Publications

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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Treat the Aches & Pains of Aging

Almost half of adults aged 65 or older have arthritis. The Center for Disease Control says arthritis and other rheumatic conditions represent a leading cause of disability among U.S. adults — and the leading cause for the past 15 years. And since the risk of arthritis increases with age, there will only be more patients searching for effective alternative treatments …

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Cannabis for Cancer

Cancer is the great equalizer: it does not discriminate by gender, age, race or socioeconomic background — it touches everyone, whether you have endured it yourself or supported a friend or family member’s journey. Along with HIV, cancer was one of the first illnesses identified as benefiting from the therapeutic effects of cannabis. Early on the plant was found to …

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