Exploring the past, present, and future of psychedelic medicine

While there are now more clinical trials than ever before on the therapeutic applications of psychedelics, the medicinal use of such substances is not new. Indigenous cultures worldwide have used plants, roots, vines, and fungi that produce altered states of consciousness in healing rituals for thousands of years. The contemporary study of psychedelics began in the 1940s after lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) was synthesized in 1938 by Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann.1 Initially synthesized in an

Does Cannabis Promote Mindfulness and Living in the Moment?

You know that feeling you get when you take a couple hits of weed or smoke a bowl and everything shifts? Some might call it elevated. Others might call it lifted. It’s that meditative state that cannabis puts you in – that subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) modification of the mind that cannabis is famous for. What about the capacity for marijuana to make you more mindful? It undoubtedly elevates the mind, but can it make you more conscious of each moment as it naturally unfolds? Mindfulness

Best Strains for the Beginning Cannabis Consumer

More people are using cannabis than ever before, which means there’s a lot of first-time consumers who are interested in checking it out. When it comes to cannabis, however, not all strains are created equal. If you’re new to the weed scene, knowing the best strains for the beginning cannabis consumer is key. Not only have we found the best strains for those starting out, but also some essentials to making your first experience the best it can be.

Blending the Balance of Cannabis and Yoga

Let us not forget dear yogis that long before we were practicing in the yoga studios that can now be found on every corner, the ancients were paying homage to Lord Shiva, the First Guru or Adi Guru and the first Yogi. Another thing Lord Shiva was known for? His dedication to cannabis and all the benefits the herb provided. Is there a place for cannabis use in yoga? While some say yes and some say no, it’s safe to say the original yogi himself was dedicated to the herb.