The Herbivore: Spiritual and Religious Uses of Cannabis throughout History

The Herbivore: Spiritual and Religious Uses of Cannabis throughout History

By Zachariah Finning Although still classified as a schedule one drug by the United States Federal Government, cannabis has started to make its transition into the medicinal mainstream. The FDA has recently approved an Epilepsy medication derived from CBD and some states have gone as far as recreational legalization. The times sure are changing, but…

The Herbivore: National Strawberry Month

Did you know that May is National Strawberry Month?  Strawberries are synonymous with spring as they are usually the first fruit to ripen during the season. They are a truly versatile fruit and are used in recipes from morning breakfasts to late night desserts (S1). Their deep reddish coloring along with sweet and succulent composition…

Patient Success Story: Rick

My story begins on 7/28/2018, when stage 4 prostate cancer was confirmed. At that time, it had metastasized to my lymph and bones and I was not given a very good prognosis… one to five years if I underwent conventional cancer treatment; chemo and radiation. I was opposed to this method and chose to heal…

Patient Success Story: Richard

Due to an injury as a teenager,  I have suffered from chronic lower back pain for over fifty-five years. I’ve been through surgery, physical therapy, chiropractors, injections, muscle relaxers, and other pills but while they all provided some temporary relief, none were a permanent solution. About a year ago, my son suggested I try CBD…

The Herbivore: All About Aphrodisiacs

Food and other substances like cannabis have an incredible impact on our mental health, emotions and even our sexuality. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this month’s installation of The Herbivore explores cannabis and food pairings and their ability to amplify arousal. Whether you’re partnered or going solo, these pairing can help set the…

Patient Success Story: Anonymous

Tell me a little bit about how you were first introduced to cannabis therapy:  My sister turned me on to it, I was thirteen years old at a Grateful Dead concert. She’d talked to me about it before. Since then I’ve always been aware of the benefits, effects, etc. of cannabis. When all this medical/legal…

The Herbivore: Tinctures

Tinctures are one of the most versatile ways that patients can ingest cannabis medicine. People utilized tinctures through history. Before prohibition in the early 20th century, people used tinctures to treat ailments like menstrual cramps and arthritis. While they aren’t discussed as frequently today, this installment of The Herbivore shines a light on how to…

Patient Success Story: Alison

I used to get debilitating tension headaches, an episode would last weeks and the insomnia was unbearable. These weren’t the “take an Advil and lie down” kinda headaches. They controlled my life. They would come at 2 am, then 4 am and 6 am. Sometimes lying down made them worse. I found that controlling my…

Patient Success Story: Anonymous

Growing up I fed into the whole “weed makes you dumb” and “stoners are losers” stereotypes. Living in a small town and being a teenager at the time, it was easy to place people into categories without knowing anything about them. Almost as easy as it was to run into cannabis or alcohol at some…

The Herbivore: Special Holiday Edition

The holiday season can be busy: filled with travel plans, dinners, parties — the list goes on. Without proper care, the season can easily go from magical to manic. This is why so many people experience heightened depression and anxiety during the holidays. Beyond simple exhaustion, some might notice amplified loneliness, nervousness, inability to sleep,…