Hemp, cannabis and why we’ve shifted

While Medicine Box’s products contain a host of herbs, no one ingredient gains more attention or causes more controversy than cannabis. In particular, we’ve always been big proponents of whole-plant solutions, rather than isolates, which has always been a sticking point in bringing our products to a wider audience.

The trifecta and COVID–19

No matter who you’ve been, the ongoing COVID-19 saga has been a wild and bumpy ride — and by now you’ve probably used the term “silver linings” more frequently than you’d care to admit. It’s even possible that you’ve seen more extremely dark clouds than you’d care to reflect on as well, too.

A budding interest: An interview with Medicine Box Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Refael Aharon

This week, we’re giving our readers a peek behind the medicine box with an interview with our Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Refael Aharon, or “Dr. Refael,” as we call him in our meetings. Born and raised in Israel, Dr. Refael gained his early science training at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in the ‘90s, where another Dr. Raphael Mechoulam did his pioneering work with cannabis, THC and CBD.

Introducing First Cabinet or 1CaB: Mental Health, Gut Health and Immunity Boosters

Three newly formulated products, developed especially for the current era, available for purchase on our website. Working together, they reinforce three key pillars of mental and physical health — your sleep, your digestion and your immunity.

Astrology and cannabis

If you’ve been turning to cannabis as a salve to get through these pandemic days, you may find that sometimes, it may hit a little different on some days than others. I’m pretty sure that’s because as the tides turn, so do our energies, and what may have worked for you yesterday won’t do the same today. That’s something to consider if you’re medicating — what sign was it born under?

Psychedelics and mental health

Psychedelics and mental health

While the past 60 years have certainly obscured it, psychedelics were once explored for a plethora of mental health disorders, including a few that would shock people. Childhood schizophrenia, autism, addiction — considering the excesses and the resulting stigmas attached to them now, it’s hard for many to imagine ethically treating these illnesses with them today.

The rebirth of psychedelics

The rebirth of psychedelics

The ascendance of wellness has uncovered many different healing modalities previously and prematurely buried by fearful and unheeding authority figures. But as any cultivator will tell you, a lot of growth can happen while things are germinating underground. Now that cannabis has exploded — and in some cases, imploded — psychedelics are now getting a second look.

Listening to cannabis

Listening to cannabis

Back in the ‘90s, a book called Listening to Prozac came out at the height of the SSRI prescription boom, and it got everyone to thinking how this nifty little pill would change our society. Well, as longtime readers of this blog know, I had to stop Prozac’s miserable, mood-flattening drone for my own good.

The value of cannabis

The value of cannabis

If cannabis was a person, what would it be like? Would it be agreeable or difficult, moody or predictable? Judging from my time within communities that live its life around the plant, cannabis is pretty much everyone’s friend, and has something to give to everybody.

The stories of cannabis

The stories of cannabis

One of the most enjoyable things about living amongst OG cannabis growers are the stories they tell. The cannabis tradition has amassed an extraordinary collection of legends, tall tales and folklore along the way, from high tragedy to low comedy and everything in between.

Who speaks for cannabis

Who speaks for cannabis

Back when the source of Medicine Box’s most active ingredient was illegal, one could easily pinpoint not just the cultural stereotype of the classic stoner, but also their social stances.

Happy Belly and cannabis

Happy Belly and cannabis

Of course, if it’s Medicine Box, you know it’s going to come back to cannabis sooner or later. That’s where it started for Happy Belly, our gut health tincture. However, it’s simply not enough to restrict gut health to the California dispensaries alone.

Gut Health and herbalism

Gut Health and herbalism

You know the drill: just like with Equanimity, Happy Belly derives as much of its strength from the carefully sourced and selected herbs it contains as much as it does its cannabis. As above, so below, because the health of our gut depends on the quality of both our mental lives and our diets.

Gut Health and mindfulness

Gut Health and mindfulness

Most likely you’re coming off the holiday highs with a string of New Year’s Resolutions, many of them related to food and diet. Whether you’ve been thinking about losing weight or just being healthier, eating right lies at the core of it. We at Medicine Box urge you to go with your gut — literally!

Reintroducing Happy Belly

Reintroducing Happy Belly

Welcome back to the new year! Having made it through the past decade relatively intact. Medicine Box is announcing the reintroduction AND reformulation of our second most popular pre-64 tincture, Happy Belly.