natural medicine

The Female : Cannabis Relationship

The Female : Cannabis Relationship

IMAGE: “Daydream,” Andrew Wyeth Women have long kept their health lore confined to their close female communities.  Until the late 19th century, birthing was the domain of women and they carried this, as well as other women’s health knowledge, forward.  Natural birth control (often herbs) had to keep secret.  There is lore that women once […]

Put the Power Here: Reiki and Cannabis as Partners in Healing

Put the Power Here: Reiki and Cannabis as Partners in Healing

I am one of America’s uninsured, and have been for a large portion of my adult life. It’s not that I don’t want insurance, just that I haven’t always followed a career path where that has been an option or a given. As a result, I’ve learned much about a wide variety of natural and […]

Acupuncture and My High Horse

Acupuncture and My High Horse

I was skeptical about acupuncture for most of my life. I’d never had a serious injury or illness, and therefore hadn’t experienced the shortcomings of western medicine firsthand. Somehow acupuncture was something I considered quackery, matter-of-factly filed away in my mind along with chiropractic and reflexology and homeopathy. My reluctance to accept it as legitimate […]

Scientific Cold Prevention

Scientific Cold Prevention

I was looking forward to giving a fun talk about the evils of alcohol. I had fashioned all these cool slides of booze bottles and fatty livers. Then I woke up. My head felt like a squishy melon, and someone had obviously climbed down my throat while wearing cleats.  I had to make an embarrassing […]

The Economics of Extortion: Could Cannabis Replace the Leukemia Drug Gleevac?

The Economics of Extortion: Could Cannabis Replace the Leukemia Drug Gleevac?

What is the moral difference between threatening a person’s life to extort a million dollars and charging a person a million dollars for a lifesaving drug? If the answer appears obvious to you, slow down. While a desperate patient taking out a second mortgage on their home to save their life may feel the victim […]

Brave Mykayla Fundraiser

Brave Mykayla Fundraiser

    All photos courtesy of the World Famous Cannabis Cafe On Saturday, March 9,  the cannabis community rallied to help a sweet little girl with leukemia.  The World Famous Cannabis Cafe was decked out in pink and black with a fabulous dessert bar provided by Rabbithole Edibles. Madeline Martinez, owner of the cafe, and […]