how to unclog vaporizers

A few of our patients have had problems with their vapes clogging. Here are a couple approaches from YouTube on how to clear these. YMMV etc, but worth a try.



So these tricks will hopefully get you vaping again.


Med Marijuana for PTSD is now in New York !

Gov. Cuomo just  signed the bill that allows people with PTSD to get medical marijuana in NY State !

This is huge.  Now folks suffering PTSD from military service, law enforcement, fire fighting, or life traumas can benefit from medical marijuana. We know that THC and CBD can be effective to help sleep, decrease anxiety and decrease pain in folks suffering PTSD. Now these really useful medicines are available to NY residents. Strong work, the NYS Gov and Legislature!

Why not give us a call and see how we can help you live your life better?


Schizophrenia and Multiple Sclerosis link?

Here is some info in the cool but unproven but wow if it turns out to be true category.  The Guardian reports   a trial underway in Great Britain treating schizophrenia with an antibody currently being used to treat Multiple Sclerosis.  The idea is that microglial cells in the brain can get out of control and cause or contribute to what we call schizophrenia.

This is a Really Big Deal because current treatment still targets the dopamine system and has at best middling results in this debilitating disease. So let us all Watch This Space.

Endometriosis and medical marijuana

Endometriosis can be really debilitating.  The presence of otherwise normal uterine tissue growing in places it shouldn’t can cause abdominal pain, nausea, and general feelings of blah-ness.

It turns out that the nerves that bring pain back from these islands of endometrial cells have  CB1 and CB2 receptors all over them, and that the pain signals can get shut down by medical marijuana ,  which hits these receptors.

So THC and CBD, medical marijuana, may be useful to decrease the symptoms of endometriosis.  Mary Larussa, FNP, is a womens’ health expert as well as a medical marijuana guru.  Why not get her involved to see if this safe medicine can help you ?



Dysmenorrhea and medical marijuana

There is a huge interest in medical marijuana for treatment of dysmenorrhea.  This is a really common and really debilitating condition that robs young women of many days every year.

What sense does it make to treat dysmenorrhea with medical marijuana? Well, a  lot of the problems with dysmenorrhea pain, nausea, and general malaise seem to be mediated by prostaglandins.  This much is pretty well worked out.

Folks have been using medical marijuana to treat dysmenorrhea for a long time (Whoopie Goldberg has a whole line of products for this !). So is there science that can explain these empirical benefits? There sure is.

THC has been shown to  decrease prostalandins in experimental models.  CBD has a well known anti-inflammatory effect on the CB2 system.

One major benefit of using medical marijuana for dysmenorrhea is that the treatment may be episodic: you start the medical marijuana a few days before your period and stop it a couple days after.

Mary LaRussa, FNP,  is a womens’ health guru who has real expertise in both womens’ health and medical marijuana. She can tune medical marijuana to your own individual needs. Why not give her a call?

Lyme Disease and Medical Marijuana

A lot of people in NY state have Lyme Disease and a lot of these people are suffering.  Lyme disease may be under-diagnosed and under-treated in areas like ours where it is endemic.

One big component of the daily problems that folks with Lyme have is chronic pain and trouble functioning day to day.  A big component of this can be the auto-immune response that the Lyme spirochete can kick off.  Your body attacks itself, thinking that your normal tissues are the enemy.

We know that THC and CBD interact with the CB2 receptors in our immune system to tamp down this auto-immune response.  Our own experience in Multiple Sclerosis and Crohns disease, both auto-immune diseases, has led us to reach out to the community of people suffering from Lyme disease.

Lyme disease needs a multi-pronged attack: antibiotics, supplements, and lifestyle changes all can contribute to living better.  Lowering our body’s auto-immune response with medical marijuana may be an important part of this overall plan.


DIY med marijuana CBD gel topical

Yes we are geeks, and yes you can do this yourself.
Here’s a page from Leafly on how to do this from scratch.

One quick n dirty recipe for making CBD topical  from the Green Mountain CBD edible salve ( 600 mg / 30 ml, $30 so far):

  • one jar of Green Mountain CBD edible salve
  • one cup (250ml) aloe vera gel

Mix and if necessary heat GENTLY to get it to mix.

This makes a 2 mg CBD / ml gel to try as a topical. Just information.


Results: medical marijuana and pain

Here are results from 280 MedMarijuana Consultants patients who are being treated for pain.  We asked them to report their results on a 1-5 star scale (like Amazon or Yelp).  Here is what they said:

  • 70% had good or better pain relief with MedMarijuana Consultants
  • 40% had excellent pain relief with MedMarijuana Consultants

This is no accident.  Our process of followup and tuning medical marijuana  provides superior results.  We can get people  more relief faster.  Our decision algorithm is constantly updated in real time to learn from our patients’ experience and roll this out for our next recommendation.   Oh, and we can save you serious money when you buy your medical marijuana, that’s part of our real-time learning algorithm too.  So:

  • more relief
  • faster relief
  • less expensive.

Think about it.