Know your CBD’s

It’s been nearly a decade since we introduced one of the first Cannabidiol (CBD) rich strains grown by Lawrence Ringo to San Diego County. Back then, we couldn’t give it away. People would buy it and then call us a day or two later telling us it didn’t do anything for them. That’s because they . . .

Terpene Profile: Humulene

There are hundreds of compounds in a cannabis plant including cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenoids (commonly referred to as terpenes). Many people select their cannabis based strictly on cannabinoid levels, usually THC and more recently CBD. But there is an even more important component to consider: The terpene profile. Terpenes are a group of essential oils . . .

Talking With Your Parents about Cannabis

Cannabis has been a hot topic for decades. Prop 215, which made use of cannabis for medicinal purposes in California legal, was passed in 1996. The camps for use tout the benefits that have been known for thousands of years. While the camps against, tout the negative consequences that have been spread for the past . . .

Ten Reasons To Embrace Low THC

Over the past decade, we’ve heard all about how much stronger cannabis strains are today than they were in the 70’s and 80’s. And while we have seen growers produce strains in the 20-30% ranges, the fact remains that on average THC in most plants will range from 12-18%. As dispensary operators, we see people . . .

Boomers and Cannabis

A growing number of people over 50 are discovering or thinking about exploring medicinal cannabis as a viable option for pain, sleep, arthritis, stress, neuropathy, fibromyalgia, cancer or any other number of medical issues. Many have either never used cannabis, or are coming back to it for the first time in 20 or more years. . . .

Maximizing CBD

Firefly recently did a nice roundup of experts in the field, including Jessica Peters, the founder of Moxie Meds–one of our favorite CBD rich tinctures– as well as Mary Lynn Mathre, founder of Patients Out Of Time, a personal hero of mine. This article is a nice review of how CBD works in our body and . . .

A New Kind of RX-C Success: Cannabis and Pets

All vertebrates, from ascidians to humans, have an endocannabinoid system. This system is made up of receptors spread throughout the body. CB1 receptors are responsible for metabolizing THC and allowing the psychoactive effects of THC to be received. CB2 receptors are responsible for anti-inflammatory relief. They are found in immune cells and work to reduce . . .

Backdoor Medicine: How Cannabis Suppositories Can Save Lives

You want me to put that where?! This is a common reaction to the suggestion that cannabis can be used as a suppository. Rectal administrations (suppositories) have an unfairly bad reputation in North America, despite the diverse benefits they offer. And we have personally seen countless successes over the years including relief from simple hemorrhoid inflammation to . . .

One Minute Cannabist

We’re proud to announce the launch of the first in a series of simple to read books for regular people wanting to explore cannabis as a medicinal therapy. The first in the series, “The One Minute Cannabist: A Primer for Medicinal Cannabis Newbies”, is written by seniors for seniors, as a quick and easy to . . .

All Natural Skincare using Medicated Topicals

Typical over the counter drugs and skincare products tend to agitate both my insides and skin. Since educating myself about why my body is affected so drastically by chemical laden body products and foods, I have become an advocate for chemical free health and skincare. I worked in the beauty industry for several years and am . . .

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