The Healing Combined Powers of Forest Bathing and Cannabis

The Healing Combined Powers of Forest Bathing and Cannabis

  Imagine yourself alone in the forest. Maybe it’s a coniferous, pine forest like the one that circles Flagstaff for miles. Dappled sunlight streams through the branches of the thick canopy above and you can smell a potent mix of soil and rich plant-life. You can feel the stress of city-life fading away as you…

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…

Terpene Tuesday: β-caryophyllene

Learn more about β-caryophyllene HERE.

Terpene Tuesday: Humulene

Learn more about the terpene Humulene here.

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,…

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…

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…

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…