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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 […]
07/23/2019

Plant-Based Partners in Health: The Curcumin & Cannabis Connection

The Curcumin and Cannabis Concoction: Why We Put Turmeric in our CBD Oil Complementary therapies have become an increasingly popular area of investigation in modern medicine, and various plant-based compounds have garnered widespread attention for their therapeutic and medicinal properties. Cannabinoids, the active compounds from the cannabis plant such as THC and CBD, have already demonstrated clinical efficacy in treating a wide range of ailments including, but not limited to, inflammation, pain, epilepsy, sleep disorders, anorexia, MS symptomology, and more.1 […]
07/11/2019

WGN: CBD is exploding in the marketplace, helping humans, animals with aches and pains

Recently Innovative Wellness & Dr. Rahul Khare were featured in a news story from WGN. Dr. Rahul Khare, a former Northwestern Memorial Hospital emergency room physician, who recently opened a Northside CBD store, Innovative Wellness, cautions users. “There are some horror stories where some CBD has THC in it. People get tested, and they fail their drug test, so you have to be very careful about where you purchase your CBD,” Khare said. Khare provides lab reports and so does […]
06/19/2019

Understanding CBD: A Clinical Overview of Cannabidiol

by Dr. Rahul Khare, Founder of Innovative Express Care & Board Certified Emergency Room Physician Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, is a new and relatively understudied medical treatment for pain, including back pain. CBD seems to reduce back pain for some people and does not come with the high or psychogenic effects of marijuana.   How Does CBD Treat Back Pain? Research indicates that CBD may reduce back pain by: Reducing inflammation[1] Combating anxiety, often associated with long-lasting or […]
06/06/2019
Illinois Medical Cannabis Card

3 Reasons to Still Get Your Medical Cannabis Card in IL Following Legalization 

A long awaited day for Illinoisan’s everywhere finally arrived last week as the House and Senate passed a bill legalizing adult use recreational cannabis in the state. While 29 states have cannabis laws in place, Illinois was the first to pass a bill legalizing marijuana through their legislature. Billionaire businessman and IL Governor, J.B. Pritzker, has said he plans to sign the bill. Progress is On the Horizon in IL Indeed, there is much to be excited about as this […]
02/01/2019

The ABCs of CBD – What You Should Know About the Popular Hemp Product

CBD has hit the shelves at health food stores, gyms, yoga studios and vape shops across the city. You can even sip CBD infused cocktails at some Chicago establishments. But is the hemp product worthy of its hype? In short, yes, but there are some things consumers should know. While the scientific evidence is still lacking, anecdotal evidence to support using CBD is strong. I have many patients who incorporate CBD into their treatment plan to help lower anxiety and […]
01/15/2019
Cannabis Chronic Pain

Medical Cannabis for Chronic Pain

Chronic Conditions Managed with Medical Cannabis Pain relief is the most cited reason for using medical cannabis. Most states that have legalized medical cannabis have a list of specific conditions that are eligible for a physician recommendation. These conditions are called qualifying conditions. Generally, qualifying conditions are determined by state appointed medical boards that are then signed into law. Qualifying conditions are typically characterized by chronic pain with one or more of these symptoms: Severe nausea Severe or persistent muscle spasms […]
11/09/2018

Marijuana Miracle | Special Report, The Jam

MARIJUANA MIRACLE: Patients, doctors and insiders say pot is saving lives. Is medical cannabis the solution to our nation’s opioid crisis?