Marijuana: Uncovering Its Historical Meaning

Marijuana: Uncovering Its Historical Meaning

Check out this guest blog written by Javier Armas, founder of the Bay Area Latino/a Cannabis Alliance “BALCA”, and author of the Budtender Education book! Read more about the History of Marijuana in Latinx culture here.

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THC Infused Coconut Arroz Con Leche

In honor of Latin Heritage Month and in partnership with JennyLee Molina, this cannabis-optional, plant-based coconut “Arroz Con Leche” is a dairy-free twist on a Latin comfort food classic. Add some lemon and orange zest for an uplifting and aromatic citrus touch. This recipe is incredibly easy to make and always a hit!

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How Cannabis Affects Spasticity

More than 12 million people worldwide experience muscle spasticity, which causes pain, reduced mobility, and prevents restful sleep. Spasticity is often a symptom associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy (CP), strokes and spinal cord injuries. As part of the effort to discover new treatments, cannabis has emerged as a potential. Could people living with spasticity find relief in cannabis products? Here's what the research tells us.

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Could Cannabis Help Treat Drug-Resistant Epilepsy?

This disorder of the Central Nervous System (CNS) can severely impact quality of life for those who have been diagnosed, the most severe among them being seizures. Cannabis has emerged as a possible alternative treatment for certain types of epilepsy, and has been a lifeline for those who cannot tolerate medication or do not respond to conventional treatment. What do we know so far?

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What We Know About Cannabis and Multiple Sclerosis

This relatively common neurological condition causes pain and loss of motor control, among other symptoms that drastically impact the quality of life of people living with the disease. Promising anecdotal evidence and scientific research alike show that cannabis can be a viable way to manage pain and attain restful sleep in MS patients. Here's what we know so far about the relationship between MS and cannabis.

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Celebrate 7/10 with These 15 Trulieve Concentrates

July 10th is a celebration of cannabis concentrates. These products contain much more phytocannabinoids than cannabis flower, making them a great option for patients who have developed a high tolerance for the heady effects of cannabis.

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What came first: THC or THCa?

Of the more than 100 phytocannabinoids found in cannabis plants, none are more famous than delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Known simply as THC, this compound is responsible for the heady experience associated with cannabis consumption, and it offers a wide range of therapeutic benefits as well.Of course, before THC is THC, it begins in its acidic form. Known as THCa, this compound has a unique set of benefits all its own. And, while not nearly as bountiful as THC products, THCa products are becoming popular among many cannabis consumers and reaching dispensary sh...

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Meet CBG: What is Cannabigerol?

Cannabigerol (CBG) may have been discovered around the same time as Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but the latter phytocannabinoid got all the attention at the time. As one of the first phytocannabinoids to develop in a young cannabis plant, CBG holds a special place among the around 130 phytocannabinoids researchers have identified so far. It’s now being studied for its unique role and the therapeutic potential it holds on its own.What is CBG, and why is it so important?CBG forms very early in the life of a cannabis plant as cannabigerolic acid (CBGA). For a br...

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What Seniors Should Know Before Trying Cannabis

Many senior citizens in Florida and around the U.S. are exploring how medical cannabis can help them, but older individuals need to take special considerations into account when considering these products.

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When and how did we learn about phytocannabinoids?

Cannabis has been consumed for medicine and fun for thousands of years. While societies long knew that cannabis had therapeutic benefits, it has not always been understood exactly how the plant produces those benefits. Phytocannabinoids – the compounds that make cannabis work -- are a discovery that has only been uncovered in the last few decades.

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The Ancient Roots of Cannabis Medicine

The Ancient Roots of Cannabis MedicineOne could be forgiven, having lived through the era of cannabis prohibition, for thinking medical cannabis is a modern discovery. However, the truth is that the medicinal properties of cannabis have been known to human civilization for thousands of years. Not only was medicinal cannabis commonplace in America before Prohibition took hold in 1937, but evidence of its efficacy stretches back across millennia. As society prepares to step out of a shameful era of cannabis prohibition, it is good to know that medical cannabis...

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Nine Recent Medical Cannabis Studies and Reviews You Should Know About

These 10 recent medical cannabis studies are helping us better understand this complex plant and how it can support health and wellness.

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