Why I’m Not A Big Fan of Tinctures

Why I’m Not A Big Fan of Tinctures

Cannabinoid medicines have been made in a wide variety of forms; flower, vape pens, edibles, capsules, topicals, and others.  If you’ve been following along, you already know that many of these forms are ineffective like topicals, or downright unsafe like...
What’s With All These New Cannabinoids On The Market?

What’s With All These New Cannabinoids On The Market?

OMG!  The world is exploding with new cannabinoid “medicines” hitting the market.  There are new ones every week.  What do we really know about them and whether they’re useful or even safe? The short story, if you’re not going to...
Should You Grow Your Own Cannabis?

Should You Grow Your Own Cannabis?

For many, cannabis can be a great medicine.  It can help with pain management, anxiety and depression, insomnia, nausea and vomiting, and other symptoms of diseases like cancer, fibromyalgia, Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Ehlers...
Celebrities and Medicines Don’t Mix

Celebrities and Medicines Don’t Mix

I’m a fan of Snoop Dog.  And Willie Nelson, Melissa Etheridge, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hanks, Jean Luc Picard (er, Patrick Stewart) and quite a few other celebrities who have endorsed or partnered with cannabis companies of late. While celebrities always make...
The Whole Point of Getting Cannabis Care

The Whole Point of Getting Cannabis Care

All too often patients tell me that cannabis didn’t work for them.  More often than not, though, after talking to them I find that they never used it in a manner that was likely to succeed.  If the medicine had been used properly and didn’t work,...
Cannabis as Commodity

Cannabis as Commodity

Washington State Economic and Revenue Council just announced (9/24/2021) that state cannabis revenue is leveling off.  Superficially, this may be obvious or a yawn, but in fact is a crucial and inevitable problem that I’ve been talking about for...