Are you numbing your empathy, too?

If you’re like most Americans and experience the occasional headache or muscle pain, chances are you’ve probably taken acetaminophen to find some relief. But new research shows the drug might come with an unexpected side effect. In addition to easing physical pain, it may also affect your ability to feel other people’s pain — your […]

CBD and You: A Closer Look At Cannabidiol!

It seems you can’t read the news lately without seeing an article about a family using CBD oil to help their epileptic child, or a scientific study showing an ever-growing list of benefits from CBD therapy. Maybe you’ve had friends or family members telling you about special strains of cannabis like “Charlotte’s Web” or “Cannatonic” […]

Cannabis Science 101: The Physics & Chemistry of the Joint

When a joint gets passed around, it tends to bring out the armchair scientists. Everyone has a theory. And most theories sound like they come straight from the mind of Ron Slater, Dazed and Confused’s stoner historian. There’s the temperature theorist, who’s convinced you’ve got to keep the joint hot. And the long-toke artist. And […]

HCR2019 and Arizona’s MMJ Program

An open letter to Arizona Representative Jay Lawrence (R – Scottsdale) from our Director of Education, Laric Lehmann: Representative Lawrence, As the Director of Education for High Desert Healing, the Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Lake Havasu City, I see the real stories of healing every day that our patients share with us. These stories are of […]

Medical Vs. Recreational – The Future of Cannabis!

With so much news lately about cannabis becoming legal for medical and recreational use across the country – how will you know which program is right for you? Here in Arizona, we face the very real possibility of marijuana going recreational in 2016 with signatures being collected to put a proposal up for a state […]

Replacing Prescription Pills With Cannabis!

Patients with legal access to medical marijuana reduce their consumption of conventional pharmaceuticals, according to a demographic review of patient characteristics published online in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. Investigators affiliated with the Medical Marijuana Research Institute in Mesa surveyed responses from 367 state-qualified patients recruited from four Arizona medical cannabis dispensaries. Respondents were more […]