The Herbivore: Vaping Concerns in the Media

The Herbivore: Vaping Concerns in the Media

Vaping Concerns in the Media By Zachariah Finning   In recent weeks, the world has directed its attention to media reports regarding vaping devices, vape liquids, and the associated health risks attributed to their use – to include several reported deaths related to the popular trend.  Most concerns mentioned in the media are directly related…

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…

The Herbivore: All About Aphrodisiacs

Food and other substances like cannabis have an incredible impact on our mental health, emotions and even our sexuality. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this month’s installation of The Herbivore explores cannabis and food pairings and their ability to amplify arousal. Whether you’re partnered or going solo, these pairing can help set the…

The Herbivore: Tinctures

Tinctures are one of the most versatile ways that patients can ingest cannabis medicine. People utilized tinctures through history. Before prohibition in the early 20th century, people used tinctures to treat ailments like menstrual cramps and arthritis. While they aren’t discussed as frequently today, this installment of The Herbivore shines a light on how to…

The Herbivore: Special Holiday Edition

The holiday season can be busy: filled with travel plans, dinners, parties — the list goes on. Without proper care, the season can easily go from magical to manic. This is why so many people experience heightened depression and anxiety during the holidays. Beyond simple exhaustion, some might notice amplified loneliness, nervousness, inability to sleep,…

The Herbivore: Pot Brownies Get A Much-Needed Makeover for 2018

The infamous pot brownie: we’ve all experienced the boxed-chocolate powder, gooey texture, and undeniable skunky flavor. Baking pot brownies is a sort of coming-of-age in the cooking with cannabis world. Powdered brownie mix and assorted cannabis shake (an assortment of plant matter including leaves, stems and nug pieces) represent the classic pot brownie ingredient list. Unfortunately,…