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Each month, we explore a specific health and wellness subject. This month, we’re exploring three new Medicine Box products.

Very simple: We’re talking about the new line, and why we’re reformulating our products for the masses, around the country.

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The trifecta and COVID–19

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

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.
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Astrology and cannabis

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?
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Herbalism, astrology, and equanimity

Herbalism, astrology, and equanimity

Once the plant is grown, it takes on a life of its own, and that goes for just about every plant you see in a forest or garden. For astrologers, those lives are governed, like ours, by the movement of the heavens and the planets. Therefore, those herbs taken on their traits, and complement the personalities of those who have consumed them.
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How Medicine Box aligns with astrology

How Medicine Box aligns with astrology

While not as old as the stars themselves, astrology has captivated human beings for at least as long as we’ve had civilizations. And it’s been part of every civilization, from India to China to the Middle East. At one point, it was studied as a science in its own right, but in our super-materialistic world, its influence is by and large more cultural. But cultures often create their own truth, and those truths contribute greatly to the wellness community Medicine Box belongs to.
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The role of psychedelics and wellness

The role of psychedelics and wellness

It was inevitable, really, that as our civilization began rediscovering new ways to heal in this century, psychedelics would come back to make our collective picture truly BIG. Of course, some big mistakes were made in the past, but also some foundational realizations. One of the biggest is how to utilize them with wellness tools to accomplish truly deep healing.
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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.
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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.
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