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.
What It’s Like to Be a Parent Who Medicates With Cannabis
The ‘Sleepy’ Cannabinoid CBN Might Not Actually Be Sedating
Does Endocannabinoid Deficiency Play a Role in These Common Illnesses?
Do Anti-Drug Campaigns Actually Work?
Cannabis Can Make You More Creative—But It’s Complicated
How Cannabis Helps ‘Spoonies’ Soothe the Symptoms of Chronic Illness
Are We Made for Weed? How to Boost Your Endocannabinoid System With Cannabis