Cannabis for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

medicinal cannabis

Not many people are aware of the ongoing medical research for therapeutic cannabis use. Dr. Ethan Russo is known worldwide for discovering the fact that our endocannabinoid system (ECS) can become deficient and how cannabis in many instances can boost the ECS back to full function. In this blog I include a link to an interview where he discusses what is currently known regarding cannabis use for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. Read more »

Is All Cannabis Use Self-Medication?

blotto with cannabis

A cultural meme has evolved regarding cannabis use asserting that all cannabis use is self-medication whether someone realizes it or not. It's a bold-faced statement deserving of a closer look. Is it true? Motivated by commercialization? Or . . .? What do you think? Read more »

Cannabis is More than Medicine

Cannabis portal to better health

The cannabis plant is an ally beyond its many medicinal uses. Its interface with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) has opened up a whole new world of possibilities to medical researchers for discovering ways to help humans and animals sustain good health for the long-term. Read more »

Cannabis Yin and Yang

Cannabis is bomodal

Is cannabis good or bad for you? The answer varies depending on how you use it. One of the identifying characteristics of the cannabis plant is that it is bimodal. When answering the good/bad question, it helps to understand what bimodal means. Hopefully understanding this will encourage more people to consider using cannabis medicinally to receive its many benefits. Read more »

Cannabis Reprimand and Reality

evil weed

With so much 'pie in the sky' about cannabis it makes sense that someone would revive Reefer Madness to even the score. That said, much of the revival of evil cannabis misses the mark and some of it is true. Read more »

Cannabis for Health: Not Ready for Prime Time

Medical Cannabis Super Bowl

Who would have thought that the Super Bowl would air a commercial about the importance of families having access to 'Medical Marijuana?' You are correct, practically no one. Yet this 30-second commercial is a harbinger of things to come. Even if cannabis used for health stays pretty much off the radar, we still win by sharing this well-done clip. Read more »

Cannabis for Seniors: Don’t be afraid of a little psychoactivity

THC as Medicine

Seniors (and others) are missing out by ignoring the equally important and proven benefits of THC. Other than some amazing physical benefits offered by this cannabis compound is also it's proven anti-anxiety benefit - how small amounts can help someone calm down and look at issues in their life differently from their typical, default thinking patterns. Getting a new perspective can change everything. Read more »

Cannabis: First-Line Not Last-Resort Medicine

a least harmful medicine

Cannabis medicine offers a level of safety not available with many pharmaceutical drugs. Now that cannabis has been scientifically vindicated as medicinally valuable, it's important to start thinking of it as first-line medicine instead of as a medicine of last resort. Read more »

The Legal Expansion of US Industrial Hemp

New Freedom of Industrial Hemp

Little by little cannabis is breaking through the American stigma put on it by the 1937 Marihuana Tax Act. Finally, now every state in the US can license and regulate the cultivation of industrial hemp due to a new amendment passed in the 2018 Farm Bill in December, 2018. Read more »

Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells

Using cannabis to reduce the negative symptoms of chemo and radiation has become a common practice as many doctors suggest it to their cancer patients. The role of cannabis, additionally as an anti-cancer agent, is on the horizon. All that appears to be lacking is the research funding for human studies to confirm what has been discovered already in the laboratory. Read more »