Product Review: ExtractCraft

Product Review: ExtractCraft

“It’s a great honor to be able to build a company that fosters health, allows the sick to heal, and most importantly, gives people the power and control of their own medicine – while escaping the grasp of big pharma.” Since using cannabis oil to put my breast cancer into remission (while doing away with 10 prescription meds) four years ago, it’s been an ongoing, proactive quest to keep the medicine of the plant in…

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The People on Pot May Not be what You Think

The People on Pot May Not be what You Think

“These aren’t your lazy stoners: these are the people who are actively trying to make life better for others and for themselves.” Cheech and Chong, Jay and Silent Bob, and Harold and Kumar are some of the names that you may think of when you think of people on pot. There are, however, many different people who promote cannabis in all of it’s finest forms for reasons that vary. Some people consume the herb as…

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Go Forth, Go Cannabis

Go Forth, Go Cannabis

“And even after all the appointments with qualified healthcare professionals, alternative practitioners, biopsies, blood work and negative feedback, I took a breath and settled into my own inner guidance. I began to find a renewed love for the spiritual side of cannabis.” Each of us have some use for the plant, whether it’s juicing, consuming, ingesting, smoking, growing or producing this medicine of the gods. We are so blessed to be living in a community…

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Cannabis & Pain: Soothing A Soft Society

Cannabis & Pain: Soothing A Soft Society

Knee surgery last fall had me thinking about pain, true tolerance, and why so many Americans are bent on being anesthetized. In a June 2011 report titled “Relieving Pain in America” the Institute of Medicine states 100 million Americans suffer from some kind of pain at a cost of $635 billion a year. As ABC News reported on January 30, 2012, 80 percent of the world’s pain meds are consumed in the good old U.S….

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Calming The Crazy Part II

Calming The Crazy Part II

  Three years ago this stoner turned a corner and became a full-fledged cannabis patient. But it wasn’t an easy transition. My world and body seemingly fell apart in the middle of a failed relationship wrought with infidelity and deceit; with a shoebox full of prescription meds intended to help failing me, as one pill confused the other and mania set in. At my lowest point I downed the bottle of Valium intended to calm…

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Calming the Crazy

Calming the Crazy

 Menopause snuck up on me. I was still reveling in the fact my periods were a thing of the past, dreaming of wanton sex on the kitchen counter with no thought of pausing for birth control, when the crying jags began. We never made it to the kitchen counter. My partner was at a complete loss and then the mood swings came. My partner (now my ex) was no angel, but honestly, there is nary…

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Finding Our Way Back to the Garden

Finding Our Way Back to the Garden

What is your good medicine? Fragrant herbs beckon to us with health and well-being. When the sun shines we are called to its warmth. We are hydrated by the coolness of water, and comforted and strengthened by the food we eat. The way we move helps our biological systems to function, and if we are stagnant our bodies tell us by aches, pains, and illness. The things that keep us healthy and alive are simple…

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Evangelizing Cannabis

Evangelizing Cannabis

Praise the Lord and Pass the Pipe! The past four years, I’ve covered four states and thousands of miles in a state of Divine Intervention, with people suffering from real illness put in front of me like little animals to St. Francis of Assisi. I often feel like Theresa Caputo, “The Long Island Medium” (less the hair and nails). Spirits come to her like patients are put in front of me, daily. Either I meet…

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Take Five Leaves and Pray

Take Five Leaves and Pray

Cannabis & Cancer: Take Five Leaves and Pray The summer of 2012 a mammogram found a spider-web-like mass in my right breast. Research showed it to be “Lobular Carcinoma,” a mass, not a tumor. In the weeks leading to the first follow-up mammogram and subsequent ultra-sound, I began ingesting raw leaves. By the time the first biopsy was done the spider web was gone with just a “target point” remaining. After bartering with my oncologist…

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