Tag Archives: cannabis

Healing and hedonism: a reevaluation of Hashishian Legends of crime and indulgence

Mahek Khwaja Karachi, Pakistan   Cannabis Shown as Eastern Antiquity.  Analgesic potions containing herbs have long been prescribed to relieve pain and ameliorate suffering. Many such remedies contained alcohol and opium, such as Thomas Sydenham’s recipe of sherry wine, opium, saffron, cinnamon powder, and clove powder. Also widely used was cannabis sativa/cannabis indica, known as […]

Is it legal yet?

Sarah Bigham Frederick, Maryland   In Flux, 2015. Painting by Sarah Bigham When I first embarked on this trip, I did not want to take to the land of chronic pain, with diagnoses as my expanding luggage. I only thought I had not worked hard enough to find the right medical specialist to prescribe the […]