Category Archives: Health

How the Cannabis Industry Can Do Better to Fight the Climate Crisis

Between energy-intensive indoor grows and the mountain of plastic packaging, legal weed is not as green as you would think. But some producers — like California’s Aster Farms — are leading the way to sustainability This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage […]

Health benefits of smoking properly dried and cured cannabis

While it is commonly known that improper curing techniques can greatly hinder the flavor and smell of cannabis, little has been said about any potential health issues related to smoking uncured flowers As the American cannabis marketplace gets legitimized, business procedures concerning the cultivation, processing, and storage of marijuana flowers are a reflection of an […]

How cannabis and CBD can help eliminate the stigma around mental illness

With marijuana use and mental health both wildly stigmatized, perhaps there are solutions in place that are as simple as having a conversation Millions of Americans are coping with mental health issues. Often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, those who suffer in silence with mental illness issues often remain silent due to the stigmatization that shrouds depression, anxiety, […]

Could a cannabis substance replace opioid pain relievers?

Researchers have known about the pain relieving potential of cannabis for decades, but they have had to wait until now to determine how the plant creates such effective substances. Their findings may help provide a solution to the opioid crisis. Researchers have finally unlocked the secret behind the pain relieving properties of cannabis. People can […]

7 Stimulating Cannabis Strains for Your Next Hike

Just as there’s that perfect cannabis strain for chilling by the pool or watching your favorite movie, there’s a strain out there that makes the perfect companion for your next hike. When it comes to climbing mountains with your legs, you’ll want a strain that will have you feeling stimulated and energized. So, we’ve put together a list […]

Can cannabis help with chronic fatigue syndrome?

There is no existing formal research on the effects of CBD, or marijuana, on chronic fatigue syndrome. There are anecdotal reports, however, from individuals using CBD to manage their symptoms.  For someone with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, the tasks faced in everyday life feel insurmountable with a limited resource of energy to tap into. The frustrating […]

Cannabis oil: Girl’s medicine confiscated at Stansted Airport

The mother of a girl with epilepsy said her child is at risk of “becoming comatose” after her medical cannabis oils were seized at a UK airport. Tannine Montgomery said Indie-Rose, 5, had seizures and panic attacks before starting to use the oils 14 months ago. Ms Montgomery, 30, said she was stopped at Stansted […]

The World’s First Hot Box, and Other Uses of Cannabis in the Ancient World

Carl Sagan once speculated that cannabis may have been the very plant that inspired the age of agriculture. The first crop so useful that some long forgotten nomadic foraging society decided to stop roaming around in favor of becoming farmers. Obviously that’s just conjecture—and Sagan was a notorious cannabis enthusiast, so perhaps it should be taken with an […]

Puff, cough, pass? Five easy ways to avoid a sore throat from smoking cannabis

Smoking weed can be a love-hate relationship for many. Canadians, especially non-medical users, seem to love smoking cannabis. But the afterglow of that treasured toke oftentimes leads to a not-so-loveable condition: sore throat. “I have been using cannabis for 24 years, but whenever I would smoke, I would experience a burning sensation in my throat and lungs,” says […]

How to Use CBD to Make Your Own Topicals

CBD topicals are quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to use CBD. Not only do CBD topicals act quickly and provide targeted relief from conditions like chronic pain and inflammation, but they’re also excellent for a variety of different skin conditions. People that suffer from skin disorders like acne and eczema are discovering […]