The Winston House

The Winston House

Seattle’s First Canna-Friendly Airbnb Nestled in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle, the city’s very own bud and breakfast, Winston House, offers much more than imagined. I expected a chic, three story cabin on a quiet street… what I got was more than I envisioned.    In my head the house was simple, yet comfortable, with tie dye or Bob Marley tapestries adorning the walls under blacklights and glow in the dark pot leaves. The…

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A Witch in the Woods

A Witch in the Woods

Foraging for Homeopathic Remedies Ten years ago Colleen Bones relocated from San Luis Obispo, in Central California, to Humboldt County to be close to her husband’s family. They stayed in Northern California for the simple lifestyle – and the trees. Soon after, Bones became pregnant with their first child. She also became interested in natural medicine. “I started my introduction to herbs by drinking tea,” she recalled. “That was my first lesson on the healing…

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Can I Light Up on the Way to Enlightenment?

Can I Light Up on the Way to Enlightenment?

Insights into the Yoga-Cannabis Contradiction Cannabis-friendly yoga is getting as hot as “hot yoga” once was, grabbing press attention across the U.S. However, it’s undeniable that an overwhelming majority of “yogis” are anti-cannabis. This makes some of their alarming condemnations every bit as unsubstantiated and biased as anything Nancy Reagan ever put out, with extra helpings of mumbo jumbo. Here’s a typical example from the popular webzine, Elephant Journal, in an article titled “Marijuana and…

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Shoot the Moon

Shoot the Moon

Urban Yoga for the HIGH-drated   With a yoga mat curled under my arm, I walked into the lobby of a Downtown LA arts’ district loft building. I was running late, as usual, and high, but also determined to make it to this cannabis infused, “Puff ‘n Pose” yoga workshop. I pressed the ancient, vintage elevator button. It had been years since I had done yoga, or any exercise at all since studying dance and…

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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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Cannabinoids and The Central Nervous System

Cannabinoids and The Central Nervous System

Let’s get to repairing… By Dr. Pepper Hernandez ND, PhD, CNHP   The nervous system is a complex collection of nerves and specialized cells known as neurons that transmit signals between different parts of the body. Neurons in the brain communicate via electrical impulses and neurotransmitters. The nervous system is comprised of mainly two parts. The first part being the peripheral nervous system, which includes the nerves and ganglia on the outside of the brain…

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Wanderlust

Wanderlust

Yogis of all levels gathered at San Francisco’s Lindley Meadow Park on Sunday, April 23rd to celebrate Wanderlust 108, the world’s first and only mindful triathlon. The event brings together yoga, meditation and a 5k run/walk in a festival-type atmosphere. The global festival came to Northern California as part of its worldwide tour. Other cities on the North American leg of the tour include: Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Denver, Portland, and Seattle, among…

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Higher Self Yoga

Higher Self Yoga

Yoga and cannabis might seem like the new kid on the block, but it turns out it’s nothing new at all. The two have deep roots through the history of India, the birthplace of yoga. It is there that practitioners used the herb for centuries. Cannabis is even mentioned in The Vedas, a Hindu sacred script dating back 2000 to 1400 B.C. During the 1960s, people like Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, and Ram Dass started…

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Lawrence Ringo

Lawrence Ringo

  Charlotte’s Web was first introduced to the world via a television documentary; what the world didn’t know is, that strain actually began in Southern Humboldt. When CNN aired Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s first documentary “Weed” in 2013, Charlotte’s Web seemed like a miracle plant, with little to no psychoactive properties. The strain was named after the then four year old Charlotte Figi, who suffers from Dravet Syndrome, and endured up to 300 grand mal seizures…

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Rick Simpson

Rick Simpson

Getting to Know the Engineer Gone Cannabis Advocate Behind the Revolutionary Extraction Method Following a severe head injury in 1997, Rick Simpson turned to cannabis after traditional medicine failed him. The oil he created proved beneficial; not only did he find relief in the plant, but he also found its topical use to help cure his skin cancer. Since then, he’s become a household name. His extracts, known as RSOs, have helped countless people worldwide…

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