Cannabis Use Disorder: The Dark Side

Cannabis product

There are two sides to every story, including for cannabis. Cannabis Use Disorder speaks not to the substance but to someone's propensity to over-consume. This is also the case for food, exercise, sex, work alcohol, accumulating things, Internet use, pharmaceutical drugs, cannabis, gambling, etc. We have only ourselves to examine when we misuse a substance or process because it likely masks one of our unidentified and unaddressed personal issues. Read more »

The Anxiety Epidemic, Antidepressants, and CBD Part III

Woke

This is the final of the Anxiety Epidemic series. The way I see it is that the antidote to anxiety is having a genuine sense of being 'connected' first to myself and to something greater than myself, at the same time. What this means shows up differently for each of us but what is the same is that such connection has nothing to do with the world of commerce, politics or stuff. Read more »

The Anxiety Epidemic, Antidepressants and CBD Part II

Do pharmaceuticals work?

Pharmaceutical drugs have become the 'go-to' assistance for those with anxiety disorders. Unfortunately, they also have many potential and serious side effects. With pharmaceutical ads all over television and print media, most people are unaware that there are many viable options outside of conventional medicine that could provide lasting results to the challenges of anxiety. Therapeutic cannabis use is a strong contender in this natural remedies arena. Read more »

The Anxiety Epidemic, Antidepressants and CBD

The Normalizaton of Anxiety

Anxiety continues to ramp-up for many in this technology/information age. The number of people on antidepressant drugs has skyrocketed. I, as one, am left to wonder if, in a world of ever-elevating expectations, how simply masking the symptoms is any kind of real solution. This is the first of a series exploring potential risks for anxiety, the current go-to drugs, and the possibility of lowering toxicity and side effects by carefully replacing antidepressants with CBD. Read more »

The Addictive Society and Cannabis Part III

Finding Truth

The addictive system of the addictive society, discussed in Parts I and II, is ubiquitous; pure nature provides the only respite. Not only is this system everywhere in the modern world but it is also unlikely to become non-addictive any time soon. We can source our true identity from the inside-out, shedding vestiges of the external forces of the world telling us what we want and need to be happy. This is wellbeing beyond the hype. Read more »

The Addictive Society and Cannabis Part II

The Addictive Society

In the end, it’s practically impossible NOT to buy-in to the addictive system (AKA the Matrix) at some point in our lives, or in one way or another. All around us, it can easily hijack how we think, feel and behave. Awareness is the beginning to having a choice. Read more »

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 »

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 »