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What Are Trichomes?

What Are Trichomes?

The Importance of Trichomes in Cannabis When you look at cannabis close-up, it’s covered in small, crystalline hairs. When properly cured and trimmed, buds will often sparkle with cloudy or amber-colored trichomes.  Those hairs are actually tiny resin glands that produce cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes, the essential oils which give cannabis its medical properties, its … Continued

Storing Your Cannabis Medicine

Storing Your Cannabis Medicine

Storage Tips for Making Your Cannabis Medicine Last Longer In pop culture, cannabis is often depicted as sealed in plastic baggies or hidden away in a dresser drawer. Yet proper cannabis storage is important for health and safety reasons. And, let’s face it, cannabis can be expensive, so you want to make sure you are … Continued

Sativa & Indica

Sativa & Indica

Cannabis Plants & Strains Cannabis indica and cannabis sativa are the two species of the cannabis plant that are cultivated for commercial use. A third species of cannabis, ruderalis, grows feral in the Caucus mountains and is not typically cultivated for human consumption. Most cannabis strains found in dispensaries are not true indicas or sativas … Continued

Using Cannabis as an Opioid Exit Strategy

Using Cannabis as an Opioid Exit Strategy

Opioid Reduction Using Cannabis   Cannabis has been used to treat acute and chronic pain, due to its ability to ease pain for nearly 2,000 years. The first recorded use of cannabis as an anesthetic was in the 2nd century AD, when a Chinese surgeon mixed cannabis powder with wine to numb the pain of … Continued

Cannabis Methods of Delivery

Cannabis Methods of Delivery

Each method for consuming cannabis will create a different experience. When using cannabis as part of your health plan, the method of consumption can be just as important as the strain you choose to use. Each strain comes in multiple forms of consumption, such as cannabis oil that can be vaporized or consumed orally, and  flower … Continued

Using Intent with Cannabis Treatment to Maximize Wellness

Using Intent with Cannabis Treatment to Maximize Wellness

How to Maximize Your Cannabis Treatment   Why are millions of Americans turning to medical cannabis? Research shows that cannabis helps relieve the symptoms of dozens of illnesses, such as Crohn’s disease, seizures, migranes, and cancer. Cannabis can also help with stress, anxiety, and severe pain. A recent study of patients using cannabidiol shows that … Continued

The Entourage Effect

The Entourage Effect

Whole plant extractions serve as better therapeutic agents than individual cannabinoid extractions. Entourage Effect The “entourage effect” is a term coined by Prof. Raphael Mechoulam, known as the “Father of Cannabis.” Dr. Mechoulam is the scientist who isolated THC and CBD. He discovered that the interactive synergy of the full spectrum of therapeutic cannabinoid compounds, … Continued

The Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid System is perhaps the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health. The endocannabinoid system regulates every major function of our bodies and keeps us in balanced homeostasis. This system stretches from head to toe forming a network of receptors, which are found everywhere in our bodies. The trigger to … Continued

What are terpenes and how do they work?

What are terpenes and how do they work?

Terpenes are flavorful and aromatic compounds that give all plants their unique smell and taste.   Cannabis is made up of over 100 compounds called cannabinoids. Each of these compounds have various therapeutic effects on the body and mind. All strains contain a combination of cannabinoids and terpenes that determine how each plant might individually … Continued

8 Ways Cannabis Can Help You Enhance Your Health and Wellness

8 Ways Cannabis Can Help You Enhance Your Health and Wellness

In the America of today, we’re blessed to have many options when it comes to taking care of our health. We go to the gym to build our fitness, meditate to reduce our stress, and eat superfoods to enhance our body’s functioning. Now that cannabis is legal in over half the states in the US … Continued