Stay Tuned for 2019 Programs

We hope everyone is getting prepared for a magical and joyful Christmas season. It’s certainly our favorite time of the year. Stay tuned for exciting announcements about new programs coming in January 2019!

Let’s Talk About Cannabis

Since the implementation of Prop 64 in January of this year, Cannabis has been a hot topic. Chances are, the cannabis conversation will come up this holiday season as families gather and share experiences and ideas. If you’re a cannabis believer and want to help a loved one realize its benefits, we understand that it . . .

CDC Tells Pain Doctors: Ignore Cannabis (Marijuana)

I meet many people every week who are suffering from chronic pain for a variety of reasons. Most of these chronic pain sufferers are in pain management programs, but still not achieving the desired result. And in fact dealing not only with their pain, but with the myriad side effects induced by the opioid use. . . .

Cannabis Corner: A Little History

We never talk about cannabis without first providing an understanding of its historical context as a medicine and its timeline of prohibition. Confucius once said, “The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name.” While, as a society we use the words, marijuana, hemp, weed, grass, pot or dope to describe this . . .

OMC at the San Diego Cannabis Roundtable Saturday, September 22

Please join me in San Diego on Saturday, September 22 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Loft at UC San Diego (9500 Gillman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093) for the San Diego Cannabis Roundtable. I’ll be participating in a discussion with industry leaders, business groups, elected officials and staff members on the status . . .

Raw Cannabis Juice: A Gift of Health

Consuming raw cannabis juice from the fresh leaves is a non-psychoactive cannabis solution that leaves you feeling great! Juicing and consuming raw cannabis leaves supports your natural Endocannabinoid System (ECS), a group of receptors that play a major role in regulating many of our physiological processes including how we relax, eat, sleep forget and protect. . . .

A Toke and a Float

Recently, I had the opportunity to experience the world of Floating. Floating is a unique health & wellness modality that helps relieve stress & anxiety, recover from injuries, fight addiction, manage chronic pain and much more. Floating naturally increases your dopamine and endorphin levels, boosting mood and leaving you with a pleasant afterglow that can . . .

Cannabis: Protective in Strokes

Short, but concise. This piece is eye-opening, about how cannabis reduces infarct size (size of the stroke or dead brain tissue) by 50% in lab animals. We’ve seen how cannabis has helped to restore cognitive and motor function in members’ who have had strokes. Read full article.

Will You Trust Your Doctor?

The Medical Board of California has released guidance to its members with respect to when and why they might recommend cannabis. I wonder how many doctors follow such stringent protocols when deciding to prescribe dangerous, highly addictive pharmaceuticals. (Oh wait, those are federally legal, so it’s ok). Prior to 1937, cannabis was prescribed by more . . .

Did You Know? 1960-1970

In 1969, part of The Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 was ruled unconstitutional. In response, Congress passed the Controlled Substance Act in 1970 and placed cannabis into Schedule I on the advice of Assistant Secretary of Health Roger O. Egeberg. His letter to Harley O. Staggers, Chairman of the House Committee on Interstate and Foreign . . .

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