If you haven't already heard, Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive component of Cannabis that seems to have a wide range of therapeutic benefits. CBD is naturally occurring in the Hemp plant and according to the United States own government patent #6,630,507 it supports the nutritional health of aging bodies. Cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.Read More
Strain names are detrimental to the progress of the cannabis industry. Let’s dig in to this issue by looking at the story of a woman, who we will call Lydia:
At 49, Lydia has finally succumbed to the suggestions of her family, and decided to try cannabis to manage her chronic back pain. She has avoided cannabis ever since having a terrible experience with it in college, but believes her family when they say that cannabis medicine has evolved. Given the vast variety of products these days, the right strain is out there, somewhere.Read More
Today, Sean Spicer had the audacity to insinuate that recreational cannabis use is somehow “encouraging people” to use opioids.
This statement obviously reflects the outdated and unsubstantiated "gateway" theory (that cannabis use “opens the door” to using more harmful illegal drugs). It also flies in the face of a wealth of scientific studies that show the complete opposite of what he is suggesting.Read More
“What’s the difference between an indica and sativa?” These are typically the first words of a budding cannabis connoisseur. You may recall the room spinning around you when you first beheld your dispensary’s Great Wall of Weed, made up of varieties like Sour Diesel, OG Kush, Blue Dream, Chemdawg, White Widow, and many more. Today, the number of strains falls somewhere in the thousands and multiplying with every cross-bred plant.Read More
Dr. Ethan Russo talks about an array of foods that contain cannabinoids that are also found in the cannabis plant.Read More
As ingredients and processes are streamlined within marijuana businesses, adequate certification practices are not. Requirements for testing potency and pesticides are developing faster than the written laws on how to perform those tests. We know we want pot that is chemical-free and made with environmentally-responsible methods, and plenty of growers claim "organic" practices, but we have no means of knowing if what we're smoking is actually organic.Read More