The Herbivore: Tinctures

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,…

Stoner Stereotypes No Longer Apply

Persistent stoner stereotypes equate using cannabis with being lazy, boring and unproductive. Movies (Dazed and Confused, Fast Times At Ridgemont High) and music (“But Then I Got High”), have capitalized on these negative assumptions about cannabis. These depictions have permeated our imaginations and convinced us that anything with THC eliminates all motivation. Today, though, the reality…

The Herbivore: The Best Cannabutter

We’ve covered how to make infused cooking oil before — but what about cannabutter? Many would argue: nothing truly compares to the luxurious texture of butter. This cannabutter is sure to become your go-to recipe for all your baking and medicating needs. Anything with a decent fat content will carry THC. Thus, butter is a wonderful…

Patient Success Story: Anonymous

As a person retired from Law Enforcement/Military, I would like to share my experience with cannabis and High Mountain Health.   I was very hesitant about cannabis in the beginning. Since I have been using medicated edibles, I have been able to stop using Ambien sleeping pills! I’m sleeping better now more than ever, without…

Patient Success Story: Tina

Tina As a teenager, cannabis was strictly recreational for me. It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with chronic Sialoliths (salivary gland stones), that my relationship with cannabis took a turn towards pain management and treatment. During 2005 the Sialoliths would cause infections in my right parotid gland, causing it to swell to the size of…

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…

The Herbivore: Pot Brownies Get A Much-Needed Makeover for 2018

The infamous pot brownie: we’ve all experienced the boxed-chocolate powder, gooey texture, and undeniable skunky flavor. Baking pot brownies is a sort of coming-of-age in the cooking with cannabis world. Powdered brownie mix and assorted cannabis shake (an assortment of plant matter including leaves, stems and nug pieces) represent the classic pot brownie ingredient list. Unfortunately,…