Category Archives: Cannabis

Giving Back is the WCM Way

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At the Wellness Connection of Maine, it’s only natural for us to give back and get involved. We do this every day through the four attributes that define our company: reliability of product, being good-natured, trailblazing for the future, and having a personal approach in everything we do. While the cannabis industry is still new, we’ve been here since 2011, advocating for access, high-quality […]

More Seniors Embracing Medical Cannabis

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Cannabis is quickly becoming known for its natural health benefits amongst senior citizens. A study conducted by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health revealed that an increasing number of older Americans are using cannabis for a variety of health benefits. About nine percent of U.S. adults between the ages 50 and 64 used marijuana in […]

How Cannabis Can Help You Relax During the Holidays

How Cannabis Can Help You Relax During the Holidays

By Liz Gold It’s the holidays! For many of us, the holidays are a wonderful time to be with family and friends winding down the year. Decorating the Christmas tree or lighting the menorah are treasured traditions that bring everyone closer together. It’s a time for celebrating, reflecting and looking forward to all good things […]

Do I need a medical card to buy marijuana (weed) in Maine?

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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 provide […]

If I have an out-of-state medical card, can I buy marijuana (weed) in Maine?

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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 provide […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]