EDUCATION

Learn more about the benefits of cannabis directly from Dr. Chanda and leading cannabis experts.

Education Series Live Streams & Webinars

How Does Cannabis Work?

Have you ever heard of the endocannabinoid system? And how does cannabis help you achieve “balance”? We’ll be discussing all this and more.

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COVID-19 and Cannabis

A virtual webinar discussing how cannabis can impact patients with COVID-19.

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Cannabis Legalization

Learn what legalization looks like in these states during our virtual Cannabis Legalization class with Dr. Chanda Macias and Saphira Galoob of The Liaison Group.

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Veterans and Cannabis

Are you aware of the suicide rates that affect our veteran population? It's so important that we have this discussion around how cannabis can serve as a medicine to help our veteran population.

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Autism and Cannabis

Are you looking for more insight on how cannabis can help with autism? This virtual class will not only go into detail about the facts but you will also receive real-life insight from a mother who has experienced the effect cannabis has had on her child. Plus you will get the inside scoop on our new Hope product!

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Cannabis and Sex

Let's talk about sex! Let's learn about the different issues that can impact sex and how the use of cannabis can help overcome these issues. In this virtual discussion, we discuss cannabis' impacts on sex.

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TERPENES: ESSENTIAL OILS

What are terpenes and what do they have to do with essential oils?

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THE STIGMA AROUND CANNABIS

There is often a stigma around cannabis as medicine, but with the benefits being seen in patients, over 34 states have legalized cannabis for medical use!

Why am I afraid to use marijuana?

If you’re afraid of marijuana, it’s probably due to the huge amount of misinformation spread about it. During our class, we’ll clear up all of the false claims and maybe even change your perception of marijuana use!

How to Properly Use Edibles, Vaporizers, Topicals & More

Edibles, vaporizers, topicals, oh my! There are so many different forms of cannabis that it can sometimes feel overwhelming to decide which option is best suited for you.

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Parenthood: Have you had the Cannabis Talk?

Have you had the cannabis talk? Parenthood is challenging and throwing cannabis into the mix can sometimes create another set of challenges. No worries, we’ll be talking about how to navigate parenting and cannabis.

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Cannabis & Religion

There is a lot of judgment surrounding the use of cannabis. When you mix together the use of cannabis and religion, the judgment increases. But why? Let’s discuss why the use of cannabis is taught to be a sin and how cannabis is perceived in different cultures.

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Laws & Legislation

Federally Legalized States

Although over 34 states have legalized marijuana programs, federal legalization gets tricky. With the decriminalization of marijuana, we have to consider how it's going to be taxed, banking, social justice, and so much more.

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Patient Access

We believe it is so important for patients to have access to medication that is safe, tested, and helps improve their ailments.

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A Common Misconception

A common misconception about cannabis is that it's a "gateway drug". In reality, cannabis can be used as an exit to help patients get away from the pharmaceutical drugs, like opioids, that they have been exposed to.

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Which states have medical programs?

As of February 2022, there are currently 37 states and 4 territories that allow the use of medical cannabis but that may soon change!

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Reciprocity

A big thank you to our legislators for allowing reciprocity in Louisiana! We are thrilled to be able to serve patients from all states visiting LA!

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Expansion LA

The medical cannabis program in Louisiana is expanding! By the end of 2023, we will be moving from 9 dispensaries in the state to 30.
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Ancillary Businesses

An ancillary business is a business that does not touch the cannabis plant but provides services to sell the medication. This could be anything from packaging and labeling the product to safe banking.

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How much cannabis can I buy?

Wondering how much cannabis you can purchase at a time? It varies from state to state, but here in DC patients can purchase up to 8 oz every 30 days.

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Can I grow cannabis at home?

Ever wondered if you can grow your own cannabis at home?
Only a limited amount of states allow home growing and the number of plants that can be grown is restricted. Currently, in Louisiana home growing is not legal.
To find out which states allow home growing visit the respective state's Department of Health website.

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Science or Basics

What is the endocannabinoid system?

What is the endocannabinoid system? It is actually the system that regulates all the other systems in our body, like the circulatory system, digestive system, etc.

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What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plant! There are over 140 of them discovered but the 2 most common are CBD and THC.

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Where is cannabis produced?

Have you ever wondered where medical cannabis is produced? In order to ensure the safety of patients, state programs get their medical cannabis from regulated and approved facilities that lab test and verify all products from start to finish.

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Topicals!

Another form of cannabis that we have here at NHHC is topicals! This form is used on the skin and can be used to treat ailments like eczema, psoriasis, sore muscles, or even joint pain.

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Medical Edibles

Medical edibles are another form of cannabis that has a longer effect. This is good for ailments like pain management. Some forms of medibles are gummies, chocolates, and lozenges!

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Vaporizers!

Let's talk vaporizers! This form of cannabis is a little bit different because it works fast. Once inhaled, you will notice an immediate effect within 30 seconds to 2 minutes. This form is good for patients who experience seizures, muscle cramps, or spasms.

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Product Type

Tinctures!

Tinctures can be ingested under the tongue or in a beverage and start working within 60-90 minutes and can have a lasting effect of 6-8 hours.

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Concentrates!

Let's talk about another form of cannabis - concentrates! This form of cannabis is processed in a way that allows patients to receive a higher dosage. There are many different types of concentrates depending on the way they are processed. Some include wax and shatter, rosin, and hash oil.

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Keef Hash!

Let's discuss another cannabis form, kief! Kief is made up of the trichomes that fall off of the full marijuana plant. Then when you take those trichomes and press them together into blocks, you form hash.

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Topicals!

Another form of cannabis that we have here at NHHC is topicals! This form is used on the skin and can be used to treat ailments like eczema, psoriasis, sore muscles, or even joint pain.

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Medical Edibles

Medical edibles are another form of cannabis that has a longer effect. This is good for ailments like pain management. Some forms of medibles are gummies, chocolates, and lozenges!

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Vaporizers!

Let's talk vaporizers! This form of cannabis is a little bit different because it works fast. Once inhaled, you will notice an immediate effect within 30 seconds to 2 minutes. This form is good for patients who experience seizures, muscle cramps, or spasms.

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How to properly use edibles, vaporizers, topicals, & more!

Edibles, vaporizers, topicals, oh my! There are so many different forms of cannabis that it can sometimes feel overwhelming to decide which option is best suited for you.

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Terpenes - Essential Oils

It's important to know exactly how the medication you are using works and how it will affect your body. So let's break down how terpenes work!

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Know Your Strain

All Strains Are Different

All cannabis strains work a little bit differently. Just like traditional medicine, one strain is not a cure for every ailment.

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Cannabis & You

Having the "cannabis talk" with your kids!

It's important that your child is educated on how to properly use cannabis, especially if you suspect they are already medicating.

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Why am I afraid to use cannabis?

There is often a stigma around cannabis as medicine, but with the benefits being seen in patients over 34 states have legalized cannabis for medical use.

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Access to Medical Cannabis

Every state is different so the first step you need to take is to check the cannabis laws in your specific state. Most of the time, to get enrolled in the medical cannabis program you will need to meet with a physician who can diagnose you for the qualifying conditions.
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Cannabis & Religion

There is a lot of judgment surrounding the use of cannabis. When you mix together the use of cannabis and religion, the judgment increases. But why? Let’s discuss why the use of cannabis is taught to be a sin and how cannabis is perceived in different cultures.
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Parenthood: Have you had the cannabis talk?

Dr. Chanda with fellow moms, Parisa Rad and Tanya Osborne, discuss the obstacles you may face and how to overcome them when it comes to parenthood and cannabis.

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Will dispensaries tell my job that I have a medical card?

No need to worry! In accordance with the patient's privacy laws, dispensaries will never release any medical information to your employer.
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Can I use cannabis when pregnant?

Research on the harms of cannabis to pregnant women and their fetus is limited which is why use is not recommended for those pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or breastfeeding before consulting their medical provider.
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How I got into the Cannabis Business

One of my most asked questions is how I got started in the cannabis industry and I am always happy to share my story!
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RFP - How to get into the cannabis industry!

So many people ask me how they can get into the cannabis business. When an RFP, call for proposal, opens in your state you have the opportunity to apply for a license in the plant-touching business.
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How to Apply for a Medical Cannabis License

Are you getting ready to apply for your medical cannabis license? There are three things you will need to successfully apply - a correctly written application, the finances to back up the business, and properly zoned real estate.

It can be a difficult and stressful process to get started but a rewarding industry to be a part of.
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Cannabis 101 - The Basics

Proper Dosage

Receiving the proper dosage is so important with any medication you take. Medical cannabis can get tricky with availability varying from state to state plus there is not a uniform formulation that works for everyone.

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Types of Plant Strains

There are thousands of cannabis plant strains! The plant has been cross-pollinated with other cannabis plants to create different strains to treat different ailments.

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Cannabis and Medical Conditions

What are the qualifying conditions?

Qualifying conditions vary from state to state so it's important to have reliable, up-to-date resources as well as a physician to help you figure out if you qualify for the medical cannabis program.

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Can cannabis help with multiple sclerosis?

Let's talk cannabis and multiple sclerosis. MS can be unpredictable and affect everyone in different ways but fortunately, scientific evidence shows that cannabis can help with the associated symptoms.

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Anxiety & Cannabis

Anxiety can be debilitating if left untreated. Fortunately, we have found that with the correct product and the right dosage, cannabis can be helpful in decreasing the symptoms associated with anxiety.

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Can cannabis help with Alzheimer's?

Studies show that not only can cannabis be useful in the treatment of Alzheimer's but in prevention as well! This is because CBD components could suppress the main causal factors of the disease.
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Can cannabis help with autism?

Studies have shown that cannabis products help reduce the number and intensity of different symptoms that often come with autism spectrum disorder. It has also been found that using cannabis helps those with autism improve their cognition, sensory activity, attention, social interaction, and language!
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Inflammation

Do you suffer from inflammation? Cannabinoids are up to 20 times more effective than aspirin and twice as strong as hydrocortisone in reducing inflammation!
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Weight Loss & Cannabis

THC is commonly associated with the munchies but a lesser-known compound called THCV actually helps suppress appetite. This compound can also help affect blood sugar regulation and up-regulates energy metabolism making cannabis clinically effective for weight loss.
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Can cannabis help with PTSD?

Did you know that cannabis can help decrease the severity PTSD related symptoms? Cannabis patients who suffer from PTSD are also 2.5 times more likely to no longer meet the diagnostic criteria for this disorder.
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