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How Cannabis Helped Me Overcome My Suicidal Ideation

How Cannabis Helped Me Overcome My Suicidal Ideation

Content note: This article discusses suicidal ideation and may be upsetting to those who have lost a loved one to suicide or those who struggle similarly. Mental health issues and suicide are highly individuated medical conditions, and obviously this extended metaphor will not apply to everyone. It is presented as both a source of potential […]

Lady Health: Top 5 Strains to Curb Appetite

Lady Health: Top 5 Strains to Curb Appetite

PHOTO: ‘Blue Dream’ by Andy Haggis The popularity of using cannabis as a dietary tool has taken over social media and self-proclaimed gym enthusiasts alike. Contrary to weed’s signature munchy-inducing reputation, certain strains produce a cannabinoid that actually suppresses hunger. THC-V (or tetrahydrocannabivarin) is a psychoactive cannabinoid that curbs appetite and responsible for the “psychedelic” […]

Lady Health: Endometriosis Pain & Cannabis Strain Relief

Lady Health: Endometriosis Pain & Cannabis Strain Relief

According to the Mayo Institute: “Endometriosis (en-doe-me-tree-O-sis) is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus —  grows outside the uterus (endometrial implant). Endometriosis most commonly involves ovaries, bowel or the tissue lining the pelvis.” What exactly does this mean? When a woman is diagnosed with endometriosis, the endometrial lining builds up […]

Suicide Hotline With Focus on Transgender People Now Taking Calls

Suicide Hotline With Focus on Transgender People Now Taking Calls

Trans Lifeline is a new suicide prevention hotline whose focus is specifically transgender people and those experiencing a gender crisis. Their number is (877)565-8860. Founded by Greta Martela, Trans Lifeline is unique in several respects when compared with other similar helplines. First and foremost, the staff is comprised of transgender people. Additionally, the website for […]

POEM: Ayahuasca Awakening

POEM: Ayahuasca Awakening

Not a holy Man believer But embracing the goddess She covered all my insides With a purity of nature A thick, bitter juice For good and even measure. Singing began Goddesses and shamans Jazz flutes drums Spanish guitar Chorus rising and falling Shaking the ego loose Shaking me to let go. Fall away noise Be […]

The Aspiring Lives of Neurons: Women, Their Babies and Cannabis

The Aspiring Lives of Neurons: Women, Their Babies and Cannabis

“Of course it is safe to smoke pot in pregnancy, just take look at Jamaica”! This type of comment perpetuates an “herban legend,” circulating specifically among those in the “it’s safe” camp. The reference to Jamaica is to the commonly quoted work of anthropologist Melanie Dreher PhD RN, who in 1989 conducted a small, qualitative, […]

Legalizing Psychedelic Therapy with Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

Legalizing Psychedelic Therapy with Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

What is psychedelic therapy? Psychedelic therapy is a mode of treatment that uses psychedelic drugs (such as LSD, MDMA, psilocybin, ibogaine, ayahuasca, or others) to enhance the effectiveness of therapy. Psychedelic therapy is only administered a small number of times, as opposed to traditional drug-based treatments which require patients to take medications every day, sometimes for […]

Seeking Refuge: A Tale of Two Texans

Seeking Refuge: A Tale of Two Texans

My name is Colt Smith, and I’m an activist for cannabis legalization. However, I never really wanted to be. I was born in Arlington, TX to two educated, loving, and supportive parents. My childhood was very normal, or as normal as one can be. My dad, a family practice physician and Sunday school teacher, is […]

THC Mythology: The Demonization of Mr. T. H. Cannabinol

THC Mythology: The Demonization of Mr. T. H. Cannabinol

A few months ago I was speakin’ to a friend about the herb. She’s been on the herbal for years and years. Hailing from Ottawa, she found no lack of florists. Funny how the closer to Parliament, the more choice you see in these medicinal buds. I mentioned how Cannabidiol was stopping seizures. She had […]

I Left My Job in the Military to Become a Marijuana Farmer, PART 3

I Left My Job in the Military to Become a Marijuana Farmer, PART 3

By Bud Doc PART THREE, click here for PART ONE ///click here for PART TWO Well, a lot has happened since I last left you. I have completed my transit west and set up camp out here. It was quite the challenging trip! I was met with some very nasty weather, including 60 MPH cross winds that […]