Alan was disoriented and his words were not making sense. His wife thought he might be having a stroke, so she took him to the emergency room where he was seen by the on-call neurologist. When asked, Alan admitted to using cannabis on a regular basis for many years. The neurologist then brought him a […]

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With cannabis legalization moving full-speed ahead, you might find yourself becoming curious about trying it for the first time (or for the first time in a long time). Or maybe you have a friend or family member asking about cannabis as they flirt with the idea of partaking. As a first-timer, you likely have lots […]

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Our bodies consist of many unique physiologic systems whose sole purpose is to maintain an internal balance called homeostasis. We know the pancreas releases insulin to balance glucose levels between the bloodstream and cells. The thyroid gland releases thyroid hormone, which regulates vital bodily functions related to metabolism, body temperature and much more. Simply put, […]

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Tincture is a plant-matter extraction into a carrier oil or other fluid like alcohol or glycerin. CBD is less-often associated with alcohol extractions, so users are more likely to see grapeseed oil and coconut oil, vegetable glycerin and other stable carriers. Using a tincture is simple. Most tinctures come with a dropper so that you […]

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Cannabis is personalized medicine. The right CBD cannabis treatment depends on the person and condition being treated. For maximum benefit, choose cannabis products that include both cannabidiol (CBD), a non-intoxicating compound, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compot of cannabis. CBD and THC interact to enhance each other’s therapeutic effects. They work best together. Read more at: […]

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Attitudes about cannabis are changing, albeit slowly. While recreational use of cannabis will be legal as of tomorrow, there is still an air of ‘taboo’ about this ancient plant. Much of this stems from the fact that it has been illegal in Canada since 1923 and was even classed as a Schedule 1 narcotic in […]

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Step 1: Designate a Cannabis Grow ‘Room’ or Space The first step in setting up your personal cannabis grow is creating a suitable space in which to do it. This space doesn’t need to be the typical grow “room; it can be in a closet, tent, cabinet, spare room, or a corner in an unfinished […]

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Growing your own cannabis can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it can also be challenging, frustrating, and expensive. For the first-time grower with limited resources, an indoor grow can prove too costly to be an option. The good news is that a small outdoor garden can yield plenty of quality cannabis without a […]

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All cannabis strains are not created equal. Because of this, it’s important for novice growers to consider which strains might be best as they develop their skills in the garden. Some strains exhibit better resilience to drought, mold, disease, and insects. Others require less nutrients than others. As a beginner grower, it’s best to steer […]

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It’s no exaggeration: 2018 should be the biggest year ever for marijuana stocks.  Why? Start with Canada’s expected legalization of recreational marijuana later this year. Of course, there’s also the new legal recreational marijuana market in California. A handful of biotechs focused on cannabinoid drugs also have important milestones in 2018. The North American Marijuana […]

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Updated 2/15/18 In many instances, a bad first experience may be enough for someone to tragically banish cannabis from his or her life forever. Typically the reason for doing so has to do with the anxious, paranoid side effects associated with THC, but what first-timers might not realize is there are a few ways to […]

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Emerald Triangle California’s lush, rugged northwest territory—dubbed the Emerald Triangle—is akin to the New York Yankees and their history-leading 27 championships. The region’s balmy Mediterranean climate and vast swaths of sloping mountainsides have made it a premiere growing location, akin to France’s Burgundy and its contribution to making wine. State regulators estimate the Triangle grows […]

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Washington residents demonstrated their approval of cannabis consumption through medical legalization in 1998 and recreational legalization in 2012, but many have yet to try it. It is legal to purchase, but now what? The legalization of cannabis in Washington state allows adults to enjoy cannabis in many forms: They can smoke dried cannabis flowers, inhale […]

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Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The legalization of marijuana was on the ballot in four states during the midterm elections: Michigan, North Dakota, Utah, and Missouri. Michigan and North Dakota voted on whether to make marijuana recreationally legal, with Michigan passing the initiative and North Dakota ultimately voting no. Utah and Missouri voted on whether or […]

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