1. The Anti-inflammatory Properties of Cannabis

    Of all the reported healing powers of cannabis, none is more promising than its potential as an anti-inflammatory. Research into the human endocannabinoid system explains how cannabinoids produced within the body activate specialized receptors, reducing the production of pro-inflammatory signaling c…Read More

  2. The Analgesic Potential of Cannabis

    While some cultures have used cannabis for centuries to relieve pain, it’s only recently, with the legalization of medical marijuana in so many U.S. states, that its potential analgesic (pain relief) properties have become widely known.  Studies on the human endocannabinoid system in 1992 identif…Read More

  3. Cannabis and Holistic Health

    In the rush to embrace the healing power of cannabis—to use it to fight inflammation, mitigate the effects of chemotherapy—we run the risk of repeating the mistakes of pharma-based medicine, which treats problems in isolation. Instead, many believe we should consider a holistic approach, where a…Read More

  4. It’s Time for a Sensible Approach to CBD

    Google pretty much any combination of words that include “CBD” and you’ll get thousands of sites, many of them cannabis and hemp marketers extolling the virtues of CBD: its ability to treat chronic pain, anxiety, sleep disorders, depression, cancer, and epilepsy, to name just a few. Some of th…Read More

  5. Responsible Cannabis Use

    At Home Grow Community, we believe cannabis has positive impact on human health and well-being—it increases creativity, opens minds to new ideas, elevates mood, enhances sensory experiences, relaxes and energizes, relieves chronic pain, and helps treat a myriad of physical and mental health condit…Read More

  6. Massage Therapy & CBD

    With growing public interest in the health benefits of CBD, a number of local spas and massage therapists here in Massachusetts, such as Interlock in Newburyport, E-motion Sports Massage in Everett and Saltwater Massage in Gloucester, have introduced CBD-infused massage as part of their offerings. C…Read More

  7. Can CBD Really Do All That?

    Read the feature article in the May 19th issue of The New York Times Magazine, and you’re likely to come away thinking, as we did, “Yes…!” At Home Grow Community, we’ve been pro-CBD for quite a while because we’ve seen, personally, it’s power to provide relief from anxiety, chronic pai…Read More

  8. Cannabis and Sleep: What You Need to Know

    One of the most popular uses of cannabis is as a sleep aid. Whether you enjoy a bedtime bowl at the end of a long day or you use a CBD tincture nightly, if you are among the many people who use cannabis for sleep, you probably swear by it. While the link between cannabis and better sleep has been es…Read More

  9. Looking for CBD or THC alone? Think again.

    With the whole plant, cannabis delivers an entourage effect. If you’ve read anything about cannabis recently, you’ve probably heard about the many promising benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) in treating cancer, epilepsy, depression, anxiety and chronic pain, and the option of purchasing “buzz-free…Read More