Category Archives: THC

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 […]

New Maine Medical Marijuana Law Goes into Effect

New Maine Medical Marijuana Law Goes into Effect

By Liz Gold Significant amendments to Maine’s Medical Marijuana Law have gone into effect as of December 13, 2018. As a patient, here’s what you need to know. The new law will bring sweeping changes including: ● More local control. Municipalities and local legislators will now decide whether to allow cannabis-based businesses. ● Wider selection. […]

The Once and Future Medicine

Cannabis-and-Alternative-Medicine-Blog-Image-Wellness Connection of Maine-Cannabis Today

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

The Many Forms of Medical Cannabis-Wellness Connection of Maine-Cannabis Today

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 […]

THC and CBD: One of these things is not like the other!

Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds that make the cannabis plant such a medicinal powerhouse. There are more than 100 different cannabinoids in cannabis, each with unique therapeutic properties. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol)  are two of the most well-known. Both THC and CBD can help with a variety of medical conditions, but there’s one big […]

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 […]