It is a common misconception that the presence of a cannabis dispensary in your neighborhood is bad for the community—that crime will increase, that children will have greater access to cannabis and that said dispensary will decrease the value of the neighborhood as a whole. By preying on the fears of individuals who simply don’t know any better, law enforcement and politicians have perpetuated the false narrative that cannabis is synonymous with crime and negativity. While there are many illegal dispensaries in Los Angeles that unfortunately do fall into this category, there are also numerous law abiding dispensaries like The Higher Path who have made it their mission to exemplify just how positive of an impact a legal dispensary can have on the community it operates within.
CannaKids’ mission is to supply goods for adults and children that need holistic relief for serious health conditions. Their focus is to not only supply medical cannabis oil to adults and children, but also to specialize in pediatric cancer. Some of the important benefits of cannabis oil includes protecting your skin, reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep, reducing pain and optimizing digestion.
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!
You’re walking down the beauty aisle at Whole Foods when to your surprise, you spy a bottle of lotion that appears to have a cannabis leaf on it. Is this for real? Can you actually purchase cannabis beauty products from your local grocery or drug store? Sort of.
Throughout the past two decades the above title has caused quite the controversy, raised many different questions and has created a ripple effect throughout the medical and cannabis industries. Since its opening in 2013, The Higher Path has been hit by a beautiful wave of pride that is washing away the stigma and shame of using cannabis to help kids. Many of our patients come in proudly now, looking to help their children with the many different products we carry. The questions are always where to start, what to use and how to dose.
A new finding just released on Pubmed presented a study recently performed in London providing preliminary evidence for whether cannabis can be used to treat patients with ADHD, potentially opening the door for a new way to treat adults and kids.
Imagine that you are home, getting your beautiful, perfectly healthy 3 month old child out of the bath when out of nowhere their eyes begin to flicker—they’re having a seizure. This nightmarish scenario became a reality for the parents of Charlotte Figi, a little girl who began having seizures at the tender age of 3 months old. At first, doctors didn’t want to call Charlotte’s condition epilepsy & told her parents that she would likely outgrow the seizures. Unfortunately, Charlotte’s seizures didn’t go away…they increased in frequency.
With the recent trend of medical marijuana legalization going on across the country, there has been an increase in the awareness of cannabinoids other than the infamous THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). While many people now acknowledge that marijuana has medicinal benefits, they still do not fully understand why or how it helps with certain ailments. While THC may get a lot of the publicity for its euphoric and pain relieving effects, CBD (Cannabidiol) is just starting to be recognized for its amazing medicinal properties as well. In fact, many of the medicinal properties of cannabis are directly related to CBD and how it interacts with its fellow cannabinoid THC.
All living vertebrates have an endocannabinoid system that regulates and maintains homeostasis. We even have endogenous cannabinoids, or cannabinoids that are naturally produced in our bodies, such as anandamide and adenosine, that are almost identical to the phytocannabinoids, or plant cannabinoids tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). These phytocannabinoids fit into the same receptors in our endocannabinoid (EC) systems.
Rosin is the newest method used for extracting cannabis wax. It is a solventless method that has recently become extremely popular in the cannabis community. The reason people are flocking to this new concentrate style is due to its solventless and clean method during its extraction process. Old practices require heavy duty machinery along with techniques that use light hydrocarbons such as butane and/or propane which usually change the flavor as well as leave unwanted chemical residuals that can mostly, but not entirely be removed using vacuum ovens. For these reasons, it’s no wonder this new solventless technique is taking rise.
Many patients find that smoking a bowl or lighting up a joint of the right strain can be particularly beneficial in combating the symptoms of anxiety & depression, but what about concentrates? Can these potent cannabis extracts provide relief or could they actually make symptoms worse? The answer isn’t so clear cut.
Celebrate 420 with The Higher Path on Thursday April 20th from 10am-8pm!
Ask any creative cannabis user why they started using the plant in the first place, and a good number would probably tell you that it helps broaden their imagination and allows them to view things “outside the box”. After so many years of simply stating these conclusions with little evidence or research, other than the creative works of many an artist who, admittedly, were under the influence of cannabis at the time, we may finally have some scientific insight into why so many people explore their creative frontiers under the influence. It turns out, that this may be related to hyper-priming, something commonly associated with schizophrenia.
The art of glassmaking is an ancient practice that dates back to the Late Bronze Age: anthropologists believe that Ancient Egyptians or Mesopotamians made the first glass vessels around 1500 BCE. On the eastern edge of the Roman Empire, the Phoenicians invented the technique of glassblowing around 500 BCE. Their new technology caught on quickly and spread rapidly across the expansive Empire, where each new culture it encountered developed glassblowing further. The Franks created glass molds and developed claw decorations, the Bohemians created innovative methods for ornamenting intricate pieces that were as much form as function. Renaissance Europe witnessed the revitalization of the glass industry in Italy, where Venetian artisans became world-famous for their beautiful, colorful Murano glass.
In today’s American society, marijuana legalization has become one of our great hot button topics. And with its many benefits, it’s slowly losing its taboo reputation. Unfortunately there still remains that stigma that weed has been associated with, which can continue to make our interactions with others downright difficult. Like it or not, many folks are still not too keen on the idea.