Millions of people across the country use weed to combat several health issues like nausea, muscle stiffness, and more. Those same people also wonder if their health insurance can offer some coverage. The short answer? No, health insurance companies won’t cover medical marijuana.
The month of June represents community as medicine here at Medicine Box. The communities that we live amongst represent a diverse playing field of ideas, innovations, and policies that may or may not resonate with all of us. However, it is important to reflect that community first starts with self. As my new friend Yasmine said to me at the 2018 Conscious Company Leaders Forum, “what a lovely life we live, it’s a miracle that we are ALL here.”
As the days get longer and summer permeates California, communities throughout the state are galvanizing for summer activities. A community is defined as “a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage.”
As we’ve moved through the month of May highlighting nature as medicine, we have experienced the birds and the bees, permaculturing and inspirational walks in the woods. Nature’s therapeutic contributions are often in the moment and the past week graced us with a myriad of moments to reflect on. Hail storms were followed by rain and gray skies.
The month of May is dedicated to nature as medicine. Last week we went on an exploratory adventure with the birds and the bees. This week we will explore the simple benefits of just being in nature. Our natural surroundings have the potential to pull us into the moment and remind us to be mindful.
The nine ethos of Medicine Box, where all things are medicine and cannabis is the medium that weaves it all together. When combined synergistically with this ethos, Medicine Box is stewarding an evolving entourage effect of a lifestyle. It is every human’s right to live a happy and healthy life while exploring their own consciousness.
Last week we introduced mindfulness as our April ethos. Practicing mindfulness as medicine contributes to the synergistic effect in the evolution of Medicine Box. It provides an ongoing theme throughout the fabric of not only our values but the way we implement our vision.
In Buddhist teachings, mindfulness is utilized to develop the self-knowledge and wisdom that gradually lead to what is described as enlightenment or the complete freedom from suffering. Meditation and Qi Gong are mindful medicines that teach us to be in the moment.
The first 60 days of the “legal” cannabis industry in California were quite a spectacle. Lawsuits, the local uproar in several counties, high taxes, cease and desists from the Bureau of Cannabis Control, plummeting prices, and an overall unsteadiness in the California cannabis industry as a whole. It’s time for a course correction, but how?
As we continue to navigate the transition from Proposition 215 to Proposition 64, more and more is revealed. This is not a quick process, nor was it intended to be. However, Prop. 64 left so many loopholes that closing those gaps is creating rifts in the cannabis industry.