Rob Mejia, President of Our Community Harvest, is a regular speaker, podcaster, and writer on all things cannabis. In addition to authoring his books He writes the Curious Cannabist column for the Spokane Statesman Review where he answers questions from the community and highlights profiles of pioneers in the cannabis community.
See page 7 to learn about getting started with edibles.
See page 14 for tips for talking to your older parents about using cannabis for pain relief
Meet Irv Rosenfeld. He successfully sued the government to provide him cannabis. (page 21)
It is against this backdrop that I recently hosted a CBD infused meal and educational event at a local restaurant, well known for its innovative food. The event came about because of serendipity and collaboration. It all started when one of my friends who is a regular at a local restaurant began talking to the chef about cannabis.
One of the most popular cannabis topics this year is terpenes. Perhaps you haven’t heard about them yet, but you will. Have you ever smelled a cannabis bud and thought of any of the following words: piney, lemony, mushroom-smelling, gasoliny, or flowery? If so, that’s the terpenes talking.
This weekend I did something brand new—I was a guest on a podcast. Kannaboomers, a podcast dedicated to those of us of a certain age who may have tried cannabis in their early days and are thinking about it again in a legal environment. In other words, me and a whole bunch of people like me—the canna-curious.
As Valentine’s day approaches, I thought I would write about three of my favorite things: cannabis, intimacy, and sex. One popular question I get is whether cannabis can make sex better and the answer is yes! Of course, every person is different and cannabis is certainly not right for every partner but if you are curious, read on! Here are five potential benefits that cannabis can bring to intimacy.
Would it surprise you to know that colleges -in increasing numbers- are beginning to offer classes about cannabis? And I know what some of you are thinking, “yeah, I majored in cannabis back in the day as well.” Maybe, and I won’t remark on your college consumption days, but you were not earning college credit and were not taking strategic classes that would lead to employment in an industry that is poised to become the biggest opportunity we have seen since the dot com days
This past December I was fortunate enough to be able to travel with my family to Colombia, South America. The first thing I learned is it’s “Colombia not Columbia” as I was reminded by an assortment of t-shirts and baseball caps found in the [local market]. But that was only the beginning of what I learned.
When I began researching cannabis, I found a great documentary called The Scientist: Are We Missing Something? This documentary tells the story of Israeli scientist Raphael Mechoulam who has been studying cannabis since the 1960’s.
Mechoulam and his team wanted to find out if cannabis had any effect on concussions and decided to study car drivers who had been in accidents and experienced concussions. They were able to administer large doses of CBD to car crash victims within 4 hours and what they found was amazing.
At a recent cannabis seminar, speaker and activist Wanda James challenged the audience to talk about cannabis freely with our neighbors, co-workers, friends, and family. She believes it is part of the normalization of cannabis and the more we talk about it, the more we can inform and engage a sometimes skeptical audience.
It takes courage to start the conversation. Read my story of letting my mom and family know, and a few tips I have for you.
Much like learning another language, when you start to hear about and learn about cannabis, many of the terms and abbreviations may sound strange and confusing. I made it my mission to find out about these terms and to begin to become informed about cannabis.
This means that I can save you some time. And much like a trusted Sherpa, I’m here to help you navigate the cannabis landscape. This blog will provide a very quick history lesson and then we’ll cover some key, basic terms.
When you start examining the world of cannabis, it’s a bit like peeling an onion. Once you get through one level, there is another layer and another and another. But the good news is that the things you discover are exciting, weird, unlikely, and at least for me, I wanted to learn more. If you are curious, learning about cannabis is a topic ripe for exploration.
To get you started, here is a list of ten things about cannabis that will grab your attention…