Ah, cannabis. I’m a medical user and passionate advocate, proud to be a regular contributor at Leafly; as well as having canna-writing featured in the Huffington Post and Civilized. I’ve come to learn that this beloved plant is very complex, as is our relationship to it.
As an 80’s baby, I grew up in a world where it was known as a gateway more serious drugs and being a lazy dazy junk-food-vanisher. And a couple generations before me, it was known to be very dangerous; causing “Reefer Madness,” which lead to crime and sleeping with jazz musicians. Oh my.
But before the scare tactics of the 1930’s and the War on Drugs began, cannabis was actually commonly sold in American pharmacies. It was sold in tincture form for medicinal purposes and it was wildly popular – so popular that even small drug stores often produced their own brands.
And now we’re coming full-circle, with cannabis once again celebrated as a wellness aid, now thought to get addicts off of serious drugs. (Which largely turned out to be legal opiates. Isn’t life funny?)
Coming Soon: Cruise the other pages in this section for many more scoops on this complicated herb and how it works with our equally complicated bodies, fun random canna stuff, and to get caught up on the modern world of bud. I hope you enjoy it, highly.
Leafly Med/Endocannabinoid System:
Why is it so hard for medical cannabis patients to get high?
Does Endocannabinoid Deficiency Play a Role in These Common Illnesses?
Why Isn’t the Endocannabinoid System Taught in Medical Schools?
Can Orgasms Help Your Endocannabinoid System?
What it’s like to be a Kid who Medicates with Cannabis
What It’s Like to Be a Parent Who Medicates With Cannabis
Endometriosis Is Painful as Hell. At Least There’s Cannabis
Here’s What Symptom Relief with Cannabis Feels like for MED Patients
5 Medical Conditions Psychedelics May be Able to Help Treat
The Stoner’s Guide to the Wim Hof Method
Does Cannabis Make You Poo?
The ‘Sleepy’ Cannabinoid CBN Might Not Actually Be Sedating
How Cannabis Helps ‘Spoonies’ Soothe the Symptoms of Chronic Illness
How to Prepare for Your First Psychedelic Mushroom Trip
Why ‘Marijuana’ Should Have Always Been Called ‘The Gage’
How to Tell Legal from Illegal Cannabis Dispensaries in California
Do Anti-Drug Campaigns Actually Work?
Cannabis Can Make You More Creative—But It’s Complicated
Cannabis Church Founder Runs for Indiana Governor
6 Stoney-Yet-Productive Self-isolation Activities
End-of-life Hospital Care in California Could Soon Include Cannabis
What’s Next for Psychedelic Decriminalization?
Seniors Celebrating Cannabis
6 Weird Ways to Consume Cannabis
Are We Turning CBD Into Snake Oil?
Are We Made for Weed? How to Boost Your Endocannabinoid System With Cannabis