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3812 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL, 60613
United States

(773) 698-8182

MedMar, Inc. has two Illinois locations:

Rockford, IL:
2696 N. McFarland Road
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 314-1900
 

Chicago, IL (Lakeview):

3112 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 698-8182
 

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Medicinal Cannabis can Benefit Treatment for Wounded Veterans

Nate Hartmann

For military veterans who have been wounded in service and who are suffering and struggling with medical conditions like PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), chronic pain, insomnia, and a host of other physical and psychological injuries, there are benefits to having access to medicinal cannabis to treat symptoms and improve their quality of life.

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Types of Infused Cannabis Edibles or, “It’s Not Just for Brownies Anymore!”

Nate Hartmann

As a viable means to alleviating chronic pain, sleeplessness, depression, loss of appetite, and a growing list of health conditions that affect daily life, cannabis edibles are increasing in popularity as a means to administer the substance to gain relief.The popularity of infused cannabis edibles as a tastier alternative has been due in part to the fact that consuming them takes less effort and they extend relaxation with greater effectiveness.

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Cannabis Substitutions for Common Prescription Medicines

Nate Hartmann

The benefits of substituting or partnering medicinal cannabis with traditionally prescribed medicines outweigh the outdated stigma attached to marijuana. This should offer hope to patients concerned with the safety and addiction potential of conventional pharmaceuticals like opioids, narcotics, benzodiazepines, anxiolytics, and antidepressants.

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Talking with Your Doctor about Medicinal Cannabis Treatment

Nate Hartmann

If you’re living with chronic pain associated with a medical condition, finding safe, effective treatment to help control your pain is a challenge. Start with your primary care physician in discussing your needs and desire for alternative treatment with medicinal cannabis if traditional medications aren’t helping you to feel better and live life without crippling pain and discomfort.

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Renewing Your Illinois Medical Cannabis Card

Nate Hartmann

In Illinois, patients with a diagnosis of a debilitating medical condition can register with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) for a state-issued Illinois Medical Marijuana Card if you have a marijuana recommendation from a certified physician. The card is valid for one, two, or three years from the issue date, and if you’re a registered qualifying patient, you can extend it for one or two years.

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The Biology Behind Cannabis vs. Opioids Pain Relief

Nate Hartmann

Opioids have become the poster child of drug addiction lately as reports of abuse and overdoses permeate the media. Cannabis is also known for its pain relief capability and analgesic qualities. The effectiveness of medicinal cannabis as a pain reliever lies in the THC. There is promise that the combination of THC and CBD could hold the key to combating pain and opioid drug dependency.

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Hepatitis C Cannabis Treatment

Nate Hartmann

Medical cannabis can supplement your prescribed drug treatment for Hepatitis C. With the assistance and expertise of a medical cannabis doctor, a beneficial plan can be put together that helps your specific treatment needs.

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Medical Marijuana For HIV and AIDS: How Cannabis can Help Individuals with HIV and AIDS

Nate Hartmann

In the past few decades, medicinal marijuana has become more accepted as a legitimate treatment option, and a common prescription for patients seeking relief. Nearly 1 in 3 HIV/AIDS patients look to cannabis to relieve some of the more debilitating symptoms of the disease. So consider the benefits that it might provide for you, as the social stigmas and regulatory barriers increasingly move towards more acceptance and endorsement.

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Medical Marijuana For Glaucoma: How Can Cannabis Help?

Nate Hartmann

Medical marijuana has been encouraged as a treatment option for many different types of diseases, and its use for the treatment of glaucoma goes back as far and the 1970’s.  Glaucoma is a debilitating disease of the eyes that can affect vision and lead to blindness. It can damage the optic nerve behind the because of high eye pressure— what’s known as “intraocular pressure”, or ocular hypertension by doctors.

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The Cost of Medical Marijuana

Nate Hartmann

There are many factors that weigh in on the cost of using medicinal cannabis to treat the pain and debilitating symptoms associated with a qualifying medical condition. The cost not only involves the singular purchase of medical marijuana for treatments, but also the method of treatment needed to relieve symptoms, the mode of consumption and equipment needed to administer treatment, and the documentation required to purchase medical marijuana from dispensaries

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Medical Marijuana For Crohn’s Disease

Nate Hartmann

Patients who’ve endured the painful conditions associated with Crohn’s disease are often torn between whether to try an alternative method of treatment, follow traditional treatment methods—including taking strong immune system suppressant medications for relief. Now, with just a few bites of a hash brownie, a patient experiencing debilitating symptoms like these can find relief to get through the day.

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How is Medical Marijuana Taken?: Administering Medicinal Cannabis to Treat Debilitating Conditions

Nate Hartmann

After you’ve received your approval from a doctor and your medical cannabis registry identification card, you can visit a local medicinal marijuana dispensary or collective. Your doctor should suggest the best methods to administer your medicinal marijuana treatments, also known as “medicating”, before you visit a dispensary, as there are numerous ways to receive treatment and benefit from medical cannabis. Keep in mind that each way has its pros and cons, as you’ll see.

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Cannabis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Nate Hartmann

Patients who suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis have a number of treatments available to them to get some relief from chronic pain and inflammation. As an autoimmune disease, RA affects all of the body’s connective tissues, but, unlike disorders affecting the joints, inflammation occurs all over the body.

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CANNABIS AND FIBROMYALGIA 

Nate Hartmann

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that afflicts patients with chronic pain. The pain can become so debilitating that trying to complete even mundane, everyday tasks like laundry or cooking can be exhausting efforts that are impossible to achieve.

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