Tikun Olam: Revolutionizing Wellness with Scientifically Backed, Pharmaceutical Grade Cannabis

Tikun Olam: Revolutionizing Wellness with Scientifically Backed, Pharmaceutical Grade Cannabis

Tikun Olam is the flagbearer of the research and development of medicinal cannabis in Israel. The company was the first to receive a license to supply to patients, and has since created multiple strains — including the world’s first “highless marijuana strain,” Αϖιδεκελ — all of which are proven to treat certain disorders ranging from epilepsy to Crohn’s disease. Tikun Olam, which means “repair the world” in Hebrew, is taking their brand to the international…

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Telegrass: Civil Legalization via Digital Disobedience

Telegrass: Civil Legalization via Digital Disobedience

The cannabis delivery app, called the “Uber of Weed,” is revolutionizing the industry, and bringing cannabis legalization closer to reality in Israel. Israel is recognized for having the world’s highest ratio of cannabis users, according to the the country’s Anti-Drug Authority (IADA), which reports 27 percent of 18-65 years olds used it within the last year. Yet, despite this fact, cannabis remains illegal and access in Israel is limited. Telegrass is changing that. Telegrass is…

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CannaKids

CannaKids

CannaKids is on track to become a leader in cannabis-led treatments for children and adults. The California-based company first launched in March 2014, one year after its founders – Tracy and Josh Ryan – began treating their own daughter, Sophie, with concentrated cannabis oil. Sophie’s Story: Sophie Isabella Ryan was born on October 3rd, 2012, perfectly healthy and weighing in at 8 pounds, 7.4 ounces. Her birth had zero complications. On June 20th, 2013, Sophie…

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Cannabis

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Cannabis

A Case for Symptomological Relief Among the most commonly cited uses for cannabis in the U.S. are for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Cannabis is finding its place in mainstream medicine. However, the role of the plant in the treatment of PTSD remains a controversial topic. What is PTSD and who is at Risk? According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), PTSD is defined as a disorder that stems from…

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Aging Into the Industry

Aging Into the Industry

A Look into Why Seniors are Leading Cannabis into the Future Seniors are at the forefront of the multi-billion dollar cannabis industry.   Those ages 50 and above are among the largest growing demographic in the industry — yet, stigma and lack of access prevent many from seeking holistic approaches to healthcare.   Senior outreach programs have become prevalent in the 29 states that have legalized medical marijuana in the U.S. In Washington state for…

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AnnaBis: Form, Fashion, and Freedom

AnnaBis: Form, Fashion, and Freedom

Oscar Wilde said that fashion is beautiful, but useless.             When form follows function, it’s anything but.   As the designer handbag and accessory line, AnnaBis, demonstrates, high-quality design can offer style and utility.   “Women like to be organized. We like beautiful and useful things, [and] that’s what AnnaBis is all about,” said Jeanine Moss, the company’s founder. The lack of products available on the market for female consumers…

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Haute Hemp

Haute Hemp

Canada’s i.O.N. Delivers Eco-Friendly Fashions Cannabis is trending: it’s a medicine, it’s a lifestyle, and it’s a fashion statement.   The Canadian-based business, i.O.N., gives naturally derived, hemp-based products a modern edge. The clothing store was established in 1999, and is formally known as Hemp and Company, it’s current house-branded clothing line. i.O.N. — an acronym for “It’s Only Natural” — is owned and operated by Bill Finley and his wife, Lorna Knowles, in downtown…

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Cannastudio

Cannastudio

High Definition Art   The creative world is helping to re-brand the new generation of legal cannabis, shedding the “counter” part of “counterculture.”     For the Portland-based business, Cannastudio, this means re-visualizing the cannabis plant through photography and design.   The studio showcases kaleidoscope-like designs, created by Eliav Cohen, founder and CEO of the company. Cohen crafts his visual art from his photos, which are then digitally designed and enhanced. His pieces are a…

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Casa Bello

Casa Bello

A Victorian Bed and Breakfast in the Heart of Santa Rosa   Convenience, comfort and charm come together at Casa Bello, a 19th century, Victorian-style bed and breakfast located in downtown Santa Rosa. The home is nestled at the entrance of the city’s historic Cherry Street neighborhood. The majestic structure was built in the 1870s, and is made from redwoods grown in Northern Sonoma County. A blue exterior, red door, and picket fence give it…

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Maddie’s Story

Maddie’s Story

Cannabis has provided an immeasurable amount of relief and comfort to countless numbers of people. For Maddie Holt, it has given her time. Maddie was born in November 2012 with Zellweger Syndrome, a terminal genetic disease that destroys the white matter of the brain and effects the production of long chain fatty acids. The rare disorder affects 1 in 50,000 live births, reports the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). “Most children with this devastating…

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