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.
COVID-19 and Cannabis Information Session
This webinar is an informational virtual class on COVID-19 and Cannabis! Dr. Chanda explores how cannabis can be used in the treatment and recovery process of COVID-19.
Cannabis Legalization Information Session
Here Dr. Chanda discusses the various states that have already legalized cannabis and the possibility of other states following this lead.
Autism & Cannabis Information Session
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!
Veterans and Cannabis Information Session
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.
Cannabis and Sex
Let's talk sex! Learn the health issues that can impact sex and how cannabis can help.
Terpenes: Essential Oils
What are terpenes and what do they have to do with essential oils?
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.
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
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.
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.
We believe it is so important for patients to have access to medication that is safe, tested, and helps improve their ailments.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Which states have recreational programs?
In the US, we currently have 18 states plus the District of Columbia, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam that have legalized recreational or adult use cannabis programs. In addition to this, another 13 states and the US Virgin Islands have decriminalized its use.
These laws are constantly changing so it is important to stay up to date with the legal use in your state.
Can cannabis help with cancer?
There is a large body of evidence that shows cannabis can help ease the symptoms related to cancer and its treatments.
If you are suffering from nausea, vomiting, pain, neuropathy, loss of appetite, or weight loss we encourage you to talk with your oncologist to see if cannabis is an option for you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Access to Medical Cannabis
Are you wondering how you can get 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.
Employment and Cannabis Use
It is just not possible to operate a cannabis business without a full team. There are so many roles to fill that you may not even think about.
To be successful you will need a group of like-minded individuals who share the same goal- operating a cannabis business.
Healing = Health
The ultimate goal of cannabis is to assist in healing both mental and physical conditions, resulting in good health.
Cannabis 101 - The Basics
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.
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.
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.
How do I store cannabis flower?
To prevent the degradation of the plant's trichomes, it is best to store cannabis flower in a light-restricted storage container with a temperature between 68-75 degrees, and 62% humidity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you suffer from inflammation? Cannabinoids are up to 20 times more effective than aspirin and twice as strong as hydrocortisone in reducing inflammation!
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!
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.
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.
Many people who live with epilepsy and suffer from uncontrollable seizures have reported they have experienced reduced seizure activity when using cannabis.
Although research is still being done, cannabis is likely to be the best alternative for those who have drug-resistant epilepsy and seizures.
Can cannabis help with sleep?
Cannabis is known to induce a state of relaxation so it absolutely can help with sleep!
Indica strains specifically are great to use when you need some help inducing sleep. In terms of cannabinoids, CBN can not only help you fall asleep but can also reduce restlessness during sleep as well.