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Indica, Sativa, and Everything In-Between

Indica, Sativa, and Everything In-Between

The botany of cannabis is as simple as elementary-school arithmetic and as elegant as the most complex equation of calculus. Cannabis comes in two main types.  The first is known to botanists as cannabis indica, or “indica” for short. This species of the cannabis plant is native to Central Asia, specifically the Altai Mountains of […]

How Do “Cannabinoids” Work with the Human Body?

How Do “Cannabinoids” Work with the Human Body?

The history of cannabis is a study in human curiosity. From its earliest cultivation on hillsides in ancient China and India to modern grow-ops in sterile laboratory conditions, we’ve yearned to understand just how this remarkable plant treats pain and disease, makes us feel calmer and more creative, and, at times, intoxicates us to extremes […]

From Ancient Gardens to Modern Medicine

From Ancient Gardens to Modern Medicine

Among the primary reasons why humans were able to stop chasing woolly mammoths and start building skyscrapers was because we domesticated the plant world — we figured out how to grow and use wheat, beans, lentils, and cannabis. Food security (and something to enjoy at the end of a long day working in the bean […]

Cannabis and the “Coevolution Hypothesis”

Cannabis and the “Coevolution Hypothesis”

Coevolution helps explain why cannabinoids are necessary, and why the cannabis plant evolved to produce them in the first place. After all, we know that cannabinoids like THC and CBD are of no direct benefit to the plant itself, because only animals possess cannabinoid receptors. So the likely answer is, cannabinoids evolved specifically to help […]

Vaping for Optimal Symptom Relief

Vaping for Optimal Symptom Relief

Patients and recreational users alike understand the appeal of the joint — nothing is better at delivering quick cannabis relief to the mind and body. This is thanks to the lungs. Think of your lungs like a bustling port where cargo is unloaded from ships onto trains. The cargo is the air we breathe, including […]

The Secret to Great “Medibles” — A Six-Step Guide

The Secret to Great “Medibles” — A Six-Step Guide

When it comes to managing chronic pain and sleep conditions with cannabis, consuming edibles like cookies, brownies, and cakes is an easy and delicious choice for many people. Because of the delayed effects of oral dosages, edible cannabis is sometimes referred to as a “time-release” therapy — that is, the effects are gradual rather than […]

Topicals, Creams, and the “CBD vs THC” Debate

Topicals, Creams, and the “CBD vs THC” Debate

When it comes to cannabis, some of the most popular products, particularly among aging boomers, are creams taken to alleviate symptoms of ailments ranging from eczema and psoriasis to pain stemming from arthritis and muscle aches.  Most are topical creams infused with cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabis compound which is not psychoactive and is believed to […]

Cancer, Cannabis Oil, and Suppositories

Cancer, Cannabis Oil, and Suppositories

While modern medicine has developed dozens of cannabis-treatment methods for diseases and ailments, cancer has sadly remained the most common and most frightening in our world. Along with glaucoma, cancer was the first disease for which governments reluctantly began to allow cannabis as therapy. Originally it was meant to treat nausea associated with chemotherapy, but […]