You may know it by one of its many names: maypop, maracuja, granadilla, Passiflora incarnata, or passionflower. Lush green vines covered with purple and white flowers climb the garden wall, like blooming tentacles grasping for higher heights. Some believe it’s a sign from the heavens, for others, it’s an earthly way to ease anxiety.
Traditionally and in modern times, Damiana is used as an aphrodisiac, increasing libido in both men and women. Native to Mexico and the rest of Latin America, Damiana is a delightfully aromatic herb honored for centuries by Latinx cultures, where it is referenced in folklore for its spiritual, feminine powers.
In competitive sports, cannabis is branded as a dangerous drug with the potential to ruin the lives and careers of athletes. Stigmas have made navigating consumption extremely difficult, and the inconsistent rules around this issue don't lend themselves to logic.
So what do you call a weed that’s been used as a medicinal plant, culinary herb, acupuncture aid, and spirit tool for centuries?
Riding the wave that is the menstrual cycle can get crazy. PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) and menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea) ripple through the lives of people with wombs flooding them with mixed emotions and symptoms. If we understand the causes and differences, we can address our symptoms and adjust our environments to nurture our bodies.
As a queer Black woman, I’ve come to realize that my peace of mind is priceless, and my quality of life is tied to my freedom. Coming out as a bi cannabis consumer and advocate means stepping into my own power, and living life on my own terms.
While there’s no single best way to enjoy cannabis, there are so many opportunities to welcome it into your life. You don’t have to smoke (or even consume) to get the most out of this versatile plant. Here are some tips for enjoying cannabis throughout your day.
Women of color are collectively underrepresented within cannabis. We need to see more Black and Brown women consume cannabis, period.
Endometriosis is a condition that is too often understudied and overlooked, leading to March being named Endometriosis Awareness Month to...