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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 . . .

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 . . .


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