Tag Archives: cannabis

Lucid interval

Emma Manuel Eshwar Rajesh Chennai, India   Clutches of Cannabis. Photo by Marlon Lara on Unsplash Even during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, some people like me were silently grateful for the opportunity to spend some time with their family. Born as a single child whose parents got frequent transfers, I had lived with […]

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, United States   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 […]