Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

With more states legalizing cannabis for medicinal and recreational use, it’s important to learn and share the potential health and wellness benefits. 

Providing education is a key part of the ICBWA’s mission. This Information is provided for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice under any circumstance. Always consult your primary care physician or other qualified healthcare provider prior to using cannabis or a marijuana product for treatment of a medical condition.

Benefits of Cannabis

Benefits of Cannabis

Wellness News

Wellness News

How to bring cannabis into your yoga practice

February 6, 2020
By Danielle Simone Brand

I’ve been teaching yoga since 2005 and, while I haven’t brought cannabis into my public classes (in part because I’d get kicked out of the studio where I teach), I’ve found weed to be an integral part of my own personal practice. I don’t have to get high to feel yoga’s many benefits — like stress relief, pain relief, and body-mind-heart-spirit centeredness, among others — but I feel a palpable enhancement and heightening of those benefits when I do.
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Medical marijuana

January 18, 2018
By Harvard Health Publishing

There are few subjects that can stir up stronger emotions among doctors, scientists, researchers, policy makers, and the public than medical marijuana. Is it safe? Should it be legal? Decriminalized? Has its effectiveness been proven? What conditions is it useful for? Is it addictive? How do we keep it out of the hands of teenagers? Is it really the “wonder drug” that people claim it is? Is medical marijuana just a ploy to legalize marijuana in general?
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Veterans Back Leading Bill to Respect States’ Rights and Voters Where Cannabis is Legal

April 4, 2019
By Veterans Cannabis Project

Veterans Cannabis Project hopes to build on the momentum of STATES Act to give veterans a safer alternative to the potentially lethal opioids and benzodiazepines often used to treat the PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and chronic pain our veterans suffer disproportionately, and we urge Congress to include provisions that will address veteran-specific access issues in the final legislative package. 
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Cannabis Use and ADHD

May 26, 2016
By US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a risk factor for problematic cannabis use. However, clinical and anecdotal evidence suggest an increasingly popular perception that cannabis is therapeutic for ADHD, including via online resources. Given that the Internet is increasingly utilized as a source of healthcare information and may influence perceptions, we conducted a qualitative analysis of online forum discussions, also referred to as threads, on the effects of cannabis on ADHD to systematically characterize the content patients and caregivers may encounter about ADHD and cannabis.
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