Cannabis Politics, or The Art of Slow and Steady

Politics, they say, is the art of the possible. So is it possible for a group of formerly outlaw growers and consumers to preserve the best of the California tradition from bureaucracy and the well-financed major players it inevitably favors? It will...

Just Say NO to Cannabis Factory Farming

If you had been told that the apples or lettuce in your grocery store were grown in a warehouse, would you purchase it? Probably not, but somehow, the rules of farming don’t seem to apply for cannabis, It’s time for that to change. Yes, I am aware of...

The Holistic World Part II: Implementation

How I kicked antidepressants using equanimity and CBD. For me, the shift from Prozac to cannabis changed everything - my lifestyle, my business, everything. Was it easy? No. Was it worth it? Yes. For starters, my treatment came with a lot of...

The Holistic World Part I: Discovery

Certainly for as long as I’ve been alive, there’s always been one way to tackle a struggle with the soul: blot out the symptom. Exploring cannabis, I eventually discovered a path to greater wellness; since then, I have devoted my life to it. For me,...

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...
CBD and Coffee? Yes or No?

CBD and Coffee? Yes or No?

This seems to be a very touchy subject.  While doing the research, there are so many articles to be read.  Coffee is an “upper”. It helps to get you going in the morning and may even lift your mood.  CBD has been known to help you get going in the morning by helping with the inflammation you may have in your body.
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Conscious Capitalism Community

Conscious Capitalism Community

The month of June represents community as medicine here at Medicine Box. The communities that we live amongst represent a diverse playing field of ideas, innovations, and policies that may or may not resonate with all of us. However, it is important to reflect that community first starts with self. As my new friend Yasmine said to me at the 2018 Conscious Company Leaders Forum, “what a lovely life we live, it’s a miracle that we are ALL here.”
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Vote No On Measure W
Community: Medicine Box Ethos

Community: Medicine Box Ethos

As the days get longer and summer permeates California, communities throughout the state are galvanizing for summer activities. A community is defined as “a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage.”
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Patterns in Nature

Patterns in Nature

As we’ve moved through the month of May highlighting nature as medicine, we have experienced the birds and the bees, permaculturing and inspirational walks in the woods. Nature's therapeutic contributions are often in the moment and the past week graced us with a myriad of moments to reflect on. Hail storms were followed by rain and gray skies.
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Nature as medicine: South Lake Tahoe sunset
Nature as Medicine

Nature as Medicine

The month of May is dedicated to nature as medicine. Last week we went on an exploratory adventure with the birds and the bees. This week we will explore the simple benefits of just being in nature. Our natural surroundings have the potential to pull us into the moment and remind us to be mindful.
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