The Teen Brain Debate

The Teen Brain Debate

  • April 20, 2018

What do we know about teenagers, the brain, and marijuana (cannabis)? This is an important subject to me because I have two kids – an 11-year-old and a nine-year-old. And they have brains. I think it's really important to know…

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Upcoming Events

  • April 19, 2018

I will be speaking on two panels coming up this month and next. Hope to see you there. Medicinal Cannabis Forum Eashampton Tuesday, May 15 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Easthampton Enrichment Center (senior ctr.) 19 Union St. (old post…

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When Cannabis Was Just A Weed

When Cannabis Was Just a Weed

  • April 13, 2018

Is cannabis a drug, an herb, or a weed? It may not seem like a very interesting question for people who just smoke pot and don't really care, but it's a cool history. I detail this in my book Cannabis…

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Taking Healthy Breaks From Cannabis

Taking Healthy Breaks from Cannabis

  • April 5, 2018

I would be doing a disservice if I didn't believe it's important to sometimes take a break from cannabis and reassess our use. Cannabis is one of those drugs that we sometimes need to cleanse from our system and then…

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Holistic Approaches To Arthritis

Holistic Approaches to Arthritis

  • April 5, 2018

I approach cannabis with a more holistic mindset than just going to a dispensary. I really think that there's a lot to the mind-body aspect of cannabis that can help patients with arthritis. Arthritis is inflammation in the body and…

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Cannabis For Our Sleep

Cannabis for Sleep

  • March 23, 2018

When I'm talking with clients about sleep, no drug or cannabis is a cure-all. I still have to take a full health history and it's really important to understand what is driving their insomnia. Is it waking up in the…

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Connecting With Ailing Pets

Medicinal Cannabis for Ailing Pets

  • March 23, 2018

If you've ever come to me for a session then you've met my dog, Paloma. I bring my dog in my office when I see clients who are working with ailments for their pets. We should think and talk to…

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Calming Your System With CBD

Calming Your System with CBD

  • March 10, 2018

CBD is the sister molecule to cannabis. It's the lighter, less psychoactive molecule. It's also been shown to reduce pain and inflammation. It does this because it's just interacting with a system in our body that already produces these chemicals.…

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Cannabis Reduces Pain, And Government Should Know That

Cannabis Reduces Pain and the Government Should Know That

  • March 10, 2018

When we're talking about THC from the cannabis plant, studies have been done even though it’s not FDA-approved. Studies on people smoking cannabis, applying it topically, and ingesting oils. Cancer research is a huge subject of evidence-based pain reduction using…

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What You And Your Doctor Should Know

Medicinal Cannabis: What You and Your Doctor Should Know

  • March 10, 2018

We're in the midst of a tragic opioid crisis. But there are pharmaceutical companies producing cannabinoid-based drugs proven to reduce pain. This is a really important issue because we have millions of prescriptions for opioid drugs in the United States.…

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