Getting a medical marijuana card

In most cases, acquiring a medical marijuana card isn’t difficult. In quite a few states, the process can be handled entirely online. It’s possible to schedule an appointment with a qualified doctor in good standing, participate in a video call and get the recommendation without ever leaving the home. Even in those states where it’s necessary to meet with the doctor in person, the visit is...

The stigma against medicinal cannabis

However, the damage was already doneThe use of cannabis for its medicinal properties is not new. There is evidence of marijuana used for healing in ancient times. During the early 60s, the “Hippie Culture” brought on an increase in the use of psychoactive drugs such as cannabis, LSD and peyote. An initial stigma was centered in racism and prejudiced opinions of users. Propaganda was built...

First trip to medicinal cannabis dispensary

CBD is non-psychoactive, offsets some of the negative effects associated with THC and offers exceptional curative potentialAcquiring a medical marijuana card is a relatively straightforward and swift process. The card provides access to the medicinal marijuana dispensaries in the patient’s home state. However, this qualification doesn’t supply education or information about medicinal...

Types of medicinal cannabis

As the medicinal cannabis industry continues to grow, new products continue to be introduced. Today there are hundreds of unique strains available. Many of the hybrids are created with specific effects and benefits in mind. The shelves of the medicinal dispensary frequently offer dozens of strains of smokable flower for packing into a pipe, filling a bong or rolling into a joint or blunt. For...

ECS and effects of cannabinoids

While some are available in trace amounts, many are being explored for their therapeutic properties.Cannabis is gaining acceptance and understanding as a medicinal remedy. More patients are looking into and taking advantage of a more natural treatment plan. As a medicine, cannabis avoids the side-effects of synthetic drugs. The human body is equipped with an endocannabinoid system or ECS that...

Growing acceptance for cannabis

Today, recreational consumption of cannabis continues to become more widespread. The stigma associated with marijuana is gradually becoming nonexistent. In this country, the use of cannabis has almost doubled over the last ten years. Over the past fifty years, recreation use of cannabis has become almost as common as tobacco with young adults. The current generation may be responsible for...

I like really strong edibles more than smoking marijuana

Getting to travel around the country is a huge luxury and privilege for those of us who did little traveling in our youth.  When my boss asked me if I would consider a position that required me to travel by plane at least once a week, I jumped at the opportunity.  At first it was like a dream come true—I had a few hours at night during each of my trips to explore the cities I was staying in,...

If you like smoking cannabis, make sure you keep your pipes clean

Some of my fellow stoner friends are really lazy in general.  I like to take rips of strong kush strains as much as the next person, but it doesn’t make me any less productive or determined in my day to day life.  If anything, having cannabis as a way to calmly and safely discharge after a long day of stress is a huge benefit to my short term and long term life.  Although I’m a biased...

Why sativa strains may not be best for you

My friend George has struggled with anxiety for most of his life.  He told me once that he would get paranoid whenever he would accidentally make eye contact with random people in stores between the ages of two and five.  It was a forgotten memory until his mom mentioned it one day while they were chatting and eating lunch at a local restaurant.  Clearly it’s an early indication of his...

Indica and why it’s my favorite strain of cannabis

I am a person who naturally struggles with fatigue and low energy.  My daytime hours are consumed by constant work-related stress and the adversity of being a first time father.  It concerns me when I look at how much coffee I consume throughout the day just to stay awake and moving forward.  But without fail, I will feel lethargic and slow by 2pm if I don’t keep drinking coffee throughout...