Cannabis Connoisseurs Get Cozy For Autumn

Cannabis Connoisseurs Get Cozy For Autumn

Welcome to the best season in Flagstaff, Ariz.: autumn! Our little town celebrates the changing of the season with a dramatic display of fall colors, thanks to our high elevation and aspen groves dotting our community. There really isn’t quite like spending a day with a loved one, enjoying a warm drink and marveling at…

Smoking or Vaping? Our Take on Two Popular Methods of Ingestion

  Both smoking and vaping cannabis are popular methods of consumption. Both methods deliver quick, potent effects, requires little equipment and know-how, and are relatively easy to dose. There are those of us who will always love the ritual of grinding flower, filling our bowl full, gently lighting the medicine and slowly inhaling. For some,…

Revolutionary Cannabis Studies You Should Probably Know About in 2017

    Alright, all you cannabis braniacs out there—time to study up on some of the best cannabis research. So much has changed in the cannabis landscape, from the particularly racist and classist War on Drugs, to its eventual recognition as a valuable medicine, and today, the gradual legalization/decriminalization of cannabis throughout much of the…

Behind the Scenes at HMH

Have you ever wondered what it is like to work at a dispensary? Well, here is a peek into the everyday lives of our receptionists, cannabis consultants and managers! Contrary to popular belief, this job isn’t all just fun. We are responsible for creating an environment that is simultaneously safe, welcoming and educational. It takes…

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…

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…

Medical Monday: PMS and Cannabis

Cramping, mood swings, bloating – all signs of premenstrual syndrome or PMS. For those of us with a period, there’s usually 4-7 days per month that are less than pleasant. For the roughly 34,000 medical marijuana card-holding women in Arizona, treating PMS with cannabis has become a reality. How can cannabis help with your monthly…

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…

Patient Success Story: Chelsea

Chelsea is an incredible lady (and HMH receptionist!) who has healed through cannabis therapy. She has been utilizing the medicine since she was young to manage emesis and chronic migraines, which turned out to be due to a cancerous brain tumor. Thankfully, she is now healthy, and continues to use cannabis to help with any…