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A Smart Grower is a Safe Grower: Know Your Laws & Be Stealth

January 24, 2023

“Even with the relaxed cannabis climate that we currently live in, there are still people getting into legal trouble for cannabis,” says Brian Marks of Aroma Grow Store. Brian has been operating his Illinois grow store since 2019, where they specialize in helping people learn about cultivating medical cannabis, hemp, herbs, microgreens, and other forms of … Continued


Can Medical Cannabis Help Reduce Opioid Dependence?

January 20, 2023

In the late-1990s, new prescription drugs were making it into the homes of millions of Americans to help them deal with pain and other ailments. What was said to be “non-addictive” by drug companies soon caused an epidemic, where prescription opioids have severely negatively impacted people’s lives, too often in fatal ways. Opioid Use Disorder … Continued


Terpene Profile: Limonene

January 13, 2023

As we’ve discussed many times in our patient education articles, medical cannabis is a lot more than THC, CBD and cannabinoids. Terpenes are a big component as to why medical cannabis is effective for millions of people. What are Terpenes? Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in the essential oils of all plants in the natural … Continued


The Ultimate Cannabis-Infused Brownie

January 9, 2023

The cannabis brownie has for long been what people associate with “edibles”. What can we say about brownies? Not only are they delicious, chocolately, and incredibly satisfying, but they’re also an excellent way to deliver your cannabis medicine because of their density and fat-carrying ingredients. While edibles have come a LONG way since the basic … Continued


Does Cannabis Affect Your Sex Life?

January 6, 2023

Can medical cannabis make sex more enjoyable or make you have more of it? Human sexuality is as diverse and complex as the cannabis plant itself: there’s something for everyone, yet not everyone likes the same things. Sexuality is a part of life that should be celebrated as something that is cultivated within oneself and … Continued


What Do We Hope to See for Medical Cannabis in 2023?

December 30, 2022

2022 has been a great year of growth for Compassionate Clinics of America as we celebrated our fifth anniversary and expanded to serve medical cannabis patients in 23 states. The legalization of recreational cannabis is quickly catching on across multiple states, currently with 21 states and Washington, D.C. legalizing the plant for adult use alongside … Continued


Cannabis in the Raw: What is THCA and Why Are More Patients Consuming It?

December 22, 2022

As more cannabis products become available to those who have their medical cannabis certification, patients are able to explore different cannabinoids, terpenes, and methods of consuming cannabis that makes each cannabis experience unique. Medical cannabis patients may have seen a familiar-yet-different type of cannabinoid cropping up in their local dispensaries: THCA or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid. What … Continued


Why Some Patients Choose to Microdose their Cannabis Medicine

December 15, 2022

You may have heard the phrase “less is more”, and this can certainly apply to cannabis consumption. As medical marijuana has advanced, the popularity of a practice called “microdosing” has increased. What is microdosing? How is it done? Most importantly, how does the practice of microdosing benefit the medical cannabis patient? In this article, we’ll … Continued


Compassionate Clinics of America Continues Expansion Across Legal Cannabis States

December 15, 2022

CHICAGO, Dec. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Compassionate Clinics of America (“the Clinic”) is pleased to announce its expansion into six new states to continue to serve patients with the gold standard in cannabis medicine. The expansion, effective December 13, 2022, offers telemedicine services to New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, and Maine, through which patients can access a medical cannabis certification for qualifying … Continued


Dispensary Partner Spotlight: Sunnyside*

December 9, 2022

At Compassionate Clinics of America, when we provide patients with their medical cannabis certification, we do our best to ensure we can point them in the direction of trusted partners who we know will provide them with support and education as they choose their products. We are happy to feature Sunnyside* as a dispensary partner, … Continued


Hybrid Cannabis Products: What Does "Hybrid" Really Mean?

December 9, 2022

For too long, and even now, cannabis has been broken down into a binary of indica vs. sativa, with hybrid being thrown in to mean a bit of a mix of the two. It’s become generally accepted as a hard truth that “indica” cannabis products are believed to produce sedative, calming effects (why some people … Continued


Medical Marijuana for HIV/AIDS & Honoring the Advocacy of Caregivers

December 1, 2022

In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that 1.2 million people live with HIV in the United States, although infection rates are on a noticeable decline. Approximately 34,800 people received an HIV diagnosis in 2020. Of those infected with HIV, 13% don’t know they have the virus. What is HIV? HIV … Continued


Recipe: Cannabis-Infused Holiday Sugar Cookies

November 30, 2022

Those who celebrate Christmas may hold special memories of baking holiday cookies with their loved ones. Christmas cookies and baking have long been a part of holiday traditions. As the holiday season swells, those who have received their medical cannabis certification through Compassionate Clinics of America may be interested in a different kind of holiday … Continued


Travel Tips for Medical Cannabis Patients

November 23, 2022

The winter months are when many people want to get away in search of warmer climates; however, for those who hold their medical cannabis certification, traveling outside their state may bring a sense of anxiety. How will they ensure they have access to medicine while away, especially when the laws vary across states and countries? … Continued


Is CBN Really a Sedative Cannabinoid?

November 17, 2022

Sleep is one of the most crucial things required for maintaining well-being. Sleep helps us maintain healthy brain function as well as our physical health. Sleep is critical in many bodily processes, including growth and development, proper immune functioning, balancing hormones, solidifying memory, and other vital bodily functions. Within the last few years, as medical … Continued


Medical Cannabis as Harm Reduction: Perspectives, Research & Patient Support

November 10, 2022

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHA), 15.4% of adult Americans, or 39 million people struggle with a substance use disorder. Of this number, 10% struggle with alcohol, with others struggling with prescription drugs, opioids, and stimulants. Overdose rates are at an all-time high, with the pandemic bringing on a 34.4% increase in … Continued


12 Essential Tips for Growing Your Own Medical Cannabis

November 7, 2022

While the medical cannabis patients we certify at Compassionate Clinics of America can access a number of dispensaries across their state, some prefer to grow their own medical cannabis where it is legally permitted. Not only is cultivating your own cannabis medicine extremely satisfying, but as you learn, and try it over and over again … Continued


Recipe: Cannabis Infused Hot Chocolate

November 4, 2022

Everyone knows that there’s nothing more enjoyable than coming inside from a cold winter’s day to a delicious cup of hot chocolate. Known as a long-standing hot beverage favorite around the holiday season, hot chocolate made from scratch always wins out over the powder in a packet. For those who would like to consume their … Continued


Recipe: Cannabis-Infused Sweet Potato Casserole

November 4, 2022

Turn an old favorite into a perfectly infused dish by substituting the recipe’s butter for cannabutter. This infused Sweet Potato Casserole is sure to add a little extra “zing” to your holiday time meals. Be sure when serving any dish infused with cannabis that all guests know, and are aware of the dose per serving. … Continued


Medical Cannabis Provides Hope for Veterans Living with PTSD

November 2, 2022

As of 2021, it was estimated that there are 19 million United States citizens who are veterans of a conflict with U.S. involvement. At present, Gulf War-era veterans, which encompasses those serving between 1990 and present, account for the largest share of all U.S. veterans, followed by veterans of the Vietnam era, the Korean conflict, … Continued


Dispensary Partner Feature: Hatch in Illinois

October 28, 2022

When a patient receives their medical cannabis certification with Compassionate Clinics of America, we always want to ensure we’re pointing them in the right direction toward medical cannabis dispensaries in their state that will extend the supportive patient experience we provide when they purchase their cannabis medicine. Part of our work involves connecting with dispensaries … Continued


Does Cannabis Make You Lazy? New Studies Dispel an Age-Old Myth

October 24, 2022

Many cannabis users will relate to feeling stigmatized at one time or another, mostly because cannabis use is misunderstood due to decades of myths permeating popular culture. One big myth medical cannabis users have to fight against is the idea that those who use cannabis are lazy, unmotivated, and would rather spend time channel surfing … Continued


Doobies and Boobies: Looking into Medical Marijuana and Breast Cancer

October 16, 2022

According to the Center for Disease Control, around 264,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women and about 2,400 in men each year in the United States. Of those diagnoses, 42,000 women and 500 men lose their lives each year. As we know, cancer is a disease in the body in which the cells … Continued


CEO Joseph Mazza Shares Personal Story with Medical Cannabis on Cannabis Man Podcast

October 13, 2022

  “I found such great success with medical cannabis that I wanted to share it with everybody!” – Joseph Mazza, Founder, and CEO of Compassionate Clinics of America Our reasons for helping people in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Missouri, and Oklahoma with medical cannabis certifications are very personal. Our Founder Joseph Mazza experienced the power of medical … Continued


Recipe: Cannabis-Infused Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

October 10, 2022

Who doesn’t love a delicious, warm, and creamy pasta dish on cold autumn nights? Taste the best of the season, while consuming your cannabis medicine with this Cannabis-Infused Pumpkin Pasta Sauce Recipe. Cannabis edibles, and infusing your medical marijuana into the foods you’d regularly eat is a great way to get your cannabis medication once … Continued


Recipe: Cannabis-Infused Apple Pie

October 10, 2022

  The fall season is a perfect time to cozy up inside and make those comfort foods that always give you that warm feeling inside. Here, we’re serving up Grandma’s Apple Pie, with a little extra ingredient: cannabis. Adding marijuana to your favorite dishes is a great way to consume your cannabis medication, and there … Continued


The Relationship Between Medical Cannabis and Mental Health

October 6, 2022

The turn of the seasons signifies a very difficult time for many people. With the air getting colder, the days getting shorter, and a busy season filled with holidays ahead, it’s so common for people to get the “winter blues”, which really means they are struggling with their mental health. Mental illness comes in various … Continued


Consuming Edibles: How Terpenes and Cannabinoids Metabolize in the Gut

September 19, 2022

One definite thing about cannabis edibles is that they affect everyone differently, which is why the patients of Compassionate Clinics of America who get a medical cannabis certification tell users to “start low and go slow”. How do edibles affect the body, and furthermore, how does the body metabolize terpenes and cannabinoids? If terpenes in … Continued


Can You Be Allergic to Cannabis?

September 12, 2022

For so many people, including those we serve in our clinic with medical cannabis certifications, using cannabis to treat the symptoms of certain illnesses provides much-needed relief that they couldn’t find with traditional pharmaceuticals. However, for some people, cannabis medicine isn’t an option because it produces adverse effects that negate the purpose of cannabis treatments. … Continued


Exploring THCV: The Energizing and Appetite Suppressing Cannabinoid

August 31, 2022

When people think of cannabis, they often associate it with the phenomenon known as “the Munchies”, where using cannabis acts as a stimulator for appetite. In the context of medical cannabis, the appetite-stimulating properties of THC is often helpful for stimulating appetite for those undergoing chemotherapy or experiencing cachexia (“wasting syndrome”). However, what if we … Continued


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