Monthly Archives: January 2017

Cannabinoids: Exploring CBD and THC

Cannabinoids: Exploring CBD and THC We often hear about THC (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) as the beneficial ingredient in marijuana but it is only one of several beneficia cannabinoids the plant has to offer. I like to think of THC as “the high-causer,” but scientifically speaking, THC interacts with cannabinoid receptors in the central nervous system and causes […]

Toddlers Healed with Cannabis

Toddlers Healed with Cannabis At eight months old, Sadie Higuera was supposed to be dead. The Ramona, Calif.-area toddler suffers from Schinzel-Giedion syndrome, a very rare and very severe condition caused by a genetic mutation that causes neurological problems, as well as organ and bone abnormalities. The disease meant kidney issues, a hole in her […]

Cannabis oil a saving grace for Lake Country woman after end of life diagnosis

Cannabis oil a saving grace for Lake Country woman after end of life diagnosis Cheryl Pearson has never smoked pot. Given just months to live after finally receiving a diagnosis of stage 4 ovarian cancer, the Lake Country resident was at first against the use of medicinal marijuana as part of her treatment. But after […]

7 Ways Cannabis Can Protect The Brain

Cannabis kills brain cells, right? Think again… It’s true, most of us can think of at least one committed stoner with a memory of a goldfish and a vacant, thousand yard stare. So it may seem counter-intuitive to suggest that the cannabis plant can actually protect the brain and prevent certain neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s […]

Why Big Pharma Hates Pot

Why Big Pharma Hates Pot The use of marijuana for medical purposes is now legal in 25 states and, as of this writing, two additional states (Arkansas and Florida) have pending legislation or ballot measures to legalize medical marijuana. Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Colorado and the District of Columbia have also legalized recreational use of marijuana […]