Your Huntington’s IG Post Could Change a Life

As May blooms into full swing, it’s a perfect time to shed light on a condition that deserves attention: Huntington’s disease (HD). Let’s dive into what this qualifying condition is all about, explore the treatments available, and discover how each of us can play a part in spreading awareness.

Understanding Huntington’s Disease:

According to the Mayo Clinic, Huntington’s disease is a rare genetic condition gradually breaks down nerve cells in the brain. Think of it as an uninvited guest in your nervous system. Huntington’s disease has a wide range of effects on a person’s functional abilities, typically resulting in mobility, cognitive, and behavioral issuesAccording to the Mayo Clinic, Huntington’s disease is a rare genetic condition gradually breaks down nerve cells in the brain. Think of it as an uninvited guest in your nervous system. Huntington’s disease has a wide range of effects on a person’s functional abilities, typically resulting in mobility, cognitive, and behavioral issues. 1 

Available Treatments:

While there is no cure for Huntington’s disease, there are ways to help manage symptoms and improve quality of life for those affected. Medications may aid with movement difficulties and psychological symptoms, and techniques like physical therapy can work wonders in improving motor skills. Research into potential therapeutic treatments, such as gene therapies and medicines, also offers hope for the future.2
However, one new area of research in HD management is the possible role of medical cannabis. According to research, some chemicals present in cannabis, such as cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), may have therapeutic benefits for people suffering from neurodegenerative illnesses like Huntington’s disease. CBD, in particular, has received attention for its anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects, which may help ease symptoms of HD, such as uncontrollable movements. THC, on the other hand, may alleviate symptoms such as pain and muscular spasms.3 

How Can We Make a difference?

  • Spread Information: Share facts about Huntington’s Disease on social media using hashtags like #HuntingtonsDiseaseAwareness and #Hungtingtonsdisease to raise visibility.
  • Support Research: Donate to organizations funding Huntington’s research to accelerate progress towards effective treatments.
  • Fundraising Events: Participate in charity walks or virtual fundraisers to support Huntington’s disease advocacy groups and nonprofits.
  • Educate Yourself: Learn about Huntington’s Disease and its impact on individuals and families to become a more informed advocate.

Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month is an opportunity to support those affected and raise awareness of this challenging condition. By learning, supporting research, and participating in initiatives, we can make a difference in the lives of those impacted by HD and contribute to the search for effective treatments.




Fibromyalgia: Pain, Fatigue, and… Cannabis?

Have you ever had a day filled with exhaustion and mental fog? When you combine those with chronic pain, digestive issues, and muscle or joint stiffness, you get a sense of what it’s like to live with fibromyalgia. This May, we’re learning about what it’s like to live with this chronic condition, highlighting standard and alternative treatments, and investigating the possibilities of medical cannabis as a treatment option.

Understanding Fibromyalgia:

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), fibromyalgia is a “chronic (long-lasting) disorder that causes pain and tenderness throughout the body, as well as fatigue and trouble sleeping.” While scientists are still figuring out the exact cause, factors like genetics, infections, and trauma seem to play a role in its development. It is most common in middle-aged women; however, fibromyalgia can affect anyone. The symptoms that come with it can vary in intensity and make all aspects of daily life a struggle.1

What It's Like to Live with Fibromyalgia:

Living with fibromyalgia is a daily struggle with pain, exhaustion, and a host of other pesky symptoms that can have a significant impact on physical and mental well-being. Individuals with fibromyalgia experience several obstacles in managing their disease, ranging from irritation over inexplicable pain to tiredness from sleepless nights. 2  What’s tougher is that these challenges aren’t always visible from the outside, which can lead to feelings of isolation and frustration.

Traditional Treatments for Fibromyalgia:

When it comes to tackling fibromyalgia, traditional treatments often revolve around managing symptoms. This can include a mix of medications, physical therapy, exercise, and lifestyle tweaks. Pain relievers, antidepressants, and anticonvulsants are common medications used to treat fibromyalgia, and they can aid with pain relief, sleep improvement, and generally improve the quality of life.3

The Potential of Medical Cannabis:

Medical cannabis is one alternative therapy that has been turning heads for its potential to manage fibromyalgia symptoms. Packed with cannabinoids like THC and CBD, it’s shown promise in relieving pain, reducing inflammation, and may even have neuroprotective effects. Research in “Cannabis for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia: A Systematic Review” suggests that cannabis could be a valuable tool in the fibromyalgia fight.4 However, as always, it’s essential to speak to your doctor to discover what’s best for you. 


Living with fibromyalgia can be a difficult road, but remember that you are not alone. We are here to help you every step of the way on your journey to wellness. Whether you’re looking into standard treatments, alternative therapies, or medical cannabis, our goal is to provide you with information, resources, and compassionate care during your visit with us.

Being a Tree-Lover is Easier Than You Thought

Arbor Day is just around the corner, and while we enjoy highlighting the trees we sell in-store, we want to add a special touch to the occasion by exploring how to plan meaningful Arbor Day activities. From planting a sapling to volunteering with a local conservation group, there are countless ways to get involved and make a positive impact. Join us in recognizing the beauty and value of trees on Arbor Day and every day after.

Why Arbor Day Matters:

Arbor Day is more than just tree planting; it’s a worldwide celebration of our trees and the vital role they play in our ecosystems. The World Economic Forum states that “trees play a vital role in regulating climate and weather patterns by absorbing vast amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2).” They also supply us with oxygen, purify the air we breathe, and provide important habitats for animals. And with initiatives like the US’s ambitious plan to plant a billion trees, there’s no shortage of ways we can pitch in and help our trees thrive! 

Here are some ways you can jump into the action:

  • Plant a tree. Pick a spot in your local park or neighborhood and get your hands dirty! Before you get started, do a little research to find the perfect tree species and location, and make sure to follow proper planting techniques. Don’t hesitate to reach out to local authorities or environmental groups for some guidance.
  • Join a tree-planting event. Keep an eye out for upcoming tree-planting events in your community. These activities often offer tools and direction, as well as the chance to bond with other nature enthusiasts while working to improve green spaces. 
  • Volunteer with a conservation group. Many conservation groups rely on volunteers for tree planting, path maintenance, and invasive species removal. Participate in local chapters of organizations such as the Arbor Day Foundation or your area’s Department of Natural Resources.
  • Educate others about trees. It’s easy to spread the word with social media. Use hashtags like #GrowATree to share educational resources, attend tree-related seminars or talks, and invite your friends to come with you.
  • Speak up for trees. Work with local legislators and community leaders to push for policies that protect and improve tree health. Whether it’s expanding urban forests or incorporating tree-friendly plans into city projects, your voice matters.
  • Support eco-friendly businesses and products. Purchase products and services from companies that are committed to sustainable practices and environmental responsibility. This article explores the top five wood certificates for sustainability, including the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification. You may see these certifications while shopping around!  
  • Enjoy nature and share your love for trees. Take a breather and connect with nature by going on hikes, picnics, or leisurely walks around parks or natural areas. Use these opportunities to notice and appreciate the beauty of the trees around you. 


As Arbor Day approaches, we reflect on the enormous impact that trees have on our lives and the significance of protecting the environment. We’re so happy to have recently joined forces with Standard Farms and Ancient Roots during the first two weeks of April in our own tree planting effort. For every product sold during this partnership, both us and our partners contributed $1.00 per product ($.50 each). We are grateful for everyone’s support in contributing to such a meaningful cause– your Mavuno haul made a huge difference!

Melting Pot of Munchies

The United States is frequently referred to as a melting pot, a place where cultures meet and evolve, as shown by its diverse culinary scene. When it comes to satisfying munchies—those cravings for quick and easy food—Americans have adopted cuisines from all around the world. In honor of “Celebrate Diversity Month”, we’re diving into a variety of cultural staples that double as munchie favorites. 

We’re using our munchie meter to rank these foods based on availability in the United States. Check out the scale we used: 

  • 1.0:  0-3,000 locations: Very low availability
  • 2.0: 3,001-10,000 locations: Low availability
  • 3.0: 10,001-20,000 locations: Moderate availability
  • 4.0: 20,001-30,000 locations: High availability
  • 5.0: 30,001+ locations: Very high availability

Italian Cuisine- 49,773 locations in the U.S.

Italian cuisine continues to find its way into American food culture, particularly when it comes to tasty meals. Imagine this: gooey cheese, zesty tomato sauce, and a crispy crust—we’re talking pizza! Pizza is the ultimate comfort food, whether you go for a classic pepperoni or a veggie-loaded slice. There are over 3,000 pizza businesses in Ohio alone, making it extremely simple to discover one near you. Who can resist garlic knots dipped in garlic butter? Pair them with marinara sauce for dipping, and you’ve produced a masterpiece.

Munchie Meter: 5.0 out of 5.0

Mexican Cuisine - 47,813 locations in the U.S.

Mexican food holds a special place in American hearts and bellies. Think about the rich flavors of burritos and the deliciousness of tamales—both are popular choices for many. Crunchy tortilla chips and creamy guacamole make for a quick and easy meal. And tacos are highly versatile! Whether you fill them with seasoned pork, spicy chicken, or grilled vegetables, they taste excellent.

Munchie Meter: 5.0 out of 5.0

Chinese Cuisine- 24,128 locations in the U.S.

Chinese cuisine has a distinct range of flavors and textures that Americans like. For example, the spring roll is crunchy on the surface and filled with a mix of fresh vegetables, making it a light and fulfilling snack option. Dumplings are versatile and can be used for a quick snack or a full meal. Another popular Chinese cuisine that Americans enjoy is General Tso’s chicken, which involves crispy chicken pieces mixed in a sweet and sour sauce and served with steaming rice or noodles. 

Munchie Meter: 4.0 out of 5.0

Greek Cuisine- 4,321 locations in the U.S.

Greek food is a bright blend of fresh ingredients and strong flavors. From the classic gyro to moussaka, Greek cuisine adds a Mediterranean flavor to the table. Daily staples such as olive oil, feta cheese, and aromatic herbs contribute to a thriving Greek food market. Meze, or small plates, provide a broad selection of appetizers, ranging from tzatziki to spanakopita, perfect for sharing with loved ones.

Munchie Meter: 2.0 out of 5.0

Middle Eastern Cuisine - 3,300 locations in the U.S.

Middle Eastern cuisine has been gaining popularity in America, and for good reason. Hummus is known for its creamy texture and earthy flavors and has become a staple dip for chips, crackers, and veggies. Falafel, those crispy balls of chickpeas, are a vegetarian-friendly option packed with protein and flavor. And who can resist shawarma, with its tender, spiced meat wrapped in a warm pita?

Munchie Meter: 2.0 out of 5.0

Celebrating Diversity In Cannabis

In recent years, fusion cuisine has taken the culinary world by storm, blending staple flavors and techniques from various cultures. However, this process of blending cultures isn’t new to our country. In honoring Celebrate Diversity Month, it’s essential to acknowledge the rich history of diversity that contributes to the cannabis experience.  From product innovation to delicious solutions for satisfying munchies, diversity has been a driving factor in the evolution of cannabis culture and industry.

Could Cannabis Improve Handwriting in Parkinson’s?

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about Parkinson’s disease and supporting those affected by it. As we prepare to show our support, we can’t help but wonder: What daily challenges do those with this condition face? Parkinson’s disease can impact various aspects of daily life, from chronic pain and difficulty breathing to motor control skills such as handwriting.

 According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, individuals with Parkinson’s often experience changes in their handwriting, ranging from small writing to illegible scribbles, known as micrographia. These changes can make simple tasks like writing a grocery list or signing important documents challenging and frustrating.

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about Parkinson’s disease and supporting those affected by it. As we prepare to show our support, we can’t help but wonder: What daily challenges do those with this condition face? Parkinson’s disease can impact various aspects of daily life, from chronic pain and difficulty breathing to motor control skills such as handwriting.

 According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, individuals with Parkinson’s often experience changes in their handwriting, ranging from small writing to illegible scribbles, known as micrographia. These changes can make simple tasks like writing a grocery list or signing important documents challenging and frustrating.

While there are promising reports, there’s also a need for more scientific research on the effects of cannabis on handwriting in Parkinson’s. With further research in this area, we have the opportunity to discover new, valuable insights and ways to enhance the lives of individuals with Parkinson’s.

Current studies face their own set of challenges, like small sample sizes, inconsistent findings, and a lack of controlled clinical trials focusing on handwriting. We need more research to fully grasp the potential benefits and effects of using cannabis for improving handwriting and other motor symptoms in Parkinson’s.

 While conclusive research is lacking, people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers can explore and combine unique strategies to improve handwriting. The Parkinson’s Foundation gives several suggestions to help manage micrographia, including a daily one-page writing exercise, time set aside to write while treatment methods are at their peak, and dictation software. It’s important for patients to talk to their healthcare providers about their symptoms and treatment options, including whether medical cannabis could be beneficial. 

There is so much to gain from supporting research initiatives aimed at enhancing the lives of those living with Parkinson’s. It’s not just about big breakthroughs; we need research on the little things too, like handwriting, that can be real challenges for people with Parkinson’s. By pushing for more research funding and backing initiatives focused on patients, we can move closer to ensuring that people with Parkinson’s have all the treatments and support they need to thrive.


  1. Small handwriting. Parkinson’s Foundation. (n.d.). 
  2. Lotan, I., Treves, T. A., Roditi, Y., & Djaldetti, R. (2014). Cannabis (medical marijuana) treatment for motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson disease: an open-label observational study. Clinical neuropharmacology, 37(2), 41–44. 

Doctor’s Day: Joel Simmons

Since 1933, National Doctor’s Day has marked a time to thank all the physicians who are on the frontline of healthcare and ensure that patients get the care they need each day. This year, we’re proud to extend this appreciation to the doctors within the medical cannabis industry.

On this Doctor’s Day, we’re happy to announce our inaugural Doctor of the Year Award, and we’re starting out strong with Dr. Simmons, Founder, Owner, and Medical Director of the Ohio Herbal Clinic.

Since receiving his Certificate to Recommend medical marijuana in Ohio in April 2018, Dr. Simmons has been at the forefront of patient care. In his mission to help patients, he has guided and qualified over 4,000 individuals for medical marijuana use. We commend his commitment to serving his hometown and community in Columbus, Ohio.

As a graduate of Kent State University and Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), with additional training from Mount Carmel West and the University of Iowa, Dr. Simmons uses his extensive education to provide personal and quality care for each of his patients. 

As we celebrate his outstanding contributions, we invite you to join us in congratulating Dr. Simmons on being named our Doctor of the Year.

Thank you, Dr. Simmons, for your unwavering commitment to patient care and for supporting those seeking relief through medical marijuana. We look forward to seeing the medical marijuana industry grow with more doctors like you at the forefront. 

To learn more about Dr. Joel Simmons, click here!

The Perfect Meal for Managing MS Symptoms

Living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) comes with its own set of challenges. In our effort to support those affected, we've found a unique way to manage symptoms: by adding terpene-rich foods to your diet. Terpenes are natural compounds found in plants like cannabis and are known for their potential health benefits. Stay tuned for simple recipes packed with terpenes that you can easily find at your local grocery store!

What are the symptoms of MS?

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, first symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis include blurred and/or double vision, pain and loss of vision, and an abnormal feeling of pins and needles called paresthesia. Other symptoms include things like muscle spasms, loss of sensation, and having trouble with coordination.

The Recipes:

Limonene-Infused Citrus Salad:

  • Ingredients:
    • Mixed greens (such as arugula, spinach, and kale)
    • Oranges, segmented
    • Grapefruit, segmented
    • Lemon zest
    • Lemon juice
    • Olive oil
    • Honey (optional)
    • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Recipe:
    • In a large bowl, combine the mixed greens with the segmented oranges and grapefruit.
    • In a small bowl, whisk together lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, honey (optional), salt, and pepper to create the dressing.
    • Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat.
    • Serve immediately as a refreshing and aromatic side dish.

Terpene: Limonene, commonly found in the rinds of citrus fruits like lemon, lime, and oranges may help with the pain and inflammatory effects of MS.2

Myrcene-Rich Herb Roasted Chicken:

  • Ingredients:
      • Whole chicken
      • Fresh rosemary
      • Fresh thyme
      • Fresh sage
      • Garlic cloves, minced
      • Olive oil
      • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Recipe:
      • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
      • Rinse the chicken under cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
      • In a small bowl, combine minced garlic with olive oil to create a paste.
      • Rub the garlic paste all over the chicken, including under the skin.
      • Season the chicken generously with salt and pepper.
      • Stuff the cavity of the chicken with fresh rosemary, thyme, and sage.
      • Place the chicken in a roasting pan and roast in the preheated oven for 1 to 1.5 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) and the juices run clear.
      • Let the chicken rest for 10-15 minutes before carving and serving.

Linalool-Lavender Infused Honey Yogurt Parfait:

  • Ingredients:
        • Greek yogurt
        • Lavender flowers (culinary grade)
        • Honey
        • Granola
        • Mixed berries (such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • Recipe:
          • In a small saucepan, heat honey over low heat until warm.
          • Add lavender flowers to the warm honey and let steep for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
          • Strain the lavender-infused honey through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean container.
          • In serving glasses or bowls, layer Greek yogurt, granola, and mixed berries.
          • Drizzle the lavender-infused honey over the parfait layers.
          • Repeat the layering process until glasses are filled.
          • Garnish the top with a sprinkle of lavender flowers for visual appeal.
          • Serve immediately as a nutritious and aromatic breakfast or dessert option.


  1. Multiple sclerosis (MS). Johns Hopkins Medicine. (n.d.). 
  2. Eddin, L. B., Jha, N. K., Meeran, M. F. N., Kesari, K. K., Beiram, R., & Ojha, S. (2021). Neuroprotective Potential of Limonene and Limonene Containing Natural Products. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 26(15), 4535. 
  3. Surendran, S., Qassadi, F., Surendran, G., Lilley, D., & Heinrich, M. (2021). Myrcene-What Are the Potential Health Benefits of This Flavouring and Aroma Agent?. Frontiers in nutrition, 8, 699666. 
  4. Kamatou GPP, Viljoen AM. Linalool – a Review of a Biologically Active Compound of Commercial Importance. Natural Product Communications. 2008;3(7). 

Brain Injuries & The ECS

Chances are, you're familiar with the respiratory system and the cardiovascular system, but what about the Endocannabinoid System? Today, we're diving into a must-have guide on understanding your body's Endocannabinoid System, its interaction with medical cannabis, and the intriguing connection it has to brain injuries.

Q:What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?

According to Harvard Health Publishing, the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a vital network in our bodies that is responsible for maintaining balance and regulating important processes. It’s made up of three components: endocannabinoids, cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2), and enzymes. 

  • Endocannabinoids in your body are similar in structure to those found in cannabis. They usually interact with two cannabinoid receptors: CB1 located in the brain and CB2 found in immune tissues. 
  • Cannabinoid receptors play an important role in controlling functions like pain sensation, immune response, and inflammation. 
  • Enzymes in the ECS control how much endocannabinoids are made and broken down, which keeps their levels balanced.1

Overall, the ECS acts as your body’s regulatory system, making sure that your body’s functions are in balance, including pain control. According to The American Journal of Psychiatry, we’ve only recently discovered the endocannabinoid system, but have made huge strides in the last few decades to understand its role of balance for overall health and well-being.

The ECS, Cannabis, and Brain Health:

Recent research has found that cannabinoids can help protect the brain and promote healing. CBD, in particular, has shown to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the brain, which can prevent damage to neurons from things like brain injuries and slow down conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.3

Cannabinoids also have the potential to help the brain grow new cells. This means cannabinoids could improve brain recovery and function after injury. However, more research is needed to fully understand how cannabinoids work in the brain and how they can be used as treatments for brain conditions.4


As research continues to understand exactly how cannabinoids work in the brain and if they can really help with brain conditions, we’re eager to find out what this means for those affected by Brain Injuries. Learning about the ECS and how it interacts with cannabis is a big step forward in understanding our health better. 

To learn more about Brain Injuries, visit The Brain Injury Association of Ohio!


  1. Peter Grinspoon, M. (2021, August 11). The endocannabinoid system: Essential and mysterious. Harvard Health. 
  2. Haney, M. et al. (2022b, January 1). Cannabis use and the endocannabinoid system: A clinical perspective. American Journal of Psychiatry.,and%20reinforcing%20effects%20(10)
  3. Singh, K. et al. (2023). Emerging Therapeutic Potential of Cannabidiol (CBD) in Neurological Disorders: A Comprehensive Review. Behavioral neurology, 2023, 8825358. 
  4. Alline C. et al. The anxiolytic effect of cannabidiol on chronically stressed mice depends on hippocampal neurogenesis: involvement of the endocannabinoid system, International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, Volume 16, Issue 6, July 2013, Pages 1407–1419, 

Inside the Brain: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

In the pursuit of health advocacy, some battles are unique, affecting the center of our existence – our brains. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a condition that demands our attention. As we unite to raise awareness on CTE Awareness Day, it's crucial to delve into the depths of this condition, its impact, and the imperative need for awareness and research.

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a complex and progressive neurodegenerative condition that has seen an increase in attention during recent years, especially in the worlds of contact sports and military service. In the state of Ohio, CTE is recognized as a qualifying medical condition under the OMMCP. It’s characterized by the build up of abnormal tau protein in the brain, which may be triggered by repetitive head traumas, like concussions. While the symptoms of CTE may not come about immediately, the condition gradually unfolds over time, leading to changes in mood, behavior, and thought (1)


Recent advancements in CTE research have propelled our understanding of this medical condition forward. Improved diagnostic tools, such as advanced imaging and biomarker studies, allow for earlier detection and intervention (2). Preventative measures, such as rule changes in contact sports, protective equipment innovations, and increased research funding, show the many approaches that are being taken to handle the complexities of CTE (3). 


The exploration of medical marijuana as a treatment adds a promising aspect to ongoing efforts, and allows for symptom management and improving the quality of life for those affected by this qualifying condition. As awareness grows and collaborative research efforts continue, the hope is that these advancements will lead to breakthroughs that transform the landscape of CTE diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.


Through our exploration of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, we’re reminded of our commitment to better understand the challenges faced by people with this condition and to create a positive impact in our community. 


Learn how you can support those with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)!




Glaucoma Unveiled: Understanding, Prevention, and Hope

As we step into Glaucoma Awareness Month, we shine a light on a condition that, despite its impact on millions worldwide, is not always known. Often referred to as the "silent thief of sight," glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve connecting the eye to the brain. In the state of Ohio, glaucoma is recognized as a qualifying medical condition under the OMMCP.

Typically, when people mention "glaucoma," they are referring to open-angle glaucoma, which is the most common in the United States. This type of glaucoma occurs when the drainage channels in the eye gradually become clogged over time, resulting in increased pressure within the eye and potential harm to the optic nerve (2)

Regular eye exams are crucial when it comes to catching this “silent thief”, allowing opthamologists to detect glaucoma in its early stages before damage may occur. Your eye doctor may complete the following tests to detect glaucoma (3):

  • Tonometry – testing for inner eye pressure levels
  • Ophthalmoscopy – dilated eye exam testing for the shape and color of the optic nerve
  • Perimetry – examining the eye’s field of vision
  • Gonioscopy – looking at the angle in the eye where the iris meets the cornea
  • Pachymetry – examining the thickness of the cornea

The gradual nature of glaucoma, spanning over many years, makes it challenging for those affected to detect early symptoms as they may not notice anything different than usual. However, in some cases, individuals may notice subtle changes like a gradual loss of peripheral vision or experience symptoms like blurred vision and rainbow-colored circles around lights (2)

Encouragingly, strides are being made in the fight against glaucoma. Treatment options, including medications to reduce eye pressure, surgical interventions, and the use of medical marijuana, are available and improving. Clinical studies have shown hopeful results, indicating that medical marijuana usage can reduce intraocular pressure, along with conventional treatments (1).

Throughout this month, we advocate for routine eye examinations and support those impacted by glaucoma. Take a proactive step towards clearer sight – schedule your eye exam today and invest in a brighter, sharper tomorrow. Your eyes deserve the care, so don't wait; book your appointment now!