Looking back on 2017

Looking back on 2017

Some of the most memorable moments of the last year for cannabis 2017 was a year we’ll never forget. Unpredictable politics and natural disaster definitely kept us on our toes—and was a gentle reminder to focus on the smaller things we are grateful for. There was plenty of change in the cannabis world as well….

Cannabis Legalization and Cannabis Incarceration

How those in prison for cannabis-related crimes have been left behind—and how California hopes to change that The passage of California’s Proposition 64 ushers in what is expected to be one of the largest recreational cannabis markets in the world. Lawmakers expect billions of dollars in revenue. Los Angeles will become the largest city with…

California wildfires destroy 34 cannabis farms

What the devastating wildfires of October 2017 mean for recreational cannabis in California and the industry. The sky was an eerie orange and ashes fell from the sky like snow as four major wildfires burned north of San Francisco in early October. The devastation wrought on Sonoma and Napa counties in northern California was truly realized…

How to Have a Conversation About Cannabis With Your Parents

For many of our parents, cannabis has been repeatedly described as a “gateway drug.” Oftentimes, they’re convinced cannabis is a dangerous substance, reserved for drug addicts and hooligans. And, really, it is not their fault. For generations, cannabis has been portrayed in a negative (and false) light. Many people have been indoctrinated into believing that…

Patient Success Stories: Marty

Getting outside, hiking along a trail with our favorite furry friends next to us: it is basically the quintessential Flagstaff scene. For Marty, this was one of his favorite pastimes. Marty didn’t want to lose the excitement that comes with exploring the wilderness around Flagstaff. When he began having hip pain, which led to an eventual…

Medical Monday: Cannabis and ADHD

  Difficulty paying attention. Fidgeting. Restlessness. These are the common symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, a condition affecting around 11 percent of (diagnosed) Americans.* ADHD commonly manifests itself in hyperactivity and inability to focus. It can be particularly obvious in children, but these symptoms may carry on through adolescence and adulthood. It may lead to an…

Impress your Guests: Cannabis and the Midsummer Dinner Party

The late summer sun lingers in the periwinkle sky. Ponderosas sway in the evening breeze—it’s the perfect night for hosting friends. Hosting a dinner party is one thing, but hosting a cannabis-themed dinner party is on a new level. These lazy summer evenings provide the ideal setting. Are you ready to kick back, relax, medicate and…

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: 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…