medical marijuana

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” […]

Dear President Obama: Please Stop Making Jokes About Cannabis

Dear President Obama: Please Stop Making Jokes About Cannabis

Dear President Obama, Please stop making jokes about weed. And while you’re at it, please stop telling young people that cannabis prohibition reform shouldn’t be a priority. You’ve been called out on this before, but clearly you are still out of touch with what’s going on in America. Yes, pot can make you laugh, and it […]

Connect the Dots in Connecticut with Cannabis

Connect the Dots in Connecticut with Cannabis

The following is an excerpt of a speech John Dvorak gave at the Hartford, Connecticut HempCT Marijuana Awareness Event: We all owe our presence here today to one person who’s worked tirelessly and countless hours organizing, planning, cajoling, lining up the speakers, the vendors, the sponsors and working with the city of Hartford to get the […]

Ladybud Interview with National Cannabis Patients Wall’s Dana M. Arvidson

Ladybud Interview with National Cannabis Patients Wall’s Dana M. Arvidson

The National Cannabis Patient’s Wall is an advocacy and visibility-based organization, whose primary focus is to help humanize medical cannabis by showing how many people around the world use it (and what they use cannabis to treat). Their primary source of communication with members of the wall is via Facebook, within the 17,000+ strong (and […]

Urgent Call To Action: Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Bill SB3

Urgent Call To Action: Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Bill SB3

On April 21st, the PA Senate State Government committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 3, a bill originally intended to legalize medical cannabis in PA. SB3 will go to the Senate Appropriations committee for a vote likely on May 4th, and could get a vote on the Senate floor soon after. Currently, the Senate is not […]

Chile’s Change and South America’s First Medical Grow Harvested

Chile’s Change and South America’s First Medical Grow Harvested

Earlier this month, Chile’s Congressional health committee opened up political debate in the country when it approved  a bill to legalize the personal cultivation of up to 6 cannabis plants for recreational and medical use. Influencing this atmosphere of change is the success of the Daya Foundation, a non-profit organization in Chile that is celebrating […]

Lady Business: Jessica Catalano, Author of Ganja Kitchen Revolution and Gourmet Cannabis Chef

Lady Business: Jessica Catalano, Author of Ganja Kitchen Revolution and Gourmet Cannabis Chef

I met Jessica Catalano a few years back when I was the Managing Editor at SKUNK Magazine where she was and remains their Food Columnist. I was a big fan of her beautiful book The Ganja Kitchen Revolution. I was fascinated by her concept of strain specific healing with beautiful foods whose colors alone evoke […]

From Georgia to Colorado: My Medical Cannabis Journey

From Georgia to Colorado: My Medical Cannabis Journey

The first time I realized that cannabis is my medicine, I was on vacation in California. It was supposed to be the vacation of a lifetime: starting in LA, driving up the Pacific Coast Highway, and staying in San Francisco for almost two weeks. Then my worst nightmare happened: I ran out of cannabis, ironically […]

Will Child Protective Services Evolve with Changing Medical Marijuana Laws?

Will Child Protective Services Evolve with Changing Medical Marijuana Laws?

With the world of medical and recreational cannabis rapidly evolving, undoubtedly some of these patients and users are going to be parents. And while we can all agree that we should not make marijuana available to children except in medically necessary situations, we must ask ourselves “Is Child Protective Services going to grow and change […]

One of Angela’s Brown’s Two Charges for Treating Her Son With Cannabis Dropped

One of Angela’s Brown’s Two Charges for Treating Her Son With Cannabis Dropped

This last week, there was some minor positive progress in Angela Brown’s pending prosecution; on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015, a district judge in Minnesota dropped the pending child endangerment charge Brown was facing. She is still facing a charge of contributing to the need for child protection and will theoretically go to trial to answer […]