The High Mountain Health Dictionary of Cannabis Terms

The High Mountain Health Dictionary of Cannabis Terms

  We know our ABCs, but do you know the ABCs of cannabis? Here’s some essential cannabis vocabulary to learn (and impress your friends with). A is for Anandamide Anandamide is the first endogenous cannabinoid — cannabinoids that are produced organically in our bodies — discovered. It interacts with our brain’s CB1 and CB2 receptors…

Medical Monday: Stress

  When was the last time you took a moment for yourself? For most of us, it’s hard to remember the last time we felt truly relaxed. Our society values productivity, which can be a good thing. It feels good to work on something we care about, but we have to have a balance. That…

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…

The Buzz about High CBD Cannabis Strains

  Cannabidiol, commonly known as its abbreviation CBD, is among the over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids are naturally occurring chemical compounds that interact with our bodies in a variety of medicinal ways. There are endogenous cannabinoids — which are produced organically in our own bodies through our endocannibinoid system — and…

The increasing popularity of microdosing… and why it might work for you

For a growing body of cannabis consumers, less is more. No one likes to feel over-medicated when using cannabis — truly, there can be too much of a good thing. The side effects of over-medicating can include feeling groggy, anxious and in the worst cases, panic. We have all experienced the time when after consuming…

Patient Success Story: Taylor

Taylor was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2007, just as he was graduating high school. For those who are not familiar, Crohn’s disease is a debilitating inflammatory disease that attacks the intestinal tract. “I’ll never forget my first flare up, everything changed after that,” says Taylor. A flare is when the disease is at its…

Self-care and cannabis

Are you feeling stressed out? Feel like you can’t catch a minute to relax? Well, it might be time to take a day for yourself. For those of us who are proudly medical marijuana patients — why not incorporate cannabis into your self-care routine? Here are some lovely additions to those special days when have…

The Best of CBD

  We love THC, but CBD (cannabidiol) needs some attention too. This increasingly popular cannabinoid has gain attention in recent years for being THC’s less intense, medicinal cousin. You might have heard about CBD treating children with epilepsy, or helping chemotherapy patients with nasty side-effects. Furthermore, CBD is a natural neuroprotectant, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory with…

Patient Success Stories: Liz

  During the winter of 1990, Liz was driving along a desolate road in Colorado. She was working toward becoming a pediatric neurosurgeon, after many years in the medical field. In the cold of the night, black ice had accumulated on a tricky curve on the way to Breckenridge. As Liz approached the curve, her…

Patient Success Stories: Craig

I didn’t use cannabis until I was about 18 years old; at the time I was pretty “straight-edge.” My next-door neighbor had some, supposedly from Mexico. I had the time of my life – I haven’t really stopped, other than short breaks here and there. I was at a point where I knew I didn’t…