Now that Prop. 64 has begotten a recreational marketplace for marijuana, many are rolling their eyes at advertisements for cannabis-infused tea, chocolate and barbecue sauce. To many, these products are shiny new packages wrapped around the same old ritual of getting high.
But while legalization opens the gate for long overdue research on the medical efficacy of cannabis for addiction, pain and a host of chronic conditions and life-threatening diseases, Prop. 64 also grants more Californians the opportunity to experiment for themselves with the potential benefits of cannabis.
Two local women, Gillian Levy and Susan Cleverdon, have built a business on the need for a safe way to explore using cannabis for health and wellness. The pair opened Humboldt Apothecary in 2015, operating under the state’s medical marijuana guidelines. Today, any Californian over 21 can purchase the company’s herbal tinctures, choosing from formulas designed to help with insomnia, respiratory congestion, brain function, menstrual cramps, anxiety, depression and inflammation.
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