Patient Education

Cannabis: Harm Reduction and Homeostasis

One of my favorite attributes of cannabis is that it allows you to become more in tune with your body.   This is why I thoroughly enjoy stretching, meditating, and working out medicated; you are able to tap into a deeper part of yourself and truly sense what your body, mind, and spirit need at…

Suppositories: Everything You Need to Know

Suppositories don’t get the attention they truly deserve. This form of ingestion is extremely effective for treating pain and a number of medical conditions. While some may be squeamish when discussing this method of cannabis ingestion, we celebrate its incredible benefits. And no, medical cannabis suppositories are not just “weed tampons” … We’ll put that…

Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day

And here’s why much of cannabis’ criminalization stems from racist, anti-immigrant policies On May 5, 1862, the Mexican Army defeated the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla. The French, at that time ruled by Napolean III, intended on establishing a French territory across Central America. General Ignacio Zaragoza led his vastly outnumbered troops to…

The federal government still considers cannabis a Schedule I Drug

Here’s why that should change… and how The Drug Enforcement Administration, as you’re probably aware, considers cannabis a Schedule I drug. This is defined as: “…drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” Heroin and ecstasy also fall under the Schedule I category….

Five Things to LOVE about KAYA

KAYA delivers high-quality cannabis distillate for 2018 By now, you have probably heard of KAYA, the increasingly popular cannabis distillate. Chances are you’ll soon see the iconic KAYA teardrop logo in your local dispensary. KAYA delivers pure and safe cannabis oil across Arizona, with high tech vaporizing pens and Health Oil. Back in 2016, the team…

Just a Pinch of Black Pepper

What to do in those unpleasant, “too medicated” moments I remember it so clearly—my friend and I sat on the couch enjoying the last rays of the Colorado sunshine pouring into the living room. That night we had plans to eat some Indian food, watch some Netflix and relax with some edible candies recently purchased…

Medical Monday: Cannabis and Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic pain conditions, affecting more than 3 million Americans per year. The little-understood condition recently entered the spotlight, due to musician Lady Gaga discussing it openly on Twitter and in the recent documentary detailing her life. The documentary explores her struggles with chronic pain and how it has…

One in 50: Opioids are a leading cause of death in the U.S. Here’s how cannabis might save lives.

In August, the opioid epidemic was declared a “national emergency” by President Trump. His administration’s commission on opioids, led by New Jersey governor Chris Christie, called for increased access to addiction treatment centers and to Naxalone, the drug that can reverse an overdose. Trump’s decision follows that of many state officials’, including Arizona governor Doug Ducey, who…

Smoking or Vaping? Our Take on Two Popular Methods of Ingestion

  Both smoking and vaping cannabis are popular methods of consumption. Both methods deliver quick, potent effects, requires little equipment and know-how, and are relatively easy to dose. There are those of us who will always love the ritual of grinding flower, filling our bowl full, gently lighting the medicine and slowly inhaling. For some,…

We need to talk … About inflammation

Inflammation seems to be on everyone’s mind. During the past few years, interest in everything inflamed piqued, and for good reason. Inflammation our bodies’ natural response to pathogens or trauma. After an injury, inflammation can help with recovery by dilating the walls of capillaries to allowing increased white blood cells to the affected area. Visually,…