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Using Cannabis to Treat PTSD

Using Cannabis to Treat PTSD

Using Cannabis to Treat PTSD Although antipsychotic drugs have been prescribed en masse to treat PTSD, a prominent study found that they don’t work and cause negative side effects. Cannabis can be used to mitigate the symptoms of PTSD, especially when combined with a support network and positive coping strategies. 29 states, the District of … Continued

Cannabis and Women’s Health

Cannabis and Women’s Health

Cannabis and Women’s Health Although cannabis comes from the female flower, cannabis has been marketed to and perceived to be used mostly by men. The tides are turning as more women, especially older women, are turning to cannabis as an alternative to opioids and over-the-counter medications. Women have different health needs than men, and certain … Continued

Incorporating Cannabis Into Your Workout Routine

Incorporating Cannabis Into Your Workout Routine

Incorporating Cannabis Into Your Workout Routine Did you know that the “runner’s high” that you experience after a really good workout is actually your body naturally producing endocannabinoids? While endorphins have gotten most of the credit, endocannabinoids help reduce anxiety and limit pain. For those same reasons, professional athletes and exercise enthusiasts have started bringing … Continued

Microdosing with Cannabis

Microdosing with Cannabis

Microdosing with Cannabis Finding an optimal dosing regimen for cannabis medicine takes trial and error and mindfulness. Microdosing is the act of consuming small amounts of cannabis (sometimes as low as 1-2mg) on a consistent basis. For some, microdosing might mean vaporizing one or two puffs of cannabis every few hours or it might mean … Continued

Treating Insomnia with Cannabis

Treating Insomnia with Cannabis

How Cannabis Can Treat Insomnia About 30-35% of American adults complain of insomnia, affecting around 75 million people. Numbers are higher for women and the elderly. While we typically think of insomnia as the crushing inability to fall asleep, insomnia can also manifest as the inability to stay asleep throughout the night or falling asleep … Continued

Using Cannabis to Treat Anxiety

Using Cannabis to Treat Anxiety

Can Cannabis Be Used to Treat Anxiety? Nearly 1 in 5 American adults experiences anxiety each year, and nearly 1 in 3 or 31% of Americans will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Anxiety can get in the way of everyday tasks like … Continued

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