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Dr. Benson's Cannabis Corner #22: Back to Basics

 Well, fans, after a long hiatus, I am back by popular demand! Actually, I have no idea if I have fans or if there are any demands for my sage wo...

Dr. B's Cannabis Corner #21: CBD Revisited

Last week I had the privilege of attending an online lecture from Ethan Russo, one of the big names in scientific cannabis research. This is the guy w...

Dr. B's Cannabis Corner #20: Vaporizing Versus Smoking Cannabis

 Some of you may remember in my previous blog I ended with a tongue-in-cheek saying: “Eat, drink, vape, and be merry.” I had at first...

Dr. B's Cannabis Corner #19: How The Munchies Can Help You Lose Weight

Having lived in Holland for many years, I am always amazed at the number of morbidly obese people I see when visiting family in the USA. I do not mean...

Dr. B's Cannabis Corner #18: The Age of Aquarius Meets The Age of Terpenoids

Some of you old hippies out there may remember the late 1960s musical “Hair,” with its naked people and the song “Aquarius.” S...

Dr. Benson's Cannabis Corner #17: Of Mice and Men

The title of this blog does not refer to Steinbeck’s George and Lennie, or to the Robert Burns’ poem “To A Mouse,” but rather ...

Dr. B's Cannabis Corner #16: Being Cool With Cannabis

 “Hey, man, be cool. Yeah, I’m hip with that, man. Got some weed to mellow things out? You bet. Thanks. Stay cool, man. Yeah, alright...

Dr. B's Cannabis Corner: Blog 15: Human Parasites and Medical Cannabis

Maybe some of you are wondering about the above title to this blog. Cannabis prevents or cures human parasites? Wow! What a wonder drug!   A...

5 Ailments That Cannabis Can Help Manage

While many Californians have been enjoying cannabis’ recreational status as of January 1st, medical cannabis use has been legal in the state s...

Dr. Benson's Cannabis Corner: Blog 14: Wasting Medical Cannabis Research Opportunities

 As I continue to read through the medical literature about cannabis, I cannot help being frustrated by the lack of understanding many researcher...

Dr. Benson's Cannabis Corner: Blog 13: Brains, Muscles, Guts: CED?

Ever since reading about Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CED) a few years ago (Russo; McPartland, et al.) I have been intrigued by the theory tha...

Dr. Benson's Cannabis Corner: Blog 12 - 21st Century Snake Oil?

 “Yes Sir-eee! Step right up! Ladies and gentlemen, I have for you the most wondrous elixir for all your aches and pains, swellings, lamene...

Dr. Benson's Cannabis Corner: Blog 11 - The Root of (All) Evil

It continues to amaze me when I look back on the history of medical cannabis, we in the USA have allowed ourselves to be brainwashed for more than 80 ...

Dr. Benson's Cannabis Corner: Blog 10 - 1+1=3

Conundrum: a) an intricate and difficult problem; b) a question or problem having only a conjectural answer.   It seems like ...

Dr. Benson's Cannabis Corner: Blog 9 - Frying Your Brain

In my last blog I mentioned that the Medical Board of California (MBC) adopted guidelines on medical cannabis that treat the subject as if physicians ...

Dr. Benson's Cannabis Corner: Blog 8 - Mixed Bag

So 420 has come and gone, a big event at EWC and throughout the cannabis world. What few of us know, however, is that it was also a big day for medica...

Dr. Benson's Cannabis Corner: Blog 7 - Trial and Error

In my last blog I expressed concern over the future of medical cannabis. Doctors must step up to the plate and once again take control of treating the...

Common Cannabis Terpenes

If you've had the pleasure of sharing an in-depth conversation about cannabis with any Elemental Wellness consultant, you've likely had at least a bri...

Dr. Benson's Cannabis Corner: Blog 6 - R.I.P. Medical Cannabis?

So, where were we last? Oh yes, “Growers, manufacturers, dispensaries, doctors, and patients need to educate themselves and make better use of t...

CBD at Elemental Wellness

Chronic Pain Leads to Opioid Epidemic Over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain each year, so it’s not necessarily a major surprise...

Dr. Benson's Cannabis Corner: Blog 5 - Eyes Rolling, Head Spinning

Hello again. I take it everyone has been feverishly asking at their favorite dispensary about the “chemovars” on stock, discussing their f...

Dr. Benson's Cannabis Corner: Blog 4 - Fingerprinting

So, where were we last time? Oh yes, trying to speak a language knowing only a few letters of its alphabet, i.e., talking about cannabis in terms that...

Cannabis in the NFL

The National Football League and pain have a long, storied history with each other. Let’s face it: 250-pound men simply aren't meant to rep...

Dr. Benson's Cannabis Corner: Blog 3 - A Rose by Any Other Name...

 “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” Juliet proclaims in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. In other words, what matt...

Dr. Benson's Cannabis Corner: Blog 2 - History is Made

Well, history has been made (and you are all part of making it!): California has legalized “adult use” of cannabis, or what most call &ldq...

Cannabis & Sex

  As the cannabis industry continues to emerge from your local dealer’s hippie den in mom’s basement to the modern showrooms of toda...

Dr. Benson's Cannabis Corner: Blog 1 - Introduction

Ladies and Gentlemen (and all those in-between), due to overwhelming popular demand (from two people), I have been asked to start a blog about medic...

A History of Cannabis Research

As we move past the propaganda and stigma that has held medical and scientific research into cannabis back, it is important to remember that this me...

Cannabis and Cancer

There is a lot of buzz going around regarding cannabis as a cancer cure. This is inaccurate from a medical standpoint. Cannabis does not cure c...

The History of Cannabidiol (CBD)

Much attention has been given to Cannabidiol (CBD) over the past two years due to the anti-epileptic but non-psychoactive properties demonstrated ...

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