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

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 Breast Cancer: It’s Not Just Palliative

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but are you aware of the efficacy of cannabis in treating breast cancer symptoms? There’s even research that suggests cannabis can reverse the progress of the disease itself. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer found in American women (excluding skin cancer). […]

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 […]