The Herbivore: The Buds and The Bees

The Herbivore: The Buds and The Bees

The Buds and The Bees By Brett Smith   It’s March and spring is approaching, soon the world will be awakening with new life! Flowers are a sign of the change in season and the bees lazily buzzing from blossom to blossom are actually performing an ancient and essential act. Most flowering plants rely on…

The Herbivore: A Sense of Sensuality: A Brief History of Aphrodisiacs, Similar Terpenes, and Strains of the Like

A Sense of Sensuality: A Brief History of Aphrodisiacs, Similar Terpenes, and Strains of the Like By Zachariah Finning   History holds more than a few contrasting narratives of the origins of Valentine’s Day. Some humorous and fun, others warning about narcissism and extreme lust. Just as no two individuals share the same exact attributes,…

The Herbivore: Holiday Cannabis Preparations and Recipes

Holiday Cannabis Preparation and Recipes by Brett Smith This new year, resolve to gather with friends and family to enjoy good food and company. What better way to enhance the experience for all (Who are of age and have a medical card, of course!) than by adding a cannabis-infused dish to your menu? There are…

The Herbivore: Cannabis 101

Cannabis 101 By Zachariah Finning   In today’s day in age, the average individual knows what cannabis is – but what do they really know about how it works? People can experience a variety of effects and obtain different forms of relief from the plant and the explosion of medical marijuana across the country is…

The Herbivore: The Changing Relationship Between Cannabis and Sports

Written by: Brett Smith The Changing Relationship Between Cannabis and Sports In recent years, the sporting world’s attitude towards cannabis has begun to change significantly. From the backing or founding of CBD and THC brands by athletes like retired NFL star Rob Gronkowski and former NBA player Al Harrington, to public admissions from organizations like…

The Herbivore: Global Diversity & Cannabis

Global Diversity and Cannabis By Zachariah Finning  October brings us Global Diversity Awareness Month as a reminder of the beneficial impacts of diversity on society. Global Diversities are responsible for the mixing of cultures and customs we see all around the U.S. and world today. America has been known as the “great melting pot” and…

The Herbivore: Disease Literacy and Medicinal Cannabis

By Zachariah Finning     September is National Disease Literacy Month. The aim of this focus is to improve a patients overall understanding of their diagnosis. Understanding one’s diagnosis is the first part of a patient’s journey. The rest of the battle is to use that understanding to choose forms of treatment that show the…

The Herbivore: The Importance of Properly Curing Cannabis

By Zachariah Finning Curing is defined as any method successful in the preservation and preparations of food such as meats, fish, and vegetables. The concept of curing has been around since the beginning of antiquity. Before modern technologies we needed ways to store our foods for prolonged periods of time. This is intended to avoid…

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…