Patient Education

The Herbivore: National Hemp Month

National Hemp Month 2020 By Zachariah Finning   July is National Hemp Month and a commonly known attribute to Hemp is Cannabidiol or CBD. CBD can be derived both from Hemp and Marijuana. Although there is much debate on whether CBD in itself is an intoxicating substance, many have touted its anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory properties….

The Herbivore: A History of Oppression: Slavery, Policing, The War On Drugs, The Industrial Prison Complex and Their Effects On American Minorities

A Brief History of Oppression: Slavery, Policing, The War on Drugs, The Industrial Prison Complex and their Effects on American Minorities By Zachariah Finning   Since its inception, the War on Drugs has never been aimed to curtail the use of illicit substances in the American Population. It has been used and manufactured to oppress…

The Herbivore: Brain Health, Alzheimer’s Disease, and the Limited Research of Cannabis as Treatment

Brain Health, Alzheimer’s Disease, and the Limited Research of Cannabis as Treatment By Zachariah Finning June is National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. This month focuses on the impacts of the neurodegenerative disease as well as the overall importance of the healthy brain. In today’s busy world we take our brains for granted; jumping from…

The Herbivore: Mother’s Day: The Feminine Nature of Cannabis, Mother Plants, & Their Ability to Clone

Mother’s Day: The Feminine Nature of Cannabis, Mother Plants, and their ability to Clone. By: Zachariah Finning   The Month of May brings relief to us all as summer is fast approaching. May is also known for one of the most important social holidays, Mother’s Day. Mothers all around the world work hard, carry the…

The Herbivore: CBD for Stress & Anxiety

CBD for Stress & Anxiety By Shannon Nardini   Stress and anxiety are no strangers to us, especially in uncertain times and surviving the unexpected events of life. Racing thoughts and anxious physical reactions have all taken a hold of us in some form, whether it be worry and unease, feeling caught off-guard, or an…

The Herbivore: The Buds and The Bees

The Buds and The Bees By Brett Smith   It’s March and spring is approaching, soon the world will be awakening with new life! Flowers are a sign of the change in season and the bees lazily buzzing from blossom to blossom are actually performing an ancient and essential act. Most flowering plants rely on…

The Herbivore: A Sense of Sensuality: A Brief History of Aphrodisiacs, Similar Terpenes, and Strains of the Like

A Sense of Sensuality: A Brief History of Aphrodisiacs, Similar Terpenes, and Strains of the Like By Zachariah Finning   History holds more than a few contrasting narratives of the origins of Valentine’s Day. Some humorous and fun, others warning about narcissism and extreme lust. Just as no two individuals share the same exact attributes,…

The Herbivore: Holiday Cannabis Preparations and Recipes

Holiday Cannabis Preparation and Recipes by Brett Smith This new year, resolve to gather with friends and family to enjoy good food and company. What better way to enhance the experience for all (Who are of age and have a medical card, of course!) than by adding a cannabis-infused dish to your menu? There are…

The Herbivore: Cannabis 101

Cannabis 101 By Zachariah Finning   In today’s day in age, the average individual knows what cannabis is – but what do they really know about how it works? People can experience a variety of effects and obtain different forms of relief from the plant and the explosion of medical marijuana across the country is…

The Herbivore: The Changing Relationship Between Cannabis and Sports

Written by: Brett Smith The Changing Relationship Between Cannabis and Sports In recent years, the sporting world’s attitude towards cannabis has begun to change significantly. From the backing or founding of CBD and THC brands by athletes like retired NFL star Rob Gronkowski and former NBA player Al Harrington, to public admissions from organizations like…