The Addictive Society and Cannabis

Elephant in the Living Room

Mood disorders and addictions are more than just a personal issue. Our lives are framed by a societal psychology that influences how we think and behave. The challenge is to see it for yourself. The rise in antidepressant use and suicides tells us it's not all good. Read more »

Medical Marijuana, Harry Anslinger and the Legal Challenge

Cannabis Stigma

Who wants to be branded a pot head in our drug-test economy? Not anyone I know. It’s a costly label garnered from a stereotype of those who abuse cannabis but typically don’t think they are. The ‘evil drug’ mental construct placed on cannabis officially dates back only 81 years in the United States. One man, Harry Anslinger, made it happen. Read more »

Empathy for Cannabis as One Choice for Depression

Active Listening

There is no doubt in my mind that taking personal responsibility for one’s decisions in life is essential when it comes to overcoming depression and any victimhood involved. Yet, as mentioned in the previous article, external circumstances beyond our personal control are seldom mentioned as potential causative factors. Read more »

The Rise of Depression and the Cannabis Response

Holistic Cannabis

Studies find that depression is on the rise in the U.S. How could this be in a country supposedly also on the rise? Pharmaceutical companies are raking in the big bucks when the facts show that cannabis used therapeutically is a low cost, non-toxic, non-addictive solution that does more than simply mask symptoms. Read more »

Holism, Health and Cannabis

The whole is greater

Holism offers the advantage of an aerial viewpoint. When you grasp the whole of something, you can also see its component parts and how they are all interconnected and interdependent. Human health, when viewed holistically, considers the full spectrum of one’s body, mind, soul and lifestyle in order to help restore it. Cannabis, due to its complexity as a plant of many diverse compounds, has the natural power to impact several human health conditions when used medicinally. Read more »

Lifestyle Wellness Rx: A Prescription

lifestyle wellness

The Lifestyle Wellness Rx prescription is holistic in administration, addressing whole-person wellness and sometimes includes the therapeutic use of cannabis. Published studies and articles share the fact that one’s lifestyle can be a breeding ground for a variety of ills including (but not limited to) migraines, obesity, social anxiety, depression, diabetes and even cancer. This article is one example of what is becoming more commonly understood: “Do YOUR lifestyle habits put you at risk? Fewer than half of Americans are aware of what they can do to prevent cancer.” Read more »