Championing women

Ringside Medical offers CBD and THC products geared toward women in its Women’s Corner. When Ringside Medical, 14201 N. May Ave., Suite 205, opened for business in February, the medical cannabis dispensary staked its brand on the masculine ethos of former championship boxer and owner Sean O’Grady. But tucked inside the business is Women’s Corner, […]

Cannabis family tree

Cannabaceae is a family of flowering plants that includes about 170 species in 11 genera, including hops, hackberries and cannabis. The cannabis genus includes three species: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis. All three species contain more than 100 cannabinoids, including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Cannabis sativa plants are tall and loosely branched, […]

Paradigm shift

Cannabis is replacing medications for a variety of ailments and illnesses. Medical cannabis has been available to patients for just over six months in Oklahoma, and though the data is still far from comprehensive, anecdotal evidence of its effectiveness is coming in droves. Extract spoke with two women who have used the plant to wean […]

What is THC?

Tetrahydrocannabinol recently became legal to use medically in Oklahoma, but what exactly is it? For decades, Americans have been bombarded with negative messaging on the evils of using cannabis and getting high. The federal government made cannabis radioactive in 1970 with the Controlled Substances Act that put it alongside heroin and LSD on a list […]

Demonizing weed

The temperance movement and newspapers helped spread misinformation about cannabis and its users over the last two centuries. In 1753, Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus formally codified Cannabis sativa, a useful plant cultivated for thousands of years. Although it was known and used throughout the tropics where it flourished, cannabis was largely introduced to the western […]

CBD therapy

CBD producers are cornering the market with pain and beauty products. Name a consumable product, and chances are there is a CBD-infused variety. In recent years, cannabidiol has swept the country, launching an industry worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Lotions and balms are some of the more popular delivery methods, with popular products and boutique […]

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, has quickly become a billion-dollar industry. But what exactly is it? A drive through practically anywhere in Oklahoma City is bound to yield some familiar sights. These include a vast array of fast food restaurants, churches of every possible denomination and loads of stores selling CBD products. CBD, otherwise known as cannabidiol, […]

Good medicine

Doctors are discovering how medical cannabis can change patients’ lives. With cannabis being medically or recreationally legal now in more states than it is still prohibited, doctors are confronting a new paradigm. Though used for millennia in folk medicine across the globe, America is reevaluating its relationship to the plant and what it means for […]