Sara Payan

Cannabis Journaling — An Exercise For Experimentation And Grounding

There are many resources that speak to the various effects of the different products and types of cannabis. This information reflects how the majority of us respond to its components. What we need to figure out is how it affects us as an individual. Our bodies all vary in our response to cannabis. I like to say that we are …

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How to Understand CBD Lingo

“Knowing the difference between broad spectrum, full spectrum and isolate — as well as CBD oil and hempseed oil — can help you choose the products that are right for you.” It wasn’t too long ago that if you asked somebody what CBD was, they would look at you with a puzzled expression on their face. Today, CBD is on …

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A Cancer Survivor’s Guide to Using Cannabis to Cope With Chemotherapy

When I was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer, I decided to get my California medical cannabis card and used medicinal cannabis products for effective symptom management. This helped me avoid taking other pharmaceuticals that could have caused further complications during treatment. There are so many things I wish I would have known then that I know now, but my …

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Mary Janes: The Women of Weed

Have you ever met a Puffragette? You may be one without even knowing it. A new documentary, “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed,” makes the definition of a Puffragette clear: “a woman (or man) who is working for gender parity, social justice and environmental sustainability in the cannabis industry.” Director Windy Borman says her initial interest in cannabis was piqued …

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What It’s Really Like To Work In A Medical Cannabis Dispensary

Some people think my job is fun, some see a certain glamour, while others look down on what I do, a holdover from the stigma of cannabis use in the past. My work is thoughtful, remedial, emotional, analytical, service-oriented and supportive. My goal is to create a welcoming environment for communication and impart knowledge to patients about cannabis so that …

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