Can you buy recreational marijuana (weed) in Maine?

Can you buy recreational marijuana (weed) in Maine?

Written By Liz Gold   As Maine’s largest medical cannabis organization, the Wellness Connection fields many questions from individuals interested in cannabis. And it makes sense – though recreational use was approved by voters in 2016, legislation is still unclear on the way forward. As a result, we operate under Maine’s Medical Cannabis Program to […]

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A Look at Cancer and Cannabis

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A Look at Cancer and Cannabis

Written By Liz Gold In October, we wear pink, in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. And while breast cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women – aside from skin cancer – cannabis is emerging as a way to help with the often debilitating side effects of chemotherapy and overall discomfort […]

Relieve Arthritis Pain Naturally With CBD

Relieve Arthritis Pain Naturally With CBD

Written By Liz Gold More than 50 million Americans suffer from arthritis, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. This growing number is not slowing down and it’s one of the most common causes of chronic pain among adults. By 2040, an estimated 78 million (26 percent) of adults in the […]

Cannabis Safety 101: How to Talk to Your Kids

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Written By Liz Gold As we head into September, it’s the perfect time to initiate conversations with your kids about consumption and brush up on your safety precautions as you get ready for the cooler weather. If you have hesitancy around talking to your children about your medical cannabis use, you are not alone. It […]

5 Reasons to Give CBD to Your Pet

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Written By Liz Gold As the cannabis industry evolves and we realize the healing power of cannabidiol (CBD) on humans, information is also coming to light on its positive impact on animals. CBD is quickly becoming synonymous with wellness as it provides natural relief for many significant ailments – both for humans and their pets […]

Cannabis Relieves Chronic Pain. Opioid Epidemic?

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Cannabis Relieves Chronic Pain. Can it Relieve the Opioid Epidemic? If you’re living with chronic pain, you know how debilitating it can be. Western medicine has yet to provide effective treatment options, leading millions to find relief through opioid painkillers. And opioids are killing 115 Americans every day according to the NIH’s National Institute on […]

The Once and Future Medicine

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Cannabis as Alternative Medicine Cannabis has been used for millennia in cultures worldwide as a medicinal plant. Given the numerous references in ancient texts, at one-time cannabis was as conventional as Penicillin. It’s only relatively recently that Western medicine has eclipsed herbal treatments, cannabis among them, and consigned them to the alternative bucket, in the […]

The Many Forms of Medical Cannabis

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Medical cannabis is no longer limited to flower and oil for smoking and vaping, or even edibles. These days, you can receive your medicine in a number of innovative forms. Many of these isolate the non-psychoactive cannabinoid, CBD. THC and CBD are the two main cannabinoids in cannabis. While both help with a variety of […]

My Journey from opioid addiction to freedom

My Journey from opioid addiction to freedom

My Journey from opioid addiction to freedom In 2007 I was badly injured giving birth to my son. I was overjoyed to be a mother, but also in excruciating pain. I tried to manage it, but I became addicted to opiate painkillers. Addiction and pain robbed me of precious early years with my child. Some […]