What’s in your medicine?

What’s in your medicine?

When a patient enters a dispensary in Arizona, they are often greeted by a list of available cannabis strains for purchase. Based on the individual patient’s medical needs, they will choose a strain with a desired ratio of cannabinoids. While there are countless cannabinoids found within the plant itself, the two presently getting the most…

Marijuana & Your Moon Cycle

According to some women, their menstrual cycle is a time for cleansing, both physically and mentally. Some look forward to menstruation as a time to connect with their femininity and natural cycles that reflect our internal processes — the waning and waxing moon, the seasons, the infinite circle of birth and death. Other women dread…

Terpene Tuesday: a-Pinene

a-Pinene, as its name describes, is often found in conifer trees and pine needles. This terpene is known to help with the symptoms of asthma and improve airflow to the lungs — a bronchodilator — and can also help with inflammation. Have you ever felt especially alert after walking through a forest on a warm,…

What Type of Cannabis Should I Choose: An Infographic

If you regularly medicate with cannabis, you have probably heard the terms “Indica” and “Sativa” said more than a few times. These are two species of the cannabis plant that are most commonly ingested by users. The species of cannabis can usually predict the effects of various strains on your body and mindset. Some strains…

Terpene Tuesday: Myrcene

Aroma and Flavor: Thyme, Clove, Citrus, Musky, Herbal. Urban legend says that eating a mango before ingesting cannabis can strengthen the medicine’s effects. Most cannabis consumers agree that this legend holds some truth — this is most likely because of the terpene found in both mangoes and several cannabis strains, Myrcene. This terpene has been…

Look, smell, experience: a sensory guide to quality cannabis

The first time in a dispensary can be both enthralling and intimidating. Even seasoned cannabis users can become a bit overwhelmed when it comes to choosing the right strain. Once you know what you’re looking for, the process can become a little easier and more rewarding. After finding what works for your personal needs, cannabis…

Terpene Tuesday: Linalool

Linalool is known for giving lavender its pleasant floral odor; this terp also has a number of benefits when used medicinally. If you’re having trouble sleeping, a strain with linalool might induce a snooze-fest. Other benefits of linalool are its anti-epileptic and anti-anxiety properties. When used topically, linalool can alleviate acne and scarring.

Terpene Tuesday: Limonene

While limonene is usually found in cannabis in trace amounts (1 – 2%), it can have amazing holistic health benefits. You’ll usually know if a strain contains limonene if you notice a bright citrus-y aroma, reminiscent of orange orchards. Limonene is most often found in sativa strains, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t appear…

HMH Strain Reviews: Caramel Ice

Reviewed by Taylor B. “I felt how melting caramel looks: warm, soothing, and slowly becoming one with the couch. One of the best parts of this strain is that it provides very uplifting effects, offering the perfect blend of happy and calm.” ~ Taylor B. “Caramel Ice is one of my all time favorite strains….

Terpene Tuesday: What are Terpenes?

The medical cannabis industry is growing at an exponential rate. As the selection of strains available to the public has grown, it is realized that some strains are especially helpful towards individual needs and ailments. Much of what draws someone to a specific strain is the aroma that is given off by the flower. While some…