Understanding Terpenes: Pinene

For many people, it might seem a little counterintuitive to imagine that smoking anything —cannabis or otherwise — could improve symptoms associated with many breathing conditions instead of making them worse. But, there is actually a terpene in certain strains of cannabis that has been found to improve respiratory issues like asthma or bronchitis. Pinene…

D.C. Hosts National Cannabis Festival

I recently hit the road to Washington, D.C., to attend the inaugural National Cannabis Policy Summit and the third annual National Cannabis Festival, which took place on 420 at the Newseum and 4/21 at RFK Stadium, respectively. The festival itself was a lot more upbeat than the policy summit, but like D.C.’s legal weed situation,…

Replacing Opiates with Cannabis is Finally Becoming a Reality: Where do we go from Here?

Opiate abuse is a far-reaching international public health issue, impacting tens of thousands of people every year in the United States alone. As the epidemic continues to spread, the medical community is faced with the immense task of researching and developing safer, non-addictive treatment alternatives for patients of chronic pain and other ailments. The controversial…