Terpenes: Part 5 – Limonene

July 2021 by Sandy Yanez In the last segment I discussed Ocimene which is known for its antifungal, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory effects. In this article I will discuss Limonene, one of the most abundant and prevalent terpenes on Earth. Understanding Limonene? Terpenes do more than dictate the taste and smell of cannabis. Research shows terpenes […]

Cannabis and PTSD – What you need to know

July 2021 by Sandy Yanez According to the DSM-5 (a diagnostic manual for mental health conditions), post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is defined as; a debilitating stressor induced mental illness resulting from changes in the brain that developed from exposure to a life-threatening or traumatic event. Changes in the brain cause an inability to inhibit fear. […]

Terpenes: Part 4 – Ocimene

June 2021 by Sandy Yanez In the last segment of the terpene series, I discussed Myrcene, a powerful relaxant and sedative. Here I will talk about Ocimene and its many therapeutic benefits.   What is Ocimene? Ocimene (ah-sigh-meen) is an acyclic monoterpene that is found in three different forms, a-oicmene, cis-b-ocimene, and trans-b-ocimene and is […]

Medicated Pineapple Mango Salsa

June 25, 2021 by Angela Laufer Using concentrated, cannabis-infused olive oil in this pineapple mango salsa recipe makes it a refreshing, terpene-loaded, medicated dish. You can serve it alone as an appetizer, side-dish, or as a topping over your favorite grilled chicken or fish! Terpenes are not only prominent in cannabis, but they are also […]

Cannabis & Fibromyalgia

June 2021 by Sandy Yanez Fibromyalgia (FM or Fibro) is a debilitating chronic disorder affecting an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. and an estimated 3-6% of the world population. Living with the condition can be incredibly painful. The most common symptoms include – widespread musculoskeletal pain, extreme levels of fatigue, problems with cognition, […]

Cannabidiol (CBD) Treating Cancer, Inflammation & More

June 2, 2021 by Sandy Yanez Broadly defined, cancer is a disease in which normal cells divide uncontrollably and destroy body tissues. There are more than 100 types of cancer, with the most common being lung, breast, prostate, and colon. While cannabis, specifically THC, is known for treating cancer-related symptoms like nausea and vomiting, lack […]

Terpene: Part 3 – Myrcene

May 20, 2021 by Sandy Yanez In the last terpene article, I discussed Beta-caryophyllene and its awesome anti-inflammatory, pain reducing, anti-cancer and mood improving benefits. In this article I’d like to introduce you to Myrcene – a powerful relaxant and sedative. What Is Myrcene? Myrcene (murh-seen) or beta-myrcene is the most aromatic, abundant, and notably […]

Is Mindfulness a Treatment for Depression?

May 10, 2021 by Sandy Yanez For the last decade, the conventional approach to understanding and treating depression was to think of it as a chemical imbalance. That is, there are insufficient amounts of the neurotransmitters serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine in your brain, and the low levels of these brain chemicals are what is causing […]

Yoga and Cannabis

May 10, 2021 by Sandy Yanez “The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness”.- Sakyong Mipham Historical Connection In India, cannabis has been a sacred part of Buddhist culture for spiritual and meditative aid for thousands of years, and it is believed that yoga originated around the same time frame as cannabis […]

Medicated Marinara Recipe

May 3, 2021 by Angela Laufer Using concentrated, cannabis-infused olive oil to replace a portion of non-infused extra virgin olive oil transforms this marinara sauce into a delicious, medicated comfort food that you’ll want to make again & again! The best part is the endless options of recipes you can utilize your marina sauce in, […]