Michael* is a 15-year-old high-school student who first came into my office with his parents. At four …
We hear a lot about the importance of health and how to best live a healthy life. On daytime talk shows, in opinion pieces and ads — everyone wants us to strive for bodies, minds, and souls that stay in great shape for as long as possible. To achieve this, we’re often told to avoid one thing but immerse ourselves in another, until the next wellness trend ousts what we believed to be “healthy.” When you’re trying to figure out how to manage your health, all the (mis)information can be overwhelming.
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According to the National Institutes of Health, humans have looked to cannabis for thousands of years to treat a variety of health conditions. Today, researchers are still discovering the myriad ways we can benefit from every part of the cannabis plant, from preventing seizures with CBD oil to easing nerve pain with THC.
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