We need to talk … About inflammation

We need to talk … About inflammation

Inflammation seems to be on everyone’s mind. During the past few years, interest in everything inflamed piqued, and for good reason. Inflammation our bodies’ natural response to pathogens or trauma. After an injury, inflammation can help with recovery by dilating the walls of capillaries to allowing increased white blood cells to the affected area. Visually,…

10 Common Questions About CBD

  At High Mountain Health, we love CBD. As this cannabinoid has entered the spotlight — thanks to documentaries like Sanjay Gupta’s Weed — there is an increasing importance to have accurate information on hand, both for yourself and loved ones. Cannabis, including CBD, is an incredible medicine, but it is important to be armed with…

Behind the Scenes at HMH

Have you ever wondered what it is like to work at a dispensary? Well, here is a peek into the everyday lives of our receptionists, cannabis consultants and managers! Contrary to popular belief, this job isn’t all just fun. We are responsible for creating an environment that is simultaneously safe, welcoming and educational. It takes…

Outdated lingo for an ever-evolving industry

The cannabis industry has grown at an unprecedented speed. Ten years ago, very few would have predicted that over half the United States has legalized cannabis in one way or another. In medical states, it has opened up countless opportunities for medicine, therapy, mental health care, exercise, cancer treatment and alternative methods of healing. Recreational…

So it’s your first time in a dispensary ….

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. There’s a first time for everything, including a foray into the legal world of medical cannabis. If you’re lucky to live in a state where cannabis has been legalized either recreationally, medically or both, it’s more than likely you’re curious what all this is about. Look no further…

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: 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…

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 Stories: Jermaine

Jermaine is a student, a musician and has been a card-holding medical patient for a year. His story proves that students can also benefit from medical cannabis; despite stereotypes and what some might believe, Jermaine’s ability to balance school, work and life has improved with the addition of cannabis. “There are sooo many reasons I…