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 . . .

Cannabis for Constipation

Affecting millions, constipation is an uncomfortable and inconvenient condition that can become a serious problem for people of all ages. There are many reasons we become constipated, with the usual suspects being a low fiber diet, repeatedly ignoring the urge to go, not drinking enough water or a lack of exercise. Other causes include overuse . . .

Talking With Your Parents About Cannabis

Cannabis has been a hot topic for decades. Prop 215, which made use of cannabis for medicinal purposes in California legal, was passed in 1996. The camps for use tout the benefits that have been known for thousands of years. While the camps against tout the negative consequences that have been spread for the past . . .

Backdoor Medicine: How Cannabis Suppositories Can Save Lives

You want me to put that where?! This is a common reaction to the suggestion that cannabis can be used as a suppository. Rectal administrations (suppositories) have an unfairly bad reputation in North America, despite the diverse benefits they offer. And we have personally seen countless successes over the years including relief from simple hemorrhoid inflammation to . . .

Ten Reasons To Embrace Low THC

Over the past decade, we’ve heard all about how much stronger cannabis strains are today than they were in the 70’s and 80’s. And while we have seen growers produce strains in the 20-30% ranges, the fact remains that on average THC in most plants will range from 12-18%. Many people select strains based on . . .

Know Your CBD’s

It’s been nearly a decade since the first Cannabidiol (CBD) rich strains grown by Lawrence Ringo were brought to San Diego County. Back then, we couldn’t give it away. People would buy it and then call tell us it didn’t do anything for them. That’s because they were expecting the usual “high” effect that cannabis . . .

Smart Medicine for Your Eyes

Vision is our primary sense, that we rely upon to achieve our biggest goals and to handle the daily minutiae of our lives; and everything in between. Yet we tend to take it largely for granted. We stare at computer and smart phone screens for hours on end without taking care for the proper nutrition . . .

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