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Cannabis and Multiple Sclerosis: Help Spasticity Jan 22nd, 2021

Cannabis and Multiple Sclerosis: Help Spasticity! One of the strongest arguments for the use of medical cannabis in the treatment of any disease is that cannabinoids have been shown to be remarkably safe with little potential for overdose.  The chemicals extracted from the marijuana plant work to modulate how the neurons...

Medical Cannabis Can Be Substituted for Pharmaceutical Drugs Jan 15th, 2021

How Can Medical Cannabis Be Used As Substitution for Pharmaceutical Drugs? Prescription drugs must be extensively studied through a series of clinical trials before they can reach the market.  These studies first involve animal and then human studies.  Efficacy and safety are weighed against the risks and costs of treatment...

CBD-THC Oral Spray Helps Manage Spasticity Symptoms Jan 8th, 2021

    CBD-THC Oral Spray Helps Manage Spasticity Symptoms:      Abstract Spasticity, one of the main symptoms of multiple sclerosis, can affect more than 80% of MS patients during the course of their disease and is often not treated adequately.   THC-CBD oromucosal spray is a plant-derived, cannabis-based oral...

What is full spectrum CBD: cannabinoid explained Dec 29th, 2020

What Does Full Spectrum CBD (Cannabinoid) Really Mean?     Full-spectrum cannabis extracts, often called whole plant extracts, maintain the full chemical profile of the cannabis plant. They contain a variety of cannabinoids, including THC,  THCa, CBD,  CBDa, CBG, and CBN - in addition to compounds known as  terpenes and...

Cannabis Can Help Muscle Spasm Dec 28th, 2020

What is Spasticity and How Can Cannabis Help?   Spasticity is a clinical condition in which muscles contract and tighten, which can lead to hyper-reflexia (fast and strong reflexes tested during a physical exam), pain, discomfort, reduced quality of life, and even paralysis in some cases. Most all cases of spasticity...

Medical Marijuana for Parkinson's Treatment Dec 13th, 2020

Cannabis Treatments for Parkinson’s Disease   Since the discovery of the endocannabinoid receptor system, research has focused on what effects are influenced by this abundant receptor system. Regulation of motor control is due, in part, to the participation of CB1-related mechanisms in the brain, thus opening the door for cannabinoid...

Parkinson's Disease and Treatment Dec 10th, 2020

Parkinson’s Disease Part 1:  What is it and How is it Treated with Pharmaceuticals?   Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder following Alzheimer’s disease, although not everyone with Parkinson’s disease-like symptoms will receive a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.   Essential tremor, a mild tremor originating in the...

CBD Fights Inflammation Nov 5th, 2020

CBD Is a Potent Anti-inflammatory   Acute inflammation occurs when the immune system sends chemical messengers called cytokines, fluids, and white blood cells to an injured site in the body to heal it.  Unfortunately, the inflammatory reaction is usually somewhat over the top, meaning that the inflammatory response that brings...

Marijuana and Neuropathic Pain Nov 5th, 2020

Medical Cannabis and Neuropathic Pain   Neuropathic pain is the result of damage to the nerve fibers in the brain and spinal column..  Three common conditions associated with acute and chronic neuropathic pain are: diabetic neuropathy found in the hands and feet, post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles), and cancer..  Sciatic nerve pain...

Vaping Medical Marijuana? Nov 5th, 2020

Vape Vs Smoke Part 1   In Texas, smoking marijuana is illegal.  Still people wonder what the difference is between vaping and smoking cannabis.  In the next few blog entries, I will discuss how cannabis is produced for smoking and what the differences in preparation and delivery mean for the...

smoking pot Nov 5th, 2020

Smoking vs Vaping Part II   Dispensaries sell dried flower ready to smoke using multiple devices, which are also available for purchase at most dispensaries.  It is sold by the gram, quarter, or full ounce..  Most dispensaries have a cap on the amount of cannabis that may be purchased at...

Medical Marijuana and Pain 1 Nov 4th, 2020

Pain Due to Injury, Neuropathic Pain, and Inflammation   Cannabis is known to work very well for patients with muscle spasms, chronic pain, nausea/anorexia, and other painful symptoms.  Often it works better than more traditional (and harmful) medications like opiates for pain relief.   At Compassionate Telemedicine, our goal is...

Does a Texas Marijuana Card Work in Oklahoma? Oct 24th, 2020

Does my Texas Medical Marijuana Prescription Work in Oklahoma?   At Compassionate Telemedicine, our Board-Certified doctors consult with patients to determine if they qualify for low dose THC medication in the state of Texas.   These prescriptions are not actually medical marijuana cards, and therefore cannot be used in any...

Marijuana Cancer Pain Oct 23rd, 2020

At Compassionate Telemedicine, we are here to help cancer patients stop suffering.  Many kinds of pain that come with cancer and the treatments used to stop it respond well to cannabis.  Cannabinoids and opiates can work on different physiological systems in the body to attack the source of the pain...

Legal Pot for Cancer Pain Oct 22nd, 2020

Medical Marijuana and Chronic Pain: a Review of Basic Science and Clinical Evidence Bjorn Jensen1 & Jeffrey Chen1 & Tim Furnish1 & Mark Wallace1 Published online: 1 September 2015 # Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015 Abstract Cannabinoid compounds include phytocannabinoids, endocannabinoids, and synthetics. The two primary phytocannabinoids are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol...

Cannabis Can Help MS Oct 14th, 2020

Recent findings from a National MS Society study estimate nearly 1 million people in the United States are living with MS. This is more than double the last reported number, and the first national research on MS prevalence since 1975. The society also estimates that 2.3 million people live with MS globally. As a...

Research Article: Medical Cannabis and Multiple Sclerosis Oct 8th, 2020

Cannabis and Multiple Sclerosis:  The Way Forward   The cannabis plant contains up to 110 cannabinoids, though Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) have been the primary focus of medical investigation. THC has psychoactive effects, such as cognitive impairments, psychosis, dysphoria, and anxiety, whereas CBD is non-intoxicating and has anti-inflammatory, analgesic,...

What Is a High Quality Over The Counter CBD Product? Sep 28th, 2020

Recommended Over The Counter CBD Product At Compassionate Telemedicine, not all patients qualify for low dose THC prescriptions in Texas.  For those patients, we recommend this company for over the counter CBD products.   High-quality CBD deserves a high-quality capsule, which is why we’re excited to announce the latest addition to...

Does Cannabis Provide Neuroprotection Against Epilepsy Sep 28th, 2020

Do Cannabinoids Confer Neuroprotection Against Epilepsy?   In Texas, Epilepsy is a qualifying condition for treatment with low dose THC under the Compassionate Use Act.  It is estimated that standard medications fail to reduce seizure intensity or frequency in as many as thirty percent of patients. At Compassionate Telemedicine in...

What Is The Endocannabinoid System? Sep 28th, 2020

Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System   As you read this review of the scientific literature regarding the therapeutic effects of cannabis and cannabinoids, one thing will become quickly evident: cannabis has a profound influence on the human body. This one herb and its variety of therapeutic compounds seem to affect...

Treatment for MS Sep 24th, 2020

Can Medical Marijuana Help Your MS?   In Texas, multiple sclerosis is a qualifying condition for treatment with low dose THC.  At Compassionate Telemedicine, our doctors are available for consultation to see if cannabis is an option to improve your quality of life by alleviating muscle spasticity and pain. If...

Medical Marijuana for Autism: Latest Evidence Sep 23rd, 2020

Medical Marijuana for Autism: The Latest Evidence One in 40 US children has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the latest research shows—up from the Center for Disease Control’s estimate of one in 59 published just a few months ago. There’s mounting evidence that medical cannabis could be helpful to ASD patients and their families....

Spasticity Qualifies for Medical Marijuana Treatment in Texas Sep 23rd, 2020

  Spasticity is a qualifying condition for medical marijuana treatment in Texas, which leads to the question   What exactly IS spasticity?   Spasticity itself is not a unique medical diagnosis in the way that hypertension or diabetes are considered medical diagnoses.  It is more accurate to view spasticity as...

Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Texas? Sep 22nd, 2020

What Is Medical Marijuana in Texas?   Medical marijuana IS legal in the state of Texas.  Medical cannabis was first legalized by the Texas legislature in 2015, under the Compassionate Use Act, which allowed for the prescription of low dose THC to treat “intractable epilepsy”. This law expanded over the...

Does Medical Marijuana Help Seizures? Sep 18th, 2020

Does Medical Marijuana Help Seizures?   In the state of Texas, medical marijuana was first approved for the treatment of epilepsy in 2015.  Since that time, the use of legal medical cannabis has expanded to treat all forms of seizure disorder - not only “intractable epilepsy.” At Compassionate Telemedicine, we...

How Do I Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Texas? Aug 25th, 2020

How do I get a medical marijuana card in Texas?   Updated:  10/10/2020 The answer is that the is no medical marijuana card in Texas.  Many other states regulate medical marijuana through the use of an identification card issued by the state after a visit with an authorized physician.  Depending...