Cancer. We’ve all been affected by this disease either directly or indirectly, and let me tell you – it’s a bitch. Whether you’re currently battling it, survived it or know someone facing it, it’s an awareness that hovers and won’t go away. One of the most common ways for patients to treat this disease is undergoing chemotherapy. However, a more therapeutic and taboo approach for treating cancer would be medicating with cannabis. Cannabis contains at least 85 different types of cannabinoids, which are active compounds that induce high-like effects. Some of these cannabinoids are known for treating cancer, two of which are THCa and CBD. Lets take a closer look at these cannabinoids and how they could benefit patients with cancer.
January 2018 is almost here--are you prepared to navigate recreational cannabis in Los Angeles? With over 1,400 dispensaries throughout the city, it's been difficult for Angelenos to know exactly which places are legal and which aren't. That's where the United Cannabis Business Association (UCBA) comes in! They've created a campaign called Get L.E.G.A.L. to help cannabis enthusiasts throughout Los Angeles know for sure if the dispensary they're visiting is actually legal.
If you’re familiar with medical cannabis, you’ve likely heard about its numerous benefits for cancer patients. While our ability to conduct clinical trials on the use of cannabis for the treatment of cancer in the United States is hindered by its’ Schedule 1 drug classification, there are studies being conducted in other countries that are showing promising results. One such study was published in November 2014 in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics and conducted at St. George’s University of London’s Department of Oncology—the study found that the use of cannabinoids, specifically delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), may be useful in treating high-grade gliomas and potentially slow the progression of the disease.
Did you know that a person dies by suicide about every 12.3 minutes in the United States? On Saturday October 21st, some of The Higher Path Staff will be walking in the Out of the Darkness Walk in Santa Monica to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention & we need your help!
By Gabe S.
It’s widely known nowadays that cannabis can help to inhibit cancer cell growth and even cure it in some cases, but is this true for all types and stages of cancer? Because there is no one type of cancer, as it is constantly mutating by nature, the effectiveness of CBD and THC varies based upon where in the body the cancer is, and what stage it’s in.
By Megan Fisher
In November 2016, 57% of voters in the state of California said “Yes” to Prop 64, legalizing the recreational use of cannabis for persons 21 or older and establishing certain sales and cultivation taxes. Dispensaries didn’t just start selling cannabis recreationally the day after the election; Prop 64 stated that recreational sales couldn’t begin until January 1st, 2018. While January 2018 may seem far off, there’s plenty to do—dispensaries and cannabis companies alike are working hard to make sure they remain in compliance of all the new regulations that accompany Prop 64.
There are numerous ways to medicate with marijuana: vaping, dabbing, smoking and ingesting. Today I want to focus on the method of ingesting and the most popular way is by consuming edibles. The overall effects from edibles can vary from person to person and can result in a more intense, longer-lasting high than smoking. After consumption, it generally takes anywhere from 45-120 minutes for one to start feeling the effects. The Higher Path takes pride in its edible selection as we have a variety to choose from: hard candy, cookies, brownies, gummies, drinks, etc. As you continue reading this article you will learn more about the Top 5 edibles we carry.
By Gabe S.
When buying marijuana flower at a dispensary, it’s not difficult to find something tailor-made for your needs: Sativas for energy and focus, indicas for pain relief and sleep, hybrids for something in between. Try out the same formula for pot-infused edibles, and your options are (for the most part) only distinguished by flavor, with nothing said about how it will treat you. The truth is, cannabis edibles are still miles behind flower when it comes to predicting what kind of effect it will deliver.
Last year The Higher Path had the distinct honor of being voted the "Best Dispensary" by LA Weekly readers in the Best of LA 2016 issue & the time has come for YOU to help us win again!
Launched in 2016, High Gorgeous is the first ever mainstream cannabis beauty line created by the makers of Yummi Karma--pretty sweet, huh? Since August is Health & Beauty Month here at The Higher Path, we reached out to High Gorgeous to find out what inspired them to create this line & the benefits of incorporating cannabis into your beauty regimen!