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11/23/2020

Nominate Innovative Wellness For Chicago Reader’s Best Of Awards

Did Innovative Wellness or Innovative Express Care help you get your medical cannabis card? If so, we invite you to share your positive experience with others by nominating us for the Chicago Reader “Best Of” awards. The Chicago Reader, a favorite neighborhood publication in Chicago for many decades, is polling readers about all things cannabis. From the best clinic to get your medical card, to your favorite CBD shop and more, they’d like to hear from you. Innovative Wellness is proud to have […]
10/17/2019

Can CBD Ease Anxiety in Children?

What parents should know about the popular hemp product. A new school, friend drama, sports pressure. There are countless things that can stress kids out. When coupled with schedules that are busier than ever, it’s no wonder that anxiety is on the rise in kids. As parents try to navigate their child’s moods and intense feelings, many have asked me about natural approaches to anxiety relief such as CBD. Does it work? Is it safe? Is it worth the hype? […]
09/30/2019

Huffington Post: This is Your Body on CBD

  If the plethora of CBD options on the market has you wondering if the hemp product is worth the hype, you are not alone. CBD can be found almost everywhere these days. Dr. Khare recently spoke with the Huffington Post for their article “This is your Body on CBD” to explain how CBD works and what patients need to know. Check out what Dr. Khare and other experts had to say below. Read more here https://www.huffpost.com/entry/body-on-cbd_l_5d8cd9d5e4b0e9e76049143c
09/10/2019

Should Medical Cannabis Patients Stop Vaping?

  Dr. Khare, founder of Innovative Wellness weighs in on recent reports of vape-related illness   As reports of alleged vape illnesses continue to rise, many medical cannabis patients are wondering – should I stop vaping? Rahul Khare, MD, president and founder of Innovative Wellness weighs in, answering this and other common questions.   Q: Are vape products dangerous?   A: The investigation into what is causing the recent vape-related illnesses is ongoing. It’s important to keep in mind that […]
08/15/2019

Medical Cannabis Now an Option for Thousands More in Illinois

  It was a big week in the medical cannabis community. Governor JB Pritzker signed changes to the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program on August 12, 2019, making the once medical pilot program now permanent in Illinois. He also approved several new debilitating medical conditions, making cannabis an option for thousands of residents who did not previously qualify for their medical cannabis card. Following is a summary of the recent improvements and changes.   12 New Conditions   Twelve […]
08/12/2019

Getting To The Root of The Problem: Clearing the Confusion Between Hemp & Marijuana

    Anyone familiar with cannabis has likely encountered, or used, one of many slang terms to refer to the plant. Weed, pot, reefer, trees, bud, flower, Mary Jane, the devil’s lettuce—governments have even compiled extensive lists to keep up with the colloquialisms. Hemp, however, is something different, not to be thrown into the above brief list, instead denoting a strict, legal definition, as recently iterated by the Hemp Farming Act of 2018:   “(1) HEMP.—The term ‘hemp’ means the […]
08/08/2019

Mindfully Medicating With CBD: Cultivating Space for Optimal Health & Wellness

As the field of medicine continues to evolve in the modern era, increased emphasis is being placed on the use of mindfulness practice to help treat illness and disease. Simple yet incredibly powerful, mindfulness meditation encourages an individual to fully experience and attend to the present moment.1 Steeped in centuries of Buddhist tradition, mindfulness meditation found its way into the clinical literature of the 20th century, where its effects in the treatment of chronic pain and psychiatric illness were studied […]
08/07/2019

Chicago Parent: CBD and special needs

Chicago Parent recently published an article interviewing Dr. Rahul Khare on CBD and special needs asking the question: Should you or shouldn’t you look at cannabis and oils? We’ve included an excerpt from the interview: Dr. Rahul Khare is the founder of Innovative Wellness, a medical cannabis consulting practice and CBD retail store in Lincoln Park, and an emergency medicine physician at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He works with parents whose children suffer from epilepsy, cerebral palsy, spasticity, traumatic […]
07/30/2019

Finding the Best CBD Oil in The Wild, Wild West of Retail Hemp

With CBD rapidly gaining popularity and new, hemp-based CBD products exploding across retail shelves, learning how to choose the best CBD oil is more important than ever. The industry’s lack of federal oversight and regulation has fostered a “Wild West” sort of market for CBD, which leaves the consumer with no legal quality guarantees. A recent warning letter by the FDA, issued in April of 2019, warned consumers again of CBD products, stating, “many were found to not contain the […]