Cannabis Terroir: The symbiosis of earth, plant and people

Cannabis Terroir: The symbiosis of earth, plant and people

At any wine-tasting event, the French term “terroir” is probably used. The influences of where, how and when the grapes were grown all contribute to the “terroir” of a particular bottle of wine. Many describe this as the “specificity of place,” or why a sipping on a Pinot Noir is a different experience than enjoying…

What’s on your Canna-bucket List?

Sure, we all might have a list of things to do before we, well, “kick the bucket.” But what about a cannabis bucket list — a list of cannabis-related activities/accomplishments we hope to do before it’s too late? Here’s our HMH “Canna-bucket” list…. What do you think we missed? 1.  Master the art of making…

Outdated lingo for an ever-evolving industry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…

Medical Monday: Cannabis and Crohn’s

Crohn’s Disease affects roughly 3.2 out of every 1,000 people in north America and Europe. This chronic inflammatory autoimmune condition primarily attacks the digestive system, anywhere from the mouth to the anus. The symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, anemia and ulcers. Part of what makes this disease so frustrating is its effect on…

Medical Monday: Cannabis and Multiple Sclerosis

  When someone has Multiple Sclerosis, their immune systems start to attack neurons in the brain, resulting in extreme pain, loss of movement in the limbs, inflammation, vision impairment and muscle spasms. It affects millions of people worldwide, and around 400,000 in the U.S. In all states that have legalized medical marijuana, MS is a…

HMH Strain Reviews: Louis XIII OG

Louis XIII OG Reviewed by Chelsea   Symptom relief: Gastrointestinal relief, Chron’s Disease, Pain, Fatigue and Stress “I wanted a strain for my day off — something to treat my symptoms from Chron’s Disease as well as my chronic neck pain. This strain took care of it all, while giving me a euphoric cerebral boost!”…

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…

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…