How Cannabis Helps Menopause

What is Menopause? Menopause begins 12 months after a woman’s last menstrual cycle and signals the end of fertility, or the ability to reproduce. Symptoms of menopause include irregular periods, mood swings, hot flashes during the day, night sweats that keep you from staying asleep, trouble concentrating, vaginal dryness and discomfort during sex, decreased sex drive, […]

IMPACT Alliance

IMPACT Network is proud to announce the formation of the IMPACT Alliance, an affiliated 501c4 organization dedication solely to medical cannabis community advocacy.  IMPACT stands for Improving Marijuana Policy and Accelerating Cannabinoid Therapeutics. The IMPACT Alliance Board of Directors currently includes Bridget Dandaraw-Seritt (Cannabis Patients Rights Coalition), Michele Ross, PhD (IMPACT Network Founder), Cindy Sovine-Miller, Stacey Linn (Cannability […]

90% Of Cannabis Patients Find Pain Relief With Any Marijuana Strain

More than 90 percent of Illinois medical cannabis patients say they found pain relief with any strain of cannabis, based on results of a survey done by Revolution Cannabis Analytics. Results from the first-of-its-kind study also show there is a statistically significant positive correlation between levels of cannabidiol, a compound in cannabis, and improvement in […]

An Open Letter to Kaiser Permanente Medical School

Dear Bernard Tyson, It’s very exciting that Kaiser Permanente has embarked on the challenge of opening a new medical school in Southern California and will be training future doctors in its model of coordinated care. I hope that Kaiser’s commitment to “rapidly adopting new technology and adhering to the latest medical evidence in patient care” includes teaching […]

How Cannabis Helps Endometriosis

What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis occurs when the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus, called the endometrium, grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis impacts 10% of all women, a total of 176 million women worldwide. Symptoms can range from no pain at all, just infertility, pain and heavy bleeding only during menstrual periods and disabling pain […]

How Cannabis Helps Schizophrenia

What is Schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a severe, lifelong mental disorder that disrupts the connection to reality. Schizophrenia is found in 1% of the general population and in 10% of people who have a first-degree relative with it. Symptoms of schizophrenia can include a mix of positive symptoms, negative symptoms, and cognitive symptoms. Positive symptoms include hallucinations, […]

Lupus

What is Lupus? Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which your body can’t tell the difference between viruses, germs and bacteria and your body’s own healthy tissue. This leads to your immune system creating antibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue, leading to inflammation, pain and damage to body parts. Lupus is characterized by […]

Endocannabinoid Deficiency

Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CECD) was coined by Dr. Ethan Russo in 2004 to characterize symptoms found when there is not enough endocannabinoid system signaling. Most of the disease states related to CECD are marked by chronic pain, dysfunctional immune systems, fatigue, and mood imbalances. This is not surprising as the endocannabinoid system (ECS) regulates most […]