosed with some form of cancer. As challenging to treat as it is common to diagnose, cancer can occur anywhere in the body but most often affects the breasts, lungs, and colon.  Medical cannabis...

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Cannabis and irritable bowel syndrome

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects up to 45 million people in the United States, some of whom are coping with a severe form known as Crohn's disease. IBS can cause a host of symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and abdominal pain. In this article,...

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Why does weed make you hungry?

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Have you ever smoked a joint only to have a serious case of the munchies suddenly kick in? Specifically, you may have experienced cravings for salty or sugary junk food and wondered why your body was reacting to weed with a snack attack. Here, we'll...

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