Cannabis and PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Our Extraordinary Brains   Wizard of Oz. Scarecrow. All he wanted was a brain. He might not want one if he knew how complex a brain is – how it handles all of our experiences and, sometimes, holds onto them long-term. Various areas of the brain are involved in autonomic functions (things we don’t think […]

Consuming Medical Marijuana

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Medical Marijuana –  “Inhalation Edition” When we think of marijuana usage, we automatically think of people smoking it. The entertainment industry portrays Cheech and Chong or That 70s Show gang as the typical marijuana user who smokes to enjoy the recreational effects of marijuana. While that was the case previously, now that marijuana usage is […]

Ways to Consume Cannabis Edibles

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Not just for Brownies Anymore Have you heard about the brownies taken to the church bake sale? Or about the brownies grandma made to which someone added their own special ingredient? If you haven’t, you probably weren’t alive in the 70s. Marijuana brownies were a highly desired commodity in the “old days” before marijuana usage […]

Medical Marijuana – Qualifying Conditions

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Marijuana as Medicine It is argued that Greek physician and father of medicine, Hippocrates, said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Within that idea is the contention that naturally occurring substances are highly effective at treating human ailments. Proponents of medical marijuana assert that, as both a substance that occurs in […]

Benefits of Having a Medical Marijuana Card in Massachusetts

Benefits of having a Medical Marijuana Prescription

Marijuana Use in Massachusetts Marijuana use. Although it’s still federally prohibited, many states, including Massachusetts, have legalized marijuana for both recreational and medical use. While the state law permits marijuana usage, there are restrictions in place that must be adhered to for legal recreational use. To comply with state law for recreational use, an individual […]

Marijuana and THC: A Glow-up for the 21st Century

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Really, What is Marijuana? Marijuana is hampered by numerous preconceived ideas, including that it’s a gateway drug, or that marijuana users are unmotivated and unsuccessful. Realistically, marijuana is just a plant. Like many other plants, its compounds can be used for creating medication. Marijuana, or cannabis as it is known in Latin, contains a thick […]

CBD: At a Big Box Near You?

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CBD is Everywhere CBD. We see that acronym everywhere. It can be found on the news, online, and even in some doctor’s offices. What does it really mean? CBD, or cannabidiol, is a natural compound sometimes confused with THC. THC and CBD are found in marijuana and hemp plants, respectively. Marijuana contains THC. Hemp, a […]