Medical Monday: PTSD and Cannabis

Medical Monday: PTSD and Cannabis

Our blog is now featuring Medical Mondays. With these posts, we explore a condition and how it can be treated with cannabis. We try to rely scientific evidence and first-hand accounts. This week’s blog focuses on PTSD. Let us know what condition you would like us to feature next!  The symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress…

Medical Monday: Cannabis and Cancer

Unfortunately, chances are you yourself or someone close to you has experienced the reality of cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, “approximately 39.6 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes (based on 2010-2012 data).” While survival rates are improving, the mortality rate remains at roughly…

Cannabis is for lovers

While you should be showing your special someone love every day of the year, some of us want to make Valentine’s Day particularly nice. Roses are great but cliche — let’s embrace our other favorite flower for the holiday. Change things up a bit in the bedroom (for the holiday or, heck, every night); cannabis…

Patient Success Story: Kate

Kate

It was about 6 years ago, Mother’s Day, that Kate’s right leg froze up and she couldn’t walk at all. She was in a wheelchair for 5 years, unable to stand. Now, she’s on the walker and walking somewhat by herself. She was first introduced to tinctures, really needing something for pain and HMH recommended…

Marijuana & Your Moon Cycle

According to some women, their menstrual cycle is a time for cleansing, both physically and mentally. Some look forward to menstruation as a time to connect with their femininity and natural cycles that reflect our internal processes — the waning and waxing moon, the seasons, the infinite circle of birth and death. Other women dread…

Patient Success Stories: DeeAnn & Bodhi

Bodhi is just like any other 6-year-old. He likes riding his scooter and attends kindergarten here in Flagstaff. At 31/2 years old, Bodhi had his first seizure — it was severe and his parents, DeeAnn and Eric, rushed him to the hospital, where they were told that Bodhi had a tumor on his brain. Fortunately,…

Terpene Tuesday: Myrcene

Aroma and Flavor: Thyme, Clove, Citrus, Musky, Herbal. Urban legend says that eating a mango before ingesting cannabis can strengthen the medicine’s effects. Most cannabis consumers agree that this legend holds some truth — this is most likely because of the terpene found in both mangoes and several cannabis strains, Myrcene. This terpene has been…

Terpene Tuesday: Linalool

Linalool is known for giving lavender its pleasant floral odor; this terp also has a number of benefits when used medicinally. If you’re having trouble sleeping, a strain with linalool might induce a snooze-fest. Other benefits of linalool are its anti-epileptic and anti-anxiety properties. When used topically, linalool can alleviate acne and scarring.

Terpene Tuesday: Limonene

While limonene is usually found in cannabis in trace amounts (1 – 2%), it can have amazing holistic health benefits. You’ll usually know if a strain contains limonene if you notice a bright citrus-y aroma, reminiscent of orange orchards. Limonene is most often found in sativa strains, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t appear…

Terpene Tuesday: What are Terpenes?

The medical cannabis industry is growing at an exponential rate. As the selection of strains available to the public has grown, it is realized that some strains are especially helpful towards individual needs and ailments. Much of what draws someone to a specific strain is the aroma that is given off by the flower. While some…