Patient Education

The Herbivore: Vaping Concerns in the Media

Vaping Concerns in the Media By Zachariah Finning   In recent weeks, the world has directed its attention to media reports regarding vaping devices, vape liquids, and the associated health risks attributed to their use – to include several reported deaths related to the popular trend.  Most concerns mentioned in the media are directly related…

The Herbivore: Global Diversity & Cannabis

Global Diversity and Cannabis By Zachariah Finning  October brings us Global Diversity Awareness Month as a reminder of the beneficial impacts of diversity on society. Global Diversities are responsible for the mixing of cultures and customs we see all around the U.S. and world today. America has been known as the “great melting pot” and…

The Herbivore: Disease Literacy and Medicinal Cannabis

By Zachariah Finning     September is National Disease Literacy Month. The aim of this focus is to improve a patients overall understanding of their diagnosis. Understanding one’s diagnosis is the first part of a patient’s journey. The rest of the battle is to use that understanding to choose forms of treatment that show the…

Manners Matter: A Guide to Dispensary Etiquette

Going to a dispensary for the first time can make you feel excited, exhilarated, nervous and unsure. Today, cannabis provides medical relief for countless patients across the U.S. — an incredible shift after years of prohibition. The medical dispensary represents a special place where something that was once taboo is now accepted & normalized. It’s…

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…