Harvesting the Green Mountain State

Harvesting the Green Mountain State

  It’s harvest time in Vermont. If you live in Burlington, then you know it is high time to harvest your medicine, from the healthy superfood kale to the extremely robust multi-super-use cannabis plant. Your outdoor cannabis plants are done for the season. The kale is not far behind. You know winter’s on its way. If only there were a way for you to enjoy the fruits of harvest all year long, you say. Well,…

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Maya’s Story

Maya’s Story

We live in an era of change for medical cannabis and its legalization in California. In December 2014 Congress finally took steps toward ending federal prohibition by forbidding federal agents from interfering in legal, state-authorized medical operations.  Yet, the National Guard still seizes medical gardens in Mendocino County and Native American Tribes suffer raids on sovereign land.    California provides excellent environmental conditions conducive to growing organic cannabis, including those plants high in the chemical…

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The King of CBD

The King of CBD

“The whole thing about cannabis and CBDs, it’s really awesome. We’re here in Southern Humboldt, and we kind of made this happen here. I don’t know if it was an accident or made to be, but it is.  So the best thing I can do is try to make it available to everyone. I wish it wasn’t illegal, I’d give it to the world.”  – Lawrence Ringo, Cannabis Consciousness January 5, 2014   When word…

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Guide to CBD

Guide to CBD

Guide to CBD Cannabis Without the High “CBD has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving and anti-anxiety properties without the “high.”   Cannabis contains many compounds, with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) being one of the more popular and well known. However, a new cannabinoid is stepping into the spotlight – CBD (cannabidiol). Where THC provides a psychoactive effect (the “high” feeling), CBD has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving and anti-anxiety properties without the “high.”   Some…

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Cancer & Cannabis: The Blame Game

Cancer & Cannabis: The Blame Game

In general the medical industry today tells the average American they are at fault for their own health woes, as if all the poisons polluting the world had nothing to do with any of it. The rhetoric seems to be, if you have Lobular Carcinoma it’s because you took Hormone Replacement; you have Ductal Carcinoma because you drank more than three glasses of alcohol a day, you had children after 30 or you didn’t have…

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CannaSleeve

CannaSleeve

In a place where trimming cannabis is a viable way to make ends meet, a tool to make the job easier is appreciated. Sarah Jones thinks she has made that tool. Jones lives with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease of the nervous system that causes nerve damage in the brain and spinal cord, which can lead to paralysis. Jones said, “It is your own brain giving you traumatic brain injury whenever it gets stressed.”…

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The Bud Sisters

The Bud Sisters

Dr. Joyce Centofanti and Pearl Moon of “The Bud Sister’s™ met in 1981 while both were studying ceramics and performance art at the University of Montana in Missoula. Pearl, who refers to herself as “the older sister,” is a native of Montana. She said she taught her “younger sister from Southern California,” Joyce, about herbal remedies and living a holistic life. “No matter where we were in our lives, we always found time to spend together,” Dr. Centofanti…

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Cancer & Cannabis: Chemical Culprits (Part I)

Cancer & Cannabis: Chemical Culprits (Part I)

The spider web-like mass found in my right breast the summer of 2012 had me thinking about my mom, the farm she was raised on, DDT, Rachel Carson, and Cannabis – in that order.   I saw the configuration while proactively peeking over the shoulder of both the mammogram and ultra-sound technician. While waiting for the biopsy I decided to do some research and easily found an image of a nearly identical mass on the…

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Care By Design

Care By Design

  A humid beach breeze, a scent of sunscreen, the blazing sun scorches the sidewalk, Arcata’s Humboldt Patient Resource Center (HPRC) is an oasis for medical patients, providing herbal therapies for members with ailments like migraines, seizures, epilepsy, and cancer.   Patients with severe and life threatening diseases do not necessarily have the start smoking or experimenting with edibles. Fortunately, there is yet another alternative for pain management. With one spray from Care by Design,…

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