Yours, mine, and ours: The role of open source and fair trade in cannabis

Think about the food in your pantry, the coffee in your cup, the cosmetics in your purse: most likely, you wouldn’t have bought them if they were made from slave labor, or stole their IP from people who couldn’t fight back, and tell the person...

Stronger Together: Gauging the Entourage Effect of Cannabis on Medicine Box

Amongst its most important lessons, cannabis teaches us that no healing can take place in a vacuum. Rather, it takes a village of flavinoids, terpenes and cannabinoids to accomplish all the myriad tasks humanity sets out for cannabis. That Golden, or Emerald Rule lies at the heart of Medicine Box’s understanding of the entourage effect.

Peace Talks: The Role of Conflict and Conflict Resolution in Cannabis

Human beings will fight over just about anything, so of COURSE we’re gonna fight over cannabis. Ever since the days of Harry Anslinger, the plant has inspired conflict and battle. By placing it in Schedule I alongside heroin, Richard Nixon used it to...

The role of cannabis for sports fans and players

Back in the day, when I was the captain of my track and field team in high school, I and my friends would go to a friend’s house during practice to smoke weed before returning. Never did I think it might actually help me compete. Now mind you, I did...

Reaching your peak with cannabis and exercise

If you grew up, as I did, in 20th century America, you most likely perceived cannabis not by what it could do, but who used it. Weed-smokers were seen as herb-obsessed burnouts, not the ultra-athletic jocks, and you’d probably never see them anywhere...
Stronger Together: Gauging the Entourage Effect of Cannabis on Medicine Box

Stronger Together: Gauging the Entourage Effect of Cannabis on Medicine Box

Amongst its most important lessons, cannabis teaches us that no healing can take place in a vacuum. Rather, it takes a village of flavinoids, terpenes and cannabinoids to accomplish all the myriad tasks humanity sets out for cannabis. That Golden, or Emerald Rule lies at the heart of Medicine Box’s understanding of the entourage effect.

The role of cannabis for sports fans and players

The role of cannabis for sports fans and players

Back in the day, when I was the captain of my track and field team in high school, I and my friends would go to a friend’s house during practice to smoke weed before returning. Never did I think it might actually help me compete. Now mind you, I did...

Reaching your peak with cannabis and exercise

Reaching your peak with cannabis and exercise

If you grew up, as I did, in 20th century America, you most likely perceived cannabis not by what it could do, but who used it. Weed-smokers were seen as herb-obsessed burnouts, not the ultra-athletic jocks, and you’d probably never see them anywhere...

Working Together with Cannabis Co-ops

Working Together with Cannabis Co-ops

Everywhere you turn, the forces of cannabis are mobilizing for the survival of their livelihoods and the future of the plant itself. Sooner than expected, California cannabis farmers are contending with highly sophisticated multinational businesses...

Equanimity and Wellness

Equanimity and Wellness

I started Medicine Box with a unifying vision, yet several different health and wellness products, including Equanimity. Today, we begin the post-Prop 64 era with one: our Equanimity tincture. That’s because Equanimity as a product and equanimity as...

Equanimity and Justice

Equanimity and Justice

Imagine cannabis as a wrongly convicted prisoner, sentenced to life on trumped-up charges. Along the way, countless people are thrown in prison alongside her, just because they knew her or worked with her in some way. In the meantime, people are...

Equanimity and Its Ingredients

Equanimity and Its Ingredients

For me and everyone else here at Medicine Box, Equanimity is our flagship product as well as an aspirational goal we strive towards. Within our lives, we seek to achieve a well-rested, calm and relaxed frame of mind to face the day’s...

It Takes A Village to Achieve Equanimity

It Takes A Village to Achieve Equanimity

Creating Equanimity Creating Medicine Box’s flagship product Equanimity was a process of putting together all of the pieces. Think of King Arthur in The Once and Future King, applying all he had learned from all of his teachers towards fulfilling his...