The First marijuana derived drug is on the verge of approval
Jun24

The First marijuana derived drug is on the verge of approval

At 3 months old, Marissa Parsons began having frequent seizures, some lasting a half-hour. For almost two decades, her desperate parents tried drug after drug to treat her rare type of childhood epilepsy, but the medications mostly produced side effects – pancreatitis, hives and extreme drowsiness – and she was frequently hospitalized. Family outings became almost impossible. Eventually, her mother said, Marissa stopped...

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New York Moves Toward Legal Marijuana With Health Dept. Endorsement
Jun18

New York Moves Toward Legal Marijuana With Health Dept. Endorsement

ALBANY — New York moved a significant step closer to legalizing recreational marijuana, as a study commissioned by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will recommend that the state allow adults to consume marijuana legally, the governor’s health commissioner said on Monday. The announcement by the commissioner, Howard Zucker, signals a broad turnaround for the administration of Mr. Cuomo, a second-term Democrat who said as recently as last year that...

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Major Colorado pot shop chain lays off 45% of its employees
May14

Major Colorado pot shop chain lays off 45% of its employees

                   One of Colorado’s largest chains of marijuana stores on Wednesday laid off 65 employees — or about 45 percent of the company’s total workforce, according to owner Shawn Phillips. The pot layoffs are believed to be the largest in Colorado’s 16-month recreational era. Phillips owns nine cannabis stores in Colorado, all of which are part of the Strainwise-branded network, and he called the cuts “drastic” but...

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Mind-Body Health & Wellness Where Eternity Shines Through Time

The holidays and the end of 2011 are upon us. As I mulled over how to close out the year (with a practice on gratitude, healthy holiday recipes, and gifts for wellness – so much to choose from!), I came across this quote: “Every sacred place is the place where eternity shines through time.”1 I read it again and thought it appropriate to embrace an opportunity for grounding amidst the sometimes contrasting nature of this time of...

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Natural Ways to Boost Your Immunity

As the weather cools down, the sun sets earlier and more sneezes are heard all around. We know that fall, and soon winter, is upon us.  While we live in an amazing climate shielded from cold winds and snowy storms, it is still a good time to consider protecting yourself from sickness by boosting your immunity.  The wonderful thing, of course, about nature is that it always provides ways to balance the qualities that each season...

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Meditate for Better Health

There is a great deal of mystique and perhaps misconception around meditation. While its benefits are touted regularly, there remains a barrier for many of us who are curious and don’t know where to start, or are intrigued but may have some concerns. So then what is meditation and why would you want to incorporate it into your daily life? We live hurried lives filled with noise and distractions. Many of us tend to go through our day...

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