Medical Cannabis Gains Yardage with NFL

Medical Cannabis Gains Yardage with NFL The National Football League may be warming to the idea that treating injured players with medical cannabis is preferable to the alternative: opiate painkillers. That’s according to a story published in the Washington Post in July. The Post reported that the NFL sent a letter to the NFL Players […]

Bountiful Harvest: A Hydroponics Primer for Cannabis Consumers

Bountiful Harvest: A Hydroponics Primer for Cannabis Consumers

Bountiful Harvest: A Hydroponics Primer for Cannabis Consumers In Maine, autumn is harvest time, the season of abundance. But in the world of cannabis growers—and consumers—bountiful harvests can be reaped 365 days a year, thanks to the science of hydroponics. Hydroponics is a horticultural method in which roots are cultivated without soil. Growing mediums include […]

Why Does My Cannabis Smell Like Lemons?: An Introduction to Terpenes

There’s a lot going on inside a cannabis plant. It’s made up of hundreds of organic compounds, one large class of which are terpenes. Terpenes are what gives each cannabis strain its distinctive taste and smell. Terpenes aren’t exclusive to cannabis; they’re produced by many plants, including lavender, rosemary, mint, and basil, to provide protection […]

Singing the Blues: In Praise of the Coolest Berry

Singing the Blues: In Praise of the Coolest Berry Blueberries are widely hailed as a superfood because they’re jam-packed with antioxidants and other phytonutrients. Antioxidants help combat free radicals, which can damage cell membranes and DNA, and cause physical signs of aging. In fact, the USDA’s Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging ranks blueberries as […]

Everybody Outside:

Everybody Outside: Take Advantage of Nature’s Healing Power Well-being—that magical blend of comfort, health, and happiness—can be an elusive state if you have chronic stress, pain, or disease. But what if you could increase feelings of well-being simply by going for a walk in nature? A growing body of research says you can. Studies are […]

Cannabis and Stress Relief

Today is National Stress Awareness Day—timely, given the heated election season and the impending pressures of the looming holidays. For many of us, stress might appear like a background buzz that’s often drowned out by the immediate demands of the day. But the thoughts are present nonetheless: guests for Thanksgiving week will mean extra laundry […]

Therapeutic Cannabis: A Patient’s Perspective

As discussion heats up over Maine’s Question 1, which would allow any adult over 21 to use cannabis, we want to keep the needs of medical marijuana patients front and center. In the run-up to the vote, we will share the stories of some of our members who choose to use cannabis for therapeutic/medicinal purposes. […]

For one IBD patient, 12/28/14 is date to remember

WCM’s monthly webinar for August 2016 focused on the use of medical cannabis to treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). IBD is an umbrella term which encompasses Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and other chronic gastrointestinal diseases which damage the tissues of the digestive tract. Our guest expert this month was “David,”* a WCM member whose 15-year […]

DEA Rescheduling Ruling Not Your Cup of Tea? Imagine This.

Wherein you are invited to engage in a thought exercise: Consider a world in which caffeine, not cannabis, were a Schedule I drug. In 1970, all caffeinated products are federally prohibited and criminalized: no coffee, no tea, and definitely no chocolate or energy drinks, since these might be particularly appealing to children. Predictably, an underground […]