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The Healing Blessings of Near-Death Experiences

In the wide world of healing, nothing is more powerfully transformative than the Near-Death Experience.   Have you ever had or been curious about Near-Death Experiences (NDEs)? If so, you might want to know about the recently released book, “The Transformative Power of Near-Death Experiences: How the Messages of NDEs Positively Impact the World.” Author/editors […]

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Holy Mary Mother of Healing

Mary Jane has long been a common nickname for the buds of the cannabis plants, fairly obviously derived from the Spanish-sounding word “marijuana,” which was popularized in the 1930s by the head of the fledgling Narcotics Bureau Harry Anslinger, in his villainous attempt to harness the power of anti-Mexican racism in service to prohibition. But […]

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Are You a Viper?

Jazz- Soaked Cannabis Slang from the 20s and 30s “Everything will seem so funny. Darkest days will seem so sunny. That feeling will arrive when you smoke that killin’ jive.” — Cats and the Fiddles’ Killin’ Jive   Viper, tea, reefer, gage, nickel, weeds, roach, muggles. These terms from the 1920s and 30s confirm that […]

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2017 National Cannabis Industry Association Summit & Expo

The Cannabis industry’s occupation rainbow was displayed in its full spectrum on June 12-14 at  the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), Cannabis Business Summit and Expo. As the organization’s largest meeting yet, 4,500 people gathered at the Oakland Marriott City Center. Medical experts, attorneys, technology and software specialists, and public policy advocates were only a […]


Incorporating Cannabis into Healing Blends

“What is a weed? A plant whose virtue has not yet been discovered.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson   Herbalists have long been aware of the therapeutic benefits of cannabis. For much of history, many medicine gardens contained a cannabis plant where it was used for tinctures, salves and smoke. Modern herbalists tend to view cannabis […]

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Lord of Bhang

Cannabis in India Although cannabis is currently illegal in India, it has a long history of widespread use. It’s been an essential ingredient in Ayurveda, an ancient and holistic system of medicine, for thousands of years. An article in India Today cites the 4,000 year old Bhaishajya Ratanavali, a compilation of Ayurvedic formulas that mentions […]


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 […]


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 […]

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Landrace Strains

Exploring the Ancient Strains that Flourish Today – Kilimanjaro  Cherry                 “One hit and the strain’s ancient origins come into evidence. When Cleopatra was seducing Caesar, when Harriet Tubman was navigating ex-slaves through the underground railroad, when my forebears were stressing their Ellis Island entrance, someone, somewhere was enjoying […]


Time to Enact Equal Access

Understanding the evolution of cannabinoids helps veterinarians appreciate the unique role cannabis can play in the medical treatment of dogs. It also suggests some other, more controversial possibilities.   Written by Diana Trimble   It’s generally accepted by biologists, if hotly contested by creationists, that five hundred million years ago or so, the Sea Squirt […]

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