With the legalization movement finally starting to make some headway globally, more and more claims are being made about the therapeutic properties of the world's most controversial plant, cannabis. But can cannabis oil cure cancer? Anyone's who's ever smoked a joint can attest to some of the less spectacular claims made by those who advocate it's medicinal use, aiding with sleep, relaxation and appetite. However, the most grandiose assertions about the cannabis plant are a little harder for the average user to relate to, most of all being the claim that cannabis oil can actually cure cancer.
British author Simon G. Powell is well known for his time spent studying psilocybin and its relationship with human society. Powell documented the history of mushrooms for an article in Weed World Magazine.
As a longtime marijuana smoker, I have faced discrimination from family, friends, and coworkers. Weed has a bad rep, but what harm is it really causing? As a mother, I know the true benefits of this herbal remedy. Between nausea, raging hormones, and constant discomfort brought on by pregnancy, pot can be a true lifesaver during those periods. Cannabis can also lend a helping hand once you’ve regained control of your body and care for a tiny human—it keeps you relaxed.
Did you know that over 300,000 veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have been diagnosed with PTSD by the US Department of Veterans Affairs? And thousands of more have yet to receive recognition. Recently, a movement among US veterans advocating the physical and mental benefits of medical marijuana for PTSD has grown. They want the Department of Veterans Affairs to allow their doctors to recommend and prescribe medical marijuana as a treatment for the disorder in place of prescription drugs. The VA, along with other federal agencies and anti-legalization groups, still don't consider marijuana a solution for veterans suffering with PTSD. So why are veterans asking to use medical marijuana for PTSD? The drug is easing the pain for veterans inside and out.
Throughout history, there has been considerable interest in magic mushrooms. Thousands of young people, spurred by the writings of Carlos Castaneda and R. Gordon Wasson, journeyed to popular collecting grounds in Mexico and South America in hopes of coming across some of these hidden treasures. Curiously, our own country was long overlooked, though lucky for us, we now know it is richly endowed with these hallucinogenic species.
Liquid herbal extracts are excellent options for healing because of their easy assimilation and high concentration of an herbs active constituents. Once a few drops of liquid extract are placed under the tongue, the brain tells the body that it's in there and ready to do its job. This process has been used successfully for administering the benefits of THC for medical purposes. Marijuana and its health benefits have been contested for decades. Herbal extraction is another step toward the institutionalization of the weed industry. And because it is free from binders and fillers, more of the beneficial properties of the herb gets into the bloodstream.
When I first attended a “velada” (vigil) sung by María Sabina in Huautla de Jimenez, and when on her invitation I first ingested the divine mushrooms, I was bowled over by the performance. It took place in the lower floor of the home of Cayetano Garcia and –his wife Guadalupe. Little did I know, Maria Sabina's mushroom ritual was one of a few catalysts responsible for introducing Psilocybin mushrooms to the Western World.
Tequila and Cannabis: quite possibly the greatest marriage of ingredients since the discovery of peanut butter and bananas. Blended fluidly within the guise of a cocktail, the Medical Marijuana Margarita can cure any dark spell (or salty one) with its zesty flavor, inherently cool composition, and verte-infused high-ness. Since its first concoction in Mexico in the early 20th century, the margarita has challenged drinkers with a one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor! style of living, mixed with the ever-looming question, “Salt? Or no salt?”
Oh Cannaburger my Cannaburger—wherefore art thou Cannaburger? You’re a Cannaburger because you’re a cannabis burger, of course! The Cannaburger can ignite any BBQ into a spectacular show of green fireworks and a delectable taste for the munchies. Since the burger has become a staple favorite at BBQs, family functions, and bars, why not introduce the Cannaburger as a staple into our lives as well?
Smoke weed, take vitamins, and repeat. Do you ever feel run down and not know why? Do you find that you are more susceptible to colds? Do your gums get irritated? Maybe it's because you smoke too much pot. Smoking too much pot can have an effect on your physical as well as your mental state. And since we all want to stay in the best physical state possible while enjoying the lifes tyle, there are some things about smoking weed and health that we should know about. What you don’t know can hurt you.
The ad, or ones very similar, had appeared in Boston’s Real Paper and Phoenix for almost four years. Intrigued, needing money, hating work, in between college and the future, and with the encouragement of some friends tired of my freeloading, I made an appointment at McClean Hospital in the suburb of Belmont. I answered the ad.
Too long have yogis stood in the alley behind the studio and had a quick toke before class begins. Edibles, in moderation, can contribute to a really great spiritual session. But imagine a world where you roll up to your yoga studio with your bottle of water, yoga mat, and a joint. This fantasy is a reality for yogis in California who visit yoga studios, such as Ganja Yoga in San Francisco or 420 Remedy Yoga in Glendale. Normally, consuming cannabis signals the brain to release more dopamine and put you in a happier place. When this is combined with yoga, it helps you heighten your spiritual consciousness in a way that could not be reached otherwise. There is already yoga for wine, chocolate and dog lovers, so it’s about time there was yoga for marijuana. This practice of pairing weed and yoga is not new, however.