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What is a Cannabis Nurse?
The cannabis nurse works with the patient and his or her support systems to facilitate health, healing, and well-being through both the safe and effective use of cannabis and/or cannabinoid medicines. A cannabis nurse is trained on the use of cannabis as medicine and current cannabis scientific findings.
Our aim is to educate and coach the patient, his or her caregivers or support systems, and other healthcare providers about the most effective and safe uses of medical cannabis. The cannabis nurse upholds the highest ethical standards and advocates for patients and populations.
We are registered nurses (RN) who have successfully completed the Training Academy for Medical Cannabis. As Cannabis nurses, our goals and services for our patients include:
- Bridging the gap between your medical cannabis prescriber and the cannabis dispensary. We act as an extension of your medical cannabis prescriber.
- Assisting you in your navigation through the world of medical cannabis treatment.
- Reviewing your medical history, allergies, medications, and supplements. We want you to avoid any unwelcome drug interactions.
- Remaining available to you to ensure your treatment plan is working and will assist if any changes need to be made to achieve best results.
Our focus is to get you back to oneness!
So let us get started working together on your journey towards comfort!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between cannabis and marijuana?
Generally, there is no difference between cannabis and marijuana. These two terms are often used interchangeably. Marijuana specifically refers to cannabis products that are made from the dried flowers, leaves, stems, and seeds of the cannabis plant.
Does medical cannabis need to be prescribed and if so what are some of the conditions that medical cannabis can be prescribed?
Is medical cannabis covered by insurance?
No, currently health insurance companies do not cover cannabis under their policies. However, always check with your insurance company.
What are the different ways you can consume medical cannabis?
There are multiple pathways for using medical cannabis. Some include: smoking, vaping, edibles, beverages, tinctures, transdermal patches, topical creams/salves, bath soaks, suppositories, metered dose inhalers, and more.
Is CBD the same as cannabis?
No. Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are both found in plants of the Cannabis genus. CBD can be extracted from hemp or cannabis. Under U.S. law, legal CBD must contain 0.3% THC or less. CBD does not result in a “high.”
Can you overdose if you consume too much cannabis?
The short answer is no. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) classifies an overdose as an incident “when a person uses enough of the drug to produce life-threatening symptoms or death.” At the time of publishing that article, no marijuana overdose deaths had been reported by the NIDA.
Is marijuana a gateway drug?
Some statistics show that in states where medical cannabis is legalized, opioid use has decreased. Unfortunately, the “gateway” stigma has spoiled its reputation for decades due to marijuana prohibition ingrained into society. The great news is that we now have several years of legality to show the many benefits the plant has to offer.
What are the positive and negative effects of consuming medical cannabis?
Some positive effects of consuming medical cannabis include: chronic pain relief, decreased anxiety, increased appetite, reduced nausea/vomiting, and decreased muscle spasticity. These are just a few to name. While not everyone reacts negatively, some other effects reported by patients include: short term memory loss, fatigue, and sleepiness.
Do I have to get high when using medical cannabis?
No! Working with a Cannabis Nurse, we can recommend a cannabinoid profile where you will not get high.