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Dennis Peron: The Father of Medical Cannabis

In the 1980s, the AIDS crisis would cause Dennis Peron to evolve his cannabis activism and fight for safe access to medical cannabis for AIDS patients who desperately needed relief​...Dennis knew that there needed to be a change, that legitimately sick patients deserved legal access to cannabis—so together with other local leaders like Mary Jane Rathburn (“Brownie Mary”) and Dr. Donald Abrams...

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Cannabis Therapy for HIV/AIDS

Historically, HIV/AIDS has been treated with a mixture of medications called high active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) which are designed to slow the progression of the disease. he downside of this drug therapy is that many individuals end up needing to be prescribed additional pharmaceuticals to address the negative side effects of the medication they were originally prescribed. As a result, many patients have turned to medical cannabis to alleviate their symptoms and live with HIV/AIDS.

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HG Spotlight: From Weed to Cannabis, A Mother's Story

The first time I smoked a joint was in the wee hours of the morning in a gas station bathroom with my sister and a friend...It wasn’t until my daughter was [in her late teenage years] that the herb came back into my life in a positive way. She had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and suffered terribly...

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Mental Health Matters: Cannabis and Anxiety

Almost everyone has experienced anxiety at some point in their life. In fact, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States affecting approximately 40 million adults age 18 and older each year...If you want to avoid taking pharmaceuticals, consider giving cannabis a try. The key is all in the dosing—microdosing.

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The Many Uses of Cannabis Topicals

You probably haven’t really thought about it before, but our skin is our largest organ. Perhaps most importantly, our skin is filled with nerves that allow our brain to remain connected to the world outside our body. Basically, our skin is always hard at work. That’s why topical cannabis products can be an extremely effective way to use cannabis medicinally—because our skin is designed to accept and connect to cannabinoid molecules.

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