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Pooch’s Pot Palooza: A Tale of Tails and THC in Boulder

February 29th, 2024

Marijuana, is found in many Boulder homes worldwide. Legal or illegal, it is ubiquitous. It has been legalized for human use in many parts of the world with legality spreading rapidly. However, as pot, marijuana, becomes more accessible, there is a growing concern about the potential risks it poses to our furry companions. Many pet owners may not be aware of the dangers that marijuana can present to dogs and the potential impact it can have on their health and happiness.  PLEASE remember that if your prized pooch can get into your marijuana in any form, edible, leaf, joints, you name it, your... Read More

Why I Do Not Smoke Or Vape, The Magic Butter Machine And A Perfect Cup Of Coffee

February 15th, 2024

I smoked for decades. Since 1966 and then since 1975 in Boulder. I got my education in the East, and then came West. My delivery systems ranged from joints and bongs, to a  coconut water pipe with the farmer of Negil on Xmas Eve some decades ago, and more. Hotels all come with rolling papers if you get stuck. The Gideon’s Bible has several blank pages in each volume, and it works fine. Then I read the list of the 100 plus chemicals that were added to my inhale by the combustion of the flower. While vaping was convenient, I had ongoing concerns. First, the cartridges, in a legal state (assuming... Read More

“Medical Cannabis: Health Effects of THC and CBD” at CU Boulder

July 6th, 2019

CU Boulder’s CHANGE Lab has been working over the past several years to finally observe the potential benefits and risks to marijuana consumption, something that has previously been studied very little. Kent Hutchison, a psychology professor and cannabis researcher in CU Boulder’s CHANGE Lab, became frustrated with how little was known about the effects of marijuana when his elderly mother attempted to use marijuana to ease her chronic pain and consistently was given conflicting advice depending on what dispensary she went to. The same thing also occurred when Hutchison’s wife tried to... Read More

Improve your mental health with CBD

August 18th, 2018

We are always looking for ways to take care of our physical health, whether it’s with a new supplement or exercise routine, or simply living a better lifestyle. But we don’t always give the same care and attention to our mental health, which is just as – if not more – important. Without being at peace mentally, the mind can play tricks to make life more difficult or even unbearable. With the World Health Organization now estimating that depression affects 300 million people around the globe, and National Institute of Mental Health figures showing that about 40 million American adults (around... Read More

CBD as a treatment for arthritis and chronic pain

August 7th, 2018

With CBD known for helping to reduce pain and inflammation, many seniors are wondering whether this non-psychoactive compound could help to relieve symptoms of arthritis. And there are now a few scientific studies which suggests that it can. But just what is CBD, how can be it used to manage arthritis, and are there any side effects to be wary of? We’ll answer all of that and more in this post. Hemp-based CBD products are sold all over the United States, and because of the low THC content, they aren’t subjected to prohibition like cannabis. While CBD is just one compound of more than 400 in... Read More

Eating Your Weed for Health

June 13th, 2017

Recently, a show aired on Viceland called “Bong Appetite.” It is all about cooking with weed and all the amazing recipes weed can be incorporated into. In order for weed to have it’s psychoactive effects, the THC needs to be prepared certain ways, but I am curious about the non psychoactive benefits of eating raw cannabis and if ingesting raw cannabis has medicinal benefits as many other raw herbal medicines. According to an article by Delilah Butterfield in Feb, 2016, there are many nutrients in raw cannabis such as vitamins, essential oils and cannabinoid acids. The cannabinoid acids, THCa... Read More

Pains and Strains

June 13th, 2017

Evidence is pointing towards weed being great for easing chronic pain, however, it can be overwhelming selecting the most effective strain. My research this week began with the question in mind, “ What are the best strains for pain, and is there scientific evidence to make a determination?” As of today, there’s no official database on the thousands of new strains being created when it comes to cannabis, but scientist, Mowgli Holmes is currently undertaking the huge task of marijuana DNA sequencing. According to an article in Newsweek, Holmes has collected close to 2000 different specimens... Read More

THC and Paranoia

June 1st, 2017

THC and paranoia Paranoia. It is that term you often heard associated with smoking weed all your life, and perhaps have even experienced it. A study in 2014 set out to find out if THC is the cause of paranoia, as well as if THC could help identify the mechanisms that contribute to paranoia. 121 participants ages 21 to 50, with paranoid ideation received a placebo, THC, or THC preceded by a cognitive awareness explanation, in which participants were educated about possible effects prior to administration (Antley et al., 2014). Paranoia in this study was defined as the individual experiencing an... Read More

Stimulate the ECS for Healthy Gut!

May 24th, 2017

As most of us know, the Endocannabinoid system is the reason cannabis does its magic in our systems. It consists of fat Endocannabinoids and their receptors, cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1), cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2), and the enzymes that regulate Endocannabinoid levels. There are multiple systems that the ECS engages with, but researchers are witnessing huge contributions within the gut. The ECS has a much greater impact on our daily lives than previously imagined. When cannabinoids such as cannabis, and others reach the cannabinoid receptors, their functioning changes and a study by Acharya et... Read More

Cannabis and Kratom: Natural Medicinal Plants Demonized by the DEA

May 16th, 2017

In August of 2016, the DEA made an announcement that they would be rescheduling the herb Kratom as a schedule I narcotic right along with Cannabis. I had discovered Kratom shortly before this happened, and could not understand why they would demonize this herb in the midst of an opioid epidemic where people are dying from pharmaceutical drugs prescribed by Doctors. Many people use Kratom to stay off deadly prescription medicines, but there are many who use it for it’s many health properties. Kratom and Cannabis are completely different substances, but share many similarities. Kratom is actually... Read More